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"When in Rome, look for a Roman dessert, like a maritozzo."

"When in Rome, look for a Roman dessert, like a maritozzo."

Old Oct 20, 17, 12:03 pm
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"When in Rome, look for a Roman dessert, like a maritozzo."

I was intrigued by this comment from Perche in another thread, and began to search for good places to try out some maritozzo when I visit Rome later this year.

In the process, I ran across This Event on Facebook. As it happens, it'll be during my trip so I thought about going. But, I have no idea if the proprietors of the event are any good, etc, etc. It looks like I'll have to trek a little ways to check it out, but if the bakeries are good, it could be worth it.

Any guidance from locals on whether this is worth putting some effort into checking out?
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Old Oct 20, 17, 12:32 pm
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What event?
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Old Oct 20, 17, 12:35 pm
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I'm not familiar with those bakeries.

In the centre, I like Regoli's in the Esquilino District. They specialize in traditional Roman desserts/pastries
http://www.pasticceriaregoli.com/

and Roccioli Caffe - Piazza Benedetto Cairoli near Largo di Torre Argentina
http://www.rosciolicaffe.com/
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Old Oct 20, 17, 12:36 pm
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Originally Posted by Perche View Post
What event?
It's linked in the original post, but it's not necessarily easy to see that.

https://www.facebook.com/events/122693591727092
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Old Oct 20, 17, 2:44 pm
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Originally Posted by angra View Post
It's linked in the original post, but it's not necessarily easy to see that.

https://www.facebook.com/events/122693591727092
Now I see it. And the article links to a foodie site, Tavole Romane, whichsays the following are the 10 best places to eat them Rome, with the last part being the neighborhood they are located in, like EUR, Quartiere Africano, etc..

1. Il Maritozzo Rosso Bistrot | evento speciale maritozzo salato, tutto il giorno | Eur
2. Pasticceria Romoli Dal 1952 | speciale la sera | Quartiere Africano
3. Pasticceria Bar Napoleoni, Napoleoni Gluten Free - Pasticceria | speciale anche gluten free | Appio-Latino
4. Andreotti Pasticceria dal 1931 | Ostiense
5. Attilio Servi Pasticceria presso La Dea Bendata Caffè | Prati-Borgo
6. CaféMerenda | Marconi
7. Lievito Pizza, Pane. | Eur
8. Linari | Testaccio
9. Nero Vaniglia | Ostiense
10. Sorelle Giordano | Tuscolano
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Old Oct 20, 17, 3:14 pm
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So my question is: is the foodie sight full of it? Do you agree with any of their recommendations?
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Old Oct 20, 17, 4:16 pm
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Originally Posted by angra View Post
So my question is: is the foodie sight full of it? Do you agree with any of their recommendations?
Tavole Romane is a very reputable source.
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I lived almost across the street from the #2 in the list, la Pasticceria Romoli (Viale Libia) in the 90s, . The big problem with this one is that you are definitely not doing good servise to your... heart (unless, of course, you combine a visit there with physical exercise, and Villa Ada is very close). I still visit it regularly as I often stay at the Mercure that is abot 10 minutes walk. I'll post a picture of their window in a few hours, when I log into to my big computer.

I haven't had maritozzi there, so I can't comment on that but knowing how their other stuff is, I'm sure you'll be more than safe eating anything. Though Roman, they had decent cannoli, good Montebianco and a lot of other sweets that I dearly miss .
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Old Oct 20, 17, 10:20 pm
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Originally Posted by KLouis View Post
I lived almost across the street from the #2 in the list, la Pasticceria Romoli (Viale Libia) in the 90s, . The big problem with this one is that you are definitely not doing good servise to your... heart (unless, of course, you combine a visit there with physical exercise, and Villa Ada is very close).
Don't worry, I don't know how they do it, but I heard that some places now actually serve maritozzi without the panna (cream)!?!
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Old Oct 21, 17, 12:39 am
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Don't worry, I don't know how they do it, but I heard that some places now actually serve maritozzi without the panna (cream)!?!
Oh, I don't worry much: I've reached the age when I worry less and less.
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Old Oct 21, 17, 12:41 am
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Here's the promised picture of one of the two Romoli windows on Viale Libia, shot in March 14. Mmmmmmmm!
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Old Oct 21, 17, 7:13 am
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Thanks, guys! There is a _lot_ of bad food advice on the internet, so I'm grateful to have some context to validate this event. Will try what I can!
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Old Oct 21, 17, 1:32 pm
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Nowadays it's quite difficult to find a real maritozzo
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Old Nov 30, 17, 7:30 am
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The organizers have put up an event page that includes coupons for free (I think, pending my italian understanding) pastries at many of the locations:

https://www.tavoleromane.it/maritozzo-day-2017-coupon/
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Old Nov 30, 17, 5:59 pm
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Originally Posted by angra View Post
The organizers have put up an event page that includes coupons for free (I think, pending my italian understanding) pastries at many of the locations:

https://www.tavoleromane.it/maritozzo-day-2017-coupon/
Number 11 in the map of the linked page is the one whose window I posted above. I can personally recommend it (though somewhat off the centre of the city).
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