This internationally acclaimed restaurant, located just a few steps away from the Pantheon, is owned by Omar and Rachelle Capparuccini, a couple with a deep passion for cuisine and good food. They originally met in Milan in 2001 and in 2005, they decided to follow their true vocation and opened a small restaurant in Vasto, in the Abruzzo region. The restaurant quickly gained the appreciation of the clientele for its amazing cuisine.
In 2009, the couple decided to take on a more ambitious challenge and moved to Rome to open Casa Coppelle. The couple secured a spot in the historic district and after the first season, they wanted a complete design makeover and started taking “educational” trips to discover the most interesting hospitality venues in many works’ metropolises, from New York to Paris. They fall in love with the style of Jacques Garcia who is known for his work on the Paris Hôtel Costes and the Hôtel Majestic in Cannes.
The couple chased Garcia for months to work on their project, to no avail. Finally, they decided to drive straight to the architect’s Parisian studio and their passion and determination convinced Garcia to accept the assignment. The transformation is truly remarkable, a work of art in a class by itself.
The restaurant features a warm and sophisticated atmosphere with a perfect combination of opulence and intimacy. The colors, lights, and materials used in the design add to the opening of the senses and create a refined and reassuring culinary experience. Each room has its own unique design. It is truly a masterpiece,“breathing the atmosphere of a 1800’s English club combined with the Italian expressivity and liveliness”, as expressed by Garcia.
The cuisine is equally impressive. The menu features a wide variety of traditional Italian dishes. Favorites include; Foie gras al torchon aromatizzato all’armagnac col suo pan brioche, “Torchon foie gras flavored with Armagnac with pan brioche”, the Black cod alla barbabietola su radicchio tardivo marinato all’aceto di lamponi, riso selvatico soffiato e pancetta croccante “Beetroot black cod on radicchio marinated in raspberry vinegar, puffed wild rice and crispy bacon” and the Filetto di maiale in crosta di senape e pistacchi, crema di patate dolci e cavolo cappuccio brasato all’arancia –“Mustard and pistachio crusted pork tenderloin, sweet potato, braised cabbage with orange.”
The restaurant is under the guidance of Emiliano Pascucci, sous chef of Pergola del Rome Cavalieri (3 Michelin stars), and the touch of the highly experienced Executive Chef. The restaurant also features a great bar and boasts an extensive wine list, featuring a diverse selection of wines from all over Italy.
Casa Coppelle Ristorante is an Inbound Destinations must experience. The restaurant’s unique history, its cuisine, impeccable service, stunning cuisine and the owners’ passion for design and style, make it a truly special and unforgettable dining experience. The perfect destination for a special occasion or an incredible night out when in Rome.
- Casa Coppelle, Piazza delle Coppelle 49, Rome, 00186, Italy +39 06 6889 1707
- By: Randy Perini, Publisher