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Mazzo’s Menu Gets a Makeover


At Mazzo in Rome’s eastern periphery, Francesca Barreca and Marco Baccanelli, a young couple collectively known as “The Fooders”, have introduced major improvements to their beer, wine and spirits list, as well as changes to their menu. Their neo-trattoria, which opened in Rome’s Centocelle district in 2013, has steered away from their previous small plates format since September and embraced a more structured, traditional approach to dining, offering a selection of starters, pastas, and main courses. The daily menu is printed on a chalkboard-clad wall and, depending on the sesason, diners may find sweetbreads with panettone, mezze maniche with an onion and beef sauce, fried beef neck nuggets or tripe with tomato, pecorino and mint. Think Italian soul food with a few international twists like pork belly with Chinese five spice.

Recently, Mazzo began serving cocktails, although the selection is limited exclusively to gin & tonics. The wine and beer list, once seriously lacking, is now rounded out and well suited to the menu. Their signature dessert, Mississippi Mud Pie, layers brownie, whipped cream and cacao. It is far from Roman, but purely satisfying. One feature of dining at Mazzo that hasn’t changed is the long wait between ordering and receiving food, which on two separate occasions contributed to a bit more of a beer buzz than I had bargained for.


Via delle Rose 54
00171 Roma
+39 0664962847

2017-02-17T15:16:00+00:00 January 9th, 2015|Categories: Restaurants, Restaurants in Rome, Rome & Lazio, Wine & Spirits|Tags: |4 Comments


  1. Briton Williams January 11, 2015 at 9:50 pm - Reply

    We were the group of 8 that sat at dinner jan 1 w y’all at Mazzo. We appreciate
    The input you gave us. Several of our group went to Florence later in
    The week and ate at one of the restaurants you mentioned in your blog.
    Keep up the good work. Hope to get back to Rome w/n the next
    Couple of years and will look forward to reading what places you recommend eating then.

    Happy new year from South Carolina. Briton

  2. Maria K January 17, 2015 at 12:27 am - Reply

    I made a reservation and i Will visit this restaurant tomorrow night with my boyfriend and i am very excited because as i can see it will be delicious !
    Maria K
    CEO http://www.airlineticketsnow.com

  3. Alexa~FurnishMyWay January 22, 2015 at 9:29 pm - Reply

    Wow! After reading that posts and the comment by Briton Williams, I am definitely interested in going to this restaurant and experience the dining first hand! From what I’ve read, you suggest fantastic places to eat. I am very much interested and excited about trying everything you suggest. Thanks so much for sharing!

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