A place with interesting character where good food remains to be the protagonist throughout the years. Between the desire to give their best and the amiable nature that the owners give, Centopercento Gusto is quite a pleasant place to head to if your appetite wants something scrumptious. Restaurateur Marco Pasquali wants to convey a cuisine with expressive flavors ranging from traditional to more complex dishes in a place where his clients can stay well, where food is the main focus and paralleled with the selection of wine and comfort of staying in a welcoming environment. He and his wife Barbara Barattelli divide their responsibilities between the kitchen and the dining area. Being a chef himself, he takes care of the kitchen with the execution of Chef Mattia Chellini while the dining room is directed by Barbara with the help of Andrea Simotti. Teamwork and right direction paved the way to their continued success since their opening in 2015. The restaurant is located in the heart of the city at Via Giuseppe Garibaldi, just a few steps from the main square, Piazza Vittorio Emanuele II. Aside from indoors, outdoor dining is also available with a charming setting.
The kitchen is strictly involved with raw materials that embody quality and seasonality. The proposals cater to a diversity of palate for those who want to stay rooted to the traditional Italian recipes and those who are inclined to enjoy a bit of innovation in flavors. Gourmet starter dishes like the Wagyu Meatballs with 36-month old Parmigiano Reggiano Cream and Fresh Black Truffles, Tuna Tataki with Raspberries and Shrimp Tartare with Buffalo Mozzarella and Orange are just some of the entries that are worth trying. Pasta dishes like Cacio e Pepe with Anchovies and Zucchini Blossoms is a delicious proposal. With the last year’s lockdown and their step towards an easier menu, their gourmet burgers have received a great reception both from old and new clients. Do try their bestsellers, the Polpo (Octopus) Burger and the Wagyu Burger at €14 and €13.50 respectively. Price range per entry is between €10 to €14 including the burgers and the desserts at around €6.
Apart from being a restaurant, they also produce preserved vegetables made using only raw materials grown at kilometer zero in farms located in Rieti and neighboring town Cittaducale where the cultivation methods are natural. The cooking takes place with steam at 60°C, the pasteurization is carried out at 85°C, all in order not to stress the food and to maintain flavor and crunchiness. These products can be ordered online (watch out for their Facebook page when it’s up) or phone them to see how you can get them.
Address: Via Giuseppe Garibaldi, 272
02100, Rieti (RI), Italy
Tel: +39 0746 760480
Open daily for cocktails and dinner except Sundays