There’s a small humble restaurant in Rome that blew our minds. Cacio e Pepe on Via Giuseppe Avezzana, 11. Anthony Bourdain recommended it and we bee-lined there on a full day layover recently. It was so wonderful to eat authentic, delicious, perfect Roman handmade pasta dishes. The Cacio e Pepe is just that - cheese and pepper, and its phenomenal; sublime in its simplicity, as Da Vinci is quoted as saying "simplicity, the ultimate sophistication". The carbonera is also perfect and the house wine was quite drinkable. Go. Just go.
Lynette La Mere, Pure Joy Catering, Executive Chef