In Rome, tourists ask for a menu but locals ask "what are you serving today" (but in Italian of course). This is the only way to gurantee that you are eating what is fresh and recommended by the locals. If you only have time and money to eat at one place in Rome it must be Sora Margherita.
Don't blink because you will miss it. Also, it doesn't have a sign on the outside - only blue ropes hanging in the doorway. It is open for lunch from 12:00 - 3:00 p.m. and then for dinner on Friday and Saturday night but reservations are required.
Eat everything they give but especially do not miss their Roma-Jewish style artichokes, meatballs, zucchini quiche and whatever they recommend for dessert (it is guranteed to be delicious).
When I was in Rome this spring I found a wonderful little restaurant just north of Termini. It's called Mama Angela's and it's located on Via Palestro off Via Vicenza. Great service, amazing food, friendly atmosphere. Always order the day's special (all the waiters speak English) and you can't go wrong.
Hey guys, these things might be best put into the Travel Guide (wiki) for Rome. Of course it's a place for more neutral talk of the restaurants, but by putting something in it would generally say that you enjoyed eating there
To eat something italian and good and cheap go to the station Termini.
Into the station there is a cafeteria, it's nice and really cheap.
You have only day three sorts of "pastas" who are proposed.
It's really great to degusted some good noddels and there is a part outside with some cats (sometimes).
A good adress I think