At their normcore spot in the shade of the Père Lachaise cemetery, Silvia Giorgione and Francesca Feniello (ex-Petit Capri Bazar) make a plea for the “slow life,” Lazio-style. So treat yourself to an hour or two seated around Francesca’s table, while she stiches together some divine family-style cuisine, taking inspiration from Campania to Piedmont. The day we went for lunch, on the €20 menu: a nostalgic friarielli broth (a type of southern cabbage also known as cime di rapa or broccoli rabe), with onions, Zollino beans and ’nduja; followed by stewed spezzatino chuck steak served with creamy polenta; before a rich chocolate mousse. At night, come back to share the house classics, like spaghetti with butter, anchovies and breadcrumbs (€15), duck gravlax with chard (€10) or an excellent vitello tonnato – they brought the recipe with them from Vitel Etonne, the restaurant in Turin where the two amiche originally met. And to drink? Sulfite-free transalpine wines: a white Trebbiano from Abruzzo (€5 a glass), a smooth Barbera, Ricci Colli, from Piedmont (€6.50), or Dolcetto Barbera, a Piedmontese red from Bellotti (€35 a bottle). // P.-H.B.