Our Guide To Best BARS, COFFE SHOP, RESTAURANT, ICECREAM & BAKERIES of ROME

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Our Guide To Best BARS, COFFE SHOP, RESTAURANT, ICECREAM & BAKERIES of ROME

Best Bars in Rome
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Freni e Frizioni is a short walk from San Calisto and a long way away in terms of style. Here, the space is modern and the specialty is the craft cocktail, which Freni does as well as anyone in Rome. The ever-evolving drinks are often named after some theme (films, cartoons, etc), and go way beyond your average Negroni. Think a “Mediterranean Fizz” with gin, lemon and rosemary, or a “Popeye” concoction of rum, tomato vinegar and spinach sugar. The elaborate drinks require a fair amount of shaking and straining and juicing by the talented bartenders, but part of the fun is waiting at the bar, ticket in hand, and watching them work. There’s also free vegan aperitivo every night. A good place for a pre-or-post dinner cocktail (it’s open, and lively, until 2:00 a.m.)
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Freni e Frizoni
4 Via del Politeama
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Freni e Frizioni is a short walk from San Calisto and a long way away in terms of style. Here, the space is modern and the specialty is the craft cocktail, which Freni does as well as anyone in Rome. The ever-evolving drinks are often named after some theme (films, cartoons, etc), and go way beyond your average Negroni. Think a “Mediterranean Fizz” with gin, lemon and rosemary, or a “Popeye” concoction of rum, tomato vinegar and spinach sugar. The elaborate drinks require a fair amount of shaking and straining and juicing by the talented bartenders, but part of the fun is waiting at the bar, ticket in hand, and watching them work. There’s also free vegan aperitivo every night. A good place for a pre-or-post dinner cocktail (it’s open, and lively, until 2:00 a.m.)
The name of this pint-sized (pun intended) pub literally means “But what’d you come here to do?” The answer, most certainly, is “drink beer.” Since 2001, Ma Che has been a touchstone of the ever-growing craft beer scene in Rome. Every day, 16 different brews are on tap, some of them obscure Italian varieties, but also European and American beers that one rarely finds in a standard bar or grocery store. Seating is limited, and the beers are, understandably, on the more expensive side, so best to make this one stop on a bar crawl. Get a Belgian tripel or an Italian IPA, served in a plastic cup, and enjoy outside with the young, chain-smoking crowd.
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Ma Che Siete Venuti A Fà
25 Via Benedetta
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The name of this pint-sized (pun intended) pub literally means “But what’d you come here to do?” The answer, most certainly, is “drink beer.” Since 2001, Ma Che has been a touchstone of the ever-growing craft beer scene in Rome. Every day, 16 different brews are on tap, some of them obscure Italian varieties, but also European and American beers that one rarely finds in a standard bar or grocery store. Seating is limited, and the beers are, understandably, on the more expensive side, so best to make this one stop on a bar crawl. Get a Belgian tripel or an Italian IPA, served in a plastic cup, and enjoy outside with the young, chain-smoking crowd.
Bar del Cinque is located right near the main stretch of American-student bars, but a bland shot-bucket locale this is not. Dimly-lit, with a long, narrow bar, it seems the kind of place where 1920’s-era expats might gather for a nightly drink. Like all Roman bars, it’s open early, and the booths in the back are mighty comfortable to stay in for a few hours with a cappuccino and a newspaper. Unlike most Roman bars, at night it becomes “El Mojitaro,” with a separate cocktail station that slings cheap and dangerously drinkable mojitos. A weird and wonderful combination that makes Bar del Cinque a destination for both daytime locals and nighttime visitors.
Bar del Cinque
5 Vicolo del Cinque
Bar del Cinque is located right near the main stretch of American-student bars, but a bland shot-bucket locale this is not. Dimly-lit, with a long, narrow bar, it seems the kind of place where 1920’s-era expats might gather for a nightly drink. Like all Roman bars, it’s open early, and the booths in the back are mighty comfortable to stay in for a few hours with a cappuccino and a newspaper. Unlike most Roman bars, at night it becomes “El Mojitaro,” with a separate cocktail station that slings cheap and dangerously drinkable mojitos. A weird and wonderful combination that makes Bar del Cinque a destination for both daytime locals and nighttime visitors.
