Rome Contest: Share your best budget meal

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Pasta in Rome, Italy
A Pasta dish at a Roman restaurant. Photo by Choconancy1.

Italian food and the Eternal City—what could be wrong? Um, costly dinners, for one thing.

Rome is no stranger to overpriced restaurants catering to tourists. But this doesn’t mean you have to shell out for tasty Italian fare.

A first step toward finding a cheap meal is heading beyond the historic center. The closer to the main tourist path you are, the more likely a restaurant is to charge outrageous prices. Eating like (and with!) the locals is a sure-bet way to keep the costs down.

We’ve shared some authentic Roman restaurant suggestions in this post (and this post), but we certainly haven’t covered all the city’s great eateries and their savory dishes. This is where our resourceful readers come in.

What was your best Roman meal?

Time to share, Cheapos! We want to know about your best meal in Rome. A to-die-for pizza? A pasta dish that didn’t leave your budget in “ruins”?

Leave a comment about your favorite budget-friendly dish—with the restaurant information if possible. We’ll select our favorite tip and send the winner a $25 gift card.

About the author

Sarah Silbert

About the author: Sarah joined the EuroCheapo team as an intern while studying languages and writing and Sarah Lawrence College. Upon graduating, she became a listings editor (and occasional hotel reviewer). She’s currently contemplating a move to Berlin, her favorite European city.

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