Where to eat and drink during the Rome Masters
Stay within the Foro Italico and buy a slice of pizza
Yes, the queues can be long, but the wait is worth it. The best place to eat it? On the marble steps of the sunken second court, the one surrounded by Mussolini’s statues, and one of the most fabulous settings on the tour. There are few more atmospheric settings to watch a tennis match.
Alfredo alla Scrofa (alfredoallascrofa.com)
The Williams sisters like this place. “The best and the original,” said Venus Williams. “Make sure to ask for the golden spoon and fork – it’s for the special guests. And look for my picture on the wall.” And sister Serena said: “You’re spoiled for restaurant choices in Rome for amazing food, but this is a personal favourite. I highly recommend it.”
Ristorante Maccheroni (ristorantemaccheroni.com)
Go here for a possible sighting of Italian player Flavia Pennetta. “They have really good pizza,” she said.
Taverna Trilussa Roma (www.tavernatrilussa.it)
This place must be good if Andy Murray was tempted away from his usual sushi trips to this Trastevere Italian that is a favourite with many of the players. Stanislas Wawrinka describes it as “the best restaurant in the world” and he’s not alone.
Daniela Hantuchova has described their pizza as “the best in the world”. Say no more