ViVi, Lifestyle & Food brand founded by Daniela Gazzini and Cristina Cattaneo, together with Arthemisia, a leading company for major art exhibitions, welcomes ViVi – Piazza Venezia.
The venue is located in the beautiful and historic setting of Palazzo Bonaparte – home of the mother of French Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte, who stayed there until 1836 – and the artistic context of the prestigious exhibitions produced by Arthemisia, a leading company in The venue is located in the beautiful and historic setting of Palazzo Bonaparte – home of the mother of French Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte, who stayed there until 1836 – and the artistic context of the prestigious exhibitions produced by Arthemisia, a leading company in the production and organization of international art exhibitions. the production and organization of international art exhibitions.
The new ViVi, a 200-square-meter space located in the heart of the Eternal City and overlooking Piazza Venezia and the Altare della Patria, is open every day from 8 a.m. to midnight to welcome customers as well as visitors to the exhibitions and beyond, with a positive spirit of “good mood food.”
ViVi & ArthemisiaThe synergy between ViVi and Arthemisia aims to offer the best of Italy enclosed in a charming location that possesses quality cuisine, art, beauty and a warm welcome.
Arthemisia represents Italian excellence in the production of art exhibitions, and it is an honor for us to have partnered with Iole Siena, its President and Administrator, a woman with a forward-looking vision who shares our same values,” note Daniela Gazzini and Cristina Cattaneo. “Our hope is that this collaboration will enrich the offer of the wonderful city that hosts us.”
“The magnificent gastronomic and aesthetic panorama presented by ViVi is the perfect complement to Palazzo Bonaparte, which has now become the main place of culture in the Capital,” declares Iole Siena. “For us at Arthemisia, this is the first experience related to food and I chose Daniela and Cristina as partners in this adventure because, over the years, they have distinguished themselves in Rome for an unmistakable style that is beautiful, quality, welcoming, and perfectly in line with my vision of the exhibitions.”
ViVi Goes Green
ViVi is a Benefit Society since 2020, now part of the B Corp movement -the only one in the restaurant world, from Rome south, to have this certification. The location is committed to the provision and promotion of a healthy and sustainable lifestyle, the constant improvement of corporate sustainability for a positive and regenerative impact on the environment and society, and the fight against food waste. It is also dedicated to initiatives supporting charities and nonprofits.
ViVi: The Design
ViVi’s design also conquers Piazza Venezia, inside the historic Palazzo Bonaparte, with a seductive and eclectic look characterized by retro nuances reminiscent of 1920s literary cafes in Paris. The three large rooms of ViVi – Piazza Venezia, characterized by the Napoleonic blue of the walls, do not go unnoticed thanks to creative details such as rooms adorned with gilded mirrors, lampshades made from colorful Ikat, salvaged counters and dishes and objects that are the result of research in the markets that are given new life.
Architect Andrea Magnaghi designed this project as well as all of the other ViVi venues, collaborating with a team of creative women such as interior decorator Anna Aliprandi, restorer Sabrina Oliva and flowers designer Antonia Incalza founder of “Antonia Flowers Roma.”
ViVi: Good Mood Food
“ViVi – Piazza Venezia’s menu focuses on ‘Good mood food,’ with proposals that seek to put diners in a good mood right away,” explains Daniela Gazzini. “It is important for us to involve our customers in our world made of passion, enthusiasm and positive energy.”
The menu features international dishes made with excellent Italian organic ingredients, and there is no shortage of traditional Roman forays. The proposal of ViVi – Piazza Venezia is ideal for every moment of the day: from breakfast to dinner, as well as for a brunch or lunch, for tea, a cheerful aperitif, and drinks until late at night.
The names of the dishes crack a smile, in keeping with the philosophy of “good mood food,” such as the Rise and Shine Avocado Toast, the Mango Tango, a poke of marinated salmon with avocado, mango, corn nachos, and spicy mango dressing, and the Jamaican Lollipop, succulent melted organic chicken marinated in cocoa, raw sugar, coconut, and lime.
Honoring the Roman tradition are the Pinsa alla Gricia, the Roman with a Twist with organic poached egg, crispy bacon, raw spinach, beans all’uccelletto, and multigrain bread, the Gnocchi alla Romana covered with Parmesan fondue and black truffle shavings, and a wide selection of Taglieri with DOC products.
The dessert showcase highlights classic desserts from the ViVi maison such as homemade cakes, cookies, and macarons from ViVi Lab, the new 700-square-meter laboratory equipped with state-of-the-art machines and solar panels for clean energy production, which churns out delicious desserts always made with organic ingredients. Cosmopolitan cuisine also brings Portuguese flavors, in fact, among the novelties is Pasteis de Nata, a dessert made with puff pastry and cream baked at high temperatures.
ViVi: The Drinks
Soft drinks such as centrifuges and smoothies with all kinds of organic fruits can be found, as well as Mogi coffee, a brand of organic roasting and Benefit Society, present in all ViVi venues, and exclusively for ViVi – Piazza Venezia is offered “Lady Blue,” a very high quality filtered coffee from Samac (Guatemala) grown by an all-female Q’eqchì cooperative.
Sara Paternesi, ViVi’s bar manager, curated the cocktail list with the evocatively named Let’s Twist Again, with revamped drinks with a 1920s flavor, such as Funky Fizz with Provençal herbs and chamomile soda or Stormy Night with vanilla-spiced rum, coconut soda, and lemon-grass. For lovers of tradition, a riot of great classics straight from the roaring ’20s.
The wine offerings are extensive and include Italian wines from sought-after small wineries scattered throughout the beautiful countryside of the Belpaese at Km 0, such as the Tenuta Principe Alberico of the Antinori family, located along the magnificent Appia Antica.