Ristorante Nino in Via Borgognona, always full, a bit noisy, beans boiling in a flask at the entrance, wood-paneled walls, very efficient waiters running around, a famous guest or two, a table of incredulous and excited Japanese, steaks, red wine.
The restaurant speaks for itself: it was opened in the thirties by Nino and Maria Guarnacci in Rome, exceptional hosts, who brought all the congeniality possible from Tuscany along with its typical dishes.
Menu with daily and seasonal variations.
From all the specialties, it's impossible not to try the ribollita (a Tuscan soup made of vegetables and bread), Fiorentina steak, flasked beans, spinach flan with chicken livers and chestnut cake.
The wine list is notable; in fact, Nino's cellar has fine Italian wines, with an emphasis on his Tuscan red wines.
The restaurant is in the historic centre of Rome, a short walk from the Spanish Steps, Via Condotti and Trevi Fountain. Reservation recommended