Monthly Archives: April 2021

Always A Warm Welcome at Enjoy Rome

We love welcoming visitors to Rome. We know what an incredible city we live in and always take great pleasure in offering all our guests a special experience. Exceptional customer service is at the heart of what we do. We aim to offer superior customer service from the moment someone visits our website or contacts us via social media, WhatsApp, phone, or in-person when entering our office.

Because of the restrictions imposed by the pandemic, we have ensured our bright and airy office close to the Vatican is set up to welcome visitors again safely. We have installed perspex screens at the reception desk and put social distancing measures in place; we have hand sanitizer available and ensure all staff and visitors wear masks.

The Enjoy Rome office is strategically located close to the Vatican City, just a five-minute walk to the Vatican Museums and a ten-minute walk to the Ottaviano Metro station. It is here that guests joining us for one of our Vatican Tours check in to meet their tour guides.

We know that there is a lot to see on our tours and there will be a lot of walking, which is why we chose this location for one of our offices. Many other tour companies meet their guests in front of the Vatican. We like to offer our visitors a place where they can relax before or after their tours. Our offices have a comfortable lounge and bathroom, plug sockets to recharge mobiles and electronic devices, refreshments, a vending machine, and an ATM cash machine.

Staff and Tour Guides
We are fortunate to work with licensed guides from the City Council of Rome. Our expert tour guides have degrees and PhDs in Archaeology and the History of Arts.

Our Enjoy Rome staff are available to help our visitors and will happily answer questions, provide maps and make recommendations for places to visit or restaurants and bars to eat at.

When you join an Enjoy Rome small group guided tour, you can always expect a very warm welcome and a memorable experience.

By |April 29th, 2021|Best places in Rome, Events in Rome, Holiday, Things to do in Rome|0 Comments

When in Rome, Enjoy Typical Roman Cuisine

Italian cuisine is famous worldwide and there is a good reason for this. Italians are passionate about good quality food and Italy is fortunate to have a wonderful larder of fresh ingredients. The provenance of food is paramount, with each region having its own specialties. Several factors influence the ingredients selected for each dish. Seasonality, location, freshness and regional traditions all have an impact.

Starters and First Courses

Usually listed as ‘Antipasti’ and ‘Primi’ on a menu. Here are some traditional dishes you will find on a Roman menu:

Supplì – Coated in breadcrumbs then deep-fried, these circular or croquette-shaped starters are made with rice and filled with mozzarella, a ‘ragu’ (meat sauce), and tomato-based sauce.
Bruschetta – Grilled bread brushed with garlic then topped with olive oil, salt, and chopped tomatoes and basil. Other variations can include artichokes, truffles, or mushrooms.

Primo (first course)

A primo could be a pasta, risotto, or a soup dish. Pasta is generally eaten as a first course followed by a main (‘secondo’).

Pasta comes in many variations and the type of sauce to go with each pasta dish will depend on the type and shape of the pasta. Pecorino Romano cheese is the one ingredient that you will definitely taste in many typical Roman dishes.

Typical Roman pasta dishes
Cacio e Pepe – A delicious pasta dish with Pecorino Romano cheese, black pepper, a splash of olive oil, and a touch of the pasta cooking water which creates a creamy sauce.
Spaghetti alla Carbonara – A well-known dish that celebrates #carbonaraday on April 6th. Spaghetti is mixed with eggs, guanciale (cured meat from pork), pepper, and grated Pecorino Romano cheese.
Bucatini all’Amatriciana – The word ‘bucatini’ originates from the Italian word ‘buco’ meaning ‘hole’. This long thin pasta is like spaghetti with a hole through the middle. It is topped with a tomato-based sauce, guanciale, and grated Pecorino Romano cheese.
Main Meal Options

Typical Roman dishes include:
Scaloppine alla Romana – Veal sauteed with fresh baby artichokes.
Saltimbocca alla Romana – Roman-style veal cooked with ham (prosciutto) and sage.
Trippa alla Romana – Tripe cooked with a tomato-based sauce and mint, topped with Pecorino Romano cheese.

Side Dishes

Tasty, fresh, and seasonal vegetables accompany main dishes. Artichokes are a popular option and are served in several restaurants across the city. Traditional dishes include Carciofi alla Romana, whole artichokes cooked with garlic, herbs, and olive oil or Carciofi alla Giudia (Jewish style, deep-fried artichokes).

Fiori di Zucca another delicious option, zucchini flowers filled with mozzarella cheese and anchovies then covered in batter and deep-fried.


If it’s pizza you’re after, you’ll be spoilt for choice of pizzerias. With so many fresh ingredients, you can have nearly anything on a Roman pizza which generally has a thin and crispy base. Either sit in and enjoy a pizza or savor a pizza al taglio (pizza by the slice) to take away and try a few different toppings.


If you have any space left after a starter and a main, there are several sweet treat options to select from. Ice cream and sorbets in a multitude of flavors are always a popular choice. If you need a stroll to digest your food, wander along to one of the city’s many ice-cream parlors. Good luck choosing just one or two flavors. The sheer choice of ice cream flavors is something else!

When in Rome though, the tiramisu, a dessert made with ladyfinger biscuits soaked in coffee and a creamy filling, is a must-try. Famous worldwide, the tiramisu also has its own annual day of celebration on March 21st.

Post Dinner Drinks
Finish your meal with an Italian liquor or ‘digestivo’. Amaro and Limoncello are two of the most popular options, however, there are many after-dinner drinks available to sample.

If you love Italian food and would like to find out more about typical Roman cuisine, we recommend one of our food tours. Our expert food guides will take you to the best places to sample the finest in traditional Roman cuisine.

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