The first thing you notice about this new restaurant near Arco della Pace when you walk through the door is the decor. It's just what imagine an Italian nonna's (granny's) kitchen would look like - 1950s old formica - which has pride of place in the main restaurant. Put it together with: acquamarine painted chairs, old cutlery, best crystal glasses in the sideboard, table centre pieces made from bouquets of herbs, brown velvet armchairs, even an old record player and it's like being transported back to your childhood. Even the food is served in vintage plates!The homemade cuisine is typically Italian, but refined, using unusual ingredients such as salicornia, which is a salty tasting herb. Great care has been put into this menu and many of the products used are organic. Why not try the baccalà mantecato (salted cod) with polenta and carmelised onions, tajarin with black truffle, testaroli with mushrooms, tiramisù.It is definitely worth going for a traditional Sunday lunch to sample the delicious: mixed hams and pickles, cappelletti in broth served in a terrine, chicken and capon cooked in broth with mostarde and sauces, torta sbrisolona served with zabaione. Try it, you will be pleasantly surprised!
Via Moscati 13
Saturday, January 11, 2014 - 18:15