The story of three generations of Checco Er Carettiere restaurant in Trastevere.

The story of Checco Er Carettiere began back in the 1930s. In fact, Checco’s  Tavern  opened in 1935, when Francesco and his wife Diomira Porcelli, an excellent  cook,  took over the “Der Burino” Tavern, at Via Benedetta 13 in the heart of Rome. Francesco, nick-named “Checco” was a wine-carrier, and great connoisseur of the Castelli Romani wineries in the Lazio region, where fine wine was produced.
Through the years, thanks to Checco’s reputation for using the highest quality ingredients-from Castelli Romani wine to extra virgin olive oil from Sabina, to excellent beef and freshly-caught fish, dining at Checco Er Carettiere soon became a “must” for anyone traveling to and around Rome. In fact, Checco enjoyed being the glory of Trastevere, offering typical Roman cuisine in a friendly and authentic setting.  Local Trastevere gourmets and poets (Trilussa in the 1940s) as well as actors and film directors (Federico Fellini and Sergio Leone,) musicians (Ennio Morricone) and international politicians during the 1950-60s period of the “Dolce Vita” were among the restaurant’s many regulars.

History of Checco er Carettiere
Checco er Carettiere history
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History of Checco

In 1961, Checco passed away, and his son, Filippo, affectionally called “Pippo,” who was also a “Carettiere” (wine-carrier) took over the tavern. As business increased, Pippo expanded it into a larger restaurant, purchasing another tavern nearby at Via Benedetta 10 in 1968. He worked constantly until his death in 1998. Immediately after, the granddaughters, who had already been working there, fervently continued the family project of preparing high quality, traditionally-prepared Roman food.


Checco er Carettiere restaurant

After three generations, Checco’s grandchildren have still been in the forefront, managing the restaurant with passion and competence. Mira, Susy, Laura and Stefania successfully prepare and continue serving the true and authentic flavors of a Roman traditions, that risk to quietly disappear.