Rome

Chinese food

How Rome Fell in Love with Chinese Food

Sonia, the one-name-only grande dame of Rome's Chinese restaurant scene, had a lot to do with it.
Giancarlo Buonomo
1.24.18
Religion

Pope Francis Warns that Texting at the Dinner Table Will Cause Wars

Pope Francis is on a crusade to preserve one of the last bastions of “togetherness and solidarity” in our depraved world, and he’ll be damned if he’s going to let emojis and right swipes get in the way of a good meal.
Nick Rose
2.22.17
coffee

Starbucks Is Coming to Italy and Italians Are Predictably Skeptical

The chain has announced plans to open its first location in one of the world's proudest coffee-drinking nations.
Phoebe Hurst
2.21.17
Fast Food

McDonald's Opens in Its Most Controversial Location Yet: Vatican City

Last week, McDonald’s set up shop within a stone’s throw of the home of the Catholic Church in Vatican-owned property, and not everyone is lovin’ it.
Wyatt Marshall
1.4.17
italy

Rome Has Some Really Serious Problems with Food Safety

This past year could have been a particularly challenging one for maintaining health standards. In the aftermath of ridding the Roman trash collection system of organized crime, the city was left with garbage piling up throughout the cramped city.
Wyatt Marshall
10.26.16
Pizza

The Pope Is Taking Homeless People Out for Pizza

The Holy Father has been paying for rough sleepers in Rome to be taken on trips to the beach before hitting up the pizzeria.
Phoebe Hurst
8.15.16
italy

Rome's Mayor Is in Serious Trouble for Charging $22,000 in Meals to the City

Ignazio Marino is in some pretty deep shit. The ever-embattled mayor was caught charging 20,000 euros on meals to the budget of the ancient capitol that is Rome.
Alex Swerdloff
10.8.15
Make this

This Is Pasta in Its Purest Form

Whoever said you shouldn't wear white after Labor Day clearly hadn't bathed in a glorious bowl of Pecorino and semolina.
Munchies Staff
9.8.15
Health

It's Time to Kill the Meal Frequency Debate and Just Eat When We're Hungry

The ongoing debate about whether we should be eating three meals per day (or more, or less) is seemingly endless, so why haven't we decided to just go with our guts?
Hilary Pollack
3.9.15