One of the most elegant stores in Rome is a butcher shop. All gleaming marble and glass cases this is my kind of shopping. I stop here at least once a week to buy a farm raised chicken that I think makes the best roast chicken in Rome and freshly made sausages for Noah's favorite pasta dish when he is in town.
Going to the butcher in Rome is a pretty intimate affair. The butcher knows what you eat, how many you are cooking for, your family and friends likes and dislikes. The friendly staff at DeAngelis know I usually roast a chicken on Monday and make broth with the leftovers. They tease me about drinking green juice instead of buying a slice of just delivered pizza bianca and are always happy to offer suggestions on what to make for dinner when I have guests.
There is much much more than just poultry and beef here. You can find buffalo milk butter and ricotta, an eggplant parmigiana that rivals my favorite Positano terrace meal, fresh pasta, Tuscan chocolate, wine, craft beers. It is practically one stop shopping.
DeAngelis has been supplying Romans home cooks since 1848, but they are not afraid of change. Every weekday they also serve a lunch menu. On the menu are wraps, a carpaccio salad and a hamburger that I really must try.
Via Flavia 74-78
Monday-Friday 9:00-15:00– 17:00-20:00