Casa Marcelo is a vibrant Via Veneto restaurant in Rome with Latin soul. Serving food influenced by Spanish, Mexican and Argentinian cuisine, and a great selection of European and New World wines, this colourful eatery is a great spot for lunch, aperitivo or dinner in Rome.
The brainchild of an expert restaurant collective in Rome, whose other restaurants include La Danesina near Piazza Navona and Casa Carmen in Fregene, Casa Marcelo is a smoothly executed project whose menu includes something for everyone.
Casa Marcelo restaurant review, Rome
The antipasti menu at Casa Marcelo features a lively selection of dishes ranging from fried eggs with Spanish jamon and fried potatoes, to jamon croquettes with lime mayo and pink peppercorns and black beans served with spicy chorizo.
The flavours are sharp and distinct, with the spice kept on an even keel. An ample starter for two people featuring several dishes is priced at €40, and could work as a light dinner.
When it comes to the first course dishes, as you might expect, pasta creeps into the Casa Marcelo menu but in the most creative way possible. We tried delicious mezzelune ravioli stuffed with chimichurri meat, served with saffron sauce and basil (€14).
Carnivorous diners are spoiled for choice when it comes to the main course. I tried a juicy barbequed entrecote from Galicia and a crunchy roast piglet. These dishes vary greatly in price depending on the size and weight.
Don’t miss the desserts – full of colour and rich in flavour. At Casa Marcelo, these range from piping hot churros with dipping chocolate, to a chiffon cake with smoked cream and the house cheesecake. There are also some great cocktails – I tried a passionfruit daiquiri with bitter cocoa which really hit the spot!
All in all, Casa Marcelo is a passionate and fun eatery bringing colour and life to stately Via Veneto – perfect when you want a change of scene.
Testaccina was a guest of Casa Marcelo
Casa Marcelo | Via Vittorio Veneto, 173 | Rome | Tel +39 06 8764 8113