There’s a very small door on Via Po 45A, two mini lanterns and a very little bronze plate that introduce you to Andrea and Francesca’s home. Welcome to Bucavino!
There you will find a young and vibrant atmosphere, really tasty dishes and lots of smiles: these are the characteristics that set these siblings apart from the rest.
Andrea is the brain behind the cooking. He takes care of everything that goes on in the kitchen and he wants to approve every single dish his assistant prepares, even the salads!
Francesca is a brilliant sommelier; she will always have at least 2-3 choices ready to offer per plate on their menu. On our visit, we found her to be a very good host and trains up the younger staff beautifully, too.
Most of their dishes are traditional ones from the Lazio region, but they also run a special menu every single day with the freshest products they find available on the market – from meat to fish, but also dairy products as well as vegetarian and vegan options. Quality is high and everything tastes authentic.
We cannot rave about the desserts too – they’re all homemade with the exception of a line of Gelati Tartufo which is produced by a small family run business just outside of Rome.
Dishes that I personally recommend:
Starter – Fiori di zucca fritti con mozzarella di bufala ed alici.
Pasta – Tonnarelli Cacio e Pepe (sometimes you find the variation of this dish with the addition of King prawns – Go For It!!).
Second Main – Filetto con crema di Pecorino.
Dessert – Home made tiramisu (love the presentation) or Liquirice Gelato Tartufo.
At the end of your meal you must ask for a limoncello or, even better, an Amaro del Capo!
Definitely not expensive, strongly recommended if you are strolling around Quartiere Pinciano-Coppedè.
Address: Via Po 45A
Telephone number: +39
Open MON-SAT for lunch and dinner
Closed on SUN