Italian Food - AMAZING ROMAN FOOD and Attractions in Rome, Italy!

  • Published: 16 October 2016
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    Day 14 on our Round The World Trip for Food: Rome, Italy - On our very first day in Rome, we set off early in the morning to see some of the most famous attractions in Rome, including the Colosseum and the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill. After doing some more sightseeing and having lunch, we had an amazing Roman food at a restaurant in Rome called Trattoria Dal Cavalier Gino.

    00:37 Breakfast at the hotel - To begin the day of sightseeing in Rome, we had breakfast at the hotel, and did the final planning of the day.

    2:12 Colosseum - One of the most important and well recognized attractions in Rome is the Colosseum and we arrived pretty early to get in, and I also had pre-purchased my tickets online to attempt to beat the crowds and not have to waste time waiting in line. It worked well, and as soon as the Colosseum opened, we went through security and got in. It was an amazing sight to see, especially because it was so quiet when we arrived.

    3:51 Roman Forum and Palatine Hill - Locate in the same area as the Colosseum is the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill, and so that’s where we went next. Again, seeing the ancient ruins of Rome was truly spectacular.

    5:48 Trattoria Luzzi - I wasn’t quite sure where to eat lunch, and located right around these famous attractions in Rome, there are a lot of expensive, and probably not so good restaurants. We decided to go check out a restaurant called Trattoria Luzzi, just down the road from the Colosseum on the opposite side of the road. I ordered Trippa Alla Romana, a Roman tripe dish and also a pasta of Amatriciana. Overall, the food was good, and it was a friendly little restaurant and the location was good. Total price - 21 EUR ($23.47).

    10:31 Basilica di San Giovanni in Laterano - After lunch we headed to Basilica di San Giovanni in Laterano, a huge basilica in Rome. Right across the plaza is Scala Sancta, a small chapel with a 28 step staircase where Jesus is believed to have ascended.

    13:25 Gelateria Valentino - I don’t know of anyone that goes to Rome without eating some gelato, and right around the Trevi fountain area of Rome, you’ll find a lot of gelato spots. We tried Gelateria Valentino. Gelato - 3 EUR ($3.35)

    14:50 Trevi Fountain - Another one of the most iconic attractions in Rome is the Trevi fountain. We didn’t spend too much time there, but it is pretty cool to see in person.

    16:25 Amazing Italian Roman food at Trattoria Dal Cavalier Gino Restaurant - For dinner, my wife and I met up with Valentina and Antonio. After walking through the amazing narrow lanes of Rome, we navigated our way to Trattoria Dal Cavalier Gino Restaurant, where they had made a reservation for dinner. The restaurant is exactly what you want in a classic Roman Italian food restaurant, a family style restaurant that offers an abundance of Roman dishes. We first started with some types of Roman pasta including cacio e pepe, and carbonara, all of which were incredible - the best pastas I’ve ever had. Then we moved on the an amazing assortment of main Italian food dishes, including veal, lamb, and so many other amazing dishes. It was an Italian food meal like I’ve never had before. Most of the dishes were Roman food style. Thank you Valentina and Antonio for the amazing dinner!

    Day 14 in Rome was an amazing day of visiting some of the most famous attractions in Rome and eating some incredibly delicious Italian food!

    Disclaimer and Thank You:
    Thank you to Star Alliance and their Round The World tickets ( for sponsoring my business class flights.
    Thank you to Rome Marriott Grand Hotel Flora for sponsoring my stay in Rome.

    I personally paid for all food and attractions in this video, and I decided what to do and where to eat.



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Comments • 2 204

  • axintex _
    axintex _  19 hours back

    Io vivo a Roma.
    I Live in Rome.

    • byront
      byront  1 days back

      What kind of sheep's cheese? There are many different varieties.

      • Celine Elsikmani
        Celine Elsikmani  2 days back

        Why do people dislike his videos ! Like seriously what’s not to like about his videos ?

        • dancer gal
          dancer gal  4 days back

          My mouth is watering! Really enjoyed your video.

          • Mickey Spaghetti
            Mickey Spaghetti  5 days back

            Thanks Mark to come in Italy

            • Katie Daniels
              Katie Daniels  1 weeks back

              I love Italian food and that food looks delicious😃

              • Maura Velli
                Maura Velli  1 weeks back

                Me fa mori la gente sotto che parla romano.

                English: I really love and enjoy roman people talking in the background.

                • prodbyskeptik
                  prodbyskeptik  2 weeks back

                  Does the way that Mark eats/cuts/uses utensils for his food give anyone else anxiety? Man just makes the whole process way more difficult than it should be.

                  • carfanatic 666
                    carfanatic 666  2 weeks back

                    Architecture very good. Thats what u call Art. And the statues amazing.

