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“Worth a Detour”

Pascucci al Porticciolo
Ranked #7 of 601 Restaurants in Fiumicino
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Reviewed 30 September 2016

Pascucci al Porticciolo is a fish restaurant that is a rare find. It is the creation of Gianfranco Pascucci, age 41, a self-taught chef who earned his first Michelin star last year. Such was the rare harmony of flavors and tastes that dining there was pure poetry. Only the freshest of ingredients are used (no farm-raised fish allowed). The menu is too long to detail here. Most dishes are recipes of Pascucci’s invention. But I will say that the tartare of tuna was superb, unlike any I have ever had—as was the swordfish tempura.

As should be expected, prices are high. Expect to pay €100/person before wine, taxes and tips. But very worth the detour for those who love fish and like to eat well. Even those staying in Rome city center should consider traveling out to the Port of Fiumicino for this dining experience with scores of sailboats moored 100 meters away on the Tiber River.

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Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

This place was very confusing for us. Can't help get the overwhelming sense that they really were not keen for us to be there. The food is nice and the wine list large. We dined all over Italy from tiny pannini shops through to the Michelin starred restaurants in Rome. I think there is professional service that is still warm and welcoming that we received all over Italy that was not present at this restaurant.

Menu is difficult to decipher (no issues here as we are in a country that does not have English as its main language) but explanations were not really forthcoming.

What added to the odd ambience is we had a wine opened which had just been poured( we had ordered all our food and were into entree before the wine list was finally brought to us) but as soon as our coffees arrived along with them came the bill (not asked for by us). We kind of rushed through our wine as much as possible paid our bill and left.

All in all, nice food but if you want a good night out with some great atmosphere better think twice...

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Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

We loved our dinner- and my husband doesn't even like fish. Superb and gracious service , elegant and delicious food and wonderful advice from the sommelier.

Thank ellen s
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Reviewed 22 July 2016 via mobile

Service, dining, ambience.... Everything was absolutely superb. With some distance the best restaurant we have ever visited. Not cheap - so if you are on a budget - its probably not for you. If you are looking for an extraordinary experience, look no further. A knowledgable sommelier and a remarkably talented chef combined with stellar service resulted in an experience second to none.

Thank Jimmi_DK
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Reviewed 7 December 2015 via mobile

This is the perfect place to start your vacation in Italy.. Only 15-30 minutes from the airport. We had the menu degustazione, 8 course lunch which was (almost)perfect! First: they have one of the best sommeliers, all of his choices of wine were absolutely perfect! Second: The maitre d' was very friendly, spoke English very well and we felt welcome from the start.. Third: all the courses were very nice and in perfect taste; we were especially impressed by the oyster, the bakkelau and the fennel ice cream the only comment we would have is that the pumpkin wasn't that special.. It was OK but nothing more.. Conclusion : I would highly recommend this place and will return myself the first time I'm in Italy.. Tanks again!

Thank Jasper H
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