Andrea Barucci opened the first and original ‘Fico’ restaurant over 12 years ago inspired by the idea of simplicity in cooking. His dishes are neither pretentious nor fussy, but rather, focused on high quality ingredients and classic flavours – a philosophy that is the essence of Roman cuisine. You’ll be tempted by fish, meats, pasta and bread homemade by the restaurant itself, scrumptious pizza, and all using olive oil made by the family’s farm. The wine list is extensive and while you’re here you should sample their labels exclusively from Rome’s region of Lazio. For an antipasto I would suggest the deliciously rich eggplant parmigiana made with buffalo mozzarella or the focaccia and prosciutto, which is simple but very Italian. Try the Roman cheese and pepper classic cacio pepe, which they serve here with thick egg pasta called tonnarelli. If there’s room, try a second course of veal with pistachios or a mixed plate of fried calamari and prawns. And they’re famous for their fried potato skins, which are called ‘bucce di patate fritte‘. Let’s talk about the homemade sweets as well: chocolate cake with a melting dark chocolate centre, their secret recipe for gelato alla crema, and one very special tiramisu’. In the summer months this place is perfect for sitting outside in a quaint little cobblestone street, while inside it’s cosy with loads of rustic charm.
Via di Monte Giordano, 43
Open everyday from 12pm till late