                    • carfanatic 666
                      carfanatic 666  2 weeks back

                      U know i like this guy and all but he gives these expressions all the time so they look fake. His wife good as well.

                      • gianculo
                        gianculo  3 weeks back

                        My Dear, never go to restaurants in Italy that have more than Italian in the menu. And ask people! The first restaurant is, in fact, a low-level restaurant.

                        • gianculo
                          gianculo  3 weeks back

                          the carbonara seems top quality though

                        • gianculo
                          gianculo  3 weeks back

                          e si mangia da dio a roma ma devi evitare i posti per turisti (non facilissimo devo ammettere)

                      • Julian Michael
                        Julian Michael  3 weeks back

                        Your the first person I see that is literally always smiling. I'm jealous in a good way 😕😂🤣

                        • Ger Oli
                          Ger Oli  3 weeks back


                          • PINK FREUD
                            PINK FREUD  3 weeks back

                            I dont know mark, I saw you unconfortable here. Maybe italian food its not for you. Italians are great people tho, and the cousine ñami ñami.

                            • kerry y
                              kerry y  3 weeks back

                              immer wenn Konditorei nach oben kommt geht jrmanf die auf Toilette ständig morgens und abends brsuchen dringend mit luegen Zeugen und mich hier verhungern lassen Doppelmoral spieler

                              • DoveSong
                                DoveSong  3 weeks back

                                stay independent dont go to tv

                                • kay abo
                                  kay abo  3 weeks back

                                  did you go to Iran

                                  • Dew Clay
                                    Dew Clay  4 weeks back

                                    how are you so skinny? please tell me the secrets

                                    • siwei438
                                      siwei438  4 weeks back

                                      You almost said "Cheap" Cheese, lol

                                      • Vegetarian family diary

                                        beautiful video! , we are Italian and we make videos of recipes from all the Italian regions would really let me know your opinion we are trying to grow

                                        • SR Raff
                                          SR Raff  4 weeks back

                                          Mark, you did not discover anywhere near what Italian food has to offer. It would have helped if you had researched it in depth first. Then go back to Italy and unlock the highly diverse and breathtakingly delicious Italian cuisine.

                                          • Tony Soprano
                                            Tony Soprano  4 weeks back

                                            two mistakes you made in Rome Never have breakfast in the hotel Go where the locals go and have a cappuccino and a croissant and save room for lunch Try porchetta and different things Go for the bacala and stay away from touristy restaurants Like the place you had lunch

                                            • Gabriel Moreira
                                              Gabriel Moreira  4 weeks back

                                              Thanks mark! I use your vídeos to practice my listening.

                                              • Riccardo
                                                Riccardo  1 months back

                                                when I saw the breakfast I stopped watching video....

                                                • Jenkins Mus
                                                  Jenkins Mus  1 months back

                                                  Will I need to know Italian to live in Italy, because when I can I'm leaving the US!

                                                  • Lola- InnerGloss
                                                    Lola- InnerGloss  1 months back

                                                    I'd love to see you travel to my country😍 South-America, Suriname. If I'd go with you I'd let you try dishes like: bam and nasi trafasi, saoto, roti, herheri, bruine bonen, and all the Suriname soups!

                                                    • Jordan Smith
                                                      Jordan Smith  1 months back

                                                      Unfortunately the closest thing I'll get to authentic Italian food is Olive Garden Lol.

                                                      • ria uddin
                                                        ria uddin  1 months back

                                                        wowwww what a life boss

                                                        • Philly Freedom
                                                          Philly Freedom  1 months back

                                                          Totally uncanny valley because somehow I feel like I recognize you very strongly but I cannot place it. Perhaps in a past life!

                                                          • IDONTCARE
                                                            IDONTCARE  1 months back

                                                            Some of the most brilliant minds come from Italy....Leonardo DeVinci, Michelangelo, Furmi, etc......

                                                            The Pasta is a Rigatoni, and the meat is from the cheek of the pig.

                                                            • Kimberly Martyn
                                                              Kimberly Martyn  1 months back

                                                              Poor Mark no hot chilies

                                                              • ado fonconi
                                                                ado fonconi  1 months back

                                                                eat the bread with the tripe! it's meant for that!

                                                                • Andrea Tinè
                                                                  Andrea Tinè  1 months back

                                                         vuuoi mangiare bene devi andare dove va la gente del luogo, vale per ogni parte del mondo

                                                                  • vince votan
                                                                    vince votan  1 months back

                                                                    mark, what you thought were pickled shallots, are called Pearl Onions. the same goes for your raclette video in zuerich.

                                                                    • Bianca Hotca
                                                                      Bianca Hotca  1 months back

                                                                      I've heard Italy is a beautiful country, but the waiters at the beginning seemed almost mean and cold, very unfriendly. Maybe it was a tourist hotspot. I've heard that the restaurants are very expensive there, so makes travel expensive. Sorry to say, but he seems to know very little about Italian culture, or European? He's half European (half white) from what I understood. I'm surprised. His last name is German.

