Rome Eats: Bucatino

When visiting a country well known for its cuisine, I try my best not to miss the chance to sample great food! I asked some Italians I know and this was recommended to me. Rome’s Bucatino.

I arrived just before it became quite busy for dinner. I normally eat between 6-7pm. It was maybe around 7:30pm when the place started filling up – I wasn’t really minding the time. I was too engrossed in my meal. <3

After I was led to my seat and handed the menu, I knew I wanted to try lots of dishes. I did after all made the effort to go there. I was thinking of getting a starters, a main (or two), and a dessert (or two)? My friendly waiter laughingly brushed off my attempt to order a pizza AND a pasta – too much, you can’t possibly finish it he said, persuading me to be reasonable against my (not-so-better) judgement. 

Deflated but not defeated, I ordered a bruschetta. It’s a simple but very tasty and fresh dish – I do tend to order them in Italian restaurants.

I settled for pasta. I was thinking, I’ll finish it THEN order my pizza. hehe Reading the descriptions of each dish, I opted for beef bucatino. It actually didn’t quite hit me til after I ordered it that the name of the place I went to was the same. Great choice (in hindsight))! The same waiter who laughingly denied me 2 mains then proceeded to tie a bib on me – I felt like a baby! After a while though, I noticed that other patrons who ordered red sauce based pasta had them too. Whew! Though I did take notice that it wasn’t done for them. 

Tiramisu has got to be my favourite Italian dessert so I always order it every chance I get. Mmmm, so good!

Whenever I’m full, I tend to have a cup of tea. But as the adage “when in Rome, do as the Romans do…,” I had espresso instead. Don’t get me wrong, I do like coffee and it’s espresso that I would order though being the sweet tooth, I’ll add sugar in it. :D

It was a beautiful meal! In the end, I’m happy I didn’t get another main – too much of something/ anything is just not good for you. On to the next recommendation then! <3

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