The Colosseum of Italy
Sometimes overshadowed by it’s most well known city and Italy’s capital, Rome, the region of Lazio is home to stunning beaches, beautiful medieval hilltop villages and endless rolling hills that produce the finest fruit, vegetables and, most importantly, wine.
With that being said, there is absolutely no denying the global impact and significance of said city. Some of the most important cultural and historical events, buildings, movements and cooking in the whole of Europe stem from Rome, with tourists flocking in their millions every year to indulge in some of the finest pasta – including our three featured dishes - they’re ever likely to experience.
The wider region’s foodie fame, however, offers much more than pasta of course. Places like Amatrice and Antrodoco have made their names through produce including prosciutto and olive oil. Spring vegetables such as artichokes and beloved cheeses including Pecorino Romano, ricotta and mozzarella are popularly used across the region with the classic cured meat guanciale an essential for any authentic carbonara - which currently features on our Specials Menu.
A classic dish done with Sugo flare. Using the finest San Marzano tomatoes to produce a traditional sugo with an extra bite, our Rigatoni All’Arrabbiata is simple but impactful. A favourite amongst customers and staff alike, this staple tomato-based appeals to all pasta lovers – including those wanting a bit of subtle spice their life.
Ravioli. The little parcels of joy in the pasta world. This delicately luxurious dish combines fresh spinach and creamy ricotta, served in the subtle richness of our sage butter, that ensures indulgence doesn’t seep into overindulgence. Perfectly balanced, every sumptuous bite carries you one step closer to a tasty satisfaction.
The real deal. Always in demand. And ultimately a Sugo fan favourite. Simply put, cacio e pepe is a perfect blend of cheese and pepper, but the taste is far beyond simple. Every flavourful serving boasts a fullness that remains light enough to really enjoy with bucatini acting as the perfect vehicle to deliver it.
If I'm only in Rome for 48 hours, I would consider it a sin against God to not eat cacio e pepe.