1 06, 2012

How to Approach Tipping in Rome, Revised

June 1st, 2012|Categories: Culture, Gastronomic Traditions, Restaurants, Rome & Lazio, Rome Dining Advice|27 Comments

It’s about that time. It’s been nearly a year since my last guide to tipping was published and what with the media frenzy surrounding the Zuckerbergs not tipping at Roman restaurants, now seemed like a good time to breach the subject again. […]

17 04, 2012

Big Menu Changes at Metamorfosi

April 17th, 2012|Categories: Food & Wine, Restaurants, Rome & Lazio, Rome Dining Advice|Tags: |6 Comments

Monday night I met my friend Marlène for dinner at Metamorfosi, a place I wrote about when it first opened in November 2010. We had an amazing dinner, the best meal yet from the kitchen of chef Roy Caceres and sous chef John Regefalk. You may know John from his own blog Caput Mundi Cibus [...]

15 08, 2011

Rome Dining Advice Inspired By Readers

August 15th, 2011|Categories: Culture, Fish, Food & Wine, Gastronomic Traditions, Pizza, Restaurants, Rome & Lazio, Rome Dining Advice, Sweets & Dessert, Wine & Spirits|4 Comments

I’ve had an avalanche of reader mail about dining in Rome this week and, while I don’t mind answering messages individually, I think sharing information is really important. I have listed some of this Q&A below so upcoming visitors to Rome can benefit. Feel free to add your own questions to the comments section and [...]

14 05, 2011

Eating and Drinking In Pigneto

May 14th, 2011|Categories: Beer, Food & Wine, Restaurants, Rome & Lazio, Rome Dining Advice|11 Comments

The city center of Rome is packed with terrible restaurants of varying quality. I’ve got a few favorites (Roscioli, L’Asino D’Oro, Il Pagliaccio), but, in general, I do most of my dining outside the center of town. I have a bike so it’s easy to get around, but visitors to Rome can count on relatively [...]