Osteria Tutto Qua: a wine bar and restaurant in the heart of Rome's Monteverde.

The Osteria Tutto Qua, in the Monteverde neighbourhood, is a small establishment created by Renato Grossi and Ivano Viali's passion.
 “Tutto Qua!” (That's all!) is what the owners exclaimed with surprise the day they took over the business: this is how the name was chosen and we already like it for this reason alone.
Having risen, a year and a half ago, from the ashes of the Kosher Barrili 66, the Osteria presents itself as a welcoming trattoria and an elegant bistro.
The wine list, with over 100 labels, is considerable bearing in mind that the venue can seat 25 inside and 18 outside.
Renato Grossi, a professional sommelier, takes care of the cellar with a policy that strives to favour small producers and to promote less famous wines.
Aiming for quality is a pillar in the Osteria Tutto Qua's philosophy: the kitchen also makes use of top-quality products, such as San Bartolomeo eggs, guanciale from Amatrice  and battuto of Fassona .
The menu describes the recipes, mainly traditional Roman cuisine, with a few incursions from the Piedmont region and seafood dishes.
Speaking of which it's worth mentioning the tuna with a sesame crust for its freshness and perfect cooking. Barely seared to exalt its flavour.
The puntarelle, perfectly dressed, are also very good.
The dessert menu features classic puddings, such as chocolate tarts, and revised ones, such as the cheesecake.
A slight disappointment for those hoping to dig their fork in the famous and soft classic white version, but undoubtedly a surprise for chocolate lovers.
The service also deserves being mentioned. One is looked after from when you wait outside the door (where a sign explains that pets are welcome), until you leave the table.
A prosecco will distract you from a friend who is running late and the bill comes pegged to a blackboard, which says "Thank you".
Of course there is always room for improvement and if some of the dishes you were hoping to try have run out, take it as a good sign: when one is cooking with fresh ingredients, this can (and must) happen.

Tags: chiara gargioli / amatrice / fassona / puntarelle / rome / monteverde / tutto qua / osteria / wine bar / restaurant /

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