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At Assaggia, executive chef Daniele Ciaccio’s tasting menu is essentially a hit parade of Roman classics, reinvented as tapas-sized bites. The six-courser spans everything from platters of local cheeses and fiori di zucca (fried zucchini flowers) to a peppery carbonara and creamy beef meatballs in a thick tomato sauce. It's all excellent, though not exactly palate-expanding. If you're the more adventurous type, ask one of the ever-cheerful staff for the menu of extras, which includes an excellent Roman tripe cooked with tomatoes and pecorino.

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