Friendship…The most beautiful characteristic that distinguishes this restaurant from all the rest!
Two friends with a passion for Roman traditions as well as for creativity and good design.
Valerio and Cristiano have worked in Rome hospitality for many years. They saved enough money to take over an old Osteria in the heart of Ostiense-Garbatella district, and re-styled the place with a hipster-y look and changed the name.
The name pick is one of the coolest “behind the scenes” thing to tell; in fact, a friend of theirs, passionate about music, wrote a song to his lover named Maria Vittoria AKA Mavi. They loved that song so much that they called the restaurant after it!
Design and creativity then moved to the kitchen where the style is traditional with modern twists. But the best thing about this place is the dishes – they taste great and look ACE!
Here are some of the dishes I recommend: Deep fried Polenta croquettes or Cod fishballs as starters, the classic “Amatriciana” and “Gricia” (tomato-less version of the Amatriciana) as pasta options or the grill of selected prime meats and fish.
The most popular dish is the “Farfalle pasta filled with prawn”: EVERYONE loves it!
The wine list counts about 100 different options, strictly Italian, but from all over the country.
Up to this point, you would say: “yeah well, they’re just one of thousands of restaurants in Rome…what are they doing that is so different?”
Well, sorry to disappoint you, but the guys have thought about something really cool: ANY VEGAN MONDAY.
Every week, on Mondays, a Vegan night revolutionizes the menu as the chef, Marzia P. D’Ettore Piazzoli, creates different flavours from all over the world. This vegan night is soooo popular, that it gets booked out very fast! Definitely something new in such a conservative city as Rome!
Dessert? TIRAMISU!!! They have come up with their own version and it tastes A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!
Via Fermi 71, Roma