25 12, 2013

Gelato in Rome, A Savory Year-Round Treat

December 25th, 2013|Categories: Culture, Gelato, Rome & Lazio, Rome on a Budget, Sweets & Dessert, Travel|1 Comment

Gelato, long associated with hot Roman summers, has become a year-round treat in the Italian capital's all-natural shops. The city's artisans turn to savory flavors, often paired with alcohol, to entice customers. More in this weekend's New York Times.

21 12, 2013

Bonci Opens La Pizza del Teatro in Central Rome

December 21st, 2013|Categories: Carbs, Food & Wine, Pizza, Restaurants, Restaurants in Rome, Rome & Lazio, Rome on a Budget|Tags: |4 Comments

UPDATE: In Bonci’s absence, the quality of pizza here has rapidly dropped. After two bad experiences, I have removed this pizzeria from my food tour of the Centro Storico. […]

19 12, 2013

Trapizzino Opens in Ponte Milvio

December 19th, 2013|Categories: Carbs, Food & Wine, Restaurants, Restaurants in Rome, Rome & Lazio, Rome on a Budget|Tags: |2 Comments

My dad, the hand trapizzino model. It has appeared on menus in Testaccio, Prati, Nomentano, Madison Square Park and Brooklyn. But now, Stefano Callegari’s Roman street food invention, the trapizzino, finally has a home of its own in Piazzale Ponte Milvio. Callegari and his business partners inaugurated Trapizzino in northern Rome on Friday December [...]

18 12, 2013

Where to Drink Cocktails in Rome

December 18th, 2013|Categories: Rome & Lazio, Wine & Spirits|5 Comments

Over the past year and a half–and during the past month, in particular–Rome’s cocktail culture has been completely transformed. For ages, Romans were content to drink watered down Spritzes and sacherine mojitos, while tourists drank pricey, mediocre cocktails in hotel bars. A properly made drink was […]

13 12, 2013

Co.So. Cocktails & Social Opens in Pigneto

December 13th, 2013|Categories: Rome & Lazio, Wine & Spirits|1 Comment

A few nights ago while shooting episodes 2 and 3 of “Katie Parla’s Rome” (you can watch episode 1 here), my fearless collaborator Kat and I dropped in on Valerio at Birra +, the only truly stellar place to drink on bar-filled Via del Pigneto. While we lamented the abysmal quality of beverages served in [...]

6 12, 2013

New Openings in Rome

December 6th, 2013|Categories: Food & Wine, Restaurants, Rome & Lazio|0 Comments

Every six months or so, Eater asks me to contribute to their Heatmap column and weigh in on what's hot in Rome right now. Unlike Eater's native NYC, Rome's restaurant scene doesn't move a mile a minute, but there have been plenty of new openings recently. A few of them (see 1-3 on the Heatmap) [...]