Tutti Frutti

Address: Via Luca Della Robbia 3a, Rome, 00153, Italy
Telephone: 06 575 7902

- Mid-range

4.8

This Testaccio charmer offers value for money and flavoursome southern Italian food.

This place is my local. It’s where my wife and I come when we don’t feel like cooking but need something a little more elaborate than a pizza. It’s cheap (for Rome), the Neapolitan-influenced food is tasty and makes a change from the usual Roman staples; and owner Michele is a likeable host who can crack jokes in at least three languages.

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Ambience
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Food and drink

The menu, which changes once a month, is based on fresh market ingredients and has a southern Italian and Neapolitan slant. It is at its strongest in sunny, flavoursome creations like fusilli with sun-dried tomatoes, bacon, pinenuts and pecorino cheese. The wine list isn’t huge, but it has some decent bottles at near-enoteca prices. Desserts are good too, especially the Calabrian ice-creams served in their own shell or casing (walnut flavour in a walnut shell, fig gelato in a halved fig, etc).

Ambience

It may not have frills like outside tables – but it’s precisely the convivial, communal spirit that is created within the single large dining room, with its bright and colourful décor and temporary art and photography exhibitions on the walls, that makes the place so much fun.

Service

Michele is an affable but also professional host; he’s helped out by a simpatico crew.

Location

It’s behind an anonymous looking frontage on a Testaccio street one block back from the bus and tram routes of Via Marmorata.

Price advice

Two people can eat three courses each here, without wine, for 50 euros – not an easy feat in Rome, for food of this quality.

Recommended for

  • Families with teenagers
  • Relaxation

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