/Rome & Lazio
16 12, 2020

Sara Cicolini’s Rigatoni all’Amatriciana

2020-12-16T03:24:40+01:00December 16th, 2020|Categories: Abruzzo, Food & Wine, Recipes, Restaurants, Rome & Lazio|1 Comment

Last year I covered Sarah Cicolini's Roman trattoria Santo Palato for Australian Gourmet Traveller, one of my favorite magazines to contribute toe. The article included 7 recipes that the Abruzzo-born chef serves in her adopted city, including some of the Italian capital's classics. She says of her version of amatriciana, "There's no one recipe; everyone [...]

17 01, 2020

New Tour Alert: Vineyard Visit to Cantina Ribelà Near Rome

2020-02-23T05:10:59+01:00January 17th, 2020|Categories: Food & Wine, Rome & Lazio, Wine & Spirits|0 Comments

All new for 2020, my friend and colleague Maurizio Di Franco and I are collaborating on a super fun vineyard excursion from Rome to one of our favorite places just outside of town, Cantina Ribelà. Maurizio is a certified sommelier (you may know him from tastings at Vino Roma) and he has been providing food [...]

18 12, 2019

Where to Eat & Drink & Shop for Food in Rome in 2020

2020-03-03T07:26:21+01:00December 18th, 2019|Categories: Food & Wine, Gastronomic Traditions, Pizza, Restaurants, Rome & Lazio, Rome Dining Advice|42 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 [...]

30 11, 2019

Where to Eat and Drink in Rome During the Holidays

2019-11-30T21:25:12+01:00November 30th, 2019|Categories: Food & Wine, Gastronomic Traditions, Rome & Lazio|80 Comments

  UPDATED FOR 2019/2020! There is a widely held misconception that during the Christmas and New Year’s holidays, Rome’s restaurants shut down and people who don’t have the luxury of eating at home are left to scavenge for food wherever they can get it. While one should expect some venues to be closed and many to [...]

23 07, 2019

Where to Eat in Rome in August 2019

2019-07-23T16:46:17+02:00July 23rd, 2019|Categories: Carbs, Food & Wine, Gastronomic Traditions, Restaurants, Rome & Lazio, Wine & Spirits|67 Comments

UPDATED FOR 2019: Visiting Rome in August used to mean eating badly or seldom, but things have changed in recent years (sadly due to the mounting economic crisis which no longer permits many businesses to shutter for a month) and now gastronomic-minded visitors need not compromise. Some great restaurants in Rome will be open for [...]

19 06, 2018

Guide to the Best Gelato in Rome, Updated Summer 2018

2018-06-27T20:20:07+02:00June 19th, 2018|Categories: Food & Wine, Gelato, Rome & Lazio, Rome Dining Advice, Travel|43 Comments

Update: My guide to the best gelato in Rome was updated for the summer of 2018. In Rome, eating gelato is a year-round ritual, and since the temperatures have soared recently, the city is officially in high gelato season and I am on my 2-scoops-a-day diet. On that note, I think an update of my [...]