Lose a few hours in the charming gold and brick-red dining room of this 19th-century carriage house, while Naples-born owner Maurizio Asperti regales you with tales of his father"s maritime adventures. Think you don"t like anchovies? Try the spiedini alla romana, a soft cake of gently fried mozzarella in a lemony sauce of capers, tomato and just enough anchovy. The gigantic scampi are accented with the perfect balance of fresh garlic, lemon and wine, and the creamy Parmesan sauce of the rigatoni carbonara has a gorgeous smoky aroma from thick slices of sautéed pancetta. You might consider heading to the bocce court to work up an appetite for the divine house-made tiramisu.
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