Photograph by Le Grotte Instagram

Bucatini all’amatriciana is an Italian dish traditional from Rome. Which is made with cured pork cheeks such as guanciale, also is used pecorino cheese, tomato sauce, onion and sometimes chilli. Although, it was born in the town of Amatrice in the region of Lazio.

Despite that its original name is amatriciana bianca. Which is prepared with guanciale, olive oil and pecorino cheese. Then adapted adding tomato sauce.

Bucatini All’amatriciana

Although, at the beginning, it was used spaghetti to make this pasta. But then, with the time in Rome started to use bucatini. Where became so popular, and now is a traditional way to make the pasta amatriciana. Also another pasta what is use is rigatoni.

In other words, in Italy they used only dried pasta to make all’amatriciana. Consequently they avoided using fresh pasta.

Photograph by Samurai gourmet instagram

Then when they added the tomato sauce in the amatriciana. Rapidly, became very famous in Rome, duo to its delicious taste. Therefore, nowadays is considered part of the classic Roman cuisine.

As result, it is an authentic Italian dish by the Romans. Surely with great flavor.

Pecorino Romano Cheese

Pecorino Romano is a hard, salty Italian cheese, made with sheep’s milk. The name “pecorino” simply means of ” sheep” in Italian, the name of the cheese, is a simple description of “formaggio”. Besides, pecorino romano is simply “sheep’s cheese of Rome”.Photograph by gusti d’italia

Guanciale cured pork cheeks meat

Guanciale is an Italian cured meat  prepared from pork cheeks. Its name is derived from guancia, the Italian word for cheek. Photograph by wikipedia

Bucatini All’amatriciana at Le Grotte Restaurant

Photograph by Le Grotte Restaurant instagram

It is an elegant Italian restaurant located in the historical center of Rome. Besides count with traditional Italian dishes the high quality. In fact, here is the place where I ate the pasta all’amatriciana. Certainly, it is a good place to eat authentic Italian food.

First of all the restaurant has a nice classic environment for those who likes the art. Moreover, here you can try the roman pizza that consist in a thin dough and also crunchy.

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Location Rome, Italy

Key Information

Restaurant Le Grotte

Qualification: Grateful/Excellent

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

Price: Average per person $$15 EUR

Contact: +39 06 678 4117

Website: No working


Address: Via della Vite, 37, 00187 Roma RM, Italy

Lunch: Monday to Sunday from 12:00 to 16:30

Dinner: Monday to Sunday from 17:00 to 22:30

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