The Traditional Maritozzo Turns Gourmet at Il Maritozzo Rosso in Rome, Italy

Maritozzo is a cream-filled sweet bread bun that's typical in Rome and as any Roman would say, you can't possibly not love it! It's an icon of the capital' gastronomy and if it has been around for centuries, then it will remain in the city for centuries and centuries more. But Edoardo Fraioli has other ideas. Perchè limitarsi a mangiarlo solo dolce? (Why limit yourself in eating it just sweet?) In starting something a bit different without taking away the concept of the traditional sweet bread, he grabbed the salt instead and ditched the sugar and cream.

Il Maritozzo Rosso was born out of love for the city of Rome, the passion of using quality ingredients that the territory can offer, and the desire to yield innovative ideas from what tradition dictates. The maritozzi of  Il Maritozzo Rosso are simply delicious and while you are in the capital, it's one of the first things that you should try!!

Founded in May 2016 and on to its second year, Il Maritozzo Rosso has already attained an impressive record. At the Container of This is Food 2016, it won the Most Innovative Startup of Rome and at the Mortadella Bò 2016 of the Consorzio Mortadella Bologna, Il Maritozzo Rosso was chosen as one of the 8 Most Delicious Regional Street Food in Italy.

The combinations of Il Maritozzo Rosso change often but they have retained a few that have become big favorites among the clients. The best thing to do is get a Tris di Maritozzini (three small varieties) to discover the various tastes that Edoardo has prepared.

Two years have passed after it's conception and they have grown with sturdy roots in the capital. We have seen their growth from a simple award-winning mobile business to a temporary spot in Eataly Rome, then a bistrot of their own inside the Mondadori Bookstore in EUR for a year, and finally a new and cozy home in Trastevere that opened this summer. And there, Edoardo awaits everyone with his famous maritozzi and much, much more.

The seasonal menu of Il Maritozzo Rosso has expanded from maritozzi to much more proposals now that they have their own full-functioning kitchen. The appetizers start from €3.50 for a Roman Maritozzo to €7.50. The proposed fillings for the regular-sized maritozzi (average of €7) vary as well, depending on where the creativity of Edoardo takes us. And guess what? There are also Maritozzi Burgers between €10 to €12.50. Pasta and risotto dishes, based on traditional flavors, are also available between €9 to €10. The proposals for fish and meat main courses are between €9 to €16. Conclude the meal with a delectable dessert at €6. Do note that prices can change over the change of seasons. To check the menu for their current prices, check out their site.

Il Maritozzo Rosso also conducts hour-long cooking lessons of a couple of traditional pasta dishes, usually Carbonara and Amatriciana, where you learn how to prepare and cook them the Italian way then eat them after cooking. The price of €30 also includes a glass of wine or beer. To book this lesson, just simply advise them beforehand by dropping by the bistrot or calling them.

Il Maritozzo Rosso

Vicolo del Cedro, 26

00153 Rome (RM), Italy

Tel: +39 065817363