While my friends were inhaling their ox-tail, I was inhaling my own plate of roman "delicacies". The restaurant had its own name for it, but I can clearly say that it was a mix of
Animelle and Coratella
What are these? Sit down, take a breath and get ready. Look at the picture. See anything familiar? Not, unless you took anatomy in college. This dish consists of grilled offal: hearts, kidneys, livers, lungs, pajata. Not for the faint hearted. Hard-core stuff, but sooooo tastylicious. As someone once said, "ya cannae not die stoopid"... got taste it all, then decide :)
So that was the evening. My friends were very positively impressed and gave the "foodgasm!" stamp to the dinner. And the wine: we washed the whole thing down with a couple of bottles of this guy (see photo). Very nice, very nice indeed.
If you would like to learn more about Roman food, have a look at the book I linked, as it is very well written and gives a nice cultural and historical overview of the various elements of Roman gastronomy (I have no competing interests, I am not the author, I gain no benefit from linking this book).