Rome local Alessandro 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 foodie, 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, which creates the perfect cozy winter atmosphere. While the garden’s rustic facade boasts striking Roman red terracotta with a large outdoor deck, a beautiful veranda and funky graffiti, great for dining al fresco.
In the kitchen simplicity and freshness 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 flavour-packed creamed cod meatballs and their potato cream with mussels and tomatoes. Stand-out main courses are mezze maniche Mancini with Sicilian style pesto, anchovies and pecorino; trenette pasta with seafood bisque, white prawns and sepia ink; and salmon in a taralli and curry crust, peanut butter, sweet and sour caulifrower and red onion. Desserts range from the classic tiramisu’ to the more adventurous millefoglie ristrot.
And just in, their new Cafe, perfect to relax in La Maisonnette’s courtyard from breakfast and snacks to aperitivi and after-dinner drinks. Enjoy a delicious dessert, a glass of wine from their wine cellar, an artisanal beer or try their perfectly mixed cocktails – out in the open – right under the beautiful Spizzichino bridge that serves as the picture-perfect frame. It’s just the place you need to indulge in all that’s good, and away from the hustle and bustle of the city. It’s even a great location to organize your private event!
If you’re searching for a cozy ristrot in the Garbatella neighbourhood, search no more. And to top it all off, as soon as the sun comes out, you can also dine out in the open for lunch (and dinner, weather permitting) in the charming outdoor garden, making it one of the best al fresco restaurants in Rome.