                                                                      • Bianca Hotca
                                                                        Bianca Hotca  1 months back

                                                                        +Gareth Pepin Possibly. I know that in general, prices in Europe are higher, being from there myself. So is the cost of living. Yes I have heard that in France, well Paris the restaurants are more expensive. But I have heard from some folks who came back from Italy that the food was quite expensive. I'm sure the food is very good. I really like Italian cuisine and culture and would love to visit Italy one day. I'm also sure that their are friendly, helpful locals everywhere. It really depends on everyone's personal experience. Some just visit. I know of folks who worked there and had not the best experiences. I heard Milano is very beautiful.

                                                                      • Gareth Pepin
                                                                        Gareth Pepin  1 months back

                                                                        Visited Rome for the first time in October 2018, expected same ( Cost, unfriendly and touristy' ) However the people are among the friendliest I have encountered anywhere, the food was superb, and similar in cost to UK, so not bad for Europe ( France seems the most costly, and food generally very average these days...) Rome is a Beautiful City, lovely people, I am returning next Month for More.

                                                                    • Ross Galan
                                                                      Ross Galan  2 months back

                                                                      Living in Madrid, Spain for 42 years now, the dishes you had with Valentina and Antonio in Rome are very Mediterranean (Spain, Italy, Greece...) dishes: baby lamb ("cordero lechal" in Spain), rabbit, etc., coffee after lunch IS very Mediterranean way of finishing off lunches.

                                                                      • Ross Galan
                                                                        Ross Galan  2 months back

                                                                        Of all the places in different countries, you've been to and are going to be, do you really enjoy such places talking about the places you're in? I do not think you really do. Either you explain what the places are and not really appreciate the beauties of the places or just enjoy them without having the trouble of doing the talking. This is good for your viewers but NOT definitely for you even though this allows you some hefty income.

                                                                        • Lost-with-Lenny
                                                                          Lost-with-Lenny  2 months back

                                                                          lol thanks again Mark always turn to your great quality vids... going to Rome tomorrow for a weekend ... think we will give the steps on your Knee's a miss though ..:)

                                                                          • Mannaggialtubo
                                                                            Mannaggialtubo  2 months back

                                                                            Mark, if you come to Tuscany contact me! Every italian region has different meals

                                                                            • Tomsawyerspit
                                                                              Tomsawyerspit  2 months back

                                                                              Sheep cheese ? = Pecorino. I'm surprised.

                                                                              • Psychology Self Knowledge

                                                                                Humans are the devil. Imagine saying things like this isnt any human dish, its baby human dish, oh its beautiful, oh yum, oh num num num. Humans carnivores have their logic warped. I still like the show but the normalcy of eating murdered living beings and not caring how they felt or their desire to live and instead glorifying it is sickening.

                                                                                • Gareth Pepin
                                                                                  Gareth Pepin  1 months back

                                                                                  Calm down, everyone has choices ! You may be interested to know, your computer LCD screen contains Animal Cholesterol, so maybe look inwards and modify, not outwards and criticise, or will you continue to use it now you know ????

                                                                              • manny mim
                                                                                manny mim  2 months back

                                                                                improve knife skills

                                                                                • Nadia Hassan
                                                                                  Nadia Hassan  2 months back


                                                                                  • KLM Hooked Moore
                                                                                    KLM Hooked Moore  2 months back

                                                                                    I loved being in Italy. My favorite in all my travels.

                                                                                    • KLM Hooked Moore
                                                                                      KLM Hooked Moore  2 months back

                                                                                      Those eggs looked bone dry. Otherwise, yummy plate 😋.

                                                                                      • Jerome Pickus
                                                                                        Jerome Pickus  2 months back

                                                                                        The meal looked so fantastic i wanted to lick the

                                                                                        • cameron pickard
                                                                                          cameron pickard  2 months back

                                                                                          stay outta europe u loser

                                                                                          • Alan Au
                                                                                            Alan Au  2 months back

                                                                                            Mark, great job!!! Your video brings back to me fond memories of Rome. The sheep's milk cheese which you referred to is Pecorino Romano (, the preferred cheese to top off a Roman pasta dish.

                                                                                            Italy is one of my most favorite countries in Europe -- rich culture, friendly people, and great cuisine -- and I keep going back. Viva l'Italia! Rome is one of my favorite cities in Italy. Last time I visited Rome, I stayed at the Grand Hotel de la Minerve ( (EN), and (IT)), located just one block from the Pantheon. The nocturnal view from the "Roof Garden" was absolutely spectacular.

                                                                                            In regard to finding establishments that serve authentic traditional food (in any country), my rule of thumb is to avoid eateries and restaurants that post/provide a multilingual menu -- tourist traps.