UPDATED FOR 2017! Pasqua (Easter Sunday) and Pasquetta (Easter Monday) are just around the corner. I can almost smell the whole lamb roasting away in the oven. If you are visiting Rome during Easter and aren’t able to partake in the traditional Easter lamb feast in someone’s home, don’t fret! There are some delicious places that will be open on Easter Sunday as well as Easter Monday, which is also a holiday. Tables are in high demand so be sure to make your dining arrangements ASAP. Here’s where to eat:
Antico Arco: Creative cuisine which draws inspiration from the ingredients and recipes of south-central Italy. Expensive, but not excessively so. Open for both lunch and dinner on Easter Sunday and Monday. Call +39065815274 for reservations.
Cesare al Casaletto: This neo-trattoria at the end of the Tram #8 will serve lunch and dinner on Easter Sunday and Monday. There is a wonderful outdoor seating area, weather permitting. Call +39 06536015 for bookings.
Flavio Velavevodetto: moderately priced Roman cuisine with outdoor seating. Open both Easter Sunday and Easter Monday for lunch and dinner. I still like this place, but I’m a regular and therefore get better service than most visitors might. Many guests have reported poor food and service experiences in the past months. Dine at your own risk. Call +39065744194 for bookings.
La Torricella: Classic Roman cuisine and lots of fish in a familial setting in Testaccio. Open Sunday and Monday at lunch and dinner. Call +39065746311 to book.
Mesob: One of Rome’s best gastronomic–and budget–destinations, this Ethiopian restaurant will be open both Sunday and Monday at lunch and dinner. Reservations essential for lunch. Call +393382511621.
Pizzarium will be closed Sunday and open Monday.
Tavernaccia Da Bruno: This amazingly delicious trattoria will be open for lunch and dinner on Sunday and Monday. This is tied with Cesare for my top holiday dining spot. Call +39065812792