Eat your heart out Beatles fans.
Tucked away in the neighborhood of Prati in Rome sits a little bistro by the name of Obladi Oblada not to far from the Le Méridien Hotel. Beatles fans may recognize the name, as it’s inspiration comes from the famous Beatles song. According to Luciano, his wife woke up one morning and claimed Paul McCartney gave her the name in a dream.
The staff is small, consisting of only Luciano, his wife and on occasion his son, but that doesn’t stop them from serving up the freshest ingredients with a side of charm. His menu is classic chalkboard, which fits the overall vintage theme of the place. But what really takes the tort is the time Luciano spends going over his ever-changing menu with each and every guest. Dishes like the bruschetta or polpette di vitella primavera are made famous in Rome, but it’s the calamari with pecorino romano cheese that came highly recommended and gave us something to write home about. And as the song goes, ‘life goes on’ and patrons from all over the world dine in and leave their well wishes and messages, as they are adorned on the walls of the restaurant.