It's Better to Travel than Arrive?

"To travel hopefully is a better thing than to arrive"

Robert Louis Stevenson, Virginibus Puerisque, 1881.

"Robert Louis Stevenson speaks utter tosh and has

obviously never flown long haul economy class"

Kristy, first ever blog post, 2011.

Monday, March 26, 2012

Rome : Pizzeria da Baffetto

Again, the lovely Diane had heard of this amazing pizza restaurant called Pizzeria da Baffetto, just near Piazza Navona, so we headed over there on Saturday night to see what all the excitement was about.

Let me just say, this place was positively groaning with people and it's NOT posh.  There was a line up of people trying to get in that was stretching down the street.  For my Adelaide people, this is like Ying Chow used to be; cheap, basic and yummy (it's still yummy now, but it's not cheap anymore!).

We joined the line and, after about 20 minutes, they found us a table for 8 by wedging in an extra table and pushing out the canvas sides of the outdoor eating area, so we were jutting out into a canvas bump in the street next door!  We didn't care, we were in and sitting, and that's the most important bit.

We ordered 8 different pizzas, 2 bottles of red wine, a few bottles of water and some cans of soft drink from the happy waiter and, almost before the drinks could arrive, the pizzas arrived.  They were fresh, hot and scrumptious.  Very thin with minimal topping, but absolutely great.

It's not a place to sit around and spend the night, it's definitely "get in, get fed, get a drink, and let the next lot in", and that's what we did.  Our bill for the 8 of us came to €115.  Yes, that's all!  Considering we were drinking €8 cups of coffee earlier in the day, I think dinner was a pretty big bargain.

Pizzeria da Baffetto
Via del Governo Vecchio 114
Rome 00186
Phone:- 06 686 1617

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