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General Information => Film Locations => Topic started by: noodles_leone on September 21, 2018, 03:10:26 AM

Title: Checco er Carettiere
Post by: noodles_leone on September 21, 2018, 03:10:26 AM
This isn't literally about a movie location but I feel like this is the most appropriate thread.


I was in Toscana and Rome for 15 days a few weeks ago, where I got to see countless masterpieces from Bernini and Caravaggio (the most Leonian painter if you ask me). One evening, while we were dining in a nice restaurant in Trastevere, Rome, I sent a stupid "Hey, I'm in Rome!" text message to our beloved Drinkanddestroy. He quickly advised (commanded?) that I go to "that restaurant with the school picture of Ennio and Sergio". I have to say I had totally forgotten about that place. A quick Google search taught me that said restaurant was called "Checco er Carettiere" and was exactly 7 minutes away from me. Needless to say, we went there.

I got to have a nice chat with the restaurant's crew who were all warm, friendly and helpful. They seemed surprised and delighted to see foreign tourists asking about Leone and Morricone. We also shook hands with the current owner (granddaughter of the founder of the restaurant, who's also on the school pic).

You'll find my photos here:

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1DLugjzrl-imKEs4YcGkZll7NntC998s4

More pics of famous people who went to that restaurant on the official website: http://www.checcoercarettiere.it/ospiti-ristorante-trastevere.php?lang=_en
The pic you can see at the top of this page with Leone, Garcia Marquez, M. Ali and DeNiro was shot in 1982 inside the restaurant (the wall behind them is quite recognizable).

Title: Re: Checco er Carettiere
Post by: dave jenkins on September 21, 2018, 10:02:53 AM
But what did you eat and drink?
Title: Re: Checco er Carettiere
Post by: cigar joe on September 21, 2018, 11:45:51 AM
But what did you eat and drink?

Yea?
Title: Re: Checco er Carettiere
Post by: noodles_leone on September 21, 2018, 02:02:51 PM
But what did you eat and drink?

No. We had just dined in another restaurant and they didn't want to serve only drinks. I will next time around.
Title: Re: Checco er Carettiere
Post by: drinkanddestroy on August 15, 2019, 04:52:53 PM
Make sure you go back before you move to New York  ;)