Il Duca Rome – Trattoria in Trastevere

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"Il Duca" is now my go-to spot for lunch in Trastevere. You should definitely try the artichokes and of course the Cacio e Pepe pasta...

Trastevere is a spot in which it can be difficult to find an authentic restaurant - I was a little unsure before trying Il Duca, as from the outside it doesn't look like anything special. But I'd read a lot of good reviews and decided to give it a try - and I'm glad I did! 

This is now my go-to spot for lunch in Trastevere when I have visitors staying - or just fancy a meal in the area! Right in the middle of the action, the interiors are homely and warm and there's a great terrace at the back for the summer. The waiters are all super friendly and willing to help out if you need some advice.

Artichokes are a very Roman dish, and here they are really something special - try them both alla Giudia (soft and braised in a garlicky oil) and alla Romana (fried and crunchy). Then move on to a classic Roman pasta - the Cacio e Pepe here is excellent and not too creamy, or the Bucatini all'Amatriciana, which is my favourite!

It is all reasonably priced and really good quality - a spot not to be missed in Trastevere. 

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Vicolo de' Cinque 52

Tue - Sat 18:30 - 00:00, Sun 12:30 - 15:15 &18:30 - 00:00

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