For our friends last full day in Rome, we took off for the beach, and Sunday lunch at La Vecchia Pineta in Ostia Lido. When the weather is hot, the Italians hit the beach, with gusto. Each beach seems to charge a fee, but that will get you a lounge chair and a place close to the water. We took the train from Piramide station to Ostia, and then walked the path to the restaurant.
Rick would say. It was a gorgeous day, and there were regattas going on so it was fun to watch the boats, as well as the food that continued to come to our table.
|We began with two platters of these---fritte miste---fried, crunchy everything, my faves are the tiny octopus mascardini|
|Scampi cream ristotto|
|Pasta alle vongole|
|Squid Ink pasta with vegetables and scampi|
|The fish cart is brought to the table, and you choose dinner|
|And then, hello gorgeous! Roasted fish with potatoes, olives and lemon|
|They remove the bones, etc from the fish and serve you a plate|