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A VERY SPECIAL PLACE

The privilege of being a special place…
The privilege of being part of the story…
Its location, its fascination with its frequentations, from the great poet Wolfgang Goethe to the Nobel Prize Ungaretti, from Pier Paolo Pasolini to Anna Magnani, have made the Antica Trattoria Angelino meritorious to be inscribed and protected by the Ministry of Public Education, with a plaque placed at the entrance that established the local as an Italian historical-cultural heritage.
A recognition and a history so exclusive that make this trattoria attentive and jealous of an ancient knowledge and popular gastronomic traditions, something unique throughout the Roman panorama.

The Story

In Piazza Margana, which is set between Via dei Delfini and Via della Tribuna in Tor degli Specchi, a few steps from the Campidoglio, you can breathe a rare medieval atmosphere, as Pietro Paolo Trompeo observes, “and for this reason, it is so full of charm”. In the square there is a tower called Tormargana, only survivor of a time when it was among the possessions of the powerful noble Roman family of Margana.
In this place there was, in medieval times, a post office, that also offered the possibility to change horses and to stop to rest and refresh. Among these ancient realities called “Osterie”, the only one that has managed to survive is the one that looks directly onto Piazza Margana, which today is the “Angelino restaurant”.

At the end of the SEC. XVIII, Rome represented a destination of election for the artists and poets who lived In those places the dizzying emotions that the ruins of the ancient glories infused in the pre romatici souls of the educated travellers.
An example is the great poet Wolfgang Goethe, whose attendance of the ancient “Osteria Angelino” is certified by the discovery of an old plaque, bearing an inscription in German that says: “Here Goethe came to drink”. A statement that convinced the then owner to have found, right in the cellar of his local, the tavern frequented by the German writer, as mentioned in his “Roman Elegies”.

 

Place of art and culture

Piazza Margana in 1935 saw the opening of the important art gallery “la Cometa”. The proximity of this important artistic center, could only benefit the restaurant of Angelino Biasciucci (the ancient owner). The local took off from the economic point of view, gaining prestige and established itself as a meeting place for artists and for more elitaire foreign travelers.

The son of Angelino, Armando, after the war, inherited, along with his brother, the restaurant, keeping the same name in homage to the deceased father. Armando re-established the character of a cultural “living room” and soon the place returned to new splendor.

Just to mention some of the names of art and culture that can make people think about who frequented the place, it is enough to name artists such as Sartre (It’s not by chance that the “penne alla Sartre” in the local menu became so famous in Rome), De Chirico, Cardarelli, Manzù, Guttuso.

Starting from the 20s and 30s of the 20th century, as we said, the restaurant will become a meeting place for national and international intelligentsia.

 

Liz Taylor and
Richard Burton
guest of Angelino

Liz Taylor and
Richard Burton
guest of Angelino

Place of art and culture

Piazza Margana in 1935 saw the opening of the important art gallery “la Cometa”. The proximity of this important artistic center, could only benefit the restaurant of Angelino Biasciucci (the ancient owner). The local took off from the economic point of view, gaining prestige and established itself as a meeting place for artists and for more elitaire foreign travelers.

The son of Angelino, Armando, after the war, inherited, along with his brother, the restaurant, keeping the same name in homage to the deceased father. Armando re-established the character of a cultural “living room” and soon the place returned to new splendor.

Just to mention some of the names of art and culture that can make people think about who frequented the place, it is enough to name artists such as Sartre (It’s not by chance that the “penne alla Sartre” in the local menu became so famous in Rome), De Chirico, Cardarelli, Manzù, Guttuso.

Starting from the 20s and 30s of the 20th century, as we said, the restaurant will become a meeting place for national and international intelligentsia.

 

The American President Richard Nixon toasts together with Angelino

Among the prestigious attendances, it is very famous the anecdote about the American president Richard Nixon.

Nixon used to frequent the restaurant before his election as president, who was predicted to him through a drawing by the painter Franco Gentilini, just during a dinner in the local in which also participated Angelino . Nixon, then returned to Rome, received Angelino at the American embassy and summoned him through the famous letter that began with “Dear Mr. di Tormargana …”.

In the 1990s Madeleine Albright, American Secretary of State at the time of the presidency of Bill Clinton, on the occasion of her stay in Rome, came to eat at the restaurant.

THE PLATE DEDICATED TO WOLFGANG GOETHE

The biographers have handed down the “Antica Osteria Angelino” as a meeting place of commoners, carters and fishermen since 1600. At the same time the place also appealed to the first travelers of rank in search of secluded corners. Here is where the first “lightning strike” occurred between the young Roman peasant girl Faustina and the great poet Wolfgang Goethe.
In remembrance of the event, King Louis I of Bavaria wanted to place a plaque to commemorate the happiness of the poet Teutons; The original plaque, which today is a beautiful exhibition inside the restaurant Angelio in the prestigious winery, says:”In dieser Osteria pflegte/Goethe Sic zu gebegen/waeherend seinem Aufentalt/In Rom in den Jahren 1786-87-88″ Is “In this tavern he used to come Goethe in his Roman sojourn in the years 1786-87-88”..

