Piazza di Santa Maria Liberatrice 44, Rome, 00153
- Recommended for:
- Families with teenagers, Nightlife
Best for Cheap eats - Expert review of Da Remo
Testaccio is one of the few areas of Rome’s centro storico to have preserved a real community spirit - and this buzzing, no-nonsense corner pizzeria on the district’s main square functions like its communal dining room. Kids will enjoy the pizza action, the noise levels and the park with swings and slides just across the road. They don’t take bookings, so if you are keen on one of the few highly prized outside tables, you should turn up before 7.30pm – or be prepared to wait.
Locals flock here for the thin, crusty Roman-style pizzas from a wood-fired oven. They have all the usual toppings (margherita, funghi, quattro stagioni, etc) but you can ask for pretty much any variation. The bruschettas (toasted bread rubbed with garlic and drizzled with olive oil) are pretty good too – especially the tomato version. Beer is the drink of choice, though there’s also some pretty rough house wine should you need it.
Simple wooden tables are packed in to the cavernous interior, with more at the back downstairs. It's always busy and lively, and very down to earth.
Very Roman, but friendly enough. Don’t, however, try to curry favour by passing yourself off as a Roma fan: for some inexplicable reason, this is a den of laziali (supporters of Rome’s other team, Lazio).
On Testaccio’s main square; the 95 bus will bring you here from Via Veneto, Via del Corso or Piazza Venezia. Right across from the pizzeria is a small park with swings and slides - a useful distraction if you’re waiting for a table and have bored and hungry kids in tow.
A bruschetta, pizza and medium-sized draught beer (birra media) will set you back around 15 euros.
More information on Da Remo:
- Price guide:
- Piazza di Santa Maria Liberatrice 44, Rome, 00153
- 06 574 6270
- Opening times:
- Mon-Sat 7pm-midnight. Closed Sundays. Closed most of August.
- Accepts Credit Cards:
- Not possible
- Free tags / Keywords:
- Al fresco, Cheap eats