One of traditional decorating elements in Roman trattorias (besides the red and white checked tablecloths, uncomfortable chairs and over bright lighting) are framed photographs of "celebrity" clients. These can often date back decades and whether or not you recognize the face in the frame, it's kind of fun to see the pride that some of these restaurants display in the fact that a B level soccer player or a politician from a long-failed government stopped by in 1978, funky side burns and all.
Elizabeth Minchilli Taverna dei Fori Imperiali, exterior
Here in Rome, our local is no different. Taverna dei Fori Imperiali gladly started framing snapshots of "famous" clients from the get go. There's the American astronaut. And the quarterback from the Pittsburgh Steelers. Photos that took obscure noteriety, at least to many of the regulars, to new levels.More »