Cuisine: Deli, European, Italian, Local Specialty, Roman
Price Range: $
Chefs Piero Drago & Jacopo Ricci - formerly of Rome's Il Pagliaccio (two Michelin stars) - are the stars of the show at Secondo Tradizione; a salumuria meets restaurant and wine bar. For three... Read More
Chefs Piero Drago & Jacopo Ricci - formerly of Rome's Il Pagliaccio (two Michelin stars) - are the stars of the show at Secondo Tradizione; a salumuria meets restaurant and wine bar. For three years, these guys worked under Anthony Genovese at Il Pagliaccio who played a heavy hand in consulting on the menu. The restaurant is an outpost of the historic salumeria (deli), La Tradizione which sits on Via Cipro right by the metro stop (Cipro, not from the Vatican). The venue is cool and casual and the menu is simple but fun. The chefs have taken the classic dishes of the roman repertoire and slightly retouched them a little. They are of high quality and present beautifully without being pretentious (or expensive!). With the owners' origins in cheese and salumi, (there are over 700 cold meats and cheeses to choose from!) you can bet they feature on the menu all day and at aperitivo hour you can get a tagliere (board) with your wine or bubbles. On that note, the staff know their wines – a big positive for a casual bistrot type venue. At lunch or dinner, dine on small starters, classic roman pasta dishes (carbonara, amatriciana etc) and second courses from pork to lamb to seafood. A blackboard features the chefs' specials of the day and is where they experiment and have a little fun.