L'Insalata Ricca

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85 Largo dei Chiavari, Rome, Italy
L'Insalata Ricca - My delicious gnocchi pomodoro!
L'Insalata Ricca - Al fresco seating area
L'Insalata Ricca - Amusing glimpse of the throne through the lavatory porthole...
L'Insalata Ricca - Elegant interior of L'Insalata Ricca
L'Insalata Ricca - Entrance
L'Insalata Ricca - Paintings adorning the walls inside L'Insalata Ricca

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Pasta La Vista, ba-bee May 17, 2012
Turns out this is a chain, but their twelve locations are only dispersed throughout neighborhoods in Rome. As the name suggests, bountiful salads are the specialty, but the pasta does not suffer from a focus on greens. I ordered up some gnocchi pomodoro and it was a delectable feast! All major credit cards are accepted and the service was above average (for Italy, lol). We dined al fresco, but the indoor dining room was elegantly decorated (featuring paintings evoking Markus Pierson).

Perhaps inappropriate for a restaurant review, the bathroom captured my attention. The first notice was a porthole on the entry door which perfectly framed the toilet! It was a unisex lavatory with two rooms --- one with sink and another (possessing a door you could close to eclipse the porthole view) for the actual toilet. The fascinating feature, however, was operation of the sink. I had slowly caught on to how sinks in Italy were operated by foot pedals.

Originally stumped by a spigot with no knob to get water rushing, I eventually caught on to the foot pedal beneath. A perfect sanitary solution and probably much cheaper than the ‘electronic eye’ solution elsewhere, this lavatory had separate pedals with red and blue markers so you could actually manage temperature of the outflow. Perhaps a nuance, but the first (and only) time I noticed two pedals.

That aside, L’Insalata Ricca proved a superb (and inexpensive given the location) dinner choice --- recommended!
Elegant interior of L'Insalata Ric…
Amusing glimpse of the throne thro…
Al fresco seating area
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