A lunch with one of my best friends was the perfect occasion to visit Mercato Centrale, the new food “temple” at Stazione Termini.
At the beginning, I was a bit sceptical about the location. Stazione Termini is a difficult place, not very secure nor enough clean, but I was surprised by the new aspect of the area. Thanks to an important refurbishment Stazione Termini has become a nice place for shopping and eating.
Mercato Centrale opened last October but has already become one of the favourite places for the food lovers. After a quick look at the totem with the list of the food shops, we started our tour of the arcade.
There are 18 shops (botteghe) where you can buy delicatessen from the best names in the food world. I fell literally in love for the focacce and the mouthwatering desserts you find as you enter the arcade.
In the centre, there is an impressive hood where the bar is located: is the famous Cappa Mazzoniana, designed in 1930 by the architect Angiolo Mazzoni.
We continued the tour and I was more and more confused by the inviting look of the products displayed in the botteghe.
After this amazing journey in Mercato Centrale, it was time to decide what to eat. I chose to eat chips and an enormous Mozzarella in Carrozza with anchovies while my friend took a Chianina hamburger. We drunk Moretti beer.
I’m very particular with Mozzarella in Carrozza as is one of my favourite fried food, but I was delighted by its taste and crispness.
The hamburger was really delicious even if just some salad and no sauce. The meat was so tender and juicy.
We took away a little White Sacher Torte made by Carmelo Pannocchietti.
It was all extremely tasty and wouldn’t hesitate in going again for lunch or dinner. I can’t wait to try all the other deliciousness.
It’s a great hotspot to know about in Stazione Termini. The location couldn’t be more perfect and we loved it.
Oh, I was forgetting! There’s a second floor with a restaurant, la tavola, il vino e la dispensa, run by the chefs Oliver Glowig and Salvatore De Gennaro. It worth a special visit…next time!
Via Giolitti, 36
Roma Termini Station