… and there still is, Ristorante NiNo in via Borgognona.
Just 80 steps from Piazza di Spagna and more than 80 years since it was first established, it is not simply the history of a highly renowned restaurant, but the story of a family that has kept the Italian culinary excellence alive over the years, with passion, dedication and sacrifice. Or should we say, the Italian culinary art. A highly complex art of handed down, traditional know-how, a custodian of recipes and secrets of which Ristorante Nino is a fine front runner.
The restaurant furnishings and menu tell the story of a part of unified Italy and several centuries of culinary culture: suffice to say that one of the very first culinary texts, defined a “Cookbook”, dating back to the first half of the 14th century, describes the preparation of beans in the Tuscan native dialect.
Ristorante Nino is a bit of our heritage and also our history, a story of authenticity
The style of the Restaurant therefore, does not reveal a nostalgic choice but rather a sentimental bond with an inviolated and inviolable pleasure of eating well in an elegant and exceptionally convivial location. And so the furniture, the photographs, and the assortment of dishes on the menu also take on another meaning: the choice to ensure that an authentic culinary tradition continues to flourish, a bold choice, made even more courageous by the fact that, in just a few decades, trends and marketing have led many bars and restaurants to crop up in the vicinity, completely without content or substance and sometimes even without …a kitchen!