Mazzo is an extremely intimate place (one table inside and, as long as the weather allows, a few small tables outside), according to the way of saying “good things come in small packages”. The restaurant is managed by “The Fooders”, a project born as “a live cooking performance, in order to condense cooking, music and graphic in the same performative act” and then transformed into “a real working team that deals with food design, food production and events”.
No need to say that when such an amazing and dynamic group of people opens their own restaurant you can’t expect anything ordinary coming to your table! The menu is made up of traditional Roman dishes that have been revised in a gourmet style. Ingredients are always fresh and the location is so cozy and intimate that it’ll make you feel as if you were at home. Which is how I became outright friendly with the crew and dared to inquire about the restaurant’s name, which means “bunch” in Italian.
Even if it is located in via delle Rose (Roses’ street), its’ has nothing to do with a bunch of flowers, rather with the huge effort they put in in order to open it. As they told us they really worked their asses off! (or, as Romans say, “si sono fatti il mazzo”).