/Restaurants
22 06, 2017

A Pizza Crawl of Rome For Lucky Peach

June 22nd, 2017|Categories: Carbs, Food & Wine, Pizza, Restaurants, Rome & Lazio, Rome on a Budget|2 Comments

I really, really love pizza. Deeply. So you can imagine my joy when Lucky Peach asked me to document a pizza crawl of Rome for them, highlighting my favorite pizzas and styles. I was equally excited to collaborate Gabriele Stabile, a photographer whose work I have enjoyed for years. Gabri and I spent many hours traversing the city and ate over a dozen [...]

15 02, 2017

Eating in Rome on a Sunday

February 15th, 2017|Categories: Food & Wine, Restaurants, Rome & Lazio, Rome Dining Advice|41 Comments

UPDATED FOR 2017: Every Sunday I run into the same predicament. I want to eat a really good meal out, but somehow during the week I've forgotten how tough it is to get a last minute table. Inevitably I scramble for reservations and try to accommodate my increasingly picky palate. Don't make my habitual error; [...]

2 01, 2017

Where to Eat & Drink in Rome in 2017

January 2nd, 2017|Categories: Food & Wine, Gastronomic Traditions, Pizza, Restaurants, Rome & Lazio, Rome Dining Advice|26 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 [...]

5 12, 2016

Settimio al Pellegrino, A Roman Relic

December 5th, 2016|Categories: Food & Wine, Gastronomic Traditions, Restaurants, Restaurants in Rome, Rome & Lazio|Tags: |5 Comments

Note: On Sunday December 5, CNN broadcast a stunning Rome episode of Parts Unknown in which Anthony Bourdain and Asia Argento go to a trattoria, which they do not name. It's Settimio. Sorry for the spoiler but I don't believe in depriving Mario and Teresa of business through exclusion :) Watch the episode it is [...]

30 11, 2016

La Punta Serves Mexico-Inspired Food and Drinks in Trastevere

November 30th, 2016|Categories: Cocktails, Food & Wine, Restaurants, Restaurants in Rome, Rome & Lazio, Wine & Spirits|Tags: |0 Comments

When it opened in mid-September, La Punta Expendio de Agave instantly became my go-to spot for aperitivo. Mind you, the recently inaugurated Mexico-inspired bar and restaurant doesn't serve the type of aperitivo that its neighbors in Trastevere sling to attract budget conscious and flavor neutral patrons (ie, troughs of under-seasoned room temperature carbs with a [...]

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 [...]

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