Lamb Chops Scottadito with Roasted Potatoes and Rosemary

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Appears in
Getaway: Food & Drink to Transport You

By Renee Erickson

Published 2021

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Armando al Pantheon is one of my favorite places in Rome. You would not expect a great restaurant in this tourist-central location—just steps from the Pantheon—but wonderful it is.

Armando serves food that is graceful but matter of fact—like their take on this classic lamb dish. The meat comes out screaming hot and rare, and it is intended to be eaten immediately, thus the name scottadito, which means “burnt fingers.” You don’t need a sauce for these—a lemon is enough. But if