If you want to eat like the Romans do, while spending less, the Quagliaro restaurant in Rome, at largo Mola di Bari has the perfect option.
This restaurant has a lot of food for the price, a rarity when trying to find cheap restaurants in Rome, though the quality perhaps leaves a little to be desired.
When asking for a menu or special of the day and receiving a threatening glare from the host, Tiberio, you spend only seven euros and you have a full meal, with simple dishes and a host with a real roman name.
A speciality is quail with mushrooms, or pizzas for only three euros (if ordering a margherita) though they’re perhaps best avoided.
We recommend this restaurant for any backpacker who is tired of their backpacking companion and wants to have one of those arguments where you finally get rid of the person you thought you were going to travel with for the next six months of your life.
Apart from that, at the Quagliaro, the food is more or less edible, but the atmosphere is one of times gone by, that you just don’t get in a city where Romans by the name of Tiberio with threatening stares are becoming scarcer.