in Centro Storico

With its chintzy murals and fading prints, Matricianella is an archetypal neighbourhood trattoria, much loved for its traditional Roman cuisine. Its loyal locals keep coming back for evergreen crowd-pleasers such as artichoke alla giudia (fried, Jewish style) and cotolette di abbacchio fritte e dorate (breaded and fried lamb cutlets). Booking is highly recommended, particularly on Saturday nights.