Chef/owner Giacomo Romano defines this brilliant little restaurant as an alimenteria—a place where patrons can find ever-changing temptations day or night. This may mean hearty ribollita for lunch or satisfying pasta for dinner. The sunny space is a former antique store that fashions a raw look through whitewashed brick walls and blonde wood tables. Simple, unpretentious food is the focus here, as seen in dishes like insalata di carota, mixing sweet roasted carrots, peppery arugula and pumpkin seeds—grab wedges of bread to soak up its citrusy vinaigrette. Fresh pasta is a must and the pappardelle verdi in a creamy Gorgonzola sauce, for instance, is delicious. Stop by the sliver of an annex next door to pick up a frittata, sandwich or sweet to go.
- MICHELIN guide inspectors