City Guide: Rome

By Maria Pasquale

Franchi Gastronomia

Franchi has been serving the residential neighborhood of Prati prepared foods and savory snacks for nearly a century.

In Rome, a Tavola Calda is their version of a a New York corner deli. Franchi though is on another level— it’s a wall-to-wall gourmet wonderland. There you can pick up panino (sandwiches) or something more substantial like roast chicken or staples like olive oil. It’s also a really good option for a snack pre- or post-visit to the Vatican. Though it’s had some modernization of late this near century-old shop offers a vast array of salumi and cheeses—both local and international—and you’ll be teased by the calzones and aromas of fried snacks like supplì (the Roman fried rice balls) to battered and fried salt cod (baccalà) to really whatever is coming out of the deep fryer. If you are lucky enough to have rented an apartment for a longer stay, you’ll find Franchi to be a good option for prepared foods to take home.

Must try:
Roast Chicken or Panini
Snacks / Vatican Eats
Reservations: N/A
Hours: Daily 7:30 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Location: Prati
Address: Via Cola Di Rienzo, 200
Phone: 06 686 5564
Ideal for:

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