Via della Stelletta, 4, 00186 Roma RM, Italy
Photo courtesy of Retro Bottega
RetrobottegaThe open-kitchen format has arrived in Rome at Retrobottega, a sultry and stylish restaurant in the city center. A squad of chefs led by Alessandro Miocchi and Giuseppe Lo Iudice prep, assemble, and plate within full view of communal tables. Lo Iudice and Miocchi revisit traditional recipes and techniques with creative innovations, and the seasonal menu focuses on local farmers and producers, with many of the greens and veggies foraged by the Retrobottega team themselves. The experienced foodie should book a reservation for 20 Bites, Retrobottega’s kaiseki-style tasting menu that showcases Retrobottega’s 20 most noteworthy dishes.