The bejeweled resident Signoras of the Pantheon neighborhood don’t flock to this historic butcher shop only for the exquisite meat cuts, artfully exhibited on the charming turn of the century white marble counter, no. It’s actually for the gorgeous men behind it.
The window display alone should be a warning sign: beware, beauty inside.
The fourth generation of Polzella heirs manning the Angelo Feroci macelleria – effortlessly handling cleavers and mallets — are drop-dead gorgeous. And so are their prime cuts of Dutch veal, Danish beef, and the lamb, game and poultry sourced from the Lazio countryside.
I am so distracted by the good-looking butchers, that I often walk in with no shopping list in mind, but simply to gaze as their expert hands carve perfect Fiorentina steaks, or eavesdrop as they elegantly instruct awe-struck clients on how to properly bake their rosemary and pork fat-wrapped filet mignons.
The meat cuts and dishes at Angelo Feroci’s butcher shop are not sold at bargain prices, to the contrary. But the superb choice of sirloins, crown lamb roasts, rolled pork, ribs and round steaks, meatloafs and meatballs galore, plus the myriad prepared dishes that just need brief and easy cooking, like ground chicken-stuffed zucchini, vegetarian burgers, or eggplant and veal kebabs — all sold with a smile and a good cooking tip — are worth every penny.
Next time you’re in the area and crave a great ossobuco, or wish to grill a juicy steak, be sure to stop by. And get free eye candy too.
Angelo Feroci | Shopping
Via della Maddalena 15 | +390668801016
Mon – Wed 06:00 – 13:30 & 17:00 – 20:00, Thu – Sat 06:00 – 13:30