If Milan has positioned itself at the forefront of food becoming a gourmet capital in Italy, Rome follows close behingd with many innovative dining options in store for early 2019.
In fact, since the close of 2018 and the beginning of the new year, the capital can now boast a number of interesting and varied restaurants, ready to enrich its gastronomic offer.
From the casual dining options from Rossano Boscolo and Adriano Baldassarre to a new Japanese local, from the second restaurant of the Santucci family to tapas and to the many addresses dedicated to meat, here are the new restaurant openings to look out for in Rome for the start of 2019.
I RAGAZZI DELL'ÉTOILE
Internationally know, Rossano Boscolo, the confectioner and founder of the Campus Étoile Academy, has now opened the doors of his "cage of taste", in which the promising young chefs from the school are put to work in the kitchen. This project, with its 360 ° offering, starts with breakfast and ends with dinner.
I ragazzi dell'Étoile
via Nizza 25 (angolo via Velletri), RomaWebsite
Fabrizio Santucci, of the same family who inaugurated the historic Caminetto in 1959, opens a restaurant dedicated to Mediterranean specialities to Parioli, specialising in seafood. The menu starts from Mazara del Vallo for shellfish and touches all of the Mediterranean to bring the best fish to the table. There is no shortage of "ajo oio e peperoncino", home-made bread, egg-noodles and some meat dishes.
The first restaurant of the TBSP project - The Bbq & Smoke Project realized by the Galli Group has arrived in the San Giovanni area. The TBSP Gallia Lounge Restaurant, which sees chef Claudio Nani and Pit-master Chef in the kitchen, presents itself as a very "american style" meat driven address, with fine cuts and pastrami. For the bread and dessert selection Cristina Bowerman's expertise has been called upon.
TBSP Gallia Lounge Restaurant
via Gallia 83, RomaFB Page
La Chiancheria Gourmet, is not just a butcher but also a burger and a delicatessen. In Via Ostiense, this new restaurant is aimed at those who need a quick meal, as well as at those looking for a complete tasting of excellent meat. In addition to meat, the bread, cheese and preserves are also available for purchase and take away.
The owners of Okasan have doubled up in the Trieste district with a new Japanese restaurant featuring Kansai cuisine, the region considered to be the heart of the Japanese island. Behind the counter is sushi master Fumio Saito. This authentic Japanese address follows the recent inauguration of Hiromi Cake, the first Japanese patisserie in the city under the same owner.
Shortly before the Christmas holidays, Adriano Baldassarre inaugurated his popular trattoria in Rome, in the Appio Latino neighborhood, where he was born. Now the place has found its rhythm, and offers everyday traditional dishes like, pasta and beans, tonnarelli cheese and pepper, pasta and potatoes and baccala. A glass of house wine is two euros.
From the owners of Mahalo - South Pacific Fine Food, arrives Malandros - Bodega de tapas, a Spanish restaurant aimed at an arty and a youthful clientele. It's a colorful and informal environment where to try different and creative tapas.
Geranium's Rasmus Kofoed has decided to stop serving meat at the restaurant currently ranked number two on the World's 50 Best Restaurants list. But the Danish chef isn't yet willing to go purely plant-based.