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This new cooking school (with classes in both Italian and English) has signed on amazingly talented chefs, including the two-Michelin-starred Claudio Sadler of Sadler in Milan and Giulio Terrinoni of Acquolina in Rome. Master pizzaiolo Pino Arletto teaches courses using the school’s wood-burning oven. Via Flaminia 575; 011-39-06-332-20082.
Notable in macho Rome, this restaurant is run by a woman, Katia Minniti, who has decorated the space with feminine, pale pink walls. There’s a fixed dinner menu with seasonal dishes like snapper atop lemon leaves, and a big breakfast with pancakes and bacon, not the usual shot of espresso and a cornetto.
Feltrinelli, Italy’s biggest book publisher, has teamed up with Palermo’s famous restaurant Antica Focacceria S. Francesco to open a three-part space designed for book-browsing and leisurely dining. There’s a bookstore with WiFi-connected iPads, an adjacent food store that sells cheeses, salumi and pasta, and a café in back, which has garden seating and serves huge salads.
Beer world superstars Teo Musso and Leonardo DiVincenzo and Roman pizza wizard Gabriele Bonci opened this tiny bistro, which has practically no kitchen. “It’s kind of MacGyver cooking,” says Bonci, who cooks squid with an iron. They have six Italian craft beers on tap.
The Italian food empire launched its spectacular Rome behemoth in June. The biggest of 19 worldwide, this location includes 23 restaurants, bakeries, a gelateria and a rosticceria selling roast guinea hens. There’s also a cooking school with special classes, like a beer-making workshop. roma.eataly.it.