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Antico Forno Roscioli in Rome
The Roscioli family run a foodie empire that includes their salumeria/restaurant, a bar and pasticceria, an enoteca/cooking school that serves food and does wine tastings, and a bread and pizza bakery, which has been around since 1972. They also supply their famous bread to several restaurants in the city.
In addition to making some of the best pizza al taglio and bread in Rome, Antico Forno Roscioli also sells cakes and other sweets, as well as some prepared dishes like lasagne and savory pies.
All the Roscioli foodie spots are sprinkled around the same area near Campo de’ Fiori, in the city center. You could, in theory, have breakfast at the bar, lunch at the forno, and dinner at the salumeria!
Ordering at Antico Forno Roscioli
Every time I’ve been to Antico Forno Roscioli, the place is hopping. It’s always crowded, but the staff is friendly even though the place gets really packed sometimes.
You have to order first, and the workers behind the counter will give you a slip to take to the single cash register. They’ll toss your pizza in the oven, if need be. Once you’ve paid, bring the slip back and pick up your items.
Eating at Antico Forno Roscioli
There’s a bar that runs along the wall in the small room that is adjacent to the main one, and there are a few tables in a smaller back room. I’ve never been able to grab a seat inside, instead opting to stand and gobble down my pizza at the communal Roscioli cargo bikes outside.
Pizza al taglio at Antico Forno Roscioli
I cannot begin to understand how they make a few basic ingredients into the best pizza Margherita al taglio to have ever graced my unworthy piehole. The crust is cracker thin and crispy, the sauce is sweet and tangy, and the mozzarella is light and creamy. If I lived close enough, I would eat it every single day for lunch.
Don’t just stick to the Margherita, though. I’ve tried mushroom and sausage, roasted potato, and a thick focaccia with pesto, tomatoes and burrata. They’re all delish.
Address, opening hours, and website
Via dei Chiavari, 34
Monday through Saturday, 7:30am to 8pm; Sundays, 8:30am to 6pm