Via Gaetano Sacchi, Roma; January 30, 2013—
A CURIOUS NAME for this basically Neopolitan-style restaurant here in Trastevere, where six of us gathered tonight for a last extended-family dinner in Rome before a couple of departures. I began with the spaghetti alla puttinesca you see here, flavorful with tomato, olive, and anchovy; and went on to a veal scallopini that was routine but pleasant. There's not that much to say about the place, I think; it's dependable but unexceptional. It's attractive and comfortable, though, and on one of the prettiest piazzas in town.
White and red table wine
•Monzu Vladi, Piazza di San Giovanni della Malva 2, Rome; 06 5895640