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This year Pasticceria Regoli marks its 100 year anniversary. Regoli opened in 1916 when the current owner’s grandparents moved to Rome from Tuscany. They slowly transitioned from charcoal sales to food service and today the pasticceria is one of the few traditional, quality shops left in Rome. Don’t miss their maritozzi con panna, bavaresi, or strawberry tarts!

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Janta Fast Food, the Indian cafeteria and takeaway joint former known as Kabir Fast Food, is delicious. They serve curries, lentil stews, and many vegetarian/vegan dishes in an extremely basic dining room just off Piazza Vittorio. Unlike a lot of the pricey Indian places in nearby Monti, this budget-oriented spot serves (more…)


2015 was a rough year for new restaurant openings in Rome. And not because there weren’t many. On the contrary–and in spite of the ongoing crippling economic crisis–loads of new spots opened, but they were mostly very bad, boring, or pointless. In 2015, Rome welcomed approximately 24,000 fake ass French neo-bistros (more…)

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One of my supreme joys in life is collaborating with friends to create delicious food and beverage experiences. Two highlights of 2015 were doing a dinner series with the Vetri Family in Philly and a Rome-themed pizza and craft beer party with the team at Boulder’s Pizzeria Locale. It’s such a thrill to (more…)

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Although Rome’s street vendors sell chestnuts of mysterious provenance from makeshift roasters year-round, the season for local chestnuts begins in the fall when Italy’s various varieties are harvested, then stored or prepared for future use. Throughout the winter, you will find sweet and savory preparations at bakeries and sweet shops all over town. I shared 5 of my favorite ways to enjoy chestnuts in Rome with Food & Wine here.