Circo-lo in The Square

[an error occurred while processing this directive] The flamboyant Florentine chef Fabio Picchi now rules all four corners of the Sant' Ambrogio quarter: his Teatro del Sale, housed in part of a former 14th century convent, is his latest stage set. The justly celebrated (and very pricey) Il Cibrèo came first in 1979, followed quickly by the more affordable Trattoria Cibreo, then the Cibrèo Caffè across the street. At the convivial Teatro del Sale, a membership fee of $7 opens the door to a buffet of creative yet nostalgic cuisine (prix fixe $32), with a theatrical revue or concert after dinner. Picchi calls his new...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!