Mercato Centrale

Earlier this month Rome gained a fantastic new gastronomic venue, right inside Termini Station. In the historic Mazzoniana wing of the station no less, where the great Cappa Mazzoniana, a kind of massive fireplace hood in Portoghese marble, designed by architect Angiolo Mazzoni in the 1930s. It would be demeaning (although perhaps helpful) to call this a “food court”. After all, the food is by Rome’s best chefs, such as bread by Gabriele Bonci and cheeses from Beppe e i suoi Formaggi. The setting is aesthetically on target, as are the creative graphics, succeeding in the efforts to convey a feel of hip urban marketplace.
Open from 7:00 am ’til midnight every day, this is definitely worth a stopover. Or even a trip of its own. www.mercatocentrale.it/roma/(coming soon)

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