I touched briefly on my dining experience at Osteria Della Vite in my Ciao Roma- Food, Fashion & Fabulous Architecture In The Heart Of Italy post- however, the restaurant was so great I feel as though it deserves it’s own post and full review! Osteria Della Vite was the first restaurant I ate in, in Rome- and I will admit, as a carb addict, my expectations were super high. Needless to say I wasn’t disappointed in the slightest!
I stumbled upon Osteria Della Vite during my first day in Rome in which I went straight from the airport into the city centre- needless to say, I was in desperate need of great Italian food and they sure ticked that box. I was drawn to Osteria Della Vite, not only because there was a chef outside the restaurant demonstrating to passersby how they make their fresh pasta, but under the promise that inside I would find twenty-two pasta dishes on the menu… I couldn’t resist. My expectations were definitely high, considering I was in the country of carbs and pasta is my all time favourite food, but I didn’t expect for my expectations to be exceeded quite like they were.
After analysing all twenty-two pasta dishes (yes, there were actually twenty-two), I settled on ordering Pappardelle Ai Fungi Porcini (That’s Pasta with Porcini Mushrooms for us non-Italian folks) and was coerced into getting a side of Garlic bread to share; the entire meal was literal heaven on a plate! As recommended by my taxi driver from the airport, I paired my meal with an Italian wine that was recommended by our server; Vine Caraffa Vino Rosso, which was a classic, dry red wine.
All in all, I 100% recommend Osteria Della Vite. Whilst the food was certainly up there with the best that I had during my trip, it was the comfortable, warm and inviting ambiance that kept me there for much longer than I’d usually stay in a restaurant. The servers were more than helpful when suggesting which wines to try for which meals, as well as recommending other Italian cuisines, wines and restaurants that I ought to try before departing from the city.
Special mention to the Spaghetti Meatballs which my father thoroughly enjoyed (his only complaint was that he wished there was more on the plate!)