Pizza al taglio
Al taglio is a great option for on the go eating between attractions in the middle of a busy day. And don’t be surprised to see it being sold by weight, as rectangular or square slices. It is a practical street food, compared to regular dinnertime pizza tonda, or “round pizza”.
San Lorenzo neighborhood is one of the best places to pick up supplì, and Pizzeria Formula 1 in the heart of the area never disappoints. You can also get cheap suppli in grocery stores around Rome.
Corsetti sandwiches are a less known but undeniably cheap, fast, and delicious street food of Rome. Most corsetti shops have anywhere from 15-20 different types of thin sandwiches, which the chef will pop into a panini press and hand to you for eating on the go. Corsetti, neat the Malatesta metro station, is one of the best places to try this popular cheap eat of Rome.
Fassi Gelateria is the best gelato in Rome I have ever experienced. It is a grand hall, surprisingly located in Rome’s small Chinatown, since 1880. Try their grand array of gelato flavors, separated by creamy flavors such as pistachio or stracciatella (chocolate with cream), and fruit flavors such as cantaloupe (melone) or lemon. Ask for ‘con panna’ or with a dollop of whipped cream on top.
Other top gelaterias in Rome include Gelateria del Teatro, located near Piazza Navona, and Gelateria dei Gracchi, a spot on the Tiber river between the Vatican and Piazza del Popolo.
The supplì is a croquette of rice with sauce with a heart of mozzarella. They are found almost everywhere and are a Roman specialty.
2. Pizza by slice
The pizza is cut in every corner and in every district of the city. In Rome it is a source of pride, for us it is the real street food.
3. Fried cod fillets
The fried cod fillets are found in many corners of the center and especially in the area of Largo Argentina and the Ghetto. Do not ask for the lemon or the innkeeper gets angry!