Hi. My name is Natalie, and I have a problem. (Hi Natalie).
Sometimes I am guilty of a big sin:
Keeping my very favorite places secret because I want them to stay secrets.
After four years, it is time to fess up: I love the little red house.
La Casetta Rossa is a 0 km restaurant tucked away in the Garbatella-est corner of Garbatella. (Zero Kilometer means that they source hyper locally.)
Whenever it is my turn to choose the date night location (hint: it is always my turn to pick the date night location), I suggest La Casetta Rossa.
I love it. I love the location. I love the prices. I love that it is local and collective. I love that the menu changes daily. I love the hippies.
I love it.
Did I say that already?
La Casetta Rossa is a ‘cucina populare,’ organic, by the people, for the people.
11 Euro for local meat? Yes, please. We will both have it. Under the umbrella pines in a small outdoor area next to the park? Ok. We’ll stay for coffee and dessert.
Garbatella has a long political history that I am not qualified to explain, but I hope you go and experience it for yourself.
Just don’t tell too many people, ok?
I love it.
(Make a reservation)
La Casetta Rossa
Via Giovanni Battista Magnaghi, 14,
Garbatella, Roma, Italy
+39 06 8936 0511
Lunch and dinner (from 8/8:30 pm), closed Mondays.