Just a few days ago Italy’s 2013 starred restaurants were announced by Michelin. In Rome Heinz Beck at La Pergola is once again the culinary King of the city (the only 3-starred chef) followed by Anthony Genovese at Il Pagliaccio and Oliver Glowig at Aldovrandi Palace who keep their 2 stars. Among the 11 single-starred restaurants there have been three new entries. Luckily we had the opportunity to experience all these three this year!
Let us share some information and pictures to introduce the new stars to foodies who may have already heard a few things about them.
Pipero al Rex
Carbonara @ Pipero al Rex
Alessandro Pipero, the owner and maître, has long been well known by Rome food lovers for his previous restaurant in Albano, a village in the Roman countryside. After moving to Rome, it took him slightly more than a year to become known nationwide. Now the Michelin-star and other awards will surely contribute to make his popularity grow internationally. Here you can taste arguably the most celebrated carbonara in Rome, priced by weight (10€ per each 50 grams). We recommend to taste also less traditional dishes created by the young talented chef Luciano Monosilio such as spaghetti with sea urchins and oysters with “flying” fish. Beware only 6 tables are available in a comfortable room inside the Hotel Rex, not far from Termini train station. Pics from our recent tasting menu are posted in our Italian blog (a google translation button is available at the bottom of the post).
Pipero al Rex (Hotel Rex)
Web Site: http://www.hotelrex.net/restaurant.htm
Address: via Torino 149, Rome
Opening Hours: closed Sunday evening and all Monday
Price: 80-100€ plus beverages
Uovo 65° carbonara @ Metamorfosi
In the luxury residential area of Parioli you can find one of the best contemporary cuisine in the city by chef Roy Caceres (previously he worked with the above mentioned Pipero!) and sous-chef John R. “caputmundicibus. Comments and pics are available in our previously published post in this blog. As we were highly impressed with their cuisine, we had started the post by writing “Our first dine at Metamorfosi has been a memorable experience! We can bet it will be one of the best 2012 Rome meals we will have”. And the bet as you can guess was definitely won!
Web Site: http://metamorfosiroma.it/ (menu with prices available in English)
Address: via Giovanni Antonelli 30, Rome (map)
Opening Hours: closed for lunch on Saturday and all Sunday
Price: 70-90€ plus beverages
La Terrazza dell’Eden
Zucchini blossoms stuffed with ricotta and taleggio cheese @ La Terrazza dell’Eden
It took another young chef, Fabio Ciervo, just a short time to be awarded with his first star. A high-end cuisine with a menu thought also for the many foreign visitors staying at this 5-star lux hotel, located near via Veneto. The view of Rome from the main room large windows is breathtaking. Ask to visit the wine cellar in the terrace. The whole atmosphere has its price!
La Terrazza dell’Eden (Hotel Eden)
Web Site: http://www.laterrazzadelleden.com/en/ (menu with prices available in English)
Address: via Ludovisi 49, Rome
Opening Hours: open all days at lunch and dinner
Price: 110-140€ plus beverages
Below you can read the whole list of 2013 Michelin-starred restaurants in Rome and more widely in Lazio area.
Among the already starred a special mention goes to two Michelin-starred restaurants that are in our hearts: Glass Hostaria in Trastevere for creativity and food research and Pascucci al Porticciolo in Fiumicino few miles from FCO Rome airport for seafood preparations.
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