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Flavio al Velavevodetto’s Pasta Secrets Revealed

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Flavio De Maio, a tech executive and enthusiastic home cook turned professional chef, opened Flavio al Velavevodetto in Testaccio after a 7 year tenure in the kitchen at Felice nearby. Since striking out on his own in 2009, Flavio has earned a reputation as a master of the cucina romana and is known for his beautifully balanced local dishes.

His secret for pasta classics like Cacio e Pepe, Gricia, and Ajo, Ojo, e Peperoncino is in the liberal use of starchy pasta water, which acts as an emulsifier in some cases and as a method of marrying flavors in others. In this week’s NYT Magzine, Mark Bittman shares Flavio’s recipes (full article here), so you can reproduce them at home. For the scoop on Flavio’s spectacular Carbonara, however, you’ll have to wait until Tasting Rome is published next year:)

2017-02-17T15:15:50+00:00 March 19th, 2015|Categories: Carbs, Recipes, Restaurants, Rome & Lazio|3 Comments


  1. Kara April 1, 2015 at 11:00 pm - Reply

    Yum! Make me want to go back. I took a food tour with this place: foodtoursofnaples.com. So good! Mouthwatering pasta, fish, pizza.. and don’t get me started on the desserts.

  2. Kara April 1, 2015 at 11:00 pm - Reply

    Oh how I miss visiting Italy. I took a food tour with my family with this company: foodtoursofnaples.com. So much fun, and the food was incredible. So much authentic pizza, fish, pasta, and really drool-worthy desserts… Yum

  3. Phyllis@Oracibo May 5, 2015 at 12:55 am - Reply

    My mouth is watering! I can hardly wait to be in Rome in the fall and Flavio’s is almost at the top of our list along with the gnocchi at L’Archelango! Roma, here we come! Even though I make all of these sauces and they work out very well…enjoying good ones in Rome is something we would not miss out on!

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