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Review of Osteria Fratelli Mori, Roma Ostiense, a traditional Roman trattoria which never disappoints with its seasonal ingredients and Italian ingenuity.

Rome restaurants: cult Osteria Fratelli Mori, in Roma Ostiense

Traditional Roman cuisine is a compelling mix of Italian ingenuity and seasonal ingredients. And the best thing about visiting Rome is the fact that there are plenty of great, Roman trattorias or osterias which still serve the real deal, like Osteria Fratelli Mori in the Ostiense district. Formerly known as 900, this cheerful, cavernous restaurant…

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Planning a Picnic, Roman Style

It’s technically the perfect time of year for a picnic. Rome’s weather tends to get it “just right” in the late spring, achieving that rare temperature which makes sitting in the sun bearable and lying in the shade a pleasure. If you were in the capital in recent weeks, you might have found yourself dodging…

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Paolo Trippini of Ristorante di Civitella del Lago brings a pop-up restaurant to Eataly Ostiense in Rome called 'Bosco Umbro', offering seasonal food at its finest.

Paolo Trippini’s Bosco Umbro: Pop-up restaurant at Eataly Rome

You now have yet another reason to visit Eataly in Rome’s Ostiense district: a fabulous pop-up gourmet restaurant on the third floor from chef Paolo Trippini. Eataly’s breathtaking top-floor space has hosted some great gourmet offerings over the years, and this is another equally exciting venture. Paolo Trippini, chef of Ristorante di Civitella del Lago,…

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Review of Gazometro38, a bar and restaurant specialising in gourmet pizzas and cocktails in Rome's Ostiense district, offering aperitivo and lunch options as well.

Rome restaurants: Gazometro38, gourmet pizza and cocktails in hip Ostiense

Gazometro38 review Gazometro38 is a bar and restaurant specialising in gourmet pizzas and cocktails, but also offering surprising depth across a menu which changes every four months, to take advantage of seasonal ingredients and add tasty new options for regular customers. Located in a former industrial space on Rome’s via del Gazometro, in the city’s…

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Five reasons to visit Eataly in Rome Ostiense, the iconic store serving excellent food, supplying stand-out Italian produce and organising food festivals.

Eataly’s birthday and a Carbonara Festival – in Rome 21-25 June

There are two – make that three – excellent reasons to head over to Eataly‘s Rome flagship in the Ostiense district of town this week. Eataly’s birthday cake Firstly, Eataly marks its fifth birthday in the capital with the unveiling of an enormous birthday cake. And when I say enormous, how does a gigantic profiterole…

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Keats & the Cats: 9 Things to See in Rome’s Non-Catholic Cemetery

While Keats & the Cats would be a great name for a jazz fusion collective, the only music I’m humming as I write this article is a rather onerous funeral march. Death awaits us all, and darkness is descending. If you were looking for a cheerful read, click away now! If, on the other hand,…

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The 4th Spring Beer Festival in Testaccio, 12-15 May 2016

From Thursday to Sunday of this week, it’s tutti a Testaccio! for the fourth edition of the Spring Beer Festival at the Città dell’Altra Economia. The event is free to enter and will feature 36 craft beer breweries, some of the capital’s best street food, and live entertainment. If that’s not enough, you can also…

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New to Testaccina? Start Here.

The orignal Testaccina blog was born just over three years ago, in March 2013, when I broke a bone in my foot and couldn’t walk for a month. I had already been living in Rome, Italy for about ten years at that time, working as a business journalist. My job involved editing an international investment…

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Easter in Rome involves a famous Via Crucis procession on Good Friday afternoon.To avoid the crowds, try the Via Crucis in the Testaccio district instead.

Visiting Rome at Easter: the Via Crucis procession in Testaccio on Good Friday

The Via Crucis, or Stations of the Cross, is a well-established Christian ceremony where worshippers attempt to walk in the steps of Christ on his journey to Calvary, held each year on Good Friday. In Rome, the Pope’s evening Via Crucis is one of the most atmospheric traditions of Easter Weekend, with the pontiff presiding…

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Testaccina’s guide to street food in Rome: Don, pizza fritta Napoletana

Within scoffing distance of Testaccio, Don is a recently opened street food spot whose acquaintance I am delighted to have made. Don does one thing and it does it very well: Neapolitan fried pizzas. If you’ve never had one of these (made in the correct way) and you just glanced at the photo, you would…

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