When visiting Rome last year, we found the osteria delle commari, and had a very good dining experience, when back in Rome we gave the osteria another try, and we weren’t dissapointed this time either. Again we were greated by a smiling waitress, which took us through the daily specials.
For starters I had capacchio of cod, served on breadcroutons, which was absoluttely delightfull, my wife had the tuna meatballs, which is by an old roman recepie.
The starters where followed by cod of the day for my wife. It was served in a delicious sauce and with red onion. I had roasted lamb in mustard with roasted potatos - we also ordered a side dish of spinach which had a “bit of bite” cause of chilli flakes.
For dessert we had Tiramisu and chocolate cake. The cake was really good with just a touch of the bitterness from the dark chocolate. I had the Tiramisu, which in my opinion though wasn’t that good - I like the “lady fingers” to be more crisp and not that soaked.
We had water, a bottle of lovely white, biodynamic, white peccorino whine and for dessert two glasses of sweet wine. The bill came at a total of 88 €
Osteria del commaria is not a cheap dining place, but you get good value for your money. But the best part is the atmosphere and that the family owned restaurant tries to use only local produced product. We where told that in the kitchen is “an old lady” and the family runs the rest of the restaurant. You are away of the tourist traps of the Vatican area, and as one of the waiters told us - that they welcome tourists, but they will not advertise to much, cause they want the restaurant still to be for the locals, which is still the case, There where maybe two “tourist-couples” beside us, the rest was locals.