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Osteria del Fico Vecchio

An ancient coaching inn in an 16th century structure, excellenty renovated to create an evocative and unique atmosphere. It is possible to taste various roman-castellana specialities with original ideas, depending on the season , without renouncing quality or simplicity.

Here you can taste all the original recipes that are slowly disappearing.


The Rooms


The alternation of small rooms, one inside the other, and the stone fireplaces give to environment a perfect marriage between rustic and elegance, between sobriety and warmth

Who knows what it is that seduces whoever approaches the inn, reproducing flavours and perfumes of infancy? Perhaps there are the five centuries of history, or the ancient walls once used as a station for the exchange of horses and the refreshment place before the beginning of the hill for Roccapriora or maybe the villas Grottasferrata situated at the edge of inn like little stormed kingdoms, the scattered ruins here and there or simply the strange charm of the innkeepers... Ciocca.


History

According to a legend the Osteria is risen along a way station of the Latin way and was already working during the time of ancient Rome.

The first documented informations about the presence of the "Osteria del Fico" goes back to the first half of XVI century; ant the first cartographic certificate is found in the plan of the roman land from Eufrosino della Volpaia in 1547, in the draw appears a little tower with the name of "Osteria". In the following years several document confirm the full functionality of that Osteria that soon vecome an important point of reference for all inhabitants of the roman and castellana areas.

The first documented informations about the presence of the "Osteria del Fico" goes back to the first half of XVI century; ant the first cartographic certificate is found in the plan of the roman land from Eufrosino della Volpaia in 1547, in the draw appears a little tower with the name of "Osteria". In the following years several document confirm the full functionality of that Osteria that soon vecome an important point of reference for all inhabitants of the roman and castellana areas.

Modern History

During the fascism period, Benito Mussolini appreciates very much the restaurant and Enrico Ciocca, for that reason he comes very often to "Al Fico" with his friend for eat his delicious and famous plates.

Also the world of the cinema di stanza in Cinecittà, recently inaugurated begins to notice the high gastronomy quality of the restaurant situated in Grottaferrata.

In this period many actors go to eat to the Osteria, among these Carlo Ninchi, Otello Toso and Anna Magnani.

Moreover, in the beautiful lounges of the "Fico" in GRottaferrata born the histories of love between some famous actors of that period, Richard Burton and Elisabeth Taylor and between Roberto Rossellini and Ingrid Bergman.

The son of Enrico, Claudio, rebellious poet, in 1960 found the restaurant "Al Fico Nuovo", built some hundred of meters from the celebrated and historical paternal restaurant.


Offers


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Via Anagnina, 134, Grottaferrata, Roma

PI: 13439961007



Ristorante Al Fico


+39 06.94.10.133

info@alfico.it