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Ristorante le Mani in Pasta

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"Le Mani in Pasta is the perfect place to discover traditional local dishes like spaghetti alla carbonara, rigatoni all'amatriciana, saltimbocca alla romana as well as innovative seafood appetizers, first and second courses. For appetizers you can expect oysters and shellfish, specialties of the kitchen, sea bass and truffle carpaccio, fresh artichoke salad, mushrooms and parmesan, mixed platters of salami, cheese and mozzarella, octopus and potato salad and seasonal vegetables. If you are not a fan of seafood and would like to enjoy some meat, Le Mani in Pasta will not disappoint. The cooks are skilled at preparing beef, lamb and veal dishes like fillet with green pepper, steak with truffles, beef carpaccio, escalope with lemon or white wine. If you would like to enjoy some traditional Roman meat specialties, I recommend lamb chops and saltimbocca alla romana. Le Mani in Pasta truly stands out for freshness and quality of the raw ingredients carried out by the expert hands of the chefs to deliver unique results, both in terms of flavor and presentation."
"Although Le mani in pasta is located in a quiet area of #Trastevere, it is usually completely booked. Contrary to the restaurant's name, you're not likely to see anyone with their hands in the dough here. Instead, the chefs stay busy juggling lobsters and tomatoes and still manage to magically produce Sardinian orange zest cookies garnished with brittle. A window dividing the kitchen from the dining room allows you to keep an eye on the action."
"Wonderful, intimate and cozy restaurant in Trastevere known for their pasta. The carbonara is a winner but you can't go wrong with any of the pastas here. "

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