Ignore the rows of checkered tablecloths that line the perimeter of the Trevi Fountain and Spanish Steps—these are tourist traps, and you can do better. Instead, head about 100 yards from the famous fountain to Baccano. This modern, bistro-style spot wouldn’t look out of place in Paris or New York, takes up half a city block, and makes some of the best carbonara in Rome—the chef, Nabil Hadj Hassen, cooked the famously delicious carbonara at Roscioli for nearly 18 years. In addition to pasta, the menu includes buffalo mozzarella from Paestum, excellent cocktails, and one of the city’s best hamburgers.

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