Cacio e Pepe

Roman in Vatican City, Borgo & Prati

Something of a local institution, this humble eatery is about as hardcore as it gets with its menu of Roman staples, spartan interior and no-frills service. Grab a table at one of the pavement tables and dig into the namesake cacio e pepe (pasta with pecorino cheese and black pepper) followed by ever-welcome polpette (meat balls in a tomato sauce).