When Marco (or Marcone, it depends on how you prefer to call him) opens up the door of his trattoria, called precisely da Marcone, at the number 50 of via Muratori, he does it with such kindness that, at first sight, you don’t understand if he’s welcoming you in his restaurant or in his life. Marco is the heart of this place, the gentle host with whom you can chat a little and that can guide you in choosing the dish that suits you best.
The appearance of the place is the one of a classy trattoria, welcoming and well furnished with bordeaux details on the walls, covered in black and white pictures of the past guests that call forth feelings of familiarity and easiness in the customers.
The menu changes weekly to offer novelty and freshness. Under the name of every dish you’ll find some funny verse that tells something about what you are about to eat and mocks it at the same time. All the proposed dishes want to pay tribute to the gastronomic cultures of Italy as a whole.
The origin of the wine in his list is variegated but always Italian, even if Marco has a penchant for the most obscure wine he can finds. Every wine has to tell a story and is served at popular prices, around 12 euros per bottle.
There are people that do what they do for money, other who do it with their heart and from the welcoming spine that Marco will offer to you as an entrée you can possibly doubt about what drove him to be in this crossroad in Viale Umbria. Because if poetry is food for the mind, food must be poetry for the palate.