Pipero Al Rex
Via Torino, 149
00184 Rome, Italy , CA
Our best meal in Rome..
Why did we dine here? – Pipero Al rex was recommended to us by Rome expert, Katy Parla and proved to be one of our most memorable meals in Rome. This restaurant has only been open since October, 2011 and has caused favorable reaction in the Foodie world. This small gem had only six tables. Modern, restrained decor with lots of cool touches including a stylish water pitcher, burgundy leather curved seats and chandelier.
Insider Tip – Make reservations
Cuisine – Modern Roman
Location – Near Termini Train Station
Opened – October, 2011
Service – Pipero Al rex had excellent service. This compact restaurant had an enthusiastic server who helped us navigate the menu. No worries with regard to refills, napkin folding when we were gone, or special requests.
Verdict – Pipero Al rex surprised us with stellar food and service. We can easily recommend this restaurant to foodies seeking top notch food in Rome.
Pipero Al rex Signature Dishes – Raw duck, mustard and apple cream. Spaghetti, Garlic, olive oil and fish sauce.
Pipero Al rex’s Menu includes a 9 course tasting menu for a very low (€80). They also have an English a la carte menu that has some very cryptic translations.
Pipero Al rex Food Picks:
Complementary sparkling wine.
Amuse bouche of fatty lardo.
Excellent warm sunflower bread.
Amuse bouche of fluffy and smooth Parmesan cheese.
Raw duck, mustard and apple cream (€20)- This tar tare was a signature dish that we could not miss even though we were extremely scared of it. This looks like strawberries but proved to be extremely chewy with a nice balance of crispiness from the wafer. Give it a try!
Spaghetti, Garlic, olive oil and fish sauce (€20)- Finally, a nice reasonably sized portion. Excellent, one of the best around with some stellar fish sauce.
Vermicelli pasta with herbs and Parmesan the (€20)- Slightly smaller noodle with a very complex flavor, cooked very al dente like it should be.
Filet of pork, vanilla and vegetable cream (€30)- A perfect medium-rare piece of Venison, not Pork.
Lamb and potatoes (€30)- Tender, not gamey, medium-rare, simply excellent.
Complementary Pre-dessert – A thin filo crust with chocolate and pop rocks sandwiched between them. Fun, crisp, chocolaty.
Pineapple & Pineapple (€15)- An interesting dessert that included pineapple ice cream with some candied ginger.
Rice, milk, vanilla and passion fruit ice cream (€15)- A lighter dessert, almost California style, with a combination of crunchy, soft, sweet attributes.
Petit Fours – Four different kinds of excellent mini bites rounded out our meal.
OK: (Order if you like this dish)
Pans: (We would not reorder these dishes)