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SUMMER 2021 – FOOD IN ROME

Gatsby Cafè: il Chiosco dei Gelati e Horti – Esquilino

With the redevelopment of the gardens in Piazza Vittorio, in the Esquiline, the Gatsby Cafè reopens for the season with its outdoor tables under the arcades. But there is more. The property, in fact, has decided to expand the offer with two new openings: on the street front the ice cream kiosk, which has already been inaugurated, and Horti departing in mid-June. But let’s see the details. The Gatsby kiosk hosts the San Lorenzo Gelato, 100% Natural, which offers a product without monodiglycerides, without hydrogenated and refined vegetable fats, without gelling agents, without dyes and without flavorings. There are more than 15 different flavors to try every day. Horti, on the other hand, was born from the announcement by the Municipality of Rome on the liberty house in the gardens of Piazza Vittorio, won by Gatsby who is transforming the structure into a café-bistro. What is the proposal? The cafeteria part deals with breakfast, including croissants, cakes and coffee, a snack or tea time (for the summer season, fresh fruit will go for fruit salads, juices and extracts and homemade ice cream). The bistro will take care of the quick and light lunch break, the aperitif with natural wines, craft beers and cocktails to accompany tapas and finger food.

The Ice Cream Kiosk by Gatsby. Gardens of piazza Vittorio, Rome
Tel. 342 6098360
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Open every day from 12 to 22

The Meat Market – Prati

After Testaccio and Piazza Bologna, The Meat Market also arrives in Prati, precisely in via della Giuliana. Third
location, therefore, for the restaurant of entrepreneurs of Apulian origins Anita Nuzzi and Vito Fiusco who made
meat the real protagonist: the idea is to bring the atmosphere of the typical American steakhouses to life, but restaurant service. The third The Meat Market will be for lunch, aperitif and dinner: guests are welcomed in a
minimal environment, with leather seats and with a meat counter in the center (as in the other locations), flanked
by the space dedicated to the cocktail bar. About 40 seats inside and 30 outside, plus a room on the lower floor
ideal for business lunches or dinners, small private ceremonies, wine and spirits tastings. In the menu, which
looks a little to the whole world and also to Roman cuisine, Southern Italy plays an important role: we find dishes
in perfect Meat style such as burgers and various cuts of meat (Fiorentina, Marchigiana, Scottona, Chianina and Piemontese ), but also Apulian Burrata with raw ham and confit cherry tomatoes. Among the novelties, the
cruditè with the South Experience (Beef tartare, mushroom aubergines in red, burrata stracciatella on a nest of
kataifi dough) and the Picanha Sashimi, cooked directly at the table on a salt stone. The wine list touches various
Italian regions, preferring small producers, especially from Lazio, as well as a selection of Champagne.

The Meat Market Prati.
Via della Giuliana 125, Rome.
Tel. 06 89226086.
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Open every day from 12 to 22

Ramen Lab di Akira – Centro

After the very first opening in Rome in 2016 and the multiplication of its premises, Akira Yoshida, a Japanese naturalized Italian entrepreneur, inaugurates an artisan workshop entirely focused on ramen, in the Trevi Fountain, with 20 seats in the outdoor area. The menu is expanding: 12 types of ramen, including broth based on pork, chicken, or vegetable. The customer can also customize the dish: he can choose the thickness of the spaghetti, its cooking time and also between various types of toppings, such as pork slices, boiled egg marinated in soy, nori seaweed, leek and the spicy sauce. And for the summer? There is Hiyashi Cold Ramen, served cold, with sliced ​​pork, tomatoes, cucumbers, omelettes, soy sauce with ginger, sesame and seaweed. There is no shortage of other typical dishes, such as edamame (soy beans), onigiri (rice balls stuffed with fish or vegetables), gyoza (fried ravioli filled with chicken or vegetables), takoyaki (fried octopus balls), karaage (morsels of fried chicken), curry Don (white rice, curry sauce, potatoes, carrots and onion), chashu Don (pork marinated in soy sauce, topped with leek, hot sauce, nori seaweed and white rice). Two types of desserts are also on the menu: dorayaki, a pancake filled with Azuki red bean jam, and taiyaki, the same typical dessert but in the shape of a fish.

Akira Ramen Lab.
Via in Arcione 71, Rome.
tel. 06 64014602.
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Open every day from 12.30pm to 3pm and from 7pm to 10pm

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