Via dei Genovesi 31 a/b
Rome, 00153 Italy
Phone: +39 06 589 66 89
Fax: +39 06 589 66 89
Divino offers an interesting dish allegedly popular in ancient Rome—pork in
the style of Matius. The legendary Matius, son of Cicero's learned friend,
Gaius Matius, wrote three volumes on gastronomy and is said to be the
inventor of a procedure that involves removing the pork fat, marinating the
remainder for 24 hours in red wine and apple slices and roasting it in
spices. Julius Caesar and Augustus couldn't get enough of it. There is also
fresh fish and game, in season.
in all, this is a wonderful and very interesting restaurant.
DiVino is a family affair with mom the chef while dad and son deftly handle
the front. They started the business in 1998, succeeding in creating the
desired environment and a dining experience where one feels at home while
enjoying market- fresh ingredients cooked with care and imagination.
The entrance hall and bar area is beautifully and comfortably furnished and
does indeed make one feel as if entering a home. The archways and terra
cotta Alcantara walls create a most romantic feeling as one walks up the few
stairs to the dining room. The well-arranged tables provide welcome space
is also a wine cellar housing a rich collection of bottles for which Spirito
di Vino is well-known. The walls in the basement are magnificently
preserved; the brickwork is truly awesome...
hosts, food, entertainment and a bit of history all at reasonable prices is
a pretty darn good combination. - thetravelzine.com
Spirito DiVino, they take their wine seriously. There are 2 Sommeliers of
A.I.S. (Italian Sommeliers Association) to guide you.
In the cellars they have more than 800 different labels from all wine
regions of the world.
menu offers about 20 different starters, each cooked to order, so be
prepared to wait. Desserts are simple but good, and the wine list is
extensive, but the light house wine from the Roman hills is quite
Go to Spirito DiVino's Website