We spent so much of our time in Italy on the go. As it was our first trip we were so keen to see and experience as much as we possibly could, and we walked for miles, hopped on and off coaches and trains, climbed a bazillion steps (seriously, my thighs lost a couple of inches in a matter of a week!), and general dashed around from morning to night, having a ball.
We stayed in a sweet little hotel close to Termini, and on one evening we weren't sure where to go for dinner, so we popped around the corner to Amedeo, a little restaurant just off Via Cavour. As it was spur of the moment we had no idea what the food would be like, but man, was I glad we visited - everything was delicious!
As soon as we were sat down, menus appeared and we were soon sipping on fruity, mellow glasses of Anagni, a lovely red.
For his starter Matthew enjoyed parma ham and mozzarella - the perfect balance of salty, meaty ham and creamy mozzarella. I enjoyed the garlicky, fresh bruschetta, one slice with aubergine, the other with sweet & tangy cherry tomatoes.
For his pasta course Matthew enjoyed the rigatoni amatriciana, while I tried the special, with salmon and greens. Both dishes were fresh, filling and full of flavour.
Already quite full (it took us a few days to get used to the pacing and courses of Italian dining and Rome was the first leg of our trip!), we tucked into our mains. For Matthew, beef with a side of rosemary potatoes (yes, I snaffled a few). For me, a gorgeous salad with goats' cheese, walnuts and honey. Absolutely wonderful.
I'm so glad we happened upon Amedeo, and if you're ever in the Termini area of Rome I'd heartily recommend it - it's a charming little spot with lovely food. We popped back for lunch on our last day and had a simple and delicious chicken and vegetable dish; once again we enjoyed the fresh flavours and delicious aromas.
Via Principe Amedeo, 16,