Thursday, 31 October 2013

Restaurant recommendations in Rome this week

Italy is know for the quality of its food and we now have a great opportunity to discover the complexity  and variety of Italian food in a new complex called EATALY.
This complex on 4 floors is housed in the old Airport Train Terminal near Ostiense.

I had heard of it and wanted to see it for myself. WOW!!!!!! For those unfortunate ones who believe that Italian food is Spaghetti and meat balls or pizza and lasagna, EATALY will show you how uninformed you are.

The complex has 8 restaurants on various floors, showcasing specialities such as gelato, beef, poultry, game, fish, fried foods, breads, olive oils, coffee, wines, beers, cheeses, chocolates, nuts, truffles, hams, fresh vegetables and fruits etc... all produces in Italy, specifically for Italian cuisine.
You can shop for various products, samples in the various food stations where chefs will prepare dishes. The decor is ultra modern and the furniture and light fixtures are in the stylish modern style famous around the world as the signature of Italy. When I think of the kitschy so called Italian decor we have in Canada and the limited menu served in restaurants, EATALY will for sure change any misconception you might have. It is a MUST and should not be missed if you are in Rome.

  • Adresse : Piazzale XII Ottobre, 1492, Roma
    Téléphone :06 9027 9201

    Horaires d'ouverture :

    lundi10:00 – 00:00
    mardi10:00 – 00:00
    mercredi10:00 – 00:00
    jeudi10:00 – 00:00
    vendredi10:00 – 00:00
    samedi10:00 – 00:00
    dimanche10:00 – 00:00

    Another selection but this time in Trastevere, that area of Rome which sits next to the Vatican and at the foot of the Gianicolo Hill. Our B&B recommended a restaurant called
    MERIDIONALE on Via dei Fienaroli 30. Tel 06 5897196 their web site:  

    The food is exceptional it is one of those restaurants you remember years later as a great meal. Reasonably priced and great service. The kitchen has 2 chefs from Calabria and Sicily so the flavours are definitely southern and very nice. 

    We also went to CAFFÈ PROPAGANDA on Via Claudia15, web site

    This restaurant is near the Colloseum area. Very nice food and away from the silly tourists.

    We also had our breakfast and aperitivo every night at the BAYLON Caffè
    Via di San Francesco A Ripa 151, Trastevere. Great service, good food and great cocktails, live music, no tourists, all Italians.
    Web site:

    Little me in front of a beautiful Olive tree and the Basilica of St-John and St-Paul ( 2 obscure Roman Soldiers) built in 398 AD on the Celian Hill and Clivus Scauri. The basilica is built above a series of rooms which housed wild animals (Vivarium) a tunnel led them directly to the Collosseum. 


    1. I have never seen an olive tree before.
      You look relaxed. I was shocked at first; I don't recall ever seeing you so casually attired.

      1. Was I note casually dressed in Stratford?

      2. I remember you being quite dapper; probably in a suit for all I can remember, for my eyes were dazzled.