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Punto Gelato in Rome’s Centro Storico

I judged Punto Gelato on location alone. Primely stationed between Ponte Sisto and Campo de’ Fiori, I figured it was pretty much destined to be terrible. The corner where it sits probably has some of the heaviest foot traffic in all of Rome. Why should it even bother to try to be good? The name […]

Retrobottega: Rome’s Innovative Food Lab

Retrobottega Roma

There are too many things in the world that I can’t explain. I don’t mean astrophysics and neuroschistosomiasis, which I also can’t explain. However, I know there are people in the world who can, which frees me up to think about other things. What I suppose I mean is, there are too many things in […]

Lela Casa: Lovely Home Accessories in Rome

lela casa rome

Once upon a time, the cutest shop in the world was just a few steps from my apartment. Filled with delicate ceramics, and bold linens, Lela Casa quickly became my motivation for leaving the house before the market closed on Saturdays. Luckily, the store still exists, but has simply moved locations. Now situated between Ponte […]

Renato e Luisa

renato e luisa restaurant in Rome

It is easy to imagine Rome as a food mecca, with glorious but quaint trattorie tucked into picturesque alleyways. The truth is, it’s easy to get a bad meal in the center of Rome. Reeeeeeeal easy. Which is why you need to know about restaurants like Renato e Luisa. The kitchen is tiny, but open […]

Vinaietto: Local Wine Bar in the Center of Rome

Wine makes me a little bit sentimental. Weird, right? But bear with me. There are plenty of places to grab a glass of wine in the center of Rome, but one of the best is Il Vinaietto – a small, historic wine shop in the heart of the city. Most popular before dinner, you have to […]

Enoteca Provinica Romana: Terre e Domus

The center of Rome is fraught with bad food, and I tend to head towards more local neighborhoods when I want an affordable delicious meal. You may be dreaming of beautiful dinners next to the Colosseum — but good luck!  Unless, of course, you make a reservation at Terre e Domus. A short walk from […]