More than just shopping
the Cuisine of The food hall of rinascente in via del tritone
It’s already become a reference point for Romans and for millions of tourists too: it’s the new Rinascente flagship store in Via del Tritone, where fascinating cultural insights can be found alongside high-quality shopping.
On the sixth floor is the Food Hall, its terraces offering 360 degree views, from the dome of St Peter’s to the Basilica di Sant’Andrea delle Fratte, from Borromini’s campanile to the Quirinal and Monte Mario hills.
But sight is not the only sense in for a treat on the sixth floor of Rinascente: it’s home to Michelin-starred chef Riccardo Di Giacinto, who offers the most traditional of mediterranean cuisine in his restaurant MadeITerraneo and a contemporary approach to food and pastry in his Up Sunset Bar, along with an excellent selection of spirits from every country in the mediterranean.
There are other choices too for food enthusiasts: the Cantina Feudi di San Gregorio offers a more informal ambience; PZA, where the fabulous pizzas are paired with sparkling wines, and another venue - the San Gregorio - with closer links to Roman tradition, offering cured meats and cheeses from Lazio and Campania.
For visitors seeking to escape Rome for a while, there are Brazilian-Japanese fusion specialities at Temakinho. And if you’re sticking to healthy habits, there’s Vivi Bistrot with its new Organic Juice & Salad Bar.
For those who want more than food, Rinascente also hosts art installations. Currently the featured artist is Frenchman Xavier Veilhan with his installation Mobile: red and white spheres four metres in diameter which move in a manner that’s unpredictable and always different, since they’re animated by the movements of air and people. It’s an impressive work that occupies all 21 metres of the atrium in the Via del Tritone store.