Rome local Alessandro and Susanna with a team of young enthusiastic friends and family with culinary and beverage expertise, coined the term ‘RISTROT’ to describe their novel restaurant and bistrot hybrid.
La Maisonnette Ristrot can be found in a historic 1920’s house in the foody, anti-tourist area of Garbatella. A few feet from the metro, it sits in stark contrast below the DNA-like super bridge Ponte Settimia Spizzichino linked to the student area of Via Ostiense.
The decor inside is reminiscent of a French retro bistrot with light, painted wood and mixed reclaimed furnishings. Outside, the garden’s rustic facade boasts striking Roman red terracotta with a large outdoor deck, a beautiful veranda and funky graffiti.
In the kitchen simplicity and freshness are reign supreme. The Mediterranean culinary style has modern twists here and there, and places an emphasis on fresh fish.
The summer menu includes appetizers like their refreshing ceviche with coriander, lemon, and kiwi; fried squid, orange mayonnaise, dill, and lime; and duck terrine with zibibbo, mango, salad, and tangerine. Stand-out main courses are cacio e pepe with figs, goji berries, and cayenne pepper; gnocchi with rosemary, mussels, and celeriac; roasted octopus with tamago, broccoli, sour cream, and chorizo; and catch-of-the-day with puntarelle, purple potatoes, and butternut squash. Desserts range from the classic tiramisu’ to the more adventurous creme brulee with caramelized milk and tonka beans.
Their summer calendar is also packed with fun events, including live jazz music and DJ sets and outdoor aperitivi in their garden, with bartenders ready to mix up creative a cocktails. Every Tuesday this season, La Maisonnette hosts “Maison’jazz,” where singer Giuditta Lopardo and her band interpret jazz classics. Wednesdays, meanwhile, are dedicated to “Cinegustologia,” the brainchild of journalist Marco Lombardi, which encourages diners to freely associate a film with a dish and a wine, or vice versa. Every Thursday is Sunset Live by Tahnee Rodriguez (from Soul to R&b , from jazz and bossanova) while Sundays are dedicated to the jam sessions with Pump Up The Jam by Matteo Montanari.
From 11am La Maisonnette is open for lunch, in the afternoon for a tea and in the evening for dinner or a cocktail from their Mixology Bar.
For more details on these and other happenings, visit their website and Facebook page!