Saturday, 31 August 2013

Angelino Ai Fori Ristorante Pizzeria – Rome - Rome, Italy.

Angelino Ai Fori Ristorante Pizzeria

It was a scorcher of a day with the sun out in full swing but that didn’t stop us from going outside. With my sun hat on, SPF 50 sunscreen slopped on and sunglasses in tow, I was good to go. I think I went a few shades darker from walking around the whole day but it was well worth it and if you know me, I don’t want to get any darker.
The beauty of the surroundings in Rome and the history behind everything just blew my mind away. I never would have thought that I would be in Rome, and to be able to witness those amazing sights is mind boggling. The pictures from the internet and the guide books don’t do these attractions justice.
The first restaurant we stumbled on when walking back from the Colosseum was the ‘Angelino Ai Fori Ristorante Pizzeria’.
 Located on a corner, near the traffic lights, it is one of the busiest restaurants in the area, where we had to wait 10 to 15 minutes for a table. We were a bit apprehensive due to the number of tourists in there, but left pleasantly surprised after finishing our meals.
Both indoor and outdoor seating is available but it most sat outside as the weather was so nice and pleasant. The outdoor seating area is covered with vines and leaves, which gives you a nice shade, and is a welcome from the hot and sunny weather. It’s a nice place to relax and watch the world go by as you feast in Italian cuisine.
They have one menu with a few different languages, to cater for the tourists including English.
‘Pizza Poppea (EUR 10.50)’ is topped with fresh cheese made of buffalo’s milk, fresh tomato and basil. The thin flour base is evenly cooked with a nice and crispy outside. Even though the ingredients used were very simple, they were extra fresh and so scrumptious. It was divine.
‘Pizza Al Funghi (EUR 8.20)’ is a popular pizza in Italy as I’ve seen it on many menus. This was topped with tomato, mozzarella and mushrooms. Again, a great pizza with minimal toppings but does its job of satisfying one’s cravings.
‘Fettuccine Alla Romana (EUR 9.30)’ was a superb pasta dish. Fresh made fettuccine pasta with a roman style meat sauce on top. Yet again, another simple looking dish but excellently made in all elements. It had the right combination and balance of flavours. It wasn’t bland and had the odd addition of snow peas.
‘Pizza Puttanesca (EUR 9.20)’ was mistakenly ordered as my friend thought it was a spicy pepperoni pizza. No pepperoni in there! This had tomato, mozzarella, olives, anchovies and chilli-pepper. Nice pizza but I don’t like anchovies in my pizza as it can get very salty. Luckily there wasn’t too much of it and as such, the pizza wasn’t very salty at all.
Oh how I love you 'Chilli Flakes'.
'Still Water' and 'Sparking Water'. No tap water is served here.
No room for dessert unfortunately but I really wanted to try the tiramisu. Looks like I may have to make another trip to Italy in a few years time just to have the tiramisu.
Hands down the best pizza and pasta I had in Europe. Absolutely delicious and scrumptious and till today, I still have images of what it looked like and how it tasted. A popular place for tourist but evidently, the food is very good, tasty and the ingredients used are fresh. One of the friendliest wait staff we experienced whilst in Europe. The waiter we had was not only funny and humorous but also very entertaining.
Great location and excellent food at moderate prices is always a winner for me. If you’re after the real deal, then this is the place to go to if you’re in Rome. A must have in Italy is Italian pizza and pasta and you can’t leave Rome without trying the fundamentals.
Even though it is located close to tourist attractions and the restaurant is filled with tourists, don’t be scared off by this. I highly recommended this restaurant if you are visiting Rome.
Largo Corrado Ricci 40-43A
(Angolo Via Dei Imperiali)
00184 Rome Italy
Phone no: +39 06 679 1121

Opening Hours
Open Everyday Except Tuesdays
9am - 11pm



  1. Rome is an incredible city, and so bizarre to see the Colosseum so close to normal shops and daily life!

    1. Rome is beautiful and there so much to see and do. That's so odd!