THE PLATE DEDICATED TO WOLFGANG GOETHE

The biographers have handed down the “Antica Osteria Angelino” as a meeting place of commoners, carters and fishermen since 1600. At the same time the place also appealed to the first travelers of rank in search of secluded corners. Here is where the first “lightning strike” occurred between the young Roman peasant girl Faustina and the great poet Wolfgang Goethe.
In remembrance of the event, King Louis I of Bavaria wanted to place a plaque to commemorate the happiness of the poet Teutons; The original plaque, which today is a beautiful exhibition inside the restaurant Angelio in the prestigious winery, says:”In dieser Osteria pflegte/Goethe Sic zu gebegen/waeherend seinem Aufentalt/In Rom in den Jahren 1786-87-88″ Is “In this tavern he used to come Goethe in his Roman sojourn in the years 1786-87-88”..

TOR MARGANA Award

At Angelino Revives the History of “Tor Margana”

In the immediate post-war period was born in the restaurant Angelino the prize that took the name of “Premio Tor Margana” and symbol became the “tower”, which represents the maximum symbol of power in the Middle Ages. The coveted recognition was contested by the most diverse characters who shaped the ideas and history of that important decade of rebirth.
A prize, the Tor Margana, born in 1958 on the initiative of a group of Roman artists who used to find themselves from “Angelino”, in Piazza Margana around the tables of the trattoria, where friendships are interwoven, we speak different languages, we compare and you ” It contaminates “knowledge” and new and different languages, tasting foods with an ancient flavour, surrounded by the pleasure of a Rome immersed in its great and extraordinary beauty. Actors, directors, writers… protagonists of the social, political, cultural life of a passionate, lively and intense Italy will be the winners of this important and coveted prize.

 

Awards

Among the prize winners, to name a few, we recall Jean-Paul Sartre (who refused the Nobel prize but accepted this award), Salvatore Quasimodo, Giuseppe Ungaretti, Giorgio Strehler, Miguel Angel Asturias, Giacomo Manzù, Renato Guttuso, Carlo Bernai, Rafael Alberti, Cesare Zavattini, Eduardo De Filippo, Anna Magnani, Libero Bigiaretti. Musicians include Ildebrando Pizzetti, Gian Carlo Menotti, Severino gazzelloni and Goffredo Petrassi.
From the contrast between the Rome of yesterday and the Rome of today beautiful and, at time blasè, comes the desire to recover the historical identity of the place but, above all, the great value of the Premio Tor Margana.

Recovered the brand and the logo of the prize, the ancient Tower of “Margana”, the restaurant Angelo in its new management, which wants to cherish the taste and flavors of a glorious past, not closed to modernity, brings to new life the illustrious history of “Tor Margana” . In July 2018 in the evocative Piazza Margana the prize will return to its glorious splendor keeping intact the purpose and its prestigious frame.
Great people from the world of art, culture and entertainment animate events in the background of a unique setting in the world: the “Great Beauty” of a Rome that escapes the time… a dreamlike journey into the night of Rome.

Award

Among the prize winners, to name a few, we recall Jean-Paul Sartre (who refused the Nobel prize but accepted this award), Salvatore Quasimodo, Giuseppe Ungaretti, Giorgio Strehler, Miguel Angel Asturias, Giacomo Manzù, Renato Guttuso, Carlo Bernai, Rafael Alberti, Cesare Zavattini, Eduardo De Filippo, Anna Magnani, Libero Bigiaretti. Musicians include Ildebrando Pizzetti, Gian Carlo Menotti, Severino gazzelloni and Goffredo Petrassi.
From the contrast between the Rome of yesterday and the Rome of today beautiful and, at time blasè, comes the desire to recover the historical identity of the place but, above all, the great value of the Premio Tor Margana.

Recovered the brand and the logo of the prize, the ancient Tower of “Margana”, the restaurant Angelo in its new management, which wants to cherish the taste and flavors of a glorious past, not closed to modernity, brings to new life the illustrious history of “Tor Margana” . In July 2018 in the evocative Piazza Margana the prize will return to its glorious splendor keeping intact the purpose and its prestigious frame.
Great people from the world of art, culture and entertainment animate events in the background of a unique setting in the world: the “Great Beauty” of a Rome that escapes the time… a dreamlike journey into the night of Rome.

Info and reservation

Info

Phone

+39 06 6992 0637

E-mail address

info@angelinoroma.it

Address

Piazza Margana, 37
00186 ROMA

Open daily from 11.00 to 23.30
Timetable continued on reservation even after theatre

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