Bar San Calisto (Piazza di San Calisto, 3) is one of Trastevere’s oldest, best-known, and certainly most beloved bars. Open for more than half a century, it’s the favored haunt of artists, locals, tourists, garbagemen, drunks, street musicians, refugees, and certain Devour Rome writers. It’s your classic Roman bar. Open at 6:00 a.m. for coffee and pastries, its iconic outdoor seats fill up with beer-sipping readers throughout the day until the evening, when the party envelops the whole piazza, to wrap up at 2:00 a.m. the following morning. Nothing at San Calisto is of artisanal quality, but the spritzes are mixed strong, the prices proudly cheap (€00.80 for an espresso, €1.50 for a beer), and the atmosphere singular. As Trastevere becomes more and more chic (and expensive), San Calisto has remained without pretensions, good for any type of night, and any type of person.
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Bar San Calisto
3 Piazza di S. Calisto
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Bar San Calisto (Piazza di San Calisto, 3) is one of Trastevere’s oldest, best-known, and certainly most beloved bars. Open for more than half a century, it’s the favored haunt of artists, locals, tourists, garbagemen, drunks, street musicians, refugees, and certain Devour Rome writers. It’s your classic Roman bar. Open at 6:00 a.m. for coffee and pastries, its iconic outdoor seats fill up with beer-sipping readers throughout the day until the evening, when the party envelops the whole piazza, to wrap up at 2:00 a.m. the following morning. Nothing at San Calisto is of artisanal quality, but the spritzes are mixed strong, the prices proudly cheap (€00.80 for an espresso, €1.50 for a beer), and the atmosphere singular. As Trastevere becomes more and more chic (and expensive), San Calisto has remained without pretensions, good for any type of night, and any type of person.
This local bar has one of the best aperitivos in town. Just so we are clear, an aperitivo is how you can eat AND drink on student budget in Rome.
Doppio Zero Srl
34 Via Antoniotto Usodimare
This local bar has one of the best aperitivos in town. Just so we are clear, an aperitivo is how you can eat AND drink on student budget in Rome.
T-bar is all about the space. With a generous open terrace and plenty of outdoor seating, this crew pride themselves on their fun cocktails, abundant buffet (served at the table by one of their staff members), and their chic, laid-back vibe. The music here is eclectic, too – expect everything from house, to 80s, to rock.
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T Bar Ostiense
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T-bar is all about the space. With a generous open terrace and plenty of outdoor seating, this crew pride themselves on their fun cocktails, abundant buffet (served at the table by one of their staff members), and their chic, laid-back vibe. The music here is eclectic, too – expect everything from house, to 80s, to rock.
A chic wine bar situated on one of Piazza Navona’s quaint side streets. Stop in for aperitivo or choose from their traditional, yet refined dinner menu. It is the perfect place to cozy up in their stylish leather decor as you sip cocktails by the fireplace while indulging in cured meats and cheese boards.
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Etablì
9 Vicolo delle Vacche
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A chic wine bar situated on one of Piazza Navona’s quaint side streets. Stop in for aperitivo or choose from their traditional, yet refined dinner menu. It is the perfect place to cozy up in their stylish leather decor as you sip cocktails by the fireplace while indulging in cured meats and cheese boards.
A chic wine bar situated on one of Piazza Navona’s quaint side streets. Stop in for aperitivo or choose from their traditional, yet refined dinner menu. It is the perfect place to cozy up in their stylish leather decor as you sip cocktails by the fireplace while indulging in cured meats and cheese boards.
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Bar del Fico - gypsy style cool
26 Piazza del Fico
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A chic wine bar situated on one of Piazza Navona’s quaint side streets. Stop in for aperitivo or choose from their traditional, yet refined dinner menu. It is the perfect place to cozy up in their stylish leather decor as you sip cocktails by the fireplace while indulging in cured meats and cheese boards.
Tucked away in Trastevere’s cozier side streets, Santo is a charming aperitivo spot. Decorated with sophistication, lots of greenery, and attention to detail, Santo is a true gem. Both a restaurant and a cocktail bar, each plate and drink are prepared with great care. The bar is captained by Matteo Masci, and the kitchen led by Gianluca Vestroni. Together they make quite the (delicious) team; reason to why making a reservation is highly recommended! In case you’re unsure about what cocktail to order for your happy hour, know that you can ask for an original creation as well; trust the mixologeres! They’ve recently added many organic wines to their wine selection, too!
