When in Rome: Volpetti delicatessen

If you are visiting Rome and doing it right, there is no reason you should be feeling hungry between meals. Nevertheless, to be fully versed in Rome’s food culture, no visit to this European City is complete without a stop at Volpetti, on Via Marmorata in the Testaccio neighborhood.

Be sure to stop in and have a look around. Volpetti has a wide selection of prosciutto,  bresoala, sausages, mozzarella, cheeses, pasta, gnocchi, wines and preserves. You can also have sandwiches made to take on a picnic lunch.

There are also torte rustiche, pastas and appetizers that you can take home for a delicious dinner.

Romans love their fried antipasti, especially fried baccalà and  fiori di zucca (zucchini flowers), as well as the arrancini, balls of rice. All of these Roman favourites can be purchased prepared, ready to be fried up in your kitchen.

Just around the corner from the shop is Volpetti più, open for lunch and dinner Monday – Saturday. This is a tavola calda (cafeteria), where you can select what you want to eat (pastas, lasagne, fried specialties, meatballs, cheeses, pizza) in a casual setting. Prices are reasonable.

It’s a great place to stop to eat if you are visiting attractions nearby like the Museum Centrale di Montemartini or the Protestant Cemetery . Buon appetito!

Volpetti is located on Via Marmorata, 47. Volpetti più is on Via Alessandro Volta, 8, just around the corner from the main shop is open Monday to Saturday from 10:30 – 15: 30 and from 17:30 – 21:30