Carciofi alla Giudia crispy splayed fried artichokes

Golossary: Carciofi alla Giudia (Jewish Style Artichokes)

A dish from the Jewish ghetto that seduced the eternal city, and its visitors. Continue reading Golossary: Carciofi alla Giudia (Jewish Style Artichokes)



This sprawling café, cocktail bar and restaurant takes up nearly a full city block on the heavily trafficked Via Settembrini, but divided into distinctly different spaces, each maintains a unique character. The restaurant is a quite oasis, an elegant shift from the busy street. The décor is classy but personal, with a blackboard on one wall listing wines by the glass, and quirky books, beakers and … Continue reading Settembrini

Cocktail Renaissance

The cocktail revival has yet to come to the Renaissance city. In a city that lays claim to the invention of the canonical Negroni, the cocktail scene has sadly stalled. Your best bet is undoubtedly one of the Campari trio: Aperol Spritz, Americano or the Negroni. Anything else is a disappointment. It was years before I learned, thanks to a personal explanation, that “American Bar” … Continue reading Cocktail Renaissance