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Santo Trastevere
40 Via della Paglia
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Tucked away in Trastevere’s cozier side streets, Santo is a charming aperitivo spot. Decorated with sophistication, lots of greenery, and attention to detail, Santo is a true gem. Both a restaurant and a cocktail bar, each plate and drink are prepared with great care. The bar is captained by Matteo Masci, and the kitchen led by Gianluca Vestroni. Together they make quite the (delicious) team; reason to why making a reservation is highly recommended! In case you’re unsure about what cocktail to order for your happy hour, know that you can ask for an original creation as well; trust the mixologeres! They’ve recently added many organic wines to their wine selection, too!
Il Sorpasso comes from the verb “to overtake” and when it comes to quality and style, this place definitely surpasses the competition. In the late afternoon and early evening it has the relaxed vibe of a spacious farmhouse kitchen but after 7pm this place is buzzing with locals. It’s an inviting jumble of quaint wooden tables and painted chairs with a delectable menu full of tasty cocktails, yummy wine, and their specialty artisanal meat and cheese platters directly coming from their charcuterie station.
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Il Sorpasso
31/33 Via Properzio
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Il Sorpasso comes from the verb “to overtake” and when it comes to quality and style, this place definitely surpasses the competition. In the late afternoon and early evening it has the relaxed vibe of a spacious farmhouse kitchen but after 7pm this place is buzzing with locals. It’s an inviting jumble of quaint wooden tables and painted chairs with a delectable menu full of tasty cocktails, yummy wine, and their specialty artisanal meat and cheese platters directly coming from their charcuterie station.
Just down the street from St. Peter’s, the stylish La Zanzara is perfect for an early evening soiree. The aperitivo is second to their liquid concoctions, as they pride themselves on their bar skills (try their Bloody Mary!) But the chef keeps the kitchen fresh by exploring American, Asian and the best of Italian ingredients which are translated into a rich spread for any empty stomach. Great outdoor seating.
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La Zanzara
84 Via Crescenzio
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Just down the street from St. Peter’s, the stylish La Zanzara is perfect for an early evening soiree. The aperitivo is second to their liquid concoctions, as they pride themselves on their bar skills (try their Bloody Mary!) But the chef keeps the kitchen fresh by exploring American, Asian and the best of Italian ingredients which are translated into a rich spread for any empty stomach. Great outdoor seating.
Tree Bar is one of the few restaurants in Rome completely surrounded by a leafy green vista. This relaxed setting is perfect for a long afternoon lunch, an intimate dinner or late night tapas. Tree Bar prides itself on making fresh bread, wood-oven pizza, and even artisanal beer through its very own agricultural agency: Treefarm. This is the perfect setting for an outdoor aperitivo. During happy hour, you’re sitting in one of the tables, you’ll be served a platter with focaccia, pizza and fried antipasti (according to the day) along with your drink, while if you’re staying in the garden you’ll be given a small food bag to pair with your drink.
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Treebar
226 Via Flaminia
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Tree Bar is one of the few restaurants in Rome completely surrounded by a leafy green vista. This relaxed setting is perfect for a long afternoon lunch, an intimate dinner or late night tapas. Tree Bar prides itself on making fresh bread, wood-oven pizza, and even artisanal beer through its very own agricultural agency: Treefarm. This is the perfect setting for an outdoor aperitivo. During happy hour, you’re sitting in one of the tables, you’ll be served a platter with focaccia, pizza and fried antipasti (according to the day) along with your drink, while if you’re staying in the garden you’ll be given a small food bag to pair with your drink.
Everything inside is 1920s/1930s from the decorations to the bartenders to, more importantly, the drinks. The care in the selection of the best beverage products on the market, meticulous preparation of syrups, infusions, bitters, macerated, cocktails and spirits aged in wood and glass, makes this Speakeasy a benchmark in quality and passion in the world of Mixology. To enter this place we suggest looking up the site, you need a password that changes every month.
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Jerry Thomas Speakeasy
30 Vicolo Cellini
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Everything inside is 1920s/1930s from the decorations to the bartenders to, more importantly, the drinks. The care in the selection of the best beverage products on the market, meticulous preparation of syrups, infusions, bitters, macerated, cocktails and spirits aged in wood and glass, makes this Speakeasy a benchmark in quality and passion in the world of Mixology. To enter this place we suggest looking up the site, you need a password that changes every month.
