FORK & LIFE
FOOD, PEOPLE, PLACES
INTERVIEW | Fork & life from Tel-Aviv to Glocalist Map, Rome, Italy. 2018
F&L: what is glocalist?
It is a friendly guide designed for travelers (global) who try to live an authentic (local) experience. Glocalist combines tradition and modernity. It’s an essential tool for the traveler, discovering the magnificence of the Eternal City. Exploring the city with Glocalist lets you live an experience as if a Roman friend took you to his city. We created it with great care, to offer exclusive contents to likeminded travelers in a format that’s practical and beautiful to look at, and is completely free!
F&L: why did you decide to get into glocalist?
It all started because I moved to Rome for love. From the beginning I started to see the city with different eyes, not as a tourist but as a local, thanks to the passion of my -recent- husband for this city and its history; in parallel, I already had experience in producing and designing maps in other cities such as Buenos Aires, Toronto and Mexico. They were a series of perfect tools to develop Glocalist with all the love, and we thought together how to really get to know this city so secret and so labyrinthine to all those who wanted to experience it.
F&L: why is it so hard to find a restaurant in Rome that is not a "tourist trap"?
G: Tourism is an active resource, and the growing demand has resulted in more quantity than quality. The traveler must investigate, inquire or do a meticulous research to find good places to eat, where high quality local products are offered along good service. This gives the main concept behind Glocalist, to make this research with our quality criteria.
F&L: tell a bit about the changing in gastronomy scene in Rome in recent years?
G: in these years of economic reconversion, the gastronomy scene underwent a great change, dictated above all by the need to offer not only typical Roman dishes, but also the possibility to explore new directions of the Italian cuisine. This change has basically created two parallel gastronomy movements, one related and influenced by the “cucina Romana” and the other more inclined to offer a revisitation of Italian cuisine, paying close attention to a new and renewed image.
F&L: 5 restaurants in Rome that are really good, i mean restaurants that the locals will eat there.
G: Urbana 47, La pace del palato, Pianostrada, Retrobottega, Da Cesare al Casaletto. I have mentioned these for varied tastes,
Urbana 47, a concept of quality, between high quality Italian ingredients and design particular, nice decoration furniture with objects of recovery; La Pace del Palato, a mix between tradition and innovation where every dish it's an experience. traditional food accompanied of creativity; Pianostrada, a delightful cuisine and place full of love, they give a lot of attention to the details, I love it; Retrobottega, is a contemporary cuisine, creative and transparent, a philosophy of innovative catering with minimal deco, Da Cesare al Casaletto, the good tradition of the Roman trattoria. They are our essentials for authenticity and friendly atmosphere. roman cuisine is performed masterfully but also reinterpreted, especially in presenting the dishes
F&L: what neighborhoods in Rome consider to be culinary neighborhoods, with a strong culinary scene?
G: Campo Marzio in the heart of the Rome city center, you can find many high-level restaurants traditionals, Colonna, Parione, Testaccio and Ostiense
F&L: 3 best places for coffee in Rome?
G: Barnum caffé, There is a very pleasent atmosphere, from morning till night, Professional and nice baristas, good coffee and cocktails. Here you feel in home.
Roscioli caffè, they are famous for the quality of the products they offer. Very good coffee and pastries and Caffè Novecento, is so nice, warm, cozy and full of homemade cakes and treats.
F&L: best Delicatessens in Rome?
G: Eataly, La prosciutteria, Ercoli 1928, Volpetti, they have an excellent selection of Italian gourmet products mainly.
Original text: https://www.fork-and-life.net/glocalistromecityguide