Osteria Fratelli Mori
Cuisine: European, Italian, Pizza, Regional, Roman
Price Range: $
Located in a side street off Via Ostiense, not far from Rome's Pyramid, Osteria Fratelli Mori serves up traditional Roman fare in a large multi-space venue reminiscent of a warehouse. The venue decor... Read More
Located in a side street off Via Ostiense, not far from Rome's Pyramid, Osteria Fratelli Mori serves up traditional Roman fare in a large multi-space venue reminiscent of a warehouse. The venue decor is brown brick walls, hardwood floors and wooden table settings to match. No strangers to this part of town, the restaurant opened in 2004 as Novecento and the recent rebrand to Osteria Fratelli Mori, is a culmination of their experience and expertise and to honour their family philosophy. After the passing of their father, Alessandro and Francesco now run the place together with their mother Giuliana (who proudly tells everyone she is in charge of all the homemade desserts). The menu hints of roman classics with slight touch up and while the lunch offering caters to the neighborhood's working clientele, the dinner offering is more extensive. That means at lunch there are four dishes of the day including a rotating roman classic pasta (carbonara, amatriciana, gricia or cacio e pepe), gourmet hamburger, main courses - think polpette di bollito (crumbed and fried broiled meatballs) and slow cooked pork cheek to a variety of seafood dishes and salads. At dinner, all of the above plus cheese and charcuterie and a few extra pasta specialties including spaghetti with clams. They have a woodfire oven too, so pizza and focaccia is available both at lunch and dinner. Their signature dessert, a ricotta mousse topped with orange compote and caramelized pistacchio is a total crowd pleaser. Open lunch and dinner Sunday to Friday and Saturday open at dinner only. Metro: Ostiense.