The final two nights of our vacation in Italy last November were spent in Rome. We were on a mission: to find the quaint little restaurant that we had visited during our first trip to Rome many years ago.
Luckily, find it, we did! We had the pleasure of returning to Ristorante Alessio (located close to the central train station). Tucked away below street level, just walk down a wooden staircase and you find a warmth and hospitality that makes you feel right at home.
Before you ask – Yes, we went two nights in a row! It’s that good.
Deciding on what to enjoy was the tough part – Hubby had the Lasagna, with homemade pasta and three cheeses. Chef Mario makes the bechamel sauce each morning from scratch…love it! Yes, Hubby had it two nights in a row!
First night, I had the Strozzapreti Alessio – which was homemade pasta with porcini mushrooms, vongole, tomatoes, and oil.
For the second visit, it was Ravioli with Spinach and Cheese, topped with a fragrant fresh tomato sauce.
Adding to our pleasure was the Carciofi alla Romana – Artichokes cooked Roman Style – both nights!
What’s dinner without dessert? Wrong for sure….so here’s to the Tiramisu. Next night, we sampled the Souffle al Cioccolato con Gelato. Note to self: No translation needed here!
If there ever were the perfect ending to a perfect meal, it would surely involve this lemony treat:
If you happen to find yourself in Rome, Italy, and you happen to be hungry for dinner, don’t miss out. Go straight to Ristorante Alessio – dine with Chef Mario, Federico, Andrea, and Daniel. Expect straight forward cooking, food made with love, and attention to excellent customer service – always a winning combination!