A chic restaurant where the History of the Republic was made
There are places in the world where History was made, in the literal sense.
There are places in the world where History was made, in the literal sense, and the Casina Valadier restaurant is one of them. This nineteenth-century Neoclassical building is immersed in the unique setting of Villa Borghese, a large public park in Rome’s old city centre, and has been frequented by Cabinet ministers and MPs for decades. And here, between courses, they have often made decisive decisions for the Italian Republic.The Romans affectionately call it “Il Caffè del Pincio” (The Pincian Hill Café), precisely because it is the only restaurant in Villa Borghese, and it is an oasis of tranquillity for park-goers looking to take a relaxing break from the frenetic pace of the capital. In 1990, the Casina closed and remained so for more than a decade. It was then restored to its former glory in the early 2000s, including the restoration of the interior frescoes and Pompeian-style paintings. With great foresight and entrepreneurial spirit, the owner has now decided to modernise the kitchen equipment and put it to use: we are proud to say that he chose a Berto’s S900 modular kitchen, based on a project supervised by our commercial director Marco Lebiu and our Roman partner Mattei Francesco & Figli srl.In order to fully meet the technical and logistical needs, the best solution was to create a large kitchen (150 square meters) divided into several blocks, which are arranged around the large, main island. The owner chose elegant steel finishes and the latest generation BFlex electronic controls, which provide an intelligent and functional control system for the hobs and fryers.Casina Valadier has therefore begun a bright new chapter in its long and noble history: many years have passed since the time there were kings and queens in Italy; since the first half of the twentieth century, when it was the home of the custodian of Pincian Hill; since World War II, when it was occupied by the German army; and since the post-war economic boom, when men sat at these tables making plans for the country’s rebirth.Today these rooms are once again home to one of the trendiest restaurants in Rome, which is also a regular venue for training and advanced training courses for professionals in the restaurant and food service industry.