Restaurant: La Campana
Location: Vicolo della Campana, 18, 00186 Roma
Date: June 7, 2015
Rating: Oldest trattoria in Rome
La Campana is one of Rome’s oldest restaurants, perhaps 500 years old — although one would have to speculate that the kitchen traditions have changed a bit in this vast swath of time.
Nevertheless, it remains a well respected trattoria in the Roman tradition.
2009 Arnaldo-Caprai Sagrantino di Montefalco Collepiano. 90 points.
Self serve antipasta bar.
Baked Scamorza cheese. Delicious and gooey.
Paccheri pomodoro. Classic.
Fettuccine Porcine. Another classic.
Paccheri all’amatriciana. Like the pomodoro, but taken to the next level by the pancetta.
Ricotta ravioli with butter and sage. Simple but delicious.
Cod, pan fried, with french fries. Like a fish version of veal scaloppini.
Fried cod. Fish minus the chips.
Bresolla with arugula and parmesan.
Porchetta. This version seemed more roasted with the natural jus, plus roasted potatoes.
La Campana was simple, traditional, and very well executed. It is a bit more old fashioned than Roscioli, and so slightly less to my taste, but this was a good meal, standing on the plinth of Italian tradition that makes the country one of the best places to eat in the world.