Sometimes it feels like the offer for food in central Rome is a little stale: I am not saying there are no great places, but new ideas sometimes are hard to find in touristic areas. Fortunately, Rome is a big diverse city and as soon as you go in the outskirts, you can be pleasantly surprised. Il Ponticello does exactly that.
The concept of pizza and beer is definitely not new and here we are not going far from that, since it is pinsa and beer. But the creativity of the ingredients on a “canvas” such as pinsa combined with the quality of the beers they have on tap elevates this place to one of my favorite in Rome. Their seasonal pinsas are always amazing and perfectly paired up with excellent chips (the carbonara ones are to die for) and great fried appetizers.
Beer selection is a little bit different from other pubs in Rome, less oriented towards the geek side of craft beer as they seem to prefer more drinkable types of beer, which is in my opinion a very smart decision, but one can frequently find some gems on a draft or two.
I have brought my parents to almost all the spots I have reviewed for this website and to this day if we have to go out and I let them choose, which does not happen very often, they will bring me here. And that’s a pretty big guarantee of quality.