After an afternoon sampling the 'cafe culture' my wife and I were heading to one of the other restaurants recommended by TA. We took a wrong turn however and ended up at this unassuming place.
It was just after 1900 so the place was quiet but we thought we would take a risk and go
Inside. We were treated to a warm welcome and given a glass of prosecco upon arrival. After deciding to have Anti-pasti and a main course each we asked the staff to suggest a suitable bottle if wine to accompany our meals. This resulted in a bottle of Pinot Grigo which complemented our meals perfectly and didnt break the bank.
I had the smoked seafood platter to start and my wife had the grilled vegetables. Both dishes were beautifully presented, flavoursome and generous in portion size.
By this time the place had got busy with tables of many different nationalities but the staff remained attentive. For our mains I had the tagliatelle with scampi, garlic and pecorino cheese and my wife went for the penne arrabattia, her staple here as she is not a big fan of meat. Again both dishes were delicious, tasted freshly prepared the scampi was cooked to perfection and the arrabattia had a thick sauce with a genuine kick! We took our time over our meal and, even though the place was full by this point, never felt hurried in any way.
We were too full for a dessert so decided to have a grappa each. The staff laughing with us as my wife pulled a number of faces while attempting to drink hers, getting more water for her when she decided it really wasnt her thing!
The final surprise was the bill, two courses, a bottle of wine and two spirits came in at a very respectable ?66. Value for money, great service and good food. A winner and a place I look forward to visiting again when we come back to Rome.
If you own or manage Ristorante La Tavernetta 48, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.