Nyù is the more informal bistro of one-Michelin-star restaurant Gellius, by chef Alessandro Breda, famous for being located inside the archeological site of the ancient Opitergium (Oderzo). Dating back to Augustus‘ reign, the first emperor of Rome, it is possibly one of the most stunning and well-conserved sites of entire Italy.
The scenographic location, perfect for a very special dinner or lunch, offers Italian traditional recipes revisited through Asian cooking techniques. The protagonist of the main room is, in fact, a giant open kitchen where the brigade prepare dishes cooked in Teppanyaki style.
At Nyù, past and future meet in an architectural stunning project, offering an immersive experience made of history, art and contemporary high cuisine.
The funeral urn of the freedman Gaius Gellius was also found in the archaeological site. The slave was made free for merits, according to the law in use in the Roman Empire, and right near Nyù he built his home and life as a free man. A fascinating story, reminiscent of that of Proximo from the film Gladiator, which inspired Alessandro Breda the name of Gellius restaurant which is located just above Nyù.