It's kind of impossible to find somewhere good to eat near the Spanish Steps/via del Corso/Piazza del Popolo. Last week I discovered a solution in Hosteria Del Mercato 1870.
Hosteria del Mercato 1870 is on a pretty side street and the inside of this very stylish space holds a juice bar, an organic market filled with cheeses, produce, and a very interesting wine selection all sourced from small and local producers and a lush dining room.
It was a warm October afternoon so we sat outside where we drank a beet, apple, ginger slow pressed juice and a brilliant glass of cold organic Riesling by Jasci & Marchesani Vini Biologici from the coast of Abruzzo.
Lunch was a deep green borage soup with just the right bite of bitterness, a fresh take on Amatriciana and at least four different things for dessert, I lost count in the end.
I have stopped back in a few more times to pick up jars of crushed tomatoes, avocados and fresh tumeric and the prettiest box of Spanish salt scattered with wild flowers and highly recommend you do the same.