Roscioli Ristorante Salumeria (update), Rome, 4/12/18

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Roscioli is a good sized place that even has a level below the street.  Where you enter is a large counter that sells meats, cheese and other high quality ingredients.  The tables are small and closely spaced and it’s filled to capacity.  Pop music plays in the background but that competes with the lively crowd noise.  Cloth mats and napkins are set at the table and service is friendly and efficient but they do expect to turn the tables.  They also have a bakery a few doors down that bakes the breads for the restaurant but also sells to the public.  The place started as a shop and the restaurant started 15-20 years ago.  It is an institution and you will find some local folks here but also lots of tourists.   Continue reading