Located in the Isola district in a secluded street behind another historic establishment, the Deus Ex Machina, stands Osteria delle Commari, a Roman restaurant based in Milan. As soon as you enter, the cozy environment makes you rediscover the beauty of dining in a less caciarona atmosphere, which, in my opinion, is very enticing. The other non-trivial aspect that you will notice immediately after is that you can eat a substantial amount without leaving the table hungry.
The representative image of the restaurant is that of two comars with a round and rather reassuring silhouette of those who, with elbow grease, knead, cook, churn out and lovingly prepare the dishes that the customers need. The whole staff, from the landlord to the waiters is very friendly and prepared, even before the indecision of a customer they know exactly what to advise and suggest a choice that never disappoints.
“The idea is a family environment managed with professionalism”, the founders recount, “we offer home cooking that is refined at the same time.” The menu consists of typical dishes done in Roman tradition, being able to count on very remarkable seasonal raw materials. The crispy bacon, the artichoke foil, the vaccinara tail and the appetizers are absolutely above expectations. Fresh homemade pasta closes the perfect circle of flavors revealed above all in the consistency of the palate.
The dishes that struck us in addition to amatriciana, gricia and cacio e pepe include the pasta with mint and pecorino, fusilloni with cheek, pachino and artichokes, fillet of battered cod and the inevitable risotto. All the courses take you on an authentic journey of taste among the Roman lands without the nostalgia of being there … all that is missing is the final stroll with the cool of the ponentino but otherwise the experience that gives the Osteria delle Commari is all there.