//Restaurants in Rome
14 12, 2016

Gazometro 38 Pizzeria in Ostiense

2017-03-16T13:42:17+01:00December 14th, 2016|Categories: Carbs, Food & Wine, Pizza, Restaurants in Rome, Rome & Lazio|Tags: |1 Comment

Margherita UPDATE: The pizzaiolo has left Gazometro 38 and has moved to Mercato Centrale. The new pizzeria is experiencing some growing pains--four days after opening I was served a partially raw pie--but I will be monitoring the situation. Since Eataly opened in 2012, the Ostiense district has been booming and the newly invigorated [...]

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 [...]

29 09, 2016

Pergamino Caffè, Third Wave Coffee in Rome

2017-02-17T15:14:47+01:00September 29th, 2016|Categories: Culture, Food & Wine, Restaurants in Rome, Rome & Lazio|Tags: |8 Comments

Wherever you go in Rome--or Italy for that matter--a cheap coffee made with beans of anonymous provenance and dubious quality is never far away. Ubiquitous espresso-based drinks are so popular because, aside from the cultural tradition and obvious addictive nature of caffeinated beverages, they are quick and cheap. They offer a morning pick-me-up or a [...]