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  • Via Portico d'Ottavia 51 Map It
  • Jewish Ghetto
  • Italian

Published 04/23/2016

Fodor's Review

Bellacarne means "beautiful meat," and that's the focus of the menu here, though the double entendre is that it's also what a Jewish Italian grandmother might say while pinching her grandchild's cheek. The kosher kitchen makes its own pastrami—a pretty good version of what one might find in Jewish delis in NYC, but the difference is that here the meat is served on its own, thinly sliced, at room temperature, and on a platter with mustard—much like cured meats are served in Italy. It's culturally on-point, though it might leave you longing for two slices of rye bread to make a sandwich–-and the setting is definitely more fine-dining than deli. The fried artichokes are excellent, as is the shawarma with hummus, and the chopped Israeli salad.

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Via Portico d'Ottavia 51, Rome, Latium, 00186, Italy

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  • Closed Jewish holidays. No dinner Fri.; no lunch Sat.

Published 04/23/2016


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