Armando al Pantheon ~Rome’s Old School Trattoria

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One of my very favorite places in Rome is the Pantheon with the small Piazza della Rotunda just to the south of it. Every trip to Rome is not complete without a visit to this glorious first century monument. There are several outdoor restaurants that line the piazza and offer good food with great views. But the trattoria I love the most is Armando Al Pantheon which is just a stone’s throw from the Pantheon itself. Although it lacks outdoor dining, the small one room trattoria is as homey and comfortable as one could imagine.

19 thoughts on “Armando al Pantheon ~Rome’s Old School Trattoria

  • Yes, this is also our favorite restaurant when we visit Rome… discovered by my Japanese wife, through another Japanese blogger… le vie del Signore sono infinite, we say in Italian !

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  • I love the Pantheon and it’s quartiere. it’s my favourite corner of Roma. I’ve been meaning to go to Armando’s and have heard great things about it. By the time I eat take out suppli, and have a granita di caffe at Tazza d’Oro, I’m always full when I’m in the area. Will have to make sure I have an empty pancina next time I’m in Piazza della Rotonda!

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  • How refreshing to see you use the correct plural of trattoria, Susan 🙂 This post is so mouth watering as well. I can’t help comparing with an “Old School Trattoria” nera us in Sydney. Franco and Maria do a good job, but next to the Pantheon, it is not. Abbracci, Ken

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  • Yes Susan another very special place in Roma. I celebrated my birthday there for dinner last year and it is a memory that will last me for a very long time.

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  • One of my favorite Rome places to eat dinner. Have never tried lunch there. When I was last there, each diner was given a glass of cool white wine of some kind when seated–a very nice idea. All the other restaurants on that street have men (usually) outside trying to draw in customers. I haven’t fallen for that for a while. One dinner that sticks in my mind is grilled sausages with an accompaniment of crisp radicchio that was just the thing to counteract the good greasy meat. It won’t be long after I arrive that I will head there.
    A presto,
    Joan

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    • Hi Joan, do go to Armando’s for lunch. It’s fabulous, just make sure you get there early. Yes, i’ve been harassed by restaurant men trying to lure me in. I never eat at a place like that. Those grilled sausages on crisp radicchio sounds delicious! Thanks for stopping by…in fact, you might be in Rome now?

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      • Hi,
        A while after I had written the restaurant comment, I decided I had probably mentioned the wrong restaurant. I am aware of Armando al Pantheon and had heard it praised before, but don’t remember if I have eaten there. The restaurant where I had the sausages is Antonio al Pantheon. It is down Via Pastini, a couple of blocks from the Pantheon.
        I land in Rome 4 weeks from today. This will be my third Christmas in Rome.
        A presto,
        Joan

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