Alfredo e AdaItalian Restaurant in Rome, Italy
How much the locals enjoy it....
Yes, I do study reviews, budget eats, small pubs/
I look for small places, I look for menu lists that are not 20 pages long and I look for fresh, menu of the day meals.
I look for those places where the locals line up in front of them, enjoying their wines or Proseccos until a table is freed, those places that are filled with laughter and why not those places where you don't need to dress fancy and you never know who will you sit next to when you eat.
Alfredo e Ada is just like this. A little gem in the heart of Rome, situated on Via dei Banchi Novi, 14, this small restaurant
I arrived there on a Thursday evening about 19:30 and I was lucky. Usually this small restaurant
After I was greeted warmly and led to the table, the last place got filled and all 6-7 tables of the restaurant
Six Seven I can’t remember exactly but you read it right. Alfredo e Ada is a very special place. Small, family run, lines forming outside every evening, the wooden tables covered with sheets of paper, it won me from the moment I entered.
There is no fixed menu. Only menu of the day so I ordered lasagna with artichokes
As I sipped from the wine and exchanged pleasantri
The food arrived and I don't know if I was already full from the meal I ate 5-6 hours ago but the portions looked and felt big.
The lasagna was sweet, the artichokes
The carbonara was special. It was the first time I was served carbonara not with spaghetti but with a different kind of pasta. From my guesses it was either tortigloni
At the end I was served with biscuits to dip in the white wine and I listened to the advice, ending up with a sweet little desert after a filling meal.
As the meal drew close to an end, outside the little restaurant
I left the restaurant
My verdict: Alfredo e Ada is a small, warm restaurant
There is no fixed menu so you just have to walk in and ask what's for today.
I were served by a lovely girl, smiling and attentive who made me feel comfortabl
In my opinion this restaurant
You truly must eat here, wo...rth the wait , true value for money with exceptiona
We stumble...d on this little hole in the wall after there was an insane wait (for a higher ranked restaurant
The decor is so perfect, exactly what you'd imagine a little family owned spot in Italy with a grandma cooking in the back would look like. Lots of momentos on the walls, dim lights, dark wood. I'd say it's romantic, but not just in the hot date sense (this would be a great date spot), but in the way that an old leatherbou
The waitress was phenomenal
We had all kinds of things from here, but they were all amazing. I had the stuffed balsamic chicken breast and it was BEYOND flavorful.
Finally, at the end of your meal, they bring you some cookies and wine. Perhaps I'm just an American savage (perhaps?)
Anyway, ignore the other places with long waits and pop into this place. It will hands down be the single best meal you will eat while in Rome. I seriously want to go back to Rome just so I can eat here some more.
PS: Did I mention everything
E, da Alfredo e Ada, ci si sente proprio a casa.
Personale cordiale e disponibil
I piatti rispecchia
La qualità eccellente
Se vi piace la semplicità
Provatelo e ci ritorneret
Se avessero provato coda e trippa..! ✌🏽
Alfredo e Ada has been mentioned in the 10 GREATEST Eats in Rome:
This has been a string of just ridiculously perfect days. Had an impromptu lunch yesterday con mio amico e "consigliere" Antonio at one of my favorite trattori...as: Alfredo e Ada. This charming place is small, and it's usually packed. But Antonio and I were the only ones there iere. Chowing down and talkin' politics with the owner the whole time.
Nous sommes (enfin !) revenu dans ce charmant havre de bonheur pour les papilles et les sens. Lors de nos précédentes escapades c'était le papa qui nous receva...it et nous présentait si originalement le menu en l'écrivant sur la nappe ! . Aujourd'hui ce fut sa jeune et jolie fille qui nous a fait les honneurs de sa maison avec un sourire qui predispose au grand moment culinaire qui nous attends quand on franchit le seuil de ce restaurant. Et comme toujours ce fut magnifique, merveilleux, exquis, délicieux ..... Mon épouse a choisi une salade (tomates cerises, laitue, fenouil,) la Parmigiana (ce gratin d'aubergine que l'on ne présente plus) des pommes de terres au four. Moi, des pâtes à la Matriciana (un délice !) de la morue en sauce tomate (une merveille !) saucisse aux brocolis (â tomber) une assiette de fromage pecorino et grana, 1/2 litre de vin blanc "dei Castelli Romani" et 1/4 de rouge du même cépage. Le tout pour ...... 45 euros. Très bon et pour 3 fois rien ! Nous y retournons demain et nous y retournerons ..... toujours ! A Rome il y a, outre les merveilles que tout le monde connaît, la Fontaine de Trevi. Il faut désormais ajouter .... Alfredo e Ada.