Despite the ruins, the magnificent ruins, Rome is still enjoying an era of evolution and nowhere can that be seen more than within its new restaurants and bars, particularly in less frequented urban disctricts such as Pigneto and Testaccio. A surprising duality permeates Rome, both preservation and creation, and it is within this context that the following were found.


Spread over a large warehouse, Porto Fluviale offers four culinary experiences – pizzeria, regional trattoria, street food snacks at the bar and unique private dining room where a chef will cook up your favourite meal or you can do so yourself.


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Cool bar and cuisina rustica restaurant described by the owners as ‘Gallic shabby chic’.  Smart creative crowd spill out into the Bar del Fico, its tucked away location.



Rome’s former Jewish ghetto dates back to the 16th century and Bellacarne, opened in 2013, offers a modern interpretation of the flavours that originated here.

Matt Corrall | Projects Director

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