We heard about this Trattoria through the ever present and reliable Rick Steves’ Best of Europe guidebook. There is no menu – you eat (or don’t) whatever they put in front of you. Although, based on some reviews on Trip Advisor, the menu doesn’t change all that often.
First up is an antipasto course. Raw fennel in olive oil (not a huge fennel fan), green olives, fava beans in an awesome tomatoey gravy, the world’s best proscuitto and pretty damn good salami and of course, crusty bread. Shortly after we were brought this, they also brought out some fried risotto balls and some other fried patty, which were very tasty but escaped the camera.
Next up was the pasta course – a simple red tomato sauce, heavy on the parmesan (the way we like it!).
As if this wasn’t enough, the main was next. Roast veal, broad beans with a tasty sauce, mozzarella balls and homemade potato chips.
Finally, dessert. Apricot flan/tart with a shot of mandarin juice!
Phew. All this food was only 25euros per person, including house wine and mineral water.
Trattoria der Pallaro is located at Largo der Pallaro 15, near Campo de’ Fiori.