Three blocks from the Tevere River, this Roman-centric restaurant's decor evokes the 1970’s. Exposed wooden beams are situated overhead, while yellow tiles line the floor, matching the yellow tablecloths and napkins. Empty wine bottles from local producers rest on ledges around the dining room, and an antipasti staging area covers almost an entire wall. Pasta, pizza, and veal make up the menu, which includes house specialties like bucatini alla amatriciana: a hollow spaghetti-like noodle in a spicy red sauce with pork jowl. Gnocchi in tomato sauce, a favorite among diners, is available on Thursdays only.
Congratulations to Mei Lin, winner of Top Chef Season 12.