One of the clerks at Comptoir de France highly recommended a place on Via degli Ombrellari for lunch, but it turned out to be a very casual tavola calda and we wanted a place to settle in to wait out a thunderstorm that was about to start, so ended up at Nuvolari. We could tell from the aromas that it was a good place. Looked kind of modern but he menu turned out to be classic Roman. Sat down just as it started pouring outside.
We split a fritto misto to start (€12). The photo is of my half: fiore di zucca stuffed with anchovy, eggplant, ricotta, sage leaf, zucchini, and apple. Nicely fried and very fresh-tasting.
For my primo I got taglierini with fiori di zucca. The texture of the pasta was so al dente as to be chewy and the earthiness of the fiori was great. My dining companion had fettuccine with fresh porcini, not as photogenic but delicate and lovely. €24 for both.
For secondi we shared saltimbocca and coda alla vaccinara, both classic (€24 for both), with a plate of that dark stringy green local chicory al burro (€6). All classic and good.
Drank four glasses of wine (€6 each)m Vermentino was the best, a nice bottle of Friuli Cabernet Franc (€15), a liter of gassoza (€2), and a perfect espresso (€3.50).
Service was friendly, relaxed but correct. Had some nice chats with the servers about how things have changed in Rome. Lunch was all tourists (not surprising given the location), but they said they get mostly locals at dinner, on the weekend they have specials.
All in with coperti the total was €115.50. I had been worried about prices but this was a bargain compared with what a similar meal would cost at home. We’ll probably go back to try dinner on a weekend. CASH ONLY.