Whether you’ve lived in Rome for what seems like a lifetime or you’re itching to see a hidden part of the eternal city, where young, hip chefs are transforming quality ingredients into tantalizing plates, Mazzo may be the destination for you.
Located in Rome’s Centocelle district, well off the tourist map, Mazzo was opened in 2013 by Francesca Barreca and Marco Baccanelli aka “the Fooders“. The menu changes daily depending on the availability of seasonal and well sourced ingredients as well as the creativity in the kitchen. Dishes use classic Italian flavors with an international twist. Mazzo also offers a good beer and wine list as well as stellar gin & tonics.
Depending on the season you may find thinly sliced buttery spuds topped with Roman broccoli and grated pecorino cheese, pasta in a earthy snail and wild fennel sauce or cod adorned with beet chips. You’ll always find Mississippi Mud Pie. The decadent layers of brownie, whipped cream and cocoa make Mazzo’s signature dessert a chocolate lovers dream.
Be sure to book well in advance as the homely venue has limited seating; a communal table that seats about ten people and two counter stools which can be reserved upon request. Average cost per person including an appetizer, first course, second course, dessert and a bottle of wine is 70 euro.
Mazzo – The Fooders
Via delle Rose, 54, 00171
+39 06 6496 2847
Gina Tringali – food lover, certified sommelier, coffee connoisseur, and passionate home cook – is a successful freelance food and travel writer and blogger based between Rome and Southern Italy. She is committed to discovering and sharing with fellow food enthusiasts Italy’s best culinary and wine experiences.