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Rome - Filetti di Baccala

Despite Rick's hinting at "greasy spoons" we loved the place, maybe because we only used forks for the fish and the puntarelle. During our first visit to the fish fry we were advised by a gentleman sitting at the next table what to order. The cod was fried perfectly, served by a not-so-grease-stained, but very efficient server. A very busy place, but surprisingly guests are not rushed.

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Belakoz, is that the name of the place? Filetti di Baccala? I know what the words mean; was that the restaurant or the food? Or both? We're going to be in Rome in April, and we're always looking for interesting places to eat.

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Jane, it's the name of the restaurant. It's on Via Arenula very near Largo Argentina.

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The name of the restaurant is "fillet of cod". Baccala is a traditional salted, dried cod that gets reconstituted then cooked all over the Mediterranean. The restaurant is near Campo di Fiori. For detailed information about Filetti di Baccala and other food service establishments I recommend Rick's Rome travel guide. Hope this helps.

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The name on the restaurant sign is in Italian. The restaurant used to be on the street leading to Campo dei Fiori from Via Arenula, but it moved to Via Arenula several years ago, unless belakoz99 is aware of a newer location or reopening of the old one.

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According to Google Maps (claiming images from 2017) Filetti di Baccala is located in Largo Dei Librari which is off of via Dei Giubbonari.

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Okay, thanks. I'll make a note of the location.

We ate here. We also liked the place. Clean, but very plain atmosphere (aka - dive). Get beer instead of wine. The beer compliments the fried cod much better. This place can be hard to find. Go after 7 pm - not open for lunch. Start at either Campo dei Fiori or Via Arenula (alongside Largo Argentina). Then, walk down via Dei Giubbonari (pardon my spelling). Look along the north side for a short, dead-end cul-du-sac. There looks like a defunct church Santa Barbara at the very end. This is where you will find it. I can check a map for more details for you if you need it. If you have a streetwise Rome map - you can find it. Unfortunately, streetwise is going out of business and you may not be able to get this map anymore.