/Restaurants
5 12, 2016

Settimio al Pellegrino, A Roman Relic

2017-02-17T15:14:45+01:00December 5th, 2016|Categories: Food & Wine, Gastronomic Traditions, Restaurants, Restaurants in Rome, Rome & Lazio|Tags: |6 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

2017-02-17T15:14:45+01:00November 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

2017-02-17T15:14:46+01:00October 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

2017-02-17T15:14:46+01:00October 5th, 2016|Categories: Food & Wine, Markets, Restaurants, Restaurants in Rome, Rome & Lazio, Travel|1 Comment

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 [...]

18 09, 2016

Where to Eat and Drink in Modena, Italy

2017-02-17T15:14:47+01:00September 18th, 2016|Categories: Food & Wine, Gastronomic Traditions, Restaurants, Travel|0 Comments

A few weeks ago, I was deep into a much-needed holiday when I got literally the only job proposal that could distract me from days dedicated to nurturing an intense and gorgeous tan (my fellow Italian American New Jerseyans will understand the supreme importance of this summertime pursuit). The pitch: come to Modena for 10 days [...]

11 08, 2016

Food & Wine: Rome Restaurants’ New Takes on the Classics

2017-02-17T15:14:49+01:00August 11th, 2016|Categories: Recipes, Restaurants, Rome & Lazio|0 Comments

Rome is a city enamored with its past. From the outside, it might look like a place that rejects trends and approaches innovations with suspicion. But for a little over 27 centuries, Roman cuisine has been evolving slowly, drawing on local ingredients while being gently coaxed forward by culinary trendsetters in restaurant kitchens. These days, [...]