In the characteristic streets of Trastevere stands MAMMO’, one of the recent projects by the Roman studio RPM Project, which aims to enhance the local identity of the place but with a catering proposal that goes beyond Italian borders. The restaurant is in a prestigious location in Piazza della Malva, not far from Piazza Trilussa, in a very crowded area frequented by tourists but also by local Romans. Inside, the space is dominated by an aged beechwood counter designed to display sweet and savoury food, which also offers pastrami and bakery-style cakes.
Large lamps descend on the counter to illuminate the day’s selection, a 1920s Marelli fan spins on the ceiling and the floor is made of thick sheet metal. On the walls are paintings by a Roman artist. The venue’s formula does not include serving and consumption is without service. MAMMO’ has a large kitchen workshop, a warehouse and a small room for 30-40 people, as well as twenty or so seats outside, in a corner of the neighbourhood where the walls are covered with graffiti and decorations by street artists.
A concentrated and peculiar reality that moves away from the classic tourist attractions and allows you to immerse yourself in the most lively and local part of Rome. MAMMO’ thus refers to a rustic style typical of Roman inns combined with the typical American diner, creating a union between Italian tradition and an idea of international catering. The venue is cleverly organised to be functional for catering, a central objective of RPM Project’s design, which manages to combine aesthetics and optimal space management.