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07 November 2017

Suburra 1930 - Liquors and Kitchen in Rome, Italy


Mauro and Lorenzo gave their two-storey restaurant a breath of fresh air as they went for a glamorous makeover from the menu to the overall design of Suburra 1930. The dominating color of lime green compliments the dark 1930s-style decor of Suburra 1930 with splashes of monochromatic green palm leaves on the walls, different shades of marble and inserts of gold. On the ground floor, there is an open kitchen on one end where Chef Alessandro Miotto creates his delectable dishes while the cocktail bar on the other end completes the look where the bartenders stir and shake their energizing cocktails. During the warmer days, an aperitif outdoors is one of the best ways to witness the Roman life in one of the oldest quarter of the capital.


Suburra 1930 is a restaurant that's located in Piazza Suburra, the oldest square in Rome. Suburra was a densely populated area in the city of ancient Rome where the lower class lived and it was also the notorious red light district of the city. Julius Caesar, one of ancient Rome's most powerful and important emperors grew up in this area. Needless to say, it's a district of Rome that played a long and substantial role in the history of the Roman empire. 


At present, thousands of years later, the quarter still lives on vividly keeping the ancient architecture but modernized to a gentrified neighborhood of prime real estate in the heart of Rome. What it still thrives on is a lively collection of modern-day restaurants and shops that locals and tourists frequent without losing that touch of bohemian edge. 


With the reformatted Suburra 1930, Chef Alessandro Miotto generated an eclectic menu of traditional Roman-inspired dishes splashed with diverse spices and flavors of the world. Be it fried, vegetables, raw fish or meat, you will definitely be allured with the extensive tastes that he creates. You will also find five representations of cooking cod fish and a rich variation of street food that go perfectly well with their proposed cocktails for aperitif or after-dinner drinks.


In view of the reformulation of the restaurant with its more creative menu, Suburra 1930, has conceived a series of cocktail and food pairing events to feature the new-found variations and blends. The concept is for the guests to discover the flavors that inspire their palates while enjoying a nice evening in a beautiful part of the city.


In total, there are four events dedicated to food and drinks that started last June and transpires once a month and ends in November with a very reasonable price of €18. I had the pleasure to try the Speziati e Drink Aromatici (Spices and Aromatic Drinks) which gave me the chance to make a voyage through a wide-ranging world of aromas and flavors.


The past events had been: 
Marinati e Pisco (Marinated and Pisco) - 21 June 2017
Speziati e Drink Aromatici (Spices and Aromatic Drinks) - 27 September 2017
Crudi e Bollicine (Raw and Bubbles) - 18 October 2017
Fritti e Martini (Fried and Martini) - 29 November 2017 
For more details about the menu and booking, click on this link.



Fritti e Martini (Fried and Martini) will be 3 tasting savory dishes plus a sweet crunchy bite that will be accompanied with 4 variations of cocktails. Frying gives the maximum expression of the street food but also as a preferred aperitif entry when the moment is perfect to combine with a dry drink with a decisive taste, also to enable its simplicity to moderate the opulence and roundness of the fried flavor. For more details about the menu and booking, click on this link.


 Suburra 1930

Piazza Suburra 13 - 15
Rome, Italy
Tel: +39 0648905713
Email: direzione@suburra1930.it

Open daily from 18:00 to 1:00
Saturdays and Sundays: Open for lunch too, 12:00 to 15:00


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