27 06, 2012

Filipino Fast Food in Rome

2017-02-17T15:17:56+00:00 June 27th, 2012|Categories: Food & Wine, Gastronomic Traditions, Rome & Lazio, Sweets & Dessert|16 Comments

Would you believe me if I told you some of Rome’s tastiest snacks are sold from a shopping bag in front of the Filipino Embassy? I speak the truth! I first heard about these treats from my friend Irene, who regularly passes said shopping bag on her way to her sommelier course in Montemario. [...]

26 06, 2012

La Barrique Reopens After Rennovations

2017-02-17T15:17:57+00:00 June 26th, 2012|Categories: Food & Wine, Restaurants, Rome & Lazio, Wine & Spirits|0 Comments

One of Rome’s best wine bars has reopened after a four-month renovation period. La Barrique, which is located on Via del Boschetto in Monti, reopened in May and the brighter, minimalist decor isn’t the only thing that is different. They have also added a kitchen, so in addition to their previous offerings […]

25 06, 2012

Il Bananito, Fast Food and Juice in Rome

2017-02-17T15:17:57+00:00 June 25th, 2012|Categories: Culture, Food & Wine, Gastronomic Traditions, Restaurants, Restaurants in Rome, Rome & Lazio|Tags: |2 Comments

UPDATE: IL BANANITO HAS CLOSED I can’t eat the tasting menu at Glass or a heap of burrata at Roscioli every day. As much as I love both, I wouldn’t want to. I love simple, cheap fast food*, too. And Rome has plenty of it. The Esquiline district, in particular, is crowded with international food [...]

20 06, 2012

La Pratolina, Pinsa in Prati

2017-02-17T15:17:58+00:00 June 20th, 2012|Categories: Carbs, Food & Wine, Pizza, Rome & Lazio|Tags: |6 Comments

Apologies in advance for the atrocious iPhone photos and short post. It has been a loooong week (and it’s only Tuesday). I seriously don’t know how I have managed to not keel over in the oppressive Roman heat! But I digress…La Pratolina, a pizzeria in Prati, was recommend to me by reader Max, who is [...]

14 06, 2012

V-ice Gelateria To Open in Central Rome

2017-02-17T15:17:58+00:00 June 14th, 2012|Categories: Gelato, Rome & Lazio|6 Comments

Less than a month ago, I wrote that central Rome has few really high quality gelato shops. I think I can now eat my words after the opening of Fatamorgana in Piazza degli Zingari and the imminent arrival of Fabio D’Angelantonio’s V-ice near Largo Argentina, which is set to open in a couple of weeks. [...]

11 06, 2012

Mercato di Testaccio Closes for Good

2017-02-17T15:17:59+00:00 June 11th, 2012|Categories: Culture, Food & Wine, Gastronomic Traditions, Rome & Lazio|9 Comments

On Saturday June 9, it finally happened. The Mercato di Testaccio, a nearly century-old institution, saw its last day of operation. The controversial closure will be followed by relocation to the Nuovo Mercato di Testaccio in an aesthetically offensive space a few blocks away. Reports state the new market will open on […]

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