When Pianostrada came on to the Roman dining scene in 2014, it was a breath of fresh air. Four smart, friendly and talented women in the tiniest of open kitchen spaces in the heart of Trastevere.... Read More
When Pianostrada came on to the Roman dining scene in 2014, it was a breath of fresh air. Four smart, friendly and talented women in the tiniest of open kitchen spaces in the heart of Trastevere. Fresh, creative and gourmet street-food and other dishes on a menu that changed regularly, (often daily) together with their flair and charisma, was a recipe for success from the start. Cut to 2016 and they had outgrown their space, moving across the river to Via Delle Zoccolette in swanky new digs – think vintage furniture and a garden complete with herbs, plants and fairy lights. And now they have Pianoalto. Along the river in one of Trastevere's quiet streets, the venue is set across two floors and includes a gorgeous plant and flower-filled rooftop terrace with an L-shaped bar offering views across the Aventine and Mount Testaccio. The decor is eclectic and funky with the Pianostrada design stamp. Think fun, custom-made bench stools, armchairs, communal tables and more. The menu has a wide selection of new and seasonal dishes as well as the signature ones they are famous for including the Bacca Burger (the squid ink bun baccalà - salt cod - burger, deconstructed fried zucchini flowers, slow-rise focaccia and their ever familiar love for lemon zest) and added outstanding cocktails to the offering. To provide a familiar face for regulars, the women now divide their time between the two venues.