A very cool eatery offering sandwiches, smoothies, salads, and picnic boxes, all made with high quality ingredients, that ALSO delivers. This is Zia Rosetta, situated in Rome’s Monti area.
Mimicking a rose, the ‘rosetta,’ white Italian bread, is the only bread you will find on Zia Rosetta’s menu. They come in two sizes: the mini-rosetta for those looking for a quick snack, and the regular size for a proper lunch. Boasting a sustainable and KM 0 concept, Zia Rosetta only purchases Italian products (meats, cheeses, etc.) of the highest quality, and bread and produce directly from the neighborhood’s vendors. I’d suggest the ‘Peggy Rockefeller,’ fitting prosciutto, crunchy parmigiano (!), and grilled eggplants all one on rosetta.
Stuck in your office, or at home, or better yet, already hanging out in the park when a rosetta craving hits you? Just place your order online, or phone it in, and a Zia Rosetta employee will hop on the shop’s eco-friendly cargo bike, and you’ll have your lunch delivered to you for free, without lifting a muscle! You can also place an order and pick it up at the store, like an already assembled picnic box for an afternoon out in the sun.
You can also stop by Zia Rosetta for an aperitivo: go on the weekend and you will find a DJ spinning tunes as well.
Something to keep in mind: Zia Rosetta sells ice by the kg., so if you’re having a party, make sure to stop by, get some snacks, and some oh-so-sacred-and-hard-to-find-in-Rome ice!
This is a unique place where it’s not just about eating delicious fresh food but also about finding a spot where you can socialize with the young and cool of this city at any time of day, particularly around sunset over a cocktail.