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22 01, 2016

My Guide to Eating & Drinking in Rome 2016 Edition

January 22nd, 2016|14 Comments

With a city nicknamed Caput Mundi—Capital of the World—it’s only natural that Romans are accustomed to seeing their home as unrivaled in matters of history, culture, and food. And while it's true that traditional local cuisine holds a sacred place at the table, the Rome is hardly impervious to change. The city’s classics, from carbonara to [...]

20 01, 2016

Tasting Rome Available for Pre-Order

January 20th, 2016|2 Comments

Mamma Parla wants you to buy this book. Please don't make Mamma Parla sad. It's been a long couple of years, folks. If you happen to have noticed the frenzy of activity on the blog lately (ie, more than a post a month) that's because I am enjoying the first free time that I have [...]

19 01, 2016

Taki Japanese Restaurant in Rome’s Prati District

January 19th, 2016|1 Comment

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 [...]

10 01, 2016

Janta Fast Food in Rome’s Piazza Vittorio

January 10th, 2016|7 Comments

Janta Fast Food, the Indian cafeteria and takeaway joint former known as Kabir Fast Food, is delicious. They serve curries, lentil stews, and many vegetarian/vegan dishes in an extremely basic dining room just off Piazza Vittorio. Unlike a lot of the pricey Indian places in nearby Monti, this budget-oriented spot serves food on metal trays--an upgrade [...]

6 01, 2016

Secondo Tradizione Opens Near the Vatican

January 6th, 2016|4 Comments

2015 was a rough year for new restaurant openings in Rome. And not because there weren't many. On the contrary--and in spite of the ongoing crippling economic crisis--loads of new spots opened, but they were mostly very bad, boring, or pointless. In 2015, Rome welcomed approximately 24,000 fake ass French neo-bistros, each an equally bad [...]