While Rome doesn’t lack traditional family-run trattorie where heaping plates of carbonara and saltimbocca are the norm, it also offers its fair share of likably weird “space oddities” with a more oddball approach to cuisine and setting.

Out-of-the-ordinary places to eat in Rome

Ever dined among ancient ruins? Or sipped tea with a purring kitten in your lap?

Continue reading for my shortlist of five most out-of-the-ordinary dining experiences in the Eternal City, Eccentric Mouthfuls as appeared on The American Magazine in Italia.