Embark on a gastronomic journey of gourmet Italian cuisine surrounded by the cozy and sophisticated atmosphere of Pulejo restaurant.
Italian cuisine is most famous for delicious pizza and saucy pasta, but it doesn’t mean there is no room left for experimenting. Discover new combinations of traditional Italian taste and modern cooking techniques through the artistic lens of Chef Davide Puleio, who previously led the kitchen of a Michelin-star L’Alchimia in Milan.
Starting his career in Il Convivio Troiani, Chef Davide later worked in the best restaurants in London and Copenhagen to gain more experience and sharpen his cooking skills. Years after, the nostalgia for home brought him back to Rome and inspired the menu of his new restaurant, Pulejo.
The welcoming ambience of the interior design, warm lighting, and comfortable wooden furniture make the dining experience much more enjoyable. Located in the heart of Prati, the most beloved art nouveau district in Rome, the restaurant is right around the corner from the shopping boulevard and close to the Ottaviano metro station.
Diverse menu keeps changing with the addition of new dishes. There are vegan and vegetarian options available. In addition, the cooking crew is open to making alterations upon request in case guests have allergies or any specific preferences. The Chef cares about the quality of the ingredients and ensures to collaborate with local food suppliers to create the most authentic Roman taste.
The one dish we suggest everyone try is Chef’s Mi-Ro, a risotto inspired by most famous Italian cities, Milan and Rome. Stewed oxtail shaped in the form of Colosseum and infusions of cocoa powder that add a tiny glimpse of sweetness and that modern Milanese kick.
The lower floor of the restaurant houses the Pulejo winery, with an assortment of about 90 labels, ranging from Italy to France, from natural to the great classics. The Chef is planning on utilizing the wine cellar for a private dining space in the future.
Opened just a few months ago, this family-led restaurant is gaining a lot of attention for its exquisite dishes and affordable prices. According to the Chef, the secret of success is in evoking the feeling of home through all sensory languages.
“It is no coincidence that Pulejo is the name of my family,” he said.
The familiar taste of a home-cooked meal, relaxing musical tune, pleasant environment, and friendly service staff makes guests feel at ease and relish the fine dining.