Rhinoceros Entr’acte: The Rooftop Restaurant of Palazzo Rhinoceros of Alda Fendi Esperimenti in Rome

Inspired by the atmosphere of Out of Africa, a novel written by Karen Blixen, Rhinoceros Entr’acte is the restaurant of the six-storey Palazzo Rhinoceros of the Alda Fendi Esperimenti Foundation. The historical building sitting next to the only surviving 4th century quadrifrons triumphal arch in Rome, the Arch of Janus, was redesigned inside by award-winning…

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An Italian Culinary Journey That Highlights Piedmont at Ditirambo Restaurant in Rome

Signifying a poem in praise of wine and love in Italian literature, Ditirambo, as the name means, is a restaurant that attributes its kitchen to the love of Italian food and wine. Born in 1996 from the value of good eating and drinking, partners Beatrice Gazzelloni, Edoardo “Dado” Micozzi, who had had experience at Roman…

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The Meat Market Doubles in Rome: The Second Restaurant Opens in Piazza Bologna

More knives are sharpened, roaring fires are lighted up in more grills, tables are set up and cutlery is polished. Having experienced success in the Testaccio district of Rome, The Meat Market owners Anita Nuzzi and Vito Fiusco decided to expand and open a new branch across the city in the Nomentano district. Considered as…

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A Touch of New Nordic Cuisine at Carter Oblio Restaurant in Rome

An opening of a restaurant in the midst of the pandemic when the food sector is in a cumbersome period takes a robustness in conviction. Chef Ciro Alberto Cucciniello had a lot of keenness in taking out his idea of contemporary cooking. With the support of life partner Joana Razmyte who directs the dining room,…

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Slow Food Roman Cuisine at Hosteria Grappolo d’Oro in Rome

Hosteria Grappolo d’Oro, a restaurant located in Piazza della Cancelleria and just a few meters from Campo de’Fiori and Piazza Navona, is dedicated to traditional Roman dishes. Having a very central position in the touristic route, Grappolo d’Oro defies the stereotype image of a tourist trap an assuring principle of utilizing excellent quality with the…

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The Contemporary and Classic Coastal Cuisine of Abruzzo at Ristorante al Metrò

The Fossaceca brothers, Nicola and Antonio, grew up experiencing life in their parents’ small pastry shop and because of this influential episode in their lives, they were enlightened to open a restaurant that expresses their own idea of cuisine and hospitality in 1999. Al Metrò was born in the premises of their family’s pastry shop…

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Enoteca Il Piccolo: 40 Years of Wine, Food and Conviviality in Rome

Once upon a time, forty years ago, a small enoteca was born at number 74 Via del Governo Vecchio. Enoteca Il Piccolo became a cradle of conviviality at the Parione, the historical sixth district of Rome. The position is perfect for passersby, especially the curious tourists for its proximity to Piazza Navona and Campo de’Fiori.…

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Decades of Highlighting Marchegian Cuisine at Ristorante Cavallini in San Severino di Marche

Brothers Luca and Simone Cavallini, chef and sommelier respectively, continue to accommodate their guests at Ristorante Cavallini in the town of San Severino di Marche in Central Italy. Going towards its 28th year from the time they opened it in 1993, the restaurant has taken the culinary tradition of the region to a level of…

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Tre Olivi Ristorante in Paestum, Italy: A Contemporary Tribute to the Mediterranean Diet

Paestum was a major ancient city of the Magna Graecia on the Tyrrhenian coast, which has a great historic meaning to the modern period for its three well-preserved ancient temples in the Doric order dating back from 550 to 450 BC surrounded by the ancient city walls. Capaccio Paestum, the modern town that lies directly…

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Sintesi Restaurant: It’s Not Just About Porchetta in Ariccia

Its concept of contemporary seafood cuisine is atypical to an area best known for the famous porchetta and a myriad of fraschette (simple and rustic local restaurants) where they are consumed with quantities of the local Castelli Romani wines. With just 30 kilometers of distance from Rome, Ariccia is the destination to head to when…

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The Grand Brunch Tour of Queen Makeda Grand Pub in Rome

With the post lockdown rules, we continue to adapt to the “new normal”. If cocktails and dinners in restaurants and bars are temporarily ceased, proposals for lunches on weekdays and brunches on weekends have become the strongest features of going out to eat. A big number of restaurants are offering weekend brunches at the capital…

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Three Generations of Italian Tradition at Ristorante Bruno ai Quattro Venti in Rome

Alessandro Rotilio, the third generation of the restaurant Bruno ai Quattro Venti continues what his grandfather and mother believe in serving at their restaurant: genuine cuisine and remaining faithful to tradition without failing to give the quality that Italy is known for. Bruno ai Quattri Venti opened its doors for the first time in 1962…

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Low Alcohol Good Morning Cocktails at Treefolk’s Public House in Rome

Just two months after its doors opened in a particularly challenging moment, Treefolk’s Public House continues to reveal its layers of surprises. With yet another tough set of DPCM Anti-Covid regulations obligating restaurants and bars to close at 18:00, the people of Treefolk’s came up with quite an inviting proposal. They lowered the alcohol content…

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Weekend Brunch and All Day Cocktails at The Court of Palazzo Manfredi in Rome

Just a little over a year from its opening, The Court, the exclusive cocktail bar of Palazzo Manfredi of the Manfredi Fine Hotels Collection group continues to lavish its guests with the signature cocktails of internationally-renowned mixologist Matteo Zed accompanied by a selection of dishes by Executive Chef Giuseppe Di Iorio, Sous Chef Fabio Sangiovanni…

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Alfredo alla Scrofa in Rome: Tradition and Innovation with Chef Mirko Moglioni

Seasonality, balance and positivity. These are the key ingredients in the menu of Alfredo alla Scrofa according to co-owner Mario Mozzetti, who runs the restaurant made famous by the Fettuccine Alfredo together with Veronica Salvatori. In line with the restaurant’s metamorphosis of physical and philosophical approach to cooking, the restaurant’s new chef, Mirko Moglioni, who…

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