Rome’s cocktail lounge and cultural association, Argot, gives off warm, friendly vibes steeped in sleek, vintage nostalgia. With unique and enticing cocktails, live music every weekends and events and a quirky, intimate ambience– Argot is the perfect place to step back in time. The cocktail menu is designed to look like a doctor’s prescription, each cocktail meant for a certain type of personality. As Argot is part of the ARCI Cultural Association, a €10 membership card is mandatory. Just keep in mind that with the new anti-contagion measures there are a few new rules in store at Argot. First of all, there will be three turns: the first from 10pm to 11.30pm, the second from 11.30pm to 1am and the last from 1am to 2.30am. Reservations are mandatory and you can reserve by calling them at 06 45551 966, through Whatsapp +393337686847 or through Messenger.
Argot - Mixology bar - Roma centro - musica live
93 Via dei Cappellari
Rome’s cocktail lounge and cultural association, Argot, gives off warm, friendly vibes steeped in sleek, vintage nostalgia. With unique and enticing cocktails, live music every weekends and events and a quirky, intimate ambience– Argot is the perfect place to step back in time. The cocktail menu is designed to look like a doctor’s prescription, each cocktail meant for a certain type of personality. As Argot is part of the ARCI Cultural Association, a €10 membership card is mandatory. Just keep in mind that with the new anti-contagion measures there are a few new rules in store at Argot. First of all, there will be three turns: the first from 10pm to 11.30pm, the second from 11.30pm to 1am and the last from 1am to 2.30am. Reservations are mandatory and you can reserve by calling them at 06 45551 966, through Whatsapp +393337686847 or through Messenger.
You want somewhere cosy, cool, in centro but hidden from the tacky tourist traps around Campo dei Fiori? Sexy lighting, mismatched timber tables, vintage couches and artwork and an eclectic crowd of local Italians. After dark, you can hang out here drinking and snacking on their aperitivo until late.
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Barnum Cafè
87 Via del Pellegrino
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You want somewhere cosy, cool, in centro but hidden from the tacky tourist traps around Campo dei Fiori? Sexy lighting, mismatched timber tables, vintage couches and artwork and an eclectic crowd of local Italians. After dark, you can hang out here drinking and snacking on their aperitivo until late.
This place takes its beer so seriously and has such a vast choice of labels that you can even do a little beer tasting as you would normally with a glass of vino in order to make the perfect choice. They also offer up classic companions to a pint of beer, from hamburgers to hot dogs, but with quality beef and homemade ketchup.
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Open Baladin
6 Via degli Specchi
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This place takes its beer so seriously and has such a vast choice of labels that you can even do a little beer tasting as you would normally with a glass of vino in order to make the perfect choice. They also offer up classic companions to a pint of beer, from hamburgers to hot dogs, but with quality beef and homemade ketchup.
Located near the “Ponte di Ferro” this trendy club has an industrial style and is connected to an adjacent electronic vinyl store, which boasts a selection of underground records ranging from deep house to Dubstep. Stadlin serves a decent aperitivo (with vegan options as well), and tasty cocktails accompanied with electronic and funk DJ sets from Tuesday to Sunday. Softer acts open the night, and are followed by energetic acts later on.
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Städlin
83 Via Antonio Pacinotti
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Located near the “Ponte di Ferro” this trendy club has an industrial style and is connected to an adjacent electronic vinyl store, which boasts a selection of underground records ranging from deep house to Dubstep. Stadlin serves a decent aperitivo (with vegan options as well), and tasty cocktails accompanied with electronic and funk DJ sets from Tuesday to Sunday. Softer acts open the night, and are followed by energetic acts later on.
This locale in the Flaminio neighbourhood has become one of the hottest places in town for drinks. Footsteps from MAXXI and the Ponte della Musica, it’s the perfect place to indulge in mixology cocktails, wines, and Italian and international delicacies like nachos with guacamole and cured meat and cheese boards in a trendy setting. Metropolita’s reopening comes with three new concepts: the “Chiosco”, which is their window that will be transformed into a bar directly on the piazza where you’ll be able to order your take away; a new summer drink list and food menu with gourmet burgers; and their delivery that will be active from June 5th, directly on their app or on their official website. If you’d like to enjoy your drink in the tables outside, reservations are mandatory by calling 06 8438 1895.
