Giuseppe Lo Iudice
Born in Salerno, grew up in kitchens world wide between New York, London and Berlin. I worked at the Bulgari Hotel of Milan and at the “Il Pagliaccio” restaurant in Rome before opening Rettrobottega.
I was raised by Enrico Crippa, Antonio Guida and Anthony Genovese, in their kitchens. Being in the kitchen is my way of enjoying and living raw materials, seasons as well as that intrinsic simplicity of food.
Every week (on Monday) the whole team collects wild herbs, wild fruits, tubers, lichens and roots in several pristine areas of Abruzzo.
Wild vegetable is an integral part of our journey and our culinary identity.
We collect wild herbs together with an ethnobotanist who is part of our team, learning a lot and discovering new flavors. it is our way of thinking about the ethics of cooking.
From 22nd to 27th January 2019 we move to Milan for a unique Pop Up Restaurant.
For 6 dinners we will be with the Food Genius Academy in the Al Cortile restaurant inside the Milan Food District. We like sharing, having the kitchen in movement, nomad, that meets, exchanges and explores.
The Rome restaurant closes on the 21st and reopens on 28th.
There are no single tables at retrobottega but only social one. You may book your seat at the social table by choosing the date and time. When your booking has been done you’ll receive a confirmation email.
If the date and time you are booking is not be clickable it means we are fully booked. Should your reservation not be fully completed it means we cannot satisfy request.
For children over the age of 3 you have to foresee a single seat. For babies in a pram or high chair o for special request please write to firstname.lastname@example.org
Retrobottega will ask for a credit card when booking only as a guarantee and no sum is to be taken while reserving. Credit card details are to be kept only to confirm reservation.
To cancel your reservation please click on the confirmation email sent to you. Your reservation can be cancelled 60 minutes prior reservation time. Should cancelling not occur you will be charged 10 euro per person.
Retrobottega accepts group reservations only online.
Fortables of six or more people we have a fixed menu. It will be possible to choose between two different options, one with five courses and the other with eight, on the same day of the booking.