Via dei Funari, 21 (Piazza Mattei) Rome,
Great straightforward cooking at modest prices run by Gino and Patrizia. Patrizia, otherwise known as la mamma, does the cooking. Pasta con ceci made with ham can’t be missed, nor should the little rolled pork cutlets braised in white wine. Other no-frills picks: gnocchi ai porcini, spaghetti alla checca, and tonnarelli alla spigola.