The most important topics of conversation in Rome are not soccer, politics or personal life – it’s all about food and drink. Roman cuisine is part of the Italian cuisine, and special in many ways.
There are three main types of restaurants: osteria, trattoria and ristorante. Osteria is the most simple type of eatery. It is a tavern with simple meals at affordable prices. Trattoria is a simple eatery with medium-priced regional dishes. Ristorante is the most luxurious version, including a full menu with many diff erent dishes with at least four courses.