Retrobottega is located in Rome’s very center, between Piazza Navona and the Patheon, on Via della Stelletta. This is where chefs Giuseppe Lo Iudice – after his strong experiences at “Il Pagliaccio” and Milan’s Bulgari Hotel – and Alessandro Miocchi – who completed his apprenticeship under Enrico Crippa and Anthony Genovese – joined forces to create a very special culinary format.
The venue features a stern and minimalistic double counter, right next to the central kitchen. The restaurant’s austere design is focused on functionality and on top-quality service, in contrast with the intense and voluptuous dishes served. Food, of course, is the real protagonist.
The menu revolves around a tight bond with the earth and with seasons. Garden and wild herbs, for example, are picked by the Retrobottega team with an expert ethno-botanist in pristine areas of Abruzzo once a week. Spontaneous fruit, tubers, lichens and roots are also gathered in search of new flavors, and to spark a reflection on the ethics of cooking.
Retrobottega is a format based on simplicity and flavor. Just a few meters from the restaurant, Lo Iudice and Miocchi have extended this concept to a handmade pasta laboratory where they sell the queen of Italian cuisine – freshly made or bronze-cut and dried – as well as pasta sauces, tomato preserves, different oils and much more. Great souvenirs of the incredible flavor of a unique culinary experience.
Via della Stelletta, 4
+39 06 68136310