Una pizza buona ma non protagonista assoluta. Le zucchine pastellate a portar via, le patate a rondelle, i supplì cacio e pepe; queste sono le vivande da non lasciarsi sfuggire. Ecco alcuni validi motivi per correre a piazza Re di Roma. “Re di Roma pizza”:un’ampia scelta di pizze, un servizio veloce e cortese e fritti da paura. A pochi passi dalla Metro A e dai negozi di via Appia, un lungo rettilineo verso i castelli. Arraffate tutte le cose che vi stuzzicano di più e rifugiatevi a mangiarle in qualche tranquilla traversa lontana dal caos del traffico,spesso estenuante, della zona. Abbiamo provato una pizza con i pomodorini e le olive taggiasche simile alla pizza pugliese o alla ligure, quindi alta e morbida. Un tocco di classe, il suo sapore chiaro senza incertezze dal retrogusto piccante e afrodisiaco. Vabbè forse mi sto lasciando andare alla pizza porno, ma vi assicuro che ne rimarrete incantati. Le sopracitate zucchine in pastella, invece, sono tagliate spesse alla julienne e sfiziosissime; idem per le patate. Abbiamo assaggiato anche le crocchette di pollo, davvero squisite.
Musica fluida da lasciar scivolare le sensazioni, senza contatto acustico,un poster sulla pelle e dentro la testa. Autisti assassini o autisti santi, automobilisti che girano intorno. Drive ci insegna Desire, Under Your Spell e noi l’abbiamo imparata bene. Seduti nel centro di un cerchio alberato tra sterco e panchine attraversiamo il cerchio in un punto qualsiasi.
DA NON PERDERE: Zucchine pastellate e supplì cacio pepe!!!
Welcome back, supplì, it’s been a while. We got lost in creams, chickens and pizzas and put you aside for a few posts. Our passion for you, thought, never failed. To show you how passionate we are, we came back to talk about you in a fabulous manner. Here we are with one of the most famous, most tasteful supplì in Rome. The shop is either called Re di Roma Pizza or Casa del supplì, the latter meaning, literally, “The house of supplì”. The first means “King of Rome”, and it can actually sound like a narcissistic name but it’s just, by chance, the name of the square where the shop is located, and it refers to the 7 kings of Rome whom, if you know a bit about Rome history, for sure you’ve heard of. We’ve been here to test the veracity of a great number of positive reviews we have previously read about them. And, just to sum up our experience in a few words, we didn’t go out disappointed. It’s obviously understandable that nothing is 100% good, but what we tasted left the impression that they pay great attention to the quality of the ingredients and show also a genuine enthusiasm for craft. Take the pizza, for instance: we had a soft-ish, thick, focaccia-like cherry tomato and taggiasca olive pizza, where the taggiasca olive is used, a precious, expensive quality of olives. But what it’s fun here, is that you cannot – you SHOULD not – limit your choice to a pizza. First, it’s almost mandatory to taste their cacio e pepe (sheep cheese and black pepper) supplì, a flavour you can have even here. Better this or that? Well, the winner is up to you, so don’t miss the opportunity to taste both. The list is not over yet. We had also, for whoever loves fried food, but prefers a lighter meal, a handful of perfectly golden fried zucchini sticks, which come in a deliciously crunchy batter. They are, in fact, called zucchine pastellate, which literally means “zucchini in batter”. Still hungry? Then don’t miss the last of our personal favs, the chicken crocchetta, a chicken meatball in breadcrumbs, fried as they do with supplì. By the way, we believe you’ll have more than one chance to visit this area, being very close to San Giovanni in Laterano, one of the 4 main basilicas in Rome. You have to take the Via Appia, try to ignore the bargains that wink at you from the shop windows on both sides of the long street, and the first square you’ll end up in is Re di Roma. If you are in need of extra energy and all you fancy is a dessert, on the via Albalonga, close to here, there is the Reign of Tiramisù (a legend says this is the best in the city), aka Bar Pompi.
The perfect soundtrack: a superb supplì meets horrible traffic in a very busy residential area like this one. Delight, sweetness and cars are all meaningful when we think about Drive, the movie, whose story of love and violence finds its perfect dimension in the notes of its soundtrack. So, let’s listen to one of the most remarkable tracks, Under Your Spell, by Desire.
Re di Roma Pizza highlights: zucchine pastellate & supplì cacio e pepe.