While on a eating/walking tour of Rome a couple years back, we had a chance to sample some pastas at Il Pagliaccio. A restaurant built inside Monte Testaccio. Finer pasta you will never find. One that really stood out for us was a black pepper pasta. At the time they most likely told us what it was called, but as tourists we were more looking forward to eating and looking at the sites. Well fast forward and a craving started to build. So we did a little research and found it was called Cacio e Pepe. Roman Pepper Pasta. With this information in hand, it was time to get to cooking.