Whenever I go to Rome it seems I end up near the Vatican. In our most recent trip just 36 hours to be exact we arrived in Rome around lunch time and were hungry and a bit tired from the bus journey on Flix bus (which I fully love and you should read why here).

Our little hotel wasn’t expecting us till 3 so we had time to kill which is how we stumbled upon Le Felizianerie. It was busy but not too busy and there didn’t seem to be any tourists and prices were moderate. We sat down and instantly ordered an Aperol Spritz each (which we later found out cost the same as our entrees…opps). This place was apparently a wine bar and there were glass windows along the small kitchen so you could see the two chefs cooking. It was a cool atmosphere and similar to the sort of place I would have gone back to in London at half the price. Winning.

I ended up getting fettuccine with mushroom and sausage and Sean got gnocchi with crispy pork check and pepper. My meal was good but Sean’s was incredible. I’m not the biggest fan of gnocchi, the texture can throw me off but I found myself sweet talking my way into a few extra bites of his.

Service was attentive but they didn’t rush us even though it was towards the later end of lunch hours. Dessert was fine. Sean and I shared the tiramisu which was clearly homemade and tasted good but I wouldn’t go out of my way to get it again like I would with the gnocchi.

I would recommend this place if you found yourself near the Vatican and don’t want to eat whilst being surrounded by loads of tourists. It is about a 15-minute walk away and if we hadn’t ordered drinks our meal would have just cost 19 euros making it an affordable and delicious.

You can find them at:

via candia,71 in Rome, Italy