Ristorante New Station, Trastevere, Rome

This was a bit of a mixed bag of a meal. We wanted something near to our apartment and this was only 1 stop on the tram and seemed to be well regarded on Trip Advisor. We arrived at about 8 and being as most Italians don’t eat til about 9pm it was a bit quiet to being with, but slowly filled up with locals as we ate.

We had a glass of prosecco each, (only 3 euro a glass and it was really good!), I chose the tonarelli (square shaped freshly made pasta like spaghetti) carbonara and mr the rigatoni alla norma. The carbonara was unfortunately unbearably salty and I didn’t enjoy it – the rest was cooked just fine with crispy guanciale (like pancetta but not smoked and made from a pork cheeks) and the pasta was really fresh. A shame.

Mr’s dish was beautiful however as I had serious envy. The rigatoni was in a smokey tomato sauce with chargrilled aubergine and courgette and sprinkle with a sharp hard goats cheese.

We also couldn’t pass up pudding, an excellent authentic tiramisu and a little chocolate pudding with a melting chocolate heart and vanilla cream.

So I would say do go here but avoid the carbonara. The whole meal came to €36 which was a bargain.

New Station
Via Giuseppe Parini, 4
Trastevere, Rome

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