Restaurant Review: Filipepe Tucked back in the side streets just down the hill from Piazzale Michelangelo, Filipepe is refreshingly free of Florence’s frantic restaurant-going crowd. Filipepe is an elegant take on modern Mediterranean lifestyle. The restaurant, designed by the architects…

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As a Roman I am normally drawn away from the Piazza di Spagna area. Probably because I’ve always perceived it as too much of a touristy spot or maybe because there are too many boutiques that I love and that…

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Restaurant 404

A lively Moroccan restaurant, Restaurant 404 offers an excellent alternative for those seeking spicier, more ethnic fare. The restaurant is owned and run by three generations of family members, and between them they speak about 8 languages, so making your…

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Papal Conclave

For the past few weeks, the world’s interest has been centered on Rome. The illness and death of pope John Paul II in late March and early April had major television and Internet news services providing 24 hour coverage. Journalists…

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After passing Buccone twice in the past month, and finding ourselves entranced by the dark wooden stacks of wine and the intense atmosphere of one of the most beguiling enotecas in Rome, my roommate, Federica and I finally decided we…

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Da Lucia

As a recent addition to the Context:Rome office, I was delighted to learn of the Context:Rome monthly ritual: a staff lunch on the company at a restaurant of our choice. Of course, there’s a catch. The main purpose is for…

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