If we were super famous and felt like being seen, we would go to Che Fico for a big meal. But if there was a night when we wanted to hide from the cameras, we would go to their place downstairs, Che Fico Alimentari. It’s much smaller and darker than the original and feels like a hideout from the world full of Italian food. The menu focuses mostly on smaller things to snack on like mozzarella with speck ham or cured anchovies, suppli rice balls, and incredible focaccia. They also have a list of cured meats that are good on their own, and even better in dishes like their spicy amatriciana that’s full of guanciale.
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