Cucina Eliseo, after theatre but not only at Monti. This new restaurant with cocktail bar has opened in the Teatro Eliseo, one of the Rome’s historical theatres. The project is by chef Lorenzo Buonomini and banqueting company Magnolia Eventi. Kitchen is homemade and gives a nod to the roman tradition. Dishes are made with local ingredients and according to the season, some recipes are inspired by the artistic path of the theater.
Cucina Eliseo is on two levels, with large and bright views of Via Nazionale. The foyer of the first floor contains a cocktail bar, an ideal place for a business lunch, an easy dinner or an aperitif. Here stands the long golden bar counter surrounded by large black and white pictures of actors. The room is furnished with tables and benches for forty covered. In the bright foyer can also be held presentations of books, conferences, musical aperitifs such as “dinners by jazz” with the young talents of the Saint Louis Factory.
Upstairs there is the dining room, basic but elegant, enhanced by touches of modernism with the floor covered with original period posters; on the walls there are stills of the greatest protagonists of Italian theater. Mise en place here is more refined with blacks tables and satin gold that accommodating 38 people for lunch and dinner. There is the possibility to eat at the counter overlooking the kitchen or, in good weather, on the balcony overlooking the Via Nazionale.
Not only after theatre, therefore, Cucina Eliseo is a place for the various moments of the day: for appetizer (10€), light lunch with service at the bar counter; easy dinner in the foyer with a gourmet menu (15€), a more intimate dinner in the dining room (35€ average price) till sunday brunch (23€ for adults –18€ with theatre tiket – 18/13€ for kids).