Sciascia Caffè

Sciascia is an old and authentic Caffè in the middle of Prati, a kind of quiet neighborhood especially known for its expensive flats, the many offices that fill it, the closeness to the Vatican City and its increasing number of cool restaurants, wine bars and pubs. But Sciascia has been here since the construction of Prati. The finest selection of coffees, pastries and chocolates, also to buy and take home. Famous for their chocolate-coffee, a coffee …

Pizza Fritta Don, Trastevere

I discovered this place on my way home the other day, biking through Trastevere. They make one thing: fried pizza. They use the best ingredients, from San Marzano tomatoes to fresh buffalo mozzarella. They fry up the round or half-round pizzas on the spot. And best of all, the place is well designed and comfortable, right down to the cast iron water spigot where you can fill up a glass with Rome’s …

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 …