Rosticiera – Italian take out

Rosticiera – Italian take out

At home we have our deli’s, pick up’s, take out’s and many many places and options to purchase prepared foods.  You can ‘take out’ entire dinners from most restaurants.  Nearly all have a dedicated drive up  window where you do not even have to get out of your vehicle to retrieve your order.

Grazie Dio, in Italy, this form of dining has not yet caught on.

During our last trip to Casa Le Crete we discovered that we had a small gas leak that necessitated breaking through the outside pavement  into our kitchen wall and reconnecting a new pipe to our stove.  Annoying under any circumstance, but even more so as we were expecting guests that day and of course, a home cooked meal was anticipated.  Fortunamente we were told about a little establishment nearby  where you could place your order in the morning (please note some meals need to be ordered a day in advance) and then pick up your dinner later that day.  Mondo Pizza, in addition to providing  the small community of Fabro with pizza al taglio (pizza by the slice) offers a full array of home made professionally prepared foods to satisfy even the most sophisticated and discriminating Italian palate.

While we were  placing our order we noticed the locals dining on what looked like arancini, but were in fact, suppli, the Roman version of arancini found throughout Umbria.


Simply ‘belly up to the counter’, have a chat with Franco, the owner, place your order by the kilo, return later to pick it up, and you are rewarded with the most delectable food.  Our guests were delighted when we presented them with a meal of tartuffo lasagna, roast chicken and the crispest roast potatoes I have ever had the pleasure of eating.   Semplice.

Mondo Pizza
Di Cosimi Franco
Contrada della Stazione, 56/B
Loc. Colonetta di Fabro TR
0763 831754

Closed Monday





Comments (2)

  1. frenchgardenhouse

    Lisa, as one who almost never orders “take- out” this does sound delicious! Italians manage to add their flair to everything, and I’m sure your guests had a delicious meal.

    1. Lisa

      Yes, it is wonderful. My plan is to place a call to Franco when we arrive at the Rome airport for a meal to enjoy that evening when we arrive at the house. Instant culinary immersion.

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