Metropolita
2 Piazza Gentile da Fabriano
This locale in the Flaminio neighbourhood has become one of the hottest places in town for drinks. Footsteps from MAXXI and the Ponte della Musica, it’s the perfect place to indulge in mixology cocktails, wines, and Italian and international delicacies like nachos with guacamole and cured meat and cheese boards in a trendy setting. Metropolita’s reopening comes with three new concepts: the “Chiosco”, which is their window that will be transformed into a bar directly on the piazza where you’ll be able to order your take away; a new summer drink list and food menu with gourmet burgers; and their delivery that will be active from June 5th, directly on their app or on their official website. If you’d like to enjoy your drink in the tables outside, reservations are mandatory by calling 06 8438 1895.
La Punta is so much more than Rome’s first Mexican bar – it is quite literally another world. Upon entering this small, colorful space transformed by partners Cristian Bugiada and Roberto Artusio, you will feel like you’ve been transported straight to Mexico. Their mission is quite simply to import Mexico to Italy. They’re even the ones responsible for creating the first-ever Paloma Day on May 22nd in collaboration with the Vesper Bar in Amsterdam. What started as a passion project created from their deep-rooted love and respect for Mexico (specifically the region of Oaxaca), La Punta has become a beautiful tribute to all things Mexican. From the extensive list of tequila and mezcal to their flavorful menu – La Punta celebrates the food, spirit and culture of Mexico in the most unique and authentic way. So what to drink at La Punta? Obviously, a Paloma – the classic Mexican cocktail made with tequila and lime juice (originally created in 1955). Only their reincarnation incorporates fresh grapefruit juice and agave syrup.
La Punta Expendio de Agave
8 Via Santa Cecilia
La Punta is so much more than Rome’s first Mexican bar – it is quite literally another world. Upon entering this small, colorful space transformed by partners Cristian Bugiada and Roberto Artusio, you will feel like you’ve been transported straight to Mexico. Their mission is quite simply to import Mexico to Italy. They’re even the ones responsible for creating the first-ever Paloma Day on May 22nd in collaboration with the Vesper Bar in Amsterdam. What started as a passion project created from their deep-rooted love and respect for Mexico (specifically the region of Oaxaca), La Punta has become a beautiful tribute to all things Mexican. From the extensive list of tequila and mezcal to their flavorful menu – La Punta celebrates the food, spirit and culture of Mexico in the most unique and authentic way. So what to drink at La Punta? Obviously, a Paloma – the classic Mexican cocktail made with tequila and lime juice (originally created in 1955). Only their reincarnation incorporates fresh grapefruit juice and agave syrup.
Simone Mina, sixth generation of a famous restaurant family here in Rome, is the mastermind behind this tiny establishment. He’s also the only person operating it. His concept was to create an imaginary museum of liquids in this hidden space located on the second floor of Checchino dal 1887, a restaurant that has been around for 130+ years. Like Simone, this bar is truly genuine and one-of-a-kind. Taking inspiration from his family and the surrounding neighborhood of Testaccio, Ch1887 combines food and cocktail culture, by experimenting with flavors and ingredients that can be found in traditional Roman dishes. The drinks pay homage to his roots and change frequently but the result is always the same – incredibly delicious and unique. His latest invention – the “Trikini” – a creative twist on the classic Daiquiri, is made with Botran Reserve Blanca, lime, and Simone’s special trikini mix.
Ch 18 87
30 Via di Monte Testaccio
Simone Mina, sixth generation of a famous restaurant family here in Rome, is the mastermind behind this tiny establishment. He’s also the only person operating it. His concept was to create an imaginary museum of liquids in this hidden space located on the second floor of Checchino dal 1887, a restaurant that has been around for 130+ years. Like Simone, this bar is truly genuine and one-of-a-kind. Taking inspiration from his family and the surrounding neighborhood of Testaccio, Ch1887 combines food and cocktail culture, by experimenting with flavors and ingredients that can be found in traditional Roman dishes. The drinks pay homage to his roots and change frequently but the result is always the same – incredibly delicious and unique. His latest invention – the “Trikini” – a creative twist on the classic Daiquiri, is made with Botran Reserve Blanca, lime, and Simone’s special trikini mix.
