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.
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.
Here are some of the food items I tried 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:
- 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.
- 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.
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The verdict: It’s a HIT!
The Tennis Foodie’s favorite: Merlot (rosso) and Spaghetti pomodoro e basilico
38 thoughts on “Authentic Italian Experience at Talea”
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!
This sounds so cool Emmanuel! Would be on my list of places to eat at ?
My favorite cuisine is Italian and one day I would love to have authentic Italian food. I would love to visit Talea thank you for recommendation!
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.
Oemgee those sandwiches! Now I am hungry and I just ate! huhuhu There is only one Bacolod restaurant that serves Italian deli sandwiches. Now, I want to go there! haha
I’m not surprised it was a hit the food sounds great there. I really love Italian so I bet it would be a hit with me too x
I want to travel to Italy so bad, this looks like a delicious restaurant, will have to keep it in mind should we ever get the chance to travel!
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.
I would love to travel to Italy and have real Italian food. Looks like a nice quaint place to visit.
I would love to go to Italy. I would take the little place just to be there! I hope to visit someday.
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!
Italian food is my favorite!! This places looks so amazing, thank you for sharing!
I’ve never been to Rome (my sister didn’t have the best experience so kind of scared my off) but if I ever go there, I will definitely go to this place!
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.
This place looks sooooo good, I’d love to try it someday! It’s a dream to go to Italy someday. x
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! 😉
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.
Wow this food looks delicious! We love Italian food, both cooking it at home and also going to Italian restaurants.
The food looks delicious! And it’s such a beautiful place.
I love when you find places that can make a humble sandwich anything but. That meal look delicious! I love al fresco dining.
One of my favorite cuisines is Italian and those foods look really delicious and such a beautiful place to dine.
Italian is one of my favorite dishes. I love that this place offers authentic dishes. It’s not every day that you find a great place for your favorite dish.
You food at your table looks delicious. I am a fan of spaghetti!
That sounds like an awesome restaurant. I love the authenticity of the food. They have a great atmosphere, too!
Our family loves Italian food. Plus, any authentic Italian restaurant with a great atmosphere is a major plus.
I am crazy about Italian food! Love this place’s ambiance as well!
Hihi….of course, the spaghetti couldn’t miss out on the plate, could it?
I don’t mind slow actually, it’s the Italian charm 🙂 It looks really good, I will keep it in mind.
i love italian foods. these dishes look delicious. i also love the decor pics.
Italian food is my ultimate fave! Talea Sounds amazing!
Italy has lots of delicious foods. Those dishes looks delicious.
I love to go and eat out. Looks like you had a lovely time at this Italian eatery for sure x
Ahh this makes me wish I was in Italy! The best food ever!!
Looks like a great place to check out. I never been to Talea but sounds like I need to visit!
i really want to experience what authentic Italian dish tastes like. I love Italian foods.
yummy! thank you for sharing. the roman buns look yummy and the outside eating area looks nice. joy
Italy is my favorite place, I love everything about that country and food from there is love. Your review is as usual no wonder marvellous. Next year when I again visit there I’ll add this to my places to eat!
I’m sure it was a nice experience eating authentic Italian food. Italy indeed looks marvelous.
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