A week after Alessandro Miocchi and Giuseppe Lo Iudice of Retrobottega got to know that their restaurant has been short-listed for the no reservations category in the World Restaurant Awards they have launched a new project called Retropasta.
Ever day, Romans will be able to buy eight types of fresh pasta. These include simple pasta (tagliolini, fettuccine, orecchiette, gnocchi) and stuffed pasta (tortellini, agnolotti del plin, ravioli and tortelli).
The pasta is made with organic eggs and flour and reflects the philosophy they adopt for their kitchen at Retro Bottega. They opened the restaurant as a partnership three years ago after working in some of Italy’s top kitchens including Enrico Crippa’s Piazza Duomo and Il Pagliacio in Rome.
Their restaurant has been lauded for its modern cuisine in the heart of Rome. Close to Piazza Navona and the Pantheon, food is served on two large communal tables. The restaurant is not only special for its food but it is also possible to eat at any time when the restaurant is open from noon till late in the evening making it a unique place.
While they had offers to open in different locations, they have decided to stay in the area using locations that are freeing up close to the restaurant because of the commercial crisis.
The first client of Retro Pasta is Retro Bottega which consumes around 3 kilogrammes of pasta every day but the aim is to sell pasta in the area to tourists and locals alike.
The space has been designed by the architecture firm Morq which also designed the restaurant.
All the pasta is freshly made on the spot in front of clients but there will not be any cooked pasta for the time being. They are now working on a new project called Retro Vino which is set to open in 2019.
Retro Pasta: Via della Stelletta, 4a, Rome. It is open from 10.30am to 7.30pm. On Monday it is open in the afternoon.