An Irish-Italian who has traveled around the globe, Patrick Pistolesi, knows double cultures well. Formally of Barnum and Café Propaganda, Drink Kong is Pistolesi’s first solo project that takes the bar scene in Rome to the next level. A street-posh, fusion bar that can be seen aesthetically from the vibrant neon interiors decorated with custom-made, old-fashioned plush couches to the more modern and colorful chairs in the second room in the back. There’s even a secret, private room for select tastings and some retro arcade video games, paying homage to his childhood in the 80’s. The fusion concept continues onto the menu with eclectic and international food offerings that can only be found if you were traveling the world or most NYC streets. Pistolesi is perhaps one of the coolest guys in the business with a larger than life personality and somewhat tough exterior but on the inside, there is a deep, intuitive soul (much like Kong himself). After many years and success in the business, he has not lost sight of the most important part of the equation – the people coming to the establishment and their relationship with the bar and bartender. This vision is what inspired Drink Kong and is best represented with their unique cocktail concept. The drink menu is designed with you in mind – literally. You’re encouraged to (in relaxed way) pick what color resonates with you and after choosing, you can read the drink recipe as well as the overall “mood” description, reflecting which one you are experiencing at that given moment. Because the strongest way to evoke emotions is through the senses. As for the cocktail – you’ll have to pick for yourself.
Drink Kong
An Irish-Italian who has traveled around the globe, Patrick Pistolesi, knows double cultures well. Formally of Barnum and Café Propaganda, Drink Kong is Pistolesi’s first solo project that takes the bar scene in Rome to the next level. A street-posh, fusion bar that can be seen aesthetically from the vibrant neon interiors decorated with custom-made, old-fashioned plush couches to the more modern and colorful chairs in the second room in the back. There’s even a secret, private room for select tastings and some retro arcade video games, paying homage to his childhood in the 80’s. The fusion concept continues onto the menu with eclectic and international food offerings that can only be found if you were traveling the world or most NYC streets. Pistolesi is perhaps one of the coolest guys in the business with a larger than life personality and somewhat tough exterior but on the inside, there is a deep, intuitive soul (much like Kong himself). After many years and success in the business, he has not lost sight of the most important part of the equation – the people coming to the establishment and their relationship with the bar and bartender. This vision is what inspired Drink Kong and is best represented with their unique cocktail concept. The drink menu is designed with you in mind – literally. You’re encouraged to (in relaxed way) pick what color resonates with you and after choosing, you can read the drink recipe as well as the overall “mood” description, reflecting which one you are experiencing at that given moment. Because the strongest way to evoke emotions is through the senses. As for the cocktail – you’ll have to pick for yourself.
Modeled after the speakeasies from the Prohibition, The Barber Shop is somehow different from all the rest. The only signage outside of this secret bar near the Colosseum is a vintage barber shop pole outside their unmarked door. Both founders and owners Joy Napolitano and Matteo Siena are still behind the bar and joined by head bartender Federico Diddi, Michelangelo Bruno, and Karin Germani. Some of the nicest, down-to-earth people in the industry all taking turns popping out from behind the bar to engage with the customer, as this is the only way to get to know and interact with their clientele. A simple idea but pretty rare these days. Not only making the overall experience more intimate and personal – it somehow makes the cocktail taste that much better. Despite other speakeasies around the world and some of the first ones that sprouted up in NYC, The Barber Shop combines the exclusive factor synonymous with the term speakeasy with a genuinely friendly touch, hands-on approach and service. Back to basics. Maybe that’s their other secret. For three consecutive years, they have been one of the 100 Best Bars in Italy, among the Top 10 Cocktail Bars of 2017, The Best Bar Teams in 2018 and as of 2019, The Barber Shop has been listed as one of the Best 500 Bars in the World. Perhaps for all of those reasons listed previously. Their current drink menu is comprised of two parts: Renaissance Cocktails and the Whiskey book (which was divided between Europe, Asia and the US). However these days, they are currently working on a new menu so stay tuned. Must drink is the award-winning Il Poeta created by Joy Napolitano, the man himself.
