In Fiumicino, in that part of Rome that smells of salt and sea spray, Gianfranco Pascucci and his partner Vanessa Melis brighten up the “iodised outskirts” of the capital on a daily basis. The chef, an extraordinary interpreter of sea flavours, has achieved outstanding results after a long process of maturation and awareness aimed at enhancing the salty element through cleaning and subtraction. You are guaranteed a safe landfall with proposals such as tuna, bottarga, squid, cuttlefish, oysters, scampi and also seaweed – sometimes treated with Oriental cooking techniques but always respectful of the environment. Each dish recounts a well-defined and structured idea with an avant-garde thrust and great attention to detail through meticulously-fostered care. The dining room and cellar are orchestrated in perfect sync with the rhythms of the kitchen.
Not even the colouring of the interior is left to chance, but moves gently from sanded tones to hues of marine turquoise. Romantics will appreciate a candlelit dinner in the glass wall veranda, surrounded by the beauty of the works of art inspired by the marine design.
Pascucci al Porticciolo
Via Fiumara, 2 – 00054 Fiumicino (RM)
Tel. +39 06 65029204
Closed Sunday dinner time. Monday and Tuesday lunchtime
Holidays They vary from year to year