Close to the hotel we stayed when vacationing in Rome there was another very nice restaurant that we had dinner. The Abitudini e Follie (habits and humor) has a very nice terrace on the street and on one evening we decided to take it for a spin.
When we arrived to the restaurant, it was packed with young people, but we got a seat outside (it was still very warm) and started to peruse the menu.
We decided to go for some charcuterie (I think this was 17e) and cheeses for starters and these were just lovely. The portion was rather large, but then again we had five people going at it. I especially liked to nibble on the matured cheeses.
We got some focaccia on the side, and they brought us things to dip it in.
Some olive oil, tapenade etc.
Going through the menu, it was interesting to note that the restaurant seemed to have a slightly more modern take on the Italian/Roman dishes we had seen elsewhere. But also, I guess a list of Roman pizza, i.e. “pinza“, where we picked up a margherita (12e) for one of the kids.
The pinze was very good and had a real rustic feel to it, but also excellent ingredients.
I had the cacio e pepe (12e), but this one had also a lemon zest thing going on and some scampi’s to boot. This was a very good dish and an interesting take on the classic Roman dish.
But I think I still preferred the La Laurea version of it. Probably since I have not had the classical version that many times before.
For the older girl we took the ragú di scorfano (12e) which was again a new (at least to us) look at the classical ragú pasta dish, but this time with a fish ragú.
This dish was also very tasty and well done and I have to say that it was very interesting to see a restaurant with such a varied menu and not offering the same dishes that seemingly all the restaurants had.
Inside the restaurant was an interesting counter with various cheeses on display and from what I gather the restaurant offers also an “aperitivo buffet“, which sounds like something that we should have tried also (maybe next time) just see the snacks on offer.
The tables and decor in the restaurant seemed also very nice and the whole place had a very good atmosphere.
I definitely recommend the restaurant, especially if you are looking for something a bit different from the usual fare.
|Address||Via Pavia 28, Rome, Italy|