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Obika, a mozzarella restaurant in Rome

Wednesday, October 1st, 2008

Obikà is a new restaurant that adopts the sushi restaurant minimal concept to a Mozzarella bar.

Obika Mozzarella Bar

In Rome, Obikà is downtown in Piazza di Firenze on the corner of via dei Prefetti. They have got an enormous success also in Milan and now they have new openings in NYC & Tokyo.

At Obikà everything revolves around fresh milky buffalo Mozzarella. They offer a wide range of Mozzarella with other typical certified Italian specialties: Prosciutto crudo from Parma  or Tuscany, capers from Sicily and anchovies, or Caponata (Aubergines’ ratatouille). Obikà’s Menu classifies different sorts of Mozzarella considering taste and consistency. There is the “Pontina” a Mozzarella from Agro Pontino plains with a so called strong taste compared with the lighter and sweeter Paestum Mozzarella that comes from Caserta. Obika’s selection includes also a kind of smoked Mozzarella and a smooth Burrata. This last sort of cheese is the greasier part of Mozzarella that melts in your mouth with its milky serum. Every customer composes his dish choosing a sort of Mozzarella and a side dish. I recommend Paestum Mozzarella with olives, salads & Prosciutto crudo from Parma. The sweet of this Mozzarella perfectly matches the delicate and superb taste of this famous Prosciutto.

Obikà’s menu is complete from starters to desserts and is characterized by the simplicity of ingredients and the excellent result in putting them together: seasonal vegetables, buffalo Mozzarella and ricotta cheese and genuine olive oil. Obikà’s Chef dedicates to every course the same attention for freshness and details. According to this philosophy of simplicity, I got enthusiastic about the dessert. An apparently banal buffalo ricotta cheese with honey, raisins, candied oranges and pine seeds has reveled a delicious deep harmony of tangs. You can not miss it!

Photo of tomatoes and mozzarella at Obika Mozzarella Bar, Rome originally posted by cameronparkins


Piazza di Firenze

Rome, Italy

+39 06 6832630

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Venere Travel Blog writer annalisa ratti

Annalisa Ratti is a freelance writer and web content editor based in Rome & Turin. She is currently working for a multinational French company and writes in her spare time about restaurants, food and travels.

3 responses to “Obika, a mozzarella restaurant in Rome”

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  1. Marco says:
    October 8th, 2008 at 22:12

    E brava Annie…. ooops: congratulations Annie!
    I was so surprised to read one article you wrote about such a trendy and original restaurant.
    See you & congratulations again 4 your food-writing efforts! :-)

  2. lidia and bruno says:
    October 12th, 2008 at 12:40

    Thank you for your suggestion, we are enthusiastic about Obika.

  3. schmidt gunther says:
    October 17th, 2008 at 15:24

    Wunderbar, dass ist richtig was besonderes! Prima

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