Located in the heart of the Quartiere Ostiense in Rome, Trattoria Pennestri is a meeting place in the middle of an incredible neighborhood full of art and reconverted abandoned spaces. The trattoria is a lively hub that connects people, visions, culture, ideas, and design.
Located just a stone’s throw away from the Piramide Cestia, the “Monte dei cocci,” a manmade mount comprised of ancient Roman pottery fragments, the gasmeter, and a few intriguing pieces of contemporary street art, the neighborhood of Ostiense was established in the early nineteenth century. Historically inhabited by gasmen, tanners, and artisans who, like our owners, worked with their hands, it was in this part of Rome that the Trattoria found its home. With its deep connection to working with raw materials and Roman tradition, it was in this neighborhood that Tommaso, a Danish Italian, and Valeria, an Argentinian, decided to open their trattoria.
Located in the heart of Ostiense, the owners sought to recreate Rome’s “classical magic” in the details of the dining room. From the handcrafted tables made with thick wood that invites guests to stay and socialize decor, to the walls’ red and grey color scheme that’s reminiscent of Rome’s historical palaces and the bark of Lungotevere’s plane trees, every detail of the trattoria’s decor evokes the neighborhood’s unique charm. The trattoria’s ambiance warm and elegant yet unpretentious designed to welcome guests and make them feel at home.