The Barber Shop
6 Via Iside
Modeled after the speakeasies from the Prohibition, The Barber Shop is somehow different from all the rest. The only signage outside of this secret bar near the Colosseum is a vintage barber shop pole outside their unmarked door. Both founders and owners Joy Napolitano and Matteo Siena are still behind the bar and joined by head bartender Federico Diddi, Michelangelo Bruno, and Karin Germani. Some of the nicest, down-to-earth people in the industry all taking turns popping out from behind the bar to engage with the customer, as this is the only way to get to know and interact with their clientele. A simple idea but pretty rare these days. Not only making the overall experience more intimate and personal – it somehow makes the cocktail taste that much better. Despite other speakeasies around the world and some of the first ones that sprouted up in NYC, The Barber Shop combines the exclusive factor synonymous with the term speakeasy with a genuinely friendly touch, hands-on approach and service. Back to basics. Maybe that’s their other secret. For three consecutive years, they have been one of the 100 Best Bars in Italy, among the Top 10 Cocktail Bars of 2017, The Best Bar Teams in 2018 and as of 2019, The Barber Shop has been listed as one of the Best 500 Bars in the World. Perhaps for all of those reasons listed previously. Their current drink menu is comprised of two parts: Renaissance Cocktails and the Whiskey book (which was divided between Europe, Asia and the US). However these days, they are currently working on a new menu so stay tuned. Must drink is the award-winning Il Poeta created by Joy Napolitano, the man himself.
Located right near Piazza del Popolo, Il Marchese is the first Amaro bar in Italy – and Europe. Opened early in 2019, the space is beautiful and elegant with cocktails to match. While Il Marchese was born as a single-spirit focused bar with over 600 different Amaro labels to choose from and an extensive list of drinks featuring that ingredient as the main protagonist, it is also one of Rome’s be cocktail bars. With Desire Verdecchia behind these unique cocktail creations, formerly of Salotto 42 and Caffè Propaganda, you’ll find an amazing selection of classic and experimental cocktails. And for the amaro aficionados, there is also a list of 30 amaros that change monthly. So plenty of reasons to expand your palate – Amaro connoisseur or not. The staff, managed by partners/owners Davide Solari and Lorenzo Renzi, is professional, polite and extremely well-versed in Amaro. Their signature cocktail prepared by top barman Dario D’Agostini is the Olimpia – a delicate balance of sweet and bitter with: Amaro Juith, Lychee, Rosemary, Lemon juice and Champagne.
Il Marchese - Osteria Mercato Liquori
162 Via di Ripetta
Located right near Piazza del Popolo, Il Marchese is the first Amaro bar in Italy – and Europe. Opened early in 2019, the space is beautiful and elegant with cocktails to match. While Il Marchese was born as a single-spirit focused bar with over 600 different Amaro labels to choose from and an extensive list of drinks featuring that ingredient as the main protagonist, it is also one of Rome’s be cocktail bars. With Desire Verdecchia behind these unique cocktail creations, formerly of Salotto 42 and Caffè Propaganda, you’ll find an amazing selection of classic and experimental cocktails. And for the amaro aficionados, there is also a list of 30 amaros that change monthly. So plenty of reasons to expand your palate – Amaro connoisseur or not. The staff, managed by partners/owners Davide Solari and Lorenzo Renzi, is professional, polite and extremely well-versed in Amaro. Their signature cocktail prepared by top barman Dario D’Agostini is the Olimpia – a delicate balance of sweet and bitter with: Amaro Juith, Lychee, Rosemary, Lemon juice and Champagne.
A throwback to a secret society (carboneria) from the late 1800’s, The Race Club is a members-only lounge housed in a space with many past lives. In the 1950’s the building where it now stands was completely abandoned only to be restructured a century later. During this time and into the 70’s, a recording studio where many Roman singers and songwriters emerged. After that, it became a gathering place for a broader clientele mainly for gambling. Nowadays, the space has been redesigned like an upscale basement hangout, adorned with quirky and thoughtful touches. Virtually hidden from the street level and despite the bouncer that you will find at the door most nights (as well as the mandatory Membership Card) The Race Club is dark, cozy and extremely inviting bar with many little corners and couches – conducive for lounging around with a great cocktail. There are 6 soci in total – 3 of whom I’ve had the pleasure to meet personally several times (Matteo, Mattia and Alfonsina) all who have taken great care to make this place what it is now five years later. Must drink is Matteo’s latest concoction – V for Vespetta – a surprising cocktail in both flavor and how it is served. Laphroaig Scotch, lemon, and their secret raspberry mixture.
