Good Eats in Rome, Italy
Berzitello Ristorante Review
Our family loves good food, and we appreciate reasonable prices. When we find a place to dine that meets both, we like to share it. Berzitello Ristorante in Rome, Italy was a great find on our recent Roman Holiday.
Berzitello Ristorante was recommended by the front desk staff at Hotel Artemide. We wanted good food, preferably pizza, at a reasonable price that was nearby. They stated that they frequently ate there. It was about 2 blocks away on Via delle Quattro Fontane which leads from Via Nazionale to the Spanish Steps. Although quite conspicuous, it was not hard to find.
A small sign heralds the restaurant. Inside, the decor is simple; not really rustic, but with a definite Italian feel. This is not upscale dining, but it is pleasant and comfortable. A mix of people came through while we were there (twice!). We heard (British) English, Chinese, and Italian spoken.
The service was prompt and our food and drinks arrived quickly. Our servers were not particularly friendly but not rude, either. There was no smiling or “Grazie.” He was doing his job. I guess even Rome does not feel like a holiday when you live and work there.
We love pizza. Mom could eat pizza almost every day. The pizza at Berzitello Ristorante is delicious. The crusts are thin and crisp. The tomato sauce is thick and tart, not too spicy, and the cheese was rich and creamy. On our funghi pizza, the mushrooms were generous and tasty. While not the best pizza that we have ever had, it is near the top. The huge surprise was the carbonara pizza which was beyond amazing. We barely breathed as we wolfed down the egg, bacon, and parmesan cheese on the crispy pizza crust. I was so excited that I forgot to photograph it.
The prices are very reasonable. Pizzas were 7 – 12 Euros each. Two pizzas were plenty enough for the three of us. With drinks and tip, we ate for less than 25 Euros. Pasta and fish dishes ranged in price from 8 – 20 Euros. The serving sizes were very generous and everything looked and smelled amazing.
We actually ate at Berzitello Ristorante twice! The flavors, the price, and the location were the main factors, but the overall experience helped, too. Located within roughly a half mile from the Trevi Fountain, Spanish Steps, and Termini Station, and less than a 1/4 mile from the Palazza Bernini, it is worth the effort to find. We definitely recommend that you dine at Berzitello Ristorante when in Rome, Italy.