On our second day in Rome, after having visited the Vatican and having spent all afternoon admiring the Colosseum, we decided to unwind and walk around the old streets of the city. With the sound of Italian music floating through the streets and that smell of freshly oven-baked pizza hovering in the air, we followed narrow streets, typically Italian, to discover small squares and beautiful cathedrals on that peaceful evening.
And we didn’t know what we were looking for until we found it: Ristorante La Tavernetta 48.
On one of the narrowest streets we had come across until then (one car could barely drive through there!) we found this restaurant with just two tables placed outside on the street. The dim lights allowed us to see just the typical Italian table cloths with the red-and-white checkered pattern and some candles to light the tables. With our stomachs churning, and completely captivated by the enchanting atmosphere of this restaurant, we decided to sit down and were pleasantly surprised to find out the owner of the restaurant spoke very good Brazilian Portuguese.
The serene atmosphere and the Italian music playing in the background were the best company in what turned out to be the most romantic dinner we have ever had while traveling.
Maybe it was because this was totally unexpected, maybe it was because we were under the spell of Rome’s enchanting charm (or maybe it was just because we’re the biggest pizza fans in the world), the truth is that Ristorante La Tavernetta 48 was the most romantic restaurant we have found to date. And it was the perfect way to end our wonderful day in the Eternal City.
Ristorante La Tavernetta 48 is located on Via Degli Spagnoli 48. You can book your table online or contact the restaurant directly by phone or email. Visit the restaurant’s official website here or follow their Facebook page to see the menu and contact details.