Tiramisu is my favorite Italian dessert because it is the perfect blend of flavors and textures – sweet with a kick, creamy but dense. Growing up with my mom’s homemade version of the dessert, I’m often disappointed by the modern reinterpretations in Rome so I was really happy to discover make-your-own tiramisu which feels like a more authentic rendition of the dessert.
The tiramisu at Soul Kitchen, a cozy restaurant in the lively student neighborhood of San Lorenzo, comes with all the necessary ingredients to assemble your perfect dessert: savoiardi biscuits, whipped mascarpone, a macchinetta with coffee, chocolate shavings and cocoa powder. All that you need is a few minutes to let all the ingredients blend together and you’re ready to eat!
Before you get to dessert though you should try other courses at this cute and truly delicious restaurant. The dishes are spins on classic Pugliese cuisine, the menus are hand-written in school notebooks and the chairs are plastered with colorful comics. Try the purea di fave con cipolla e peperoni fritti, a fava bean purée with red onions and fried julienned peppers, or the burrata, a buttery mozzarella typical from the region. Like the atmosphere of the restaurants, the dishes are homey and creative. There is also an extensive buffet during aperitivo hour for € 10 which has tasty cocktails and lots of options for vegetarians.