With a balance of upscale service and traditional dishes, Felice a Testaccio is often described as one of Rome’s best restaurants. Despite its elegant appearance, the restaurant is best known for its humbler dishes that evolved thanks to the slaughterhouse history of the Testaccio neighborhood in which it is found. The meat courses, including coda alla vaccinara (oxtail braised in tomato sauce) and veal saltimbocca, are particularly tasty. The restaurant wears its prestige well, but expect prices to be slightly higher than at nearby eateries.
Time Out tip: The waiters tend to upsell the menu, but listen when they suggest peaches in white wine for dessert.