Lunch In Rome

Monday, June 11, 2012

 Proschutto & mozzarella di bufala - perfect lunch in Italy.

In the late 1970's, the government of Italy officially recognized the mozzarella di bufala name to protect consumers from the fraudulent practice of selling mozzarella made of cow's milk at a higher price than mozzarella di bufala. 

Approximately fifteen years later, in 1993, mozzarella di bufala became a "DOP" cheese, or in English commonly known as "PDO". This provides protection and regulation by the "Consortium of Mozzarella di Bufala Campana" who guaranteed the origin and legal standard of identity as made by only 100% buffalo milk.  

Obika Mozzarella Bar
(next to our hotel)
The room service was from Obika!
Nice place for lunch,
although open late.

Via Borgognona 43
- famous for its fruit juices

Via Eugenio Torelli Viollier 11
- French bistro style

Da Francesco
Piazza del Fico 29
- pumpkin flower & anchovy pizza was delicious
- the place is mentioned in many guide books,
the clientele was a mix of locals and tourists
on Sunday afternoon


  1. How cool now I know a bit more about buffalo mozzarella! It all looks delicious and so pretty :D



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