Pescheria Osteria Sor Duilio
From oysters and octopus to crab and bass, the selection of seafood on offer at Pescheria Osteria Sor Duilio in Rome is nothing short of mouthwatering. And it’s all fantastically, fin-spankingly fresh. The fish counter is the first thing you see on walking into this fishmonger and restaurant in Trieste, the younger sibling of the restaurant of the same name in Pietralata. But a look beyond reveals an intimate space in which to sample that day’s catch of the day with a glass of perfectly chilled white wine in amongst other contented diners.
A glance up to the restaurant’s walls, meanwhile, reveals black and white photos that tell the story of Sor Duilio through the family that’s run it through the generations. The love of family and of fish is evident the minute you step through the door. Indeed, the restaurant, despite being a fishmongers as well, feels warm and inviting, with a colour scheme reminiscent of the Mediterranean and just enough sea-faring accessories to lend the otherwise sleek and modern space a touch of whimsy.
In the kitchen, chef Giorgia Rocchi whips up delicious dishes that showcase the seafood to best effect, often serving a dish simply, the better to let the ingredients sing. Indeed, as tempting as the cornucopia of delights is in the fish counter (people pop in daily to buy the catch of the day), you’d be forgiven for succumbing to the temptation to tuck in right then and there, and grabbing a table. After all, you can always drop some Euros at the counter on your way out to cook and enjoy at home.