A stylish fish restaurant in Rome’s Prati neighbourhood
If sushi and sashimi are the only kind of raw fish you’ve been having, there’s a whole world you’ve been missing out on. From fresh tartares to raw prawns, shrimps and oysters, there’s an Italian way of doing things in everything in life! And Banchina 63 – the new seafood restaurant that has docked in Rome – definitely knows how to bring its A-game. At this restaurant, the love for genuine tastes paired with the aromas of the sea, takes you back to those Italian seaside towns you’ve been dreaming of.
Walk along Via Emilio Faà Di Bruno in the Prati neighbourhood to have your eye caught by the trendy design and dimmed lights of Banchina 63. Step inside the restaurant to feel as if you were on a boat navigating the Mediterranean on a seafood culinary journey. And what a boat! The restaurant’s design is contemporary with wooden tables, exposed white polished bricks, lamps covered in fishermen-style nets and a stylish yet cozy atmosphere. In the first room, a striking bar with a raw fish station awaits you – the perfect place for an aperitivo (€8 or €15). Sit down at the bar or in one of the tables to savour Banchina 63’s Ammericano cocktail – a twist of the classic Americano – and to enjoy a raw fish platter or some yummy taralli. While for lunch or dinner, head to the second room, more spacious and ideal for your lunch breaks or romantic dinners.
On board, a young and friendly crew led by two captains will serve you. But the protagonist at Banchina 63 is the seafood. Fresh, quality fish is brought in every day to serve you the best possible products. The crew has such passion in creating simple yet flavour-packed dishes that you won’t easily forget! My favorite dish of the night was the “Rosso di Mazara”, red shrimp with datterino tomato and ginger soup, fresh burrata, caramelized lime zest and black vanilla salt flakes, I can’t explain enough the delicate and everlasting flavours of this yummy starter! As a first course, you can’t go wrong with Banchina 63’s signature pasta dish – Paccher0 B63 – with the catch of the day, confit tomatoes, fresh thyme and chili threads. But it’s a hard match with the yummy Burro e Alici pasta!
But the menu doesn’t stop here, from carpacci to ceviches and seafood burgers, there’s a lot in store for any seafood lover at Banchina 63! Come in for the amazing fish bar and trendy design, stay for the incredible food and lovely service. And whether it’s for lunch or dinner, don’t leave Banchina 63 without trying their amazing twist on Tiramisu!
Via Emilio Faà Di Bruno, 63 (Prati)
Tuesday – Sunday from 12.30pm – 3pm; 6pm – 1am
Lunch menu: €12 (first course + dessert or fruite + water + coffee)
Aperitivo: €8 (cocktail + nibbles), €15 (cocktail + tartare)