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carbonara roscioli

No single venue earns me more love letters and hate mail than Roscioli, the family-owned gourmet food shop/wine bar/restaurant in Rome’s historic center. I get it. The place is not for beginners and most of its menu items are superfluous. If you’re looking for a Roman trattoria with simple food and quaint (more…)

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Rome has its share of dimly conceived and poorly executed dining events that only seem interesting in a relative sense. Leave it to chefs Domenico Cortese and Sofie Wochner to change the game. Their brand new pop-up, The Eatery, is

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pannicolo di cavallo
Pannicolo di cavallo.

Allow me to preface this post with an apology: Jess, I promised you I wouldn’t write about this place. I held off as long as I could. I cannot keep restaurant secrets. Sorry, friend. Next meal’s on me. (more…)

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Photo: Luciano Furia

Pizza is never just pizza. There is history, culture and politics woven into its glutinous strands. And in Caiazzo, a once-declining village in Campania’s Alto Casertano sub-region 50 km from Naples, pizza is life. The deity in this analogy is Franco Pepe, a tall, lean vision in white widely recognized as Italy’s (hence (more…)

mazzo fooders

Over the past few years, the number of places in the center of Rome worthy of your time, taste buds and money have sadly dwindled. Armando al Pantheon, Roscioli (if you order properly), Enoteca Provincia Romana and a small handful of others are still on point, but diners in the know have long since abandoned (more…)