Traditional Roman food is often hard to come by, but Checchino dal 1887 brings it to you on a platter.
Dishes include Quinto Quarto, Il Padellotto, I Rigatoni con la Pajata, L”insalata di Zampi, La Trippa, Le Animelle, Il Cervello and Gli Schienali, together with Bue Garofolato, the ancient rural dish whose original recipe is owned by the restaurant.
As the name suggests, the restaurant opened in 1887 when a young couple, who ran a wine shop in the Testaccio caves, decided to replace it with an Osteria con cucina (a tavern with kitchen) because a slaughter-house was being made opposite it.
When the new slaughter-house was ready (1890), its workers got used to coming to the tavern to cook the meat that they received as a part of their incomes.
Thus dishes like La Pajata alla Romana, La coda alla Vaccinara, Il Padellotto were born.
Located in the Testaccio district, you can enjoy your meal with a bottle of wine from the cellar which stores around 600 different types.
Special Interest – Nightlife – From an extravagant meal to an eerie ghost walk – plenty of things to keep you entertained after the sun goes down.