The Race Club
52 Via Labicana
A throwback to a secret society (carboneria) from the late 1800’s, The Race Club is a members-only lounge housed in a space with many past lives. In the 1950’s the building where it now stands was completely abandoned only to be restructured a century later. During this time and into the 70’s, a recording studio where many Roman singers and songwriters emerged. After that, it became a gathering place for a broader clientele mainly for gambling. Nowadays, the space has been redesigned like an upscale basement hangout, adorned with quirky and thoughtful touches. Virtually hidden from the street level and despite the bouncer that you will find at the door most nights (as well as the mandatory Membership Card) The Race Club is dark, cozy and extremely inviting bar with many little corners and couches – conducive for lounging around with a great cocktail. There are 6 soci in total – 3 of whom I’ve had the pleasure to meet personally several times (Matteo, Mattia and Alfonsina) all who have taken great care to make this place what it is now five years later. Must drink is Matteo’s latest concoction – V for Vespetta – a surprising cocktail in both flavor and how it is served. Laphroaig Scotch, lemon, and their secret raspberry mixture.
The Gin Corner, located in the Hotel Adriano is the first bar in Italy dedicated entirely to Gin. It’s not only a great little hotel bar and gin lovers hot spot, it has been proclaimed the “Martini Mecca” by the Martini & Friends Association who meets there regularly. The tiny space is refreshing and light, like a perfect gin & tonic should be. And with more than 100 gins on the list and veteran bartender Angelo de Valeri (with over 40 years of experience in bartending) at the helm, you are guaranteed the best in service and gin-based cocktail, whichever one you choose. One of his signature drinks – the Gold Martini is made with Italian olive oil – a simple yet flavorful cocktail that’s also extremely photogenic.
The Gin Corner
2 Via di Pallacorda
The Gin Corner, located in the Hotel Adriano is the first bar in Italy dedicated entirely to Gin. It’s not only a great little hotel bar and gin lovers hot spot, it has been proclaimed the “Martini Mecca” by the Martini & Friends Association who meets there regularly. The tiny space is refreshing and light, like a perfect gin & tonic should be. And with more than 100 gins on the list and veteran bartender Angelo de Valeri (with over 40 years of experience in bartending) at the helm, you are guaranteed the best in service and gin-based cocktail, whichever one you choose. One of his signature drinks – the Gold Martini is made with Italian olive oil – a simple yet flavorful cocktail that’s also extremely photogenic.
Club Derriere (which appropriately translates to back room) is a hidden bar located in the heart of Rome. Hidden because the main entrance is in a small alleyway off of the bustling Piazza delle Coppelle – the other secret entrance is through one of the back, private dining rooms of the massive restaurant Osteria delle Coppelle. Even the bathroom is somewhat hidden – behind a fake bookcase. Inside you will find a dark, intimate space much like a living room which makes Club Derriere the perfect spot for a nightcap and a popular after-hours spot for industry peeps. Their other clientele ranges from local professionals to diplomats, although there is the occasional in-the-know tourist. Club Derriere’s menu is inspired by author Kurt Vonnegut and (like one of his stories) with each page and cocktail, another element is added to it. Simple ingredients, complex favors and easy to drink, all cocktails are made with love by a top-notch and super lovely bar staff. Their signature drink is the Newton – a twist on the classic Gin & Tonic, with Hendrick’s Gin, clarified apple juice and lemongrass.
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Club Derrière
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Club Derriere (which appropriately translates to back room) is a hidden bar located in the heart of Rome. Hidden because the main entrance is in a small alleyway off of the bustling Piazza delle Coppelle – the other secret entrance is through one of the back, private dining rooms of the massive restaurant Osteria delle Coppelle. Even the bathroom is somewhat hidden – behind a fake bookcase. Inside you will find a dark, intimate space much like a living room which makes Club Derriere the perfect spot for a nightcap and a popular after-hours spot for industry peeps. Their other clientele ranges from local professionals to diplomats, although there is the occasional in-the-know tourist. Club Derriere’s menu is inspired by author Kurt Vonnegut and (like one of his stories) with each page and cocktail, another element is added to it. Simple ingredients, complex favors and easy to drink, all cocktails are made with love by a top-notch and super lovely bar staff. Their signature drink is the Newton – a twist on the classic Gin & Tonic, with Hendrick’s Gin, clarified apple juice and lemongrass.
The very first Tiki Bar in Rome, Makai Surf & Tiki Bar is as original and unique as it can get – especially in Italy. Equal parts exotic and playful, the molto simpatico owners Camillo Affinita and Alessio Esposito took inspiration from the South Pacific, Hawaii, U.S. West Coast and Mexican cultures to create a fun, colorful and beautiful little oasis in the heart of Ostiense. The upstairs bar is open and airy, while their dimly lit underground lounge feels a bit more intimate and sