The setting of this Parioli dining institution is that of an elegant, 19th-century parlor with family portraits on the walls and lit chandeliers, floral arrangements, and an open kitchen whose main feature is the wood-fire oven, where various meats are roasted as you watch. Service is palatial, with the grace proper of the two sisters running it. Since Cristina and Marisa are originally from Le Marche region northeast of Rome, the food is a mixture of regional hallmark dishes, with marchigiana-style rabbit, fish stews, fresh seafood, and porchetta often gracing the menu, but also veal, pork, and a variety of pastas. It’s a little pricey, all things considered, but worth if for the experience (we think).
Via Panama 2 (near Piazza Ungheria)
Our Rating Neighborhood In Parioli Hours Tues–Sun 12:30–3pm and 8–11pm Transportation Bus: 52 or 910 Phone 06-8419696 Prices Main courses 18€–32€ Cuisine Type Marchigiana/Roman Web site Al Ceppo Other Closed last 2 weeks in Aug