Food /
Food culture

Meet Sant Eustachio Caffè’s Federica Ricci

Owner & manager of Sant Eustachio caffè


Favorite restaurant and what to order?  

Gina a Porto Romano is the first place which comes to my mind both for the magical atmosphere (especially in the summer!) And the food. Raw fish is a must there, better always with a glass of good wine!


Your favorite Italian weekend getaway?

While I do not have much free time during weekends, because we always work… but since I live in a chaotic city nature is my getaway. A few months ago I spent two days at “la Piantata,” a farm holiday only one and a half hours away from Rome. Everything was perfect there and I could really disconnect.


Who’s your inspiration / favorite Italian designer (or artist, architect, painter, photographer) ?

There are many people who I admire but there is a post-it on my desk with Michelangelo’s quote “I am still learning” which he said at the age of 87. Michelangelo, with this attitude, is my daily inspiration.


How would you describe Italy in one sentence? 

Italy is like a person we love: despite the flaws we cannot live without Italy no matter where in the world we are.