After Villa Farnesina it was time for lunch. I wanted to go to Pizzarium. Yes Pizzarium is closer to the Vatican than where we were in Trastevere but seeking out good food is always a fun adventure. I’d heard a lot about the place so I was curious. As you can see from the picture the crust is not thin. It’s more substantial to support the crazy mix of ingredients Gabriele Bonci throws on top. There is no place to sit so thank goodness La Mama left Rome that morning. There are benches outside on the sidewalk. We stood at the small metal counter inside which sits on top of the fridges that store beer and water. There’s wine too.
As you walk into Pizzarium you will see the cashier on the left and the pizza beckoning in front of you. The helpful people behind the counter will tell you the toppings but between all the combinations and my lack of Italian language skills I was lost. We just pointed at what we wanted. The pizza gal or guy will hold a pair of scissors over the pizza and you tell them how much you want. The price is based on the weight. Select two or three, the pizza people weigh your choices and print out a receipt which you take to the cashier. In the meantime the pizza gets warmed up, if you choose. Before handing you your tray of pizza they cut the big pieces into smaller, manageable pieces. How quickly you eat the pizza and wait in line for more is entirely up to you. We spent 50 euros, had 2 beers each and more delicious pizza than I’ve had in a while. There were people walking in just buying bread. I wish I would have bought some because that looked good too. There’s also a selection of flours on sale.
Since it was a beautiful day we walked around some of the familiar sights: Campo de’Fiori and Piazza Navona. There were some great looking vegetables in the Campo de’Fiori so I had to take pics and Piazza Navona still had the Christmas festival so those are here too. If you want to see Bernini’s 2 fountains in Piazza Navona you can go to my earlier post here. New Year’s Eve dinner is coming up!