Tucked away on a charming little side-street, just a few steps from the Parliament, this authentic Roman osteria is the perfect spot to try the fabled local cuisine in a relaxed and refined setting.
Named after the young owner’s grandparents, Poldo e Gianna‘s mission is to bring quality food to the historical heart of Rome, taking Romans and tourists on a journey through the simple but legendary flavours of Italian traditional cuisine.
“Romans are the hardest to please, so when you see them coming back you know you are doing a great job” says Leopoldo, who since last January runs the family restaurant. Only the freshest of ingredients, carefully chosen at local markets and grocers including cold cuts and cheese come from the market in San Giovanni, while vegetables are picked from a nearby shop. Coupled with their great selection of wines from Lazio, Poldo e Gianna promise an unforgettable experience at a very reasonable price (24 Euros per person on average).
Besides Roman classics such as the exceptional Carbonara, the menu also offers Italian dishes with a modern twist (try the baccalà or vegetable tempura) prepared by an all Italian kitchen staff. Ten years ago Chef Lorenzo Giacco was a very famous lawyer, but due to the crisis in his sector, he radically changed his life and turned this moment into an opportunity to rediscover his passion for food.
Experience is key to Poldo e Gianna: “stop looking for pictures of our dishes online and come taste them in person”, is the message Leopoldo wants to share. The heated dehors is the perfect place to grab a piece of Rome’s Dolce Vita any time of the year, and who knows, you might even dine next to a member of the Italian parliament, who regularly drop by for a delicious treat.
Vicolo Rosini 6/7 (Via del Corso / Pantheon)
Tue-Sun from 12-3pm and 7-11pm. CLosed MOnday
06 689 3499
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