Banco

“This is not traditional food, this is a contortion of street food: Everything that is bad for you, we make good for you. We’re a hybrid model: The production is gourmet because everything is made by hand, however the restaurant is fast, with food prepared for you as you order.”  -Richard Thomas Ercolani, Not all […]

Cucina & Vista at Barcaccia

The Fontana della Barcaccia sits in the center of one of the most famous (and indeed touristy) squares in Rome, Piazza di Spagna. Nestled between the historic Babington’s Tea Room, a 19th Century meeting place with a penchant for English high tea and the Keats-Shelley Memorial House, the fountain occupies a picturesque spot of prime […]

Ginger Bistro

Ginger Bistro opened in 2012 with the idea of combining gusto with healthy, organic, vegan, and vegetarian products. Near Piazza di Spagna, Via Condotti, and of course Via Del Corso, Ginger has maintained the highest standards that Roma’s centre has been keeping for the past years. The restaurant is both as fashionable as it sounds […]

Antico Caffe Greco

  Humans like consistency. It can instill respect, a sense of safety and security, or, in the case of my early morning walk to the ancient Roman wall near my apartment in San Giovanni, even awe. It always blows my mind to think that my eyes are scanning across the same exact stones and bricks […]

Caffetteria dei Gracchi

Caffetteria dei Gracchi, situated in Prati, is a place where both tourists and Italians sit elbow-to-elbow enjoying the neighborly atmosphere. Here you can sit amongst local office workers enjoying lunch away from their desks, shoppers grabbing a pit stop coffee and tourists giving their aching feet a much-needed break. With its multicolored tables and chairs […]

A Modo Bio

One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well. (Virginia Woolf) Mother and daughter Laura and Alessandra, lovely couple of entrepreneurs, are finding success, making organic products more popular in Rome. Based in the heart of Rione Prati, a stone’s throw from St Peter Basilica, the pair have been working non-stop on A […]