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Every six months or so, Eater asks me to contribute to their Heatmap column and weigh in on what’s hot in Rome right now. Unlike Eater’s native NYC, Rome’s restaurant scene doesn’t move a mile a minute, but there have been plenty of new openings recently. A few of them (see 1-3 on the Heatmap) are awesome, others are good (4, 5, 7 and 10), while some are sceney and only really interesting for their cocktails (8, 9). I cannot for the life of me comprehend why 6 is lavished with so much praise and attention considering its mediocre food, but it’s buzzy, so it made it to the Heatmap.
There are lots of new openings on the horizon (like Trapizzino in Ponte Milvio, scheduled to open in mid-December). But in the meantime, the only new or newish places you should drop everything and go eat immediately are Mazzo, DOL-ProLoco and Dall’Antò.
While my neighbors are losing their minds over the totally gross, dumb and boring Brasilian temaki joint that just opened in Monti, something actually important happened in our gastronomically overrated ‘hood. Dall’Antò, a shop specializing in rare breads and flatbreads made from heirloom wheats, chickpea (more…)
There is a widely held misconception that during the Christmas and New Year’s holidays, Rome’s restaurants shut down and people who don’t have the luxury of eating at home are left to scavenge for food wherever they can get it. While one should expect some venues to be closed and many to embrace limited (more…)
This week we hear from Cristina Bowerman, chef and owner of Glass, a one Michelin star restaurant in Trastevere. Bowerman is also the chef and owner at Romeo, which opened in Prati in November 2012. (more…)
In the latest collaborative effort between Parla Food and Kat Tan Conte of Zero the One, I visit my absolute favorite neighborhood in Rome for snacking and food shopping. The Trionfale district, which is located just north of the Vatican has stellar bakeries, a legendary pizza by the slice joint and the city’s best market.