The bejeweled resident Signoras of the Pantheon neighborhood don’t flock to this historic butcher simply for purchasing exquisite meat cuts, artfully displayed on the charming 1900s white marble counter, no. It’s actually for the gorgeous men behind it.
The window arrangement alone should be a warning sign: beware, beauty inside.
The fourth generation of Polzella heirs running the Angelo Feroci macelleria - effortlessly juggling cleavers and blades – are jaw-dropping gorgeous. And so are their prime cuts of Danish beef, Dutch veal, and lamb, game and poultry sourced from the nearby Lazio countryside.
I usually am so distracted by the handsome 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 to eavesdrop as they elegantly instruct awe-struck clients on how to properly bake their rosemary and lardo-laced filet mignons.
The meat goods at the Feroci butcher shop are not sold at bargain prices, to the contrary. But the superb choice of ribs and round steaks, sirloins, crown lamb roasts, meatloafs and meatballs, rolled pork, plus the many prepared dishes that just need quick and easy cooking – like chicken and almond straccetti, ground beef-stuffed zucchini, vegetarian burgers, or eggplant and veal kebabs – all come sold with a smile and a good cooking tip, and are worth every penny.
Next time you’re in the Pantheon neighborhood, and crave a great ossobuco, or wish to grill juicy Chianina steaks, 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