Ristorante Archimede Santa Eustachio – Rome

Saturday night in Rome (2 of 2)

Following pre-dinner beers at no.au and a re-visit of the Pantheon (obligatory when in Rome), we stumbled upon Ristorante Archimede Santa Eustachio on Piazza dei Caprettari, nearby.


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Ristorante Archimede Santa Eustachio


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Outdoor dining


It looked appealing and cosy, serving typical Roman cuisine. It was this that attracted us rather than it’s grand, fourteen-syllabled name which doesn’t roll off the tongue so easily.

Greeted with welcoming Italian hospitality the moment we stepped around the hedge, we ordered a bottle of Elena Walch (EWA) vino bianco d’Italia (recommended as an aperitif or to accompany slightly spicy dishes owing to its dominant grape ie. 60% Gewürztraminer, 20% Muller Thurgau, 20% Chardonnay) which was very reasonably priced and turned out to be a really good wine.


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EWA vino bianco d’Italia


From the extensive menu, and with a little assistance from our jolly waiter, we ordered deep fried artichoke flowers (a Roman speciality) and octopus for starters.


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Deep fried artichoke flowers


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Cucina tipica Romana – octopus in a tomato sauce, artichoke tempura


For main course, K ordered porcini fettuccine while I had potato gnocchi seasoned with a tomato and basil sauce. Both were outstanding and full of fresh ingredients giving a surprising complement of flavours in each mouthful.


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Porcini fettuccine


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Fresh gnocchi


Although we were stuffed we were so enjoying this dining experience, that K ordered a strawberry pannacotta for dessert. It was outstanding, served in the juice of fresh strawberries (no fake flavoured sauce from a bottle here).


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Strawberry pannacotta


A serendipitous find, Ristorante Archimede Santa Eustachio has set a high benchmark for this holiday’s dining.


Restaurant info:
~ Lardbutty rating: 4 / 5
~ Type: Roman, Italian (in Italy)
~ Address: Piazza dei Caprettari, 63, 00186 Roma, Italy
~ Website + menus: Ristorante Archimede Santa Eustachio website
~ Photos on flickr: images of Ristorante Archimede S. Eustachio food
~ facebook page: On fb
~ Location: Ristorante Archimede S.Eustachio map


RELATED LINKS
More Rome drinking + dining:
~ Bir + Fud – stone baked pizza + craft beers
~ No.au – real ale bar + restaurant
~ Open Baladin – 100+ craft beers
~ Ristorante Archimede Santa Eustachio
~ Roma Cavalieri – terrace dining in a Mediterranean oasis
~ Virginiae – cucina Romana *best pizza*


					
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