The story of Two Thieves has its roots at the beginning of the ‘900, in the heart of the historic center of Rome, in Piazza Nicosia.
Piazza Nicosia was a transit place and nucleus of commercial activities, given its proximity to the Tiber River. Right there was a small tavern, which despite being of simple and modest character, represented a point of reference for the inhabitants of the area and was a place of refreshment for the many passers-by who animated the streets of the city center.
Over the years and through various managements, the restaurant maintained its characteristics while adapting to the constantly evolving context in which it was located. The 40s and 50s represented a turning point in the restaurant’s growth: the management passed to two partners who improved it and made it a refined restaurant, with a more varied menu and a complete service; changes that also led to an increase in prices. This last factor, together with the attitudes of the enterprising restaurateurs, did not leave indifferent the visitors and the people of the neighborhood, who jokingly began to call them the “two thieves”.
Towards the end of the 80s, the business was taken over by Salvatore Di Maria’s current owner. Since then, there have been many changes made: the quality and service of the restaurant have improved further, a complete wine list has been introduced, and a rich selection of dishes with more refined and refined tones.
In this nucleus full of life, dotted with monuments such as the Ara Pacis, the Pantheon, Piazza Navona, and Piazza di Spagna, the Due Ladroni restaurant has been for years the reference point for lovers of good food, for the characters of Roman worldliness, for curious passers-by and for tourists with the most refined taste. Everyone is looking for a place to find a warm atmosphere, discreet and professional service, and, of course, good food.
Among the appetizers is an excellent tasting of oysters, sea bass tartare with hazelnuts and olives, red tuna tartare with puntarelle, and a classic vignarola with guanciale and pecorino, a tender beef tartare. Really light and fragrant, even the fried. Among the first, we point out strozzapreti with sea bass, artichokes, and bottarga, tagliolini with red prawns and datterini, and strozzapreti alla gricia with truffle.
The lamb chops with vegetable caponata are among the second courses, the beef strips with Roman artichokes. Among the sweet mousse of ricotta and pears with hazelnut biscuit, caprese cake with crunchy almonds and chantilly.
I DUE LADRONI
PIAZZA NICOSIA 24 ROMA