Food & nutrition

12 ridiculously tasty recipes right out of Rome

Say ciao to delicious Italian recipes to recreate at home and enjoy al fresco.
Published 13 July, 2020

When in Rome...


To fill the travel-shaped hole during lockdown, we've teamed up with Travel Curious to send you on virtual city tours, right from your WW app. So far we've been to Venice, Paris, Prague and Barcelona, and this week we're off to Rome!

Roam around Rome in your slippers, from the comfort of your couch! We're bringing Rome to you via the Experiences at Home Connect group this Sunday at 11am.

Our Travel Curious tour guide Guilia will be taking us on an archaeological walk in the Campitelli district. We'll learn about the city's origins, see the Colosseum and the Forum, and enjoy spectacular views of Rome's seven hills around which the ancient Romans lived, loved and ruled.

Once you've feasted your eyes on Rome's famous ruins, feast on SmartPoints®-friendly fare that'll make you feel like you're there.

Rome wasn't built in a day, but some of these recipes can be whipped up in as little as 10 minutes!


Antipasto literally translates as ‘before the meal’, an Italian version of a starter that can take many forms: meat, fish or veggie.


Ask anyone to think of Italian food, and the first thing that comes to mind is pasta! Spaghetti alla carbonara is the king of pasta in Rome, and one of the most famous pasta recipes worldwide, with many variations. Cacio e pepe is the only Rome pasta dish that you can regularly find made with fresh pasta instead of dried.


Historically, Naples is the birthplace of pizza, but Roman-style pizza is arguably as delicious. It's thicker than Neapolitan, cooked in a square shape rather than circular, and served in large slices to takeaway.


No Roman meal would be complete without an indulgent dessert. Gelato or panna cotta are the perfect way to round off a meal at a local restaurant, enjoy during museum or shopping break, or enjoy on an evening stroll.