Yesterday one of my Italian girlfriends drove out to Ostia for lunch. We went to dar Zagaia ar buco located at Capocotta.
It was PACKED. They don't take reservations. It was worth the wait for an outdoor table.
One of my favorite dishes is Spaghetti con Vongole. When it's done right there are few things on earth that are better.
Everything was delicious but they are known for the Spaghetti con Vongole.
Warning, this is not a place to go to if you are in a hurry. I believe the owner is 80 or so and used to be a fisherman. Now his family runs the restaurant. It's not fancy and the wait staff is surly. Or maybe it just seemed that way to me because I don't speak Roman dialect.
We were there for almost three hours and the lunch crowd didn't start clearing out until around 4:30. I cannot imagine how crowded this place must be during a summer weekend.
At first when we heard it was an hour wait we couldn't believe it. We were starving. After the meal we were glad we stayed. We enjoyed the food, the wine and the view. It was a great day.
I will definitely return.