Olive Oil – Rome – Century of Italy

Olive Oil – Rome – Century of Italy
Olive Oil – Rome – Century of Italy
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Olive oil
Via Nomentana, 1006 – 00137 Rome
Tel. 06/60668008 and 339/4751087
Website: www.ristoranteoliodoliva.com

Type: traditional with creative ideas
Prices: appetizers 6/14 €, first courses 12/14 €, second courses 12/20 €, desserts 7 €
Closed: Sunday evening; for lunch Monday and Tuesday

We have confirmed our widely positive opinion for this family-run restaurant that stands out for its whimsical and well-executed cuisine in an area of ​​the city where the food and wine offer is scarce. The menu, with experimental combinations at competitive prices of seasonal and unusual ingredients, and vegetarian alternatives for each course, remains the strong point. Try the bread basket, which contains a rich variety of leavened and crumbly, with different textures, flours and spices, depending on the impromptu inspiration of the kitchen. Among the starters, the idea of ​​fried zucchini flowers with soft yolk inside is excellent; good but slightly heavy the rice supplì with cheese and pepper in a casket of phyllo dough on fava bean puree and the breaded guinea fowl cannolo with provolone and almonds. The homemade pasta is particular: surprisingly complex the cooked flour fettuccine with a sour sauce of dried tomatoes, capers, broad beans and sweet notes of vanilla and spicy chilli pepper; more classic, albeit tasty and rightly savory, the rainbow tonnarelli with octopus and pea sauce, which instead played everything on the color of the pasta, yellow-red-green-black, obtained from natural ingredients. Curiously, the most successful dish was a side dish: pepper fillets, with diced kiwi, almond flakes and garlic flowers, in which the fruit added an unexpected sweet and mineral tail to the preparation. Among the desserts, the mascarpone custard with coffee bomb is good, albeit with a persistent bitter note, and the balance in the disc of baba with strawberries and enveloping sambuca mousse is correct, even if the proportions are excessive. We concluded with a coffee with a not very persistent and slightly over-extracted cream together with a taste of kindly offered small pastry.

Simple in furnishings with bistro-style finishes, but refined and welcoming. It has two dehors for outdoor dining in the summer.

Attentive to customer care and passionate, but it is a pity for the poured wine served to us already poured into the glasses.


Review by: Rome of La Pecora Nera – ed. 2022 – www.lapecoranera.net

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