A Madrid dream for 2 Italian restaurant entrepeneurs goes bitter as a consequence of their landlord´s determination.
Giorgia and Carlo from Rome arrived in Madrid with their youngsters in 2018 with a dream to arrange a small restaurant based mostly on freshly made genuine Roman delicacies.
Inside a yr, they opened ‘La Pasteria 55’ within the Guillermo de Osma Municipal Market in Legazpi, changing a frozen meals stall into a bit of nook of Italy. “We actually favored the concept of being a part of a market in order that we might use the contemporary merchandise that now we have available in addition to substances that come from Italy” Giorgia says.
Ranked by Con El Morro Fino as the most effective locations in Madrid to eat pasta, Carlo and Giorgia have labored extraordinarily laborious to make the place a reasonable success, together with having to battle by means of the Covid lockdown solely 9 months after they first opened, the hyperinflation of the previous yr, and coping with the truth that greater than half of the posts available in the market are empty. Sturdy reward for the restaurant has additionally come from TimeOut, Expansión, Canal Cocina, MadridDiferente and the popular meals website Eat Stroll Die, which described it as ‘a temple to pasta’.
Carlo prepares all of the meals himself, together with a mouth-watering porchetta, tagliatelle al ragù, an genuine Roman carbonara (with guanciale and pecorino), and several other seafood plates. Every Tuesday he prepares the assorted contemporary egg pastas (tagliatelle, rigatoni, fusilli…) after which turns them into richly scrumptious dishes.
Nonetheless, in a devastating flip, they have been not too long ago knowledgeable that Rya Residencias S.L., concessionaire of the Guillermo de Osma Municipal Market, wouldn’t renew their license and so they must vacate the submit by February 2024.
Shocked by the information and being refused any rationalization, they’ll solely assume that it is associated to their repeated requests for better transparency from the concessionaire concerning the cash they have been being charged and the obligations it has in managing the market. “It acquired so dangerous”, says Giorgia, “that final yr we needed to ask the Madrid Metropolis Council’s Commerce Workplace to intervene within the dispute.”
The intervention resulted within the creation of a communal seating space and the establishing of the web site and social networks for the market, however they weren’t in a position to get better readability on administration charges and different prices every stall holder has to pay.
“We perceive that Rya Residencias S.L. isn’t obliged to resume our contract and its determination is totally authorized”, she provides, “however we’re amazed that the corporate prefers to create one other empty stall, quite than help and encourage those which are working properly. Plus, we’re apprehensive about our colleagues, the opposite stall holders.”
They are going to be open through the vacation season and proper by means of till the tip of February. It might be the final alternative for MM readers to attempt their fantastic Roman delicacies. They presently don’t have the monetary sources to start out over, Giorgia admits, as a result of substantial prices of becoming out a restaurant and acquiring licenses, and really feel they don’t have any alternative however to desert (at the least for now) the dream that initially introduced them to Madrid.