Authentic Italian Experience at Talea

What comes into your mind when you think about Italian food? Pasta would be one of the things that pops out immediately in my mind. So let me tell you a story on how I landed on this restaurant called Talea in Rome, Italy.

If you want to experience al fresco dining, Talea has it.
Two thumbs up!

I visited the Leonardo Da Vinci Museum in the Piazza Del Popolo. On my way back, I noticed a cute coffee shop along the busy streets of Rome. I was craving for a nice cup of coffee because it was cold. I noticed there are good sandwiches on display and I went to sit in one of the tables. I saw the menu and I immediately ordered a plate of pasta, a freshly made Focacce Romane (Roman buns) and a good glass of red wine. I saw the name “Talea” written in chalk white color in one of the walls and the rest is history.

Outside seating at Talea
Some of the drinks available at Talea
Alternative menu at Talea

Here are some of the food items I tried at Talea:

Spaghetti pomodoro e basilico (Spaghetti with tomato sauce and basil)
Prosciutto e mozzarella focacce romane (Ham and Mozzarella Roman Buns)
My early dinner at Talea

The spaghetti pomodoro e basilico was very tasty. I like my pasta with lots of cheese so I added a bit of parmesan cheese on top. It is best paired with a glass of Merlot (rosso) and some slices of prosciutto e mozzarella focacce romane. 

Overall, I really like my dining experience. Here are some room for improvements:

  1. Adequate space – I think the restaurant is too small considering there are a lot of people eating at this place. They may want to expand it. The ambiance is very good and it is very well ventilated. They even have heaters outside for winter.
  2. Time of service – it’s a bit slow but you really get freshly cooked Italian food.

Talea is located at Via Tomacelli 131, 00186 Rome, Italy. They are open everyday from 7:00 AM – 12:00 MN. You may contact them at  +390664015985.

You can reach them through their social media pages:
Facebook: TaleaRoma
Instagram: talea.roma

The verdict: It’s a HIT!
The Tennis Foodie’s favorite: Merlot (rosso) and Spaghetti pomodoro e basilico

23 thoughts on “Authentic Italian Experience at Talea”

  1. I’m simply in awe with the Italian style of ambience and food.
    Pasta and spaghetti are one of my all time favorites Italian cuisines and these look to be absolutely mesmerizing.
    Definitely visiting this place on my visit to Rome.
    Thank you tennisfoodie!

  2. I keep thinking I must be part Italian because I *love* Italian food! Everything about it! Talea looks like a really nice cafe! I like the decor as well as your pics of the meal.

  3. It is on my list to visit Italy one day and experience true, freshly made Italian food. Talea sounds like a quaint cafe and so good! If I ever do make it to Rome, I will be sure to put this on my list of places to check out.

  4. Spaghetti Pomodoro is always too plain for me. It’s a signature dish at so many Italian restaurants, but it’s literally a dish I can make at home super easy!

  5. What a fun and a great experience you had. I love Italian food and Prosciutto e mozzarella focaccia is my all time favorite. Will definitely go here when I visit Italy.

  6. I doubt I’ll ever get over to Italy, but the food looks scrumptious! You’re right, pasta is usually my first thought when I consider eating Italian food. In fact, I just made stuffed shells here last night, using pasta sauce I made from our own garden tomatoes and green peppers. But wow, that ham and mozzarella sandwich looks delicious! And it’s lunchtime here and I’m suddenly very hungry! 😉

  7. Italian food is just sooo loveable, I don’t think I know anyone not liking authentic Italian dishes. And I have had some of the best food experiences in Rome.
    I will save this too for my next trip to Rome.

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