Sunday. The perfect day to enjoy a long and relaxed lunch.
A personal favourite for Sunday lunch in Rotterdam is Italian restaurant Lux. The restaurant is something of an institution, existing for more than 25 years. Since a few years chef Milan Gataric is the new owner and he’s rocking the cucina romana. Testaccio is the original neighborhood of Rome where the roman cuisine, known as the quinto quarto (fifth quarter) was born. Using this Italian nose to tail approach Milan might serve you slow cooked beef cheek or grilled veal heart.
One of the best dishes is the spaghetti with grated cured tuna heart, egg yolk, fennel seeds, red pepper and garlic. The right seasoning turns the seemingly simple dishes into the perfect Italian feel good food. All subtile and very well balanced.
You might be getting quite satisfied to the end of your ‘secondi’ but I highly recommend you to not skip dessert. Definitely don’t when there’s chocolate ice-cream on the menu. I haven’t had better on my trips to Italy!
Lux, ‘s Gravendijkwal 133, Rotterdam
I found your blog recently and I love it!
Me and my sister love going to explore new cities to find food and lovely shops. I don’t know much about Rotterdam but I’d be really interested to see more of your home town to see if it’s worth a visit from us!
Thanks for your compliment! I will soon share some more tips for Rotterdam on my blog but if you send me a mail I can make you a list for the best places. When do you think you’ll come to Rotterdam?
Kind regards, Sophia