Roman Holiday

May 2009

La Buca di RipettaRome, Italy

Via di Ripetta, 36,
Upon entrance, the festive, blue Vespa evokes Roman Holiday, yet you won’t find tourists here – just locals. It’s not fancy, but oh it’s so good. A long time ago, I created what I call the “FedEx list “– food items that I would FedEx to my home if they transported properly. The list is very short – only the best of the best. The pasta I had here would be on my FedEx list.  Do your stomach a favor, eat the Tagliolini alla Gricia here -Tagliolini with bacon, black pepper and pecorino cheese. It’s freshly made egg pasta (paste di nostra produzione). I am pretty sure it was fat free too. I am fantasizing about it now.