Monday, February 22, 2010

Favorite Things: Mondi Pasticceria - (danger!)

An Italian friend of mine lives north of Ponte Milvio and we met for coffee at this incredible pastry shop.

This place is dangerous. I was almost overwhelmed by all the delicious treats.

I haven't seen Mondi mentioned in any guide books as Ponti Milvio is a very residential area.

The second time I came to Rome on vacation, I had rented an apartment in Trastevere.

My friend G. suggested we meet for lunch by Ponte Milvio. He said it would take me about about 35 minutes to walk from Trastevere.

Hello, more like 35 minutes by scooter. After walking for a while, I called him while I was standing in the Prati neighborhood and said, "Where the **** is this bridge?" He came to pick me up on his scooter. We had an excellent lunch then went to Mondi for gelato.

Mondi Pasticceria
Via Flaminia Vecchia, 468






29 comments:

gibber said...

Oh Em Gee! These look SOOOO good!

Anonymous said...

You may love these things but really behind your back these things don't love you and don't treat you with any respect. calories,cavities,diabetes,etc... look bloody and in pain with a tear in the wells of your eyes; playing mind games behind one's back with another cupcake?...that cupcake wishes the mind games to just go away...be loyal to the other side like one is suppose to be...cupcake didn't ask for this.. Yummy, Yummy.. put a big smile on my face.

J.Doe said...

I'm hungry.

nyc/caribbean ragazza said...

gibber - the place is AMAZING.

anon - that is why I eat sweets in moderation. No need to ban them...I
just don't eat them all the time.

j. doe - so am I.

Eleonora said...

My son's 4th birthday party was entirely catered by Mondi. And besides the great ice cream, cakes and pastries, the savory stuff is good too!

My thighs are screaming at me right now, in remembrance...

Ciao

nyc/caribbean ragazza said...

eleonora - is it sad that I'm a little jealous of a 4 year olds b-day party?

Ciao Chow Linda said...

All I can say is it's a good thing I didn't know about this place when I lived in Rome, or I'd have gained more than the 25 pounds I gained that year.

Anonymous said...

so you move around rome with the scooter?

nyc/caribbean ragazza said...

CCL - ha. I'm glad its not walking distance from me.

anon - I don't have a scooter but most of my friends do. I ride with them.

Diana Strinati Baur said...

oh yum. Getting a headache thinking about the sugar rush. Amazing things.

nyc/caribbean ragazza said...

diana - yes there are amazing!

Anonymous said...

Italian pasticcerias are a real temptation! I went to Rome last year and stayed in a flat that has a lot of holiday apartments in Rome . The owner bought us some "welcoming" pastries from Mondi and they definitely won my heart!

nyc/caribbean ragazza said...

anon - that is a nice owner.

Kim B. said...

I'm glad to help you in some taste testing sometime!!! : )

nyc/caribbean ragazza said...

kim b - I think that's a great idea. :)

Cherrye at My Bella Vita said...

OMG, these photos are sinful. I think I just gained 5 pounds! ha ha What were those last things? I haven't seen them before!

nyc/caribbean ragazza said...

cherrye - I think they are like ice cream pops but with very good chocolate.

Moi said...

The Prof brought me Mondi for valentine's and we just had his birthday cake from there last night. Funny some guy told me the other day "Mondi, una volta era buona. . . " We responded "yeah, come la settimana scorsa!!!"

anna l'americana said...

See, the whole point of walking to Ponte Milvio (from Trastevere? Ma che amico e, questo?) was to puff off the extra calories BEFORE you get to Mondi's.....so you can eat guilt free!

glamah16 said...

YUMMY. Love how its all showcased.

nyc/caribbean ragazza said...

moi - buon compleanno to the Professor. I like what you said to that guy. ha

anna - yes maybe that is what my friend thought. :)

glamah16 - I agree...the presentation is fantastic.

The World Tour said...

MMMM, wonderful. Missing Italy..
/Taru

nyc/caribbean ragazza said...

The World Tour - wonderful is a great word to describe the treats at Mondi.

Katie Parla said...

truth. that place is delish.

nyc/caribbean ragazza said...

katie - I worry once spring comes it will be difficult to avoid their gelato.

Michelle | Bleeding Espresso said...

Should *not* have looked at this with an hour to go until lunch...mmmmm...I look forward to enjoying some of those someday a Roma :)

nyc/caribbean ragazza said...

michelle - See that's the reason I put "danger" in the title of the post. ha

Shulamit said...

Sistergirl, have you been to the gelateria behind La Fontana di Trevi? I have been going there since I first visited Rome in 1996. And every time I return, I return to that gelateria. The BEST man...

nyc/caribbean ragazza said...

shulamit - Yes I have if you are talking about San Cripino. There's another one close to my house by the Pantheon. I love their sorbetti.