//Restaurants in Rome
24 09, 2016

Panificio Bonci in Rome’s Trionfale District

2017-02-17T15:14:47+01:00September 24th, 2016|Categories: Carbs, Food & Wine, Gastronomic Traditions, Pizza, Restaurants in Rome, Rome & Lazio|Tags: |1 Comment

Since opening in Rome's Trionfale district in November 2012, Panificio Bonci has been in my regular rotation of carb sources. I drop in for pizza by the slice, pizzette, and bread whenever I'm in the neighborhood. But Gabriele Bonci's eponymous bakery, which sells a range of sweet and savory items, isn't just a place to [...]

18 09, 2016

Roscioli Caffè in Rome’s Centro Storico

2017-02-17T15:14:47+01:00September 18th, 2016|Categories: Carbs, Cocktails, Food & Wine, Gastronomic Traditions, Restaurants in Rome, Rome & Lazio, Sweets & Dessert, Wine & Spirits|Tags: |3 Comments

  Roscioli Caffè is just the newest of the Roscioli spots in central Rome; the cobblestone streets west of Largo Argentina have been Roscioli turf for decades. The family's first venture here, Antico Forno Roscioli, which opened on Via dei Chiavari in 1972, still sells traditional breads and pizza by the slice for prices anyone [...]

26 06, 2016

Mordi e Vai 2.0 Opens in Rome’s San Giovanni District

2017-02-17T15:14:50+01:00June 26th, 2016|Categories: Food & Wine, Gastronomic Traditions, Offal, Recipes, Restaurants, Restaurants in Rome, Rome & Lazio, Rome on a Budget, Travel|Tags: |3 Comments

Just under 3 years ago, Mara Cipriani and Sergio Esposito opened Mordi e Vai, a sandwich stall in the Testaccio Market. At the time, the couple was taking a huge risk. Street food (Rome-inspired and otherwise) hadn't had its moment yet (today, a so-called "strit fud" trend is in full swing) but Mara and Sergio were banking [...]

27 03, 2016

Piatto Romano, Cucina Romana in Testaccio

2017-02-17T15:15:01+01:00March 27th, 2016|Categories: Carbs, Food & Wine, Gastronomic Traditions, Restaurants, Restaurants in Rome, Rome & Lazio|Tags: |2 Comments

Off all the districts in central Rome, Testaccio is the one best known as a bastion of local food culture--chalk it up to its ancient identity as a bustling marketplace for olive oil, its retired slaughterhouse, a lively produce market, and its many many restaurants serving the cucina romana. Rome-dwellers and visitors alike all have [...]

4 03, 2016

Les Vignerons Natural Wine Shop Moves to Trastevere

2017-02-17T15:15:03+01:00March 4th, 2016|Categories: Food & Wine, Restaurants in Rome, Rome & Lazio, Wine & Spirits|Tags: |1 Comment

Trastevere's wine scene just got a whole lot more interesting. For years, it has been dominated by Bernabei (not to be confused with the awesome norcino), a retailer and distributor that stocks boring and/or industrial wines and creates banal wine lists for many restaurants in the neighborhood. Bernabei's borderline monopoly isn't going anywhere, but at [...]

12 02, 2016

Armando Al Pantheon in Rome

2017-02-17T15:15:04+01:00February 12th, 2016|Categories: Food & Wine, Gastronomic Traditions, Interviews, Press & Articles, Restaurants, Restaurants in Rome, Rome & Lazio|Tags: |3 Comments

Claudio and his cookbook, which recounts the history of Armando al Pantheon through recipes. Claudio Gargioli is in his kitchen six days a week, buttoned into his graphite hued chef’s coat, occasionally emerging to greet regulars. You can see him from the dining room, moving around a broad iron stove, tossing pasta in warped aluminum [...]