/Markets
6 10, 2016

Where to Eat and Shop in Rome’s Esquilino District

October 6th, 2016|Categories: Culture, Food & Wine, Gastronomic Traditions, Markets, Restaurants, Rome & Lazio, Rome Dining Advice, Rome on a Budget, Travel|1 Comment

The highly anticipated Mercato Centrale food hall (above) opened on a sketchy stretch of Via Giolitti on the southern side of Rome's Stazione Termini yesterday. The location, detached from the station's tracks and main concourse, will likely be the biggest obstacle the market faces. Termini is a real nightmare and no sane person enjoys sticking [...]

5 10, 2016

Mercato Centrale Roma Opens at Stazione Termini

October 5th, 2016|Categories: Food & Wine, Markets, Restaurants, Restaurants in Rome, Rome & Lazio, Travel|0 Comments

Mercato Centrale Roma opens at 6:00pm today in Stazione Termini, the city's main train terminal. The new venture by Florentine businessman Umberto Montano, which is modeled on the Mercato Centrale in Florence, will be open daily from 7:00am until midnight and will host branded stalls, a shopping area, a cafe, a wine bar, and a [...]

10 02, 2016

Rome’s Essential Dishes

February 10th, 2016|Categories: Blog, Food & Wine, Fried Foods, Markets, Meat, Offal, Pizza, Pork, Restaurants, Rome & Lazio, Rome Dining Advice, Sweets & Dessert|5 Comments

Whether you're in Rome for 24 hours or 24 years, it's essential to know exactly what to order. There may not be anything spontaneous or whimsical about planning exactly what you're going to eat in advance, but trust me what I tell you it is a critical feature of eating well in the Italian capital. [...]

31 10, 2015

Halloween at Mercato di Testaccio

October 31st, 2015|Categories: Markets, Rome on a Budget|3 Comments

Daniele Sartor grilling at last month’s special opening. I’m not so into Halloween. I do love sweets and normally I’m on board for any activity that may result in piles of bite sized Milky Ways. But I hate dressing up. Ask Mamma Parla: I wore my travel soccer uniform as my costume for from 1990 [...]

19 09, 2015

Da Artenio in Rome’s Testaccio Market

September 19th, 2015|Categories: Food & Wine, Markets, Restaurants in Rome, Rome & Lazio, Rome on a Budget|Tags: |6 Comments

If you’re curious how, in spite of intense daily exercise, I keep my BMI right around (emphasis on “round”) 26, it’s simple: I eat pizza for breakfast, lunch and dinner. My source for the most important meal of the day? That depends. Some mornings I find myself in the centro storico where countless Romans scarf [...]

20 03, 2015

The New Testaccio Market

March 20th, 2015|Categories: Gastronomic Traditions, Markets, Rome & Lazio, Travel, Videos|4 Comments

The nearly three year old Testaccio Market is new by Roman standards. When it opened in the summer of 2012, fans of the original market were skeptical of the modern space that had moved away from Piazza Testaccio in the heart of the district. The inauguration of an American budget steakhouse and terrible sushi restaurant [...]

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