Dining in Rome During the Holidays

DSC_2165With only one week until Christmas, I hope that you’ve reserved your tables for Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year’s Eve! Although it can be a bit daunting deciphering opening hours and prix fixe menus, there are a number of wonderful restaurants open for the holidays. For starters check out The Rome Digest’s Where to Eat in Rome on Christmas and New Year’s  and Five Favorites for Holiday Dining. If none of the listed restaurants are what you had in mind here are a few more to consider.DSC_3126-1

Il Bacocco, Entoeca Bistrot Ristorante, located in Trastevere will serve a €90 prix fixe menu, excluding wine. Dishes include roast octopus served with a puntarelle, candied tomato and purple potato salad and lentil encrusted lobster with rosemary sauce. A traditional plate of cotechino e lenticchie and a glass of Bellenda S.C. 1931 Metodo Classico will be served to ring in the new year. For the complete menu or to reserve email info@ilbacocco.it or phone +39 065898587.

Casa Bleve, well known for its astounding wine cellar and elegant dining space, will be open on New Year’s Eve. They will serve a €95 prix fixe menu, excluding drinks. Dishes include smoked salmon rolls stuffed with crab meat, tagliolini pasta with lentils and shrimp and artisanal panettone. For more information or to reserve email info@casableve.it or call +39 066865970.

Nonna Betta located on the main street of the Jewish Ghetto will be open on December 24, 25, 26 and 31. A tasting menu will be available as well as a reduced à la carte menu. Try the fried mozzarella, baccalà filets and oven roasted lamb with potatoes. Reserve by email at scrivimi@nonnabetta.it or phone +39 0668806263.

The listed openings have been confirmed many times but PLEASE  call all restaurants in advance. Opening hours sometimes change at the last second. Happy Holidays, eat, drink and be merry!

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2 Responses to Dining in Rome During the Holidays

  1. Tiana Kai December 18, 2013 at 7:15 pm #

    Beautiful!! Not the cotechino, but the lenticchie. 😉 My new favorite veggie is puntarelle, so I am down with Bacocco.

    • Gina December 18, 2013 at 7:32 pm #

      Check out Bacocco the next time you visit Rome. Fab wine list!

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