Monti just keeps getting more interesting. After the recent openings on Via dei Serpenti, the zone can now add an urban farming shop to its commercial ranks. Aromaticus, which is located on via Urbana, sells aromatic plants, edible flowers (by special order only), and an assortment of farming implements that make growing you own food in an urban environment a little bit easier.
At the moment, you can find herbs, sprouts, and small pepper plants already potted and ready to take home. There are also exotic salts and peppers, growing bags, tools and planting accessories.
Stop by and have a chat with owners Luca, previously of Open Baladin, and his partner Francesca, formerly of Open Colonna. They can give advice, consult on your home garden, or make special orders for plants or flowers not available in the shop.
From 1pm, Aromaticus serves aromatic salads (€6), steak tartare (€8 for 150g), and carpaccio plates. The meat is from the ultra lean Fassona breed from Piedmont, but it is sourced through Bottega Liberati in Rome.
Drop in and see how you, too, can grow your own. Aromaticus is located at Via Urbana 143 and is open Tuesday-Sunday 10-21:30 (schedule on their website is not correct at the moment), though they are considering staying open later on Friday and Saturday evenings. You can follow Luca and Francesca’s nascent blog here.
via Urbana 134 (Monti)