Nestled near Rome Termini Station is a family run restaurant that offers some of the best traditional Roman food in town: Da Dino. Dino Palmieri opened the place in 1969 with his wife Nicolina as head chef, using recipes handed down from generation to generation. They have passed on but their son Sandro and daughter Luciana uphold the traditions. The unpretentious Da Dino is popular with the local office workers and residents.
Da Dino’s specialty is Roman dishes: pasta carbonara, amatriciana or alla grecia, lamb and saltimbocca (for those that are a bit adventurous tripe is frequently on the menu). Daily specials are scrawled by hand on a board. Crispy, thin crust pizza is available at lunch as well as dinner. The restaurant also serves what we think are of the best minestrone soup and bruschetta in town. A small buffet features vegetables that can be added to any order or as a meal in itself. Many of the restaurant’s desserts are homemade by Sandro’s wife Elisabetta.
Via Dei Mille, 10
Open Sunday-Friday. Closed Saturday.