Rome has a restaurant dedicated entirely to the popular Roman specialty.
Salted, battered, and deep-fried, the filetto di baccalà is a much-loved Roman specialty, popular as an antipasto before pizza or as a substantial street food snack.
Rome even has a hole-in-the-wall style restaurant dedicated entirely to the deep-fried cod dish with Roman Jewish origins.
Located in Largo dei Library, a tiny piazza near Campo de Fiori, Dar Filettaro an S. Barbara can be identified by the unambiguous ‘Filetti di Baccalà’ sign over its door.
Something of an institution in Rome, Dar Filettaro was once only open in the evenings, from Monday to Saturday.
However, Italy’s covid-19 restrictions changed all that, and it now opens for lunch for the first time in more than 40 years.
Currently, it is open every day of the week, with the following timetable: Mon-Fri midday until 15.00 and from 18.00-21.30; Sat midday until 21.30, and Sun midday until 17.00.
It is best to check its Facebook page for updated times before going.