24 02, 2016

Rome Easter Dining 2016 Edition

February 24th, 2016|30 Comments

UPDATED FOR 2016! Easter Sunday and Monday, March 27 and 28, are just around the corner. I can almost smell the whole lamb roasting away in the oven. If you are visiting Rome during Easter and aren't able to partake in the traditional Easter lamb feast in someone's home, don't fret! There are some delicious [...]

19 01, 2016

Taki Japanese Restaurant in Rome’s Prati District

January 19th, 2016|2 Comments

Rome may not offer the most eclectic dining options, but there is no denying that there are plenty of Japanese restaurants to choose from. They range from revoltingly cheap all-you-can-eat joints (too many of those super sad places name) and mediocre mid-range chains (Daruma) to very expensive sushi bars (Hamasei) and authentic, high-end restaurants (Taki). [...]

16 01, 2016

A New Boom of Italian Aperitivo Liqueurs

January 16th, 2016|1 Comment

Photos: Lizzie Munro for PUNCH Thanks in large part to the success of the two titans of the category, Campari and Aperol, and their associated cocktails, Italy's red bitter liqueurs are experiencing something of a boom. Both new and established brands are finding a market in America thanks to pioneering importers and enthusiastic bartenders. For [...]

30 12, 2015

Roscioli Caffè e Pasticceria Coming Soon

December 30th, 2015|1 Comment

Maritozzi will be made in-house using an antique machine to portion the dough. The Roscioli family is expanding their mini-empire in Rome’s historical center with the opening of a bar-pasticceria in the defunct Bernasconi space on Piazza Benedetto Cairoli. It’s just a few doors down from their restaurant-wine bar Salumeria Roscioli and around the corner from their historic bakery Antico Forno Roscioli. […]

18 12, 2015

Rome and Italy’s Immigrants

December 18th, 2015|0 Comments

Mandrione, an impoverished Italian immigrant neighborhood, circa 1960. “Semo romani de Roma! We are Romans from Rome!” I can’t tell you how many times I have heard Roman friends make this declaration. And true or not (and it’s often not), it’s an incredibly common claim. What it means in the local vernacular is that one’s roots can be traced back at least seven generations in the city of […]

6 11, 2015

Fendi Funded Trevi Fountain Restoration Complete

November 6th, 2015|3 Comments

If you have every strolled through Rome, you may have noticed that the city’s fountains, church pediments, and palace facades are branded. The Pamphilj family’s dove with three fleurs-de-lis are splashed all over Piazza Navona […]