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25 spots (and more) where to enjoy a true Roman Aperitivo

Posted by on Apr 11, 2014 in Happy Hour | 0 comments

25 spots (and more) where to enjoy a true Roman Aperitivo

Having an Aperitivo before dinner (or even lunch time) is the best way to linger on, unwind and why not to drink and nibble at some kind of yummy food. Rome definitely is plenty of spots where all this can become true.

So here is our updated list of suggested addresses. Not “touristy” destinations but places where Romans (including us!) love spending their Aperitivo time.
Groups by categories are used as in other posts we wrote about brunch and pastries. Choose yours and we really appreciate if you would like to provide us with comments in case you try them or you have additional recommendations to share.

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#mammaroma Giubbonari – Chiavari (number 3)

Posted by on Apr 3, 2014 in #mammaroma, Guest Post | 0 comments

#mammaroma Giubbonari – Chiavari (number 3)

From time to time, the only thing I really need is the silence.

Just my own peace of mind.

Escaping from the meaningless and uninteresting talk “blah, blah, blah” (“The Great Beauty”) around us.

That shapeless noise, composed by constant and indistinctive voices, which is able to go through your mind making feel you confused.

From time to time, strolling along Campo dei Fiori, I felt this violent sensation of my suffering towards the rabble which represses its beauty.

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#mammaroma Governo Vecchio – Campo de’ Fiori (number 2)

Posted by on Mar 2, 2014 in #mammaroma, General, Guest Post | 0 comments

#mammaroma Governo Vecchio – Campo de’ Fiori (number 2)

Rome is variety.

“She” is not just only one.
Rome changes her profile behind the corner.
And you with her.

Rome is curative as only the great eternal beauty is able to be.

Rome is mysterious.
Her essence’s hidden accurately among her soft folds.
Suddenly, Rome always exhibits new and original faces.

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#mammaroma Navona – Coronari

Posted by on Feb 10, 2014 in #mammaroma, General, Guest Post | 4 comments

#mammaroma Navona – Coronari

This post inaugurates a series of contents written by Antonia intervistedalmondo (“People, Mood and Life Style Around The World”) that will be published from time to time in the blog. With the aim of providing an authenthic and personal view of our city culture, as a “storyteller” would do wandering streets, spots, attractions, meeting people…and of course tasting amazing food! #mammaroma the name we have chosen. 
Why this collaboration with intervistedalmondo? Because Antonia’s “pen” is intense, as intense is the passion she has for Rome (and its culinary tradition among other things). Just back in the city after a gap year in Australia and traveling in many other countries around the word, Antonia is tasting even more than before Rome flavors and mood.
Welcome Antonia and thank you for sharing your insights with us!

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Christmas & New Year’s Eve 2013/2014 Restaurants in Rome

Posted by on Dec 6, 2013 in General | 4 comments

Christmas & New Year’s Eve 2013/2014 Restaurants in Rome

Christmas Season is coming and we can’t miss to post our traditional dining recommendations for the public holidays, when it is more difficult to find options for a good meal both for visitors and residents.

Rome has experienced a vibrant 2013 from a culinary point of view and this end of the year looks promising too. Therefore it was not easy to complete our selection! We have included some recent openings too, in addition to updating and enriching last year’s list.

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The “Untouchables” (2013/2014 edition)

Posted by on Oct 3, 2013 in General | 0 comments

The “Untouchables” (2013/2014 edition)

We have just updated our list of food venues in Rome which we enjoy visiting time and again. According to us these places are to be regarded as “must-visit” because of their constant quality over time in terms of hospitality and offering, to the point that we like to refer to them as “The Untouchables”. Gastronomy of course is not static and we usually update the list at least once a year.

99 addresses in total split in 28 categories.

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Where to eat on Ferragosto (Aug. 15) 2013 in Rome

Posted by on Aug 5, 2013 in General | 2 comments

Where to eat on Ferragosto (Aug. 15) 2013 in Rome

Despite common thoughts Rome during August is not a ghost city. Also because of the financial crisis most Romans currently prefer to have short holiday breaks avoiding a whole month out of the city.
However many places will be closed in August and looking for where to eat  may be discouraging.
For visitors coming in Rome it may be helpful recommendations in particular for the 15th of August, Ferragosto public holiday for the religious Assumption celebration. It is the hardest day to find something open in Rome!

Below our short selection of restaurants that will be open on Ferragosto day, with links to our Italian blog or to the official websites for practical information. Better to call and book in advance if you can.

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Food Markets in Rome round-up

Posted by on Jun 4, 2013 in Food Shopping, General | 3 comments

Food Markets in Rome round-up

As many Romans do we love food markets and we usually go there weekly to corner foodstuffs. A bit more convenient than supermarkets or small district shops and above all selling higher quality products that last also a week in the fridge without losing flavors.

Almost every neighborhood (Rione in Italian) has its market, bigger or smaller, but not always the nearest is the best. With this post we provide some highlights for Food Markets located in areas convenient for tourists visiting Rome in few days.
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Where to eat near the Vatican (2013 update)

Posted by on Mar 14, 2013 in General | 1 comment

Where to eat near the Vatican (2013 update)

White smoke at the Vatican! “Habemus Papam”. Last evening in a rainy Rome the new Pope Francis has been named, Jorge Mario Bergoglio from Argentina the first non-European leading the Catholic church. Welcome to Papa Francesco and all the best for his new “journey”!

Hundreds of thousands of people were celebrating in St. Peter square and in the next days Rome will be hosting many additional visitors for this special occasion. Since we blog about food we thought it was the right moment to update our eateries recommendations in the area near the Vatican.

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Best Brunch spots in Rome

Posted by on Feb 23, 2013 in Brunch, General | 0 comments

Best Brunch spots in Rome

Our latest Italian blog web contest dedicated to brunches has just been closed and here follow the results, translated for our friends not understanding Italian.

Top 5 BRUNCH SPOTS IN ROME

  1. The Perfect Bun 35%
  2. Bakery House 21%
  3. Said 15%
  4. Open Colonna 5%
  5. Grandma Bistrot 4%

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