About me

Allow me to introduce myself. My name is Franco Kid Casentini, age 38, born in Rome in 1975. I am the son of Rose Lavin ( Perth Amboy, N.J. ) and Franco Casentini Sr. ( Rome ). At the age of seven, I moved to New Jersey and attended elementary school up to the 8th grade, and then came back to Rome for High School and have lived here ever since. I am employed as a front desk manager at one of the most prestigious boutique hotels in Rome. I have been working in the Hotel, food and beverage industry for 15 years now. Through the years, part of my job was to scout restaurants for the hotels I worked for, to help choose restaurants for our guests. With all these years of dining experience, I have decided to create this site, to allow everyone to enjoy Rome's exquisite meals, without the risk of running into tourist traps. I have sampled the food at all the restaurants, that you will find on my site, and I personally know the owners, chefs and most of the staff at each restaurant. ( in fact, in any photo gallery of any of the restaurants, you will find a picture of me with either the owner, chef or staff ) You are guaranteed to avoid any unpleasant surprises. What I look for in a restaurant are mainly 3 things:

1) Freshness and Quality of the food

2) Great service


The restaurants you find on this site are guaranteed to have all three. The restaurants are divided into four price ranges, so you will find a restaurant suitable for every budget . Location is also important, so I divided the restaurants for all main locations in the historical center of Rome, and also added a small selection of restaurants for the Seaside of Rome and the Country side of Rome, for those of you who are a little bit more adventurous and like a day away from the city center. I hope you enjoy my site and the restaurants on it.

Buon Appetito

Franco K. Casentini