With its red-check tablecloths and brick vaulted ceilings, this trattoria within a slingshot's range of the Colosseum looks like it's been around for generations, but in fact it only opened in 2005. The welcome is ultra-friendly, the menu - assembled by a chef who used to be a pharmacist - mixes Roman classics like tonnarelli cacio e pepe or abbacchio brodettato (braised lamb) with more adventurous, Slow-Food-style dishes like fusilli with fresh tuna, Tropea onions and capers stewed in wine. On Tuesdays and Fridays, 'poor' fish like anchovies and mackerel take a starring role. The wine list is limited but honestly priced, while the desserts (including ciambella biscuits for dipping in Olevano dessert wine) are of the comforting home-made variety. The only downside is the fact that the service, though affable, can be excruciatingly slow.