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


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 on a new kind of budget-conscious dining. Their gamble paid off and now Mordi e Vai is the busiest stall in the Testaccio Market and it has paved the way for about a dozen other takeaway joints  (though none are nearly as good). Two weeks ago, Mordi e Vai 2.0 opened on Via Appia Nuova 211, not far from San Giovanni and Piazza Re di Roma.

Unlike the Testaccio location, which closes at 2:00pm, the new location is open from 8:00am until 10:00pm, Monday to Saturday. Mordi e Vai 2.0 serves the same offal-rich, carniverous menu testaccini know and love: sandwiches filled with tongue, brisket, tripe, meatballs, and more.

Read more about Mordi e Vai on Saveur.com and in the magazine (including recipes for picchiapò, polpette di bollito, and fegato alla macellara).


  1. Lynda Switzer June 26, 2016 at 10:07 am - Reply

    Thanks for the reminder. Will definitely be there! 🙂

  2. Jaime August 3, 2016 at 6:15 pm - Reply

    Hi Katie, thanks for the info. Here now and the address is 221, not 211.

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