Waking up refreshed and rested, I was so excited to head out to see more of Rome! Day one was so full of sight seeing, that day 2 was a little more relaxed… just a little.
First thing we did was we head over to Eataly Italian Market. Eataly is like an Italian Whole Foods, there are little restaurants inside and endless grocery options. I was so excited to visit Eataly that I talked Erin into going back a few times.
For lunch Erin and I decided to get 2 different pizzas. La Margherita con Bufala, which is Margherita with buffalo mozzarella.
Along with La Pizza con Salsiccia e Gorgo, Sausage with Gorgonzola.
This pizza definitely held up to my expectations!
After Eataly, we headed to do some site seeing.
We saw Michaelangelo’s sistine chapel ceiling, it was so breathtaking but unfortunately no pictures were allowed. We also strolled through the Vatican Museum, the room of maps was definitely my favorite!
The ceilings in the museum are so incredible, the detail is flawless!
We strolled around a little bit more and then headed back to Erin’s place to scoop up her roommate Sarah, and her visiting friend Shannon. I was so excited for our dinner location; we were headed to Alfredo’s Ristorante where the original Fettucini Alfredo was created. Growing up with the Americanized twist of fettucini adding chicken, cream and sometimes peas and mushrooms I was eager to try the REAL version.
Sticking to our now adopted tradition of splitting dishes Erin and I shared some Champagne Risotto.
Holy cow, this dish was spectacular! The champagne flavor added such great depth that it felt sinful to eat. And don’t kid yourself by thinking that’s a lot of risotto… that plate was cleaned! I also adored the rose shaped tomato.
Along with our risotto we also ordered Alfredo’s Fettucini!
Excuse the red wine spill above my plate and let’s focus on this beauty. Sarah and Shannon also ordered the fettucini so our server brought over a large serving platter filled with the pasta, some freshly grated parmesan and butter. Three total ingredients to make the best fettucini I’ve ever eaten. There has to be magic in those noodles, I’m certain of it.
After enjoying a few glasses of wine and a delicious dinner we were spent. Erin and I were headed to Firenze (Florence) in the morning so we definitely wanted to get in a good night sleep. Little did we know that we’d both wake up so excited for our road trip to commence at 4am that beauty sleep was out of the question.
See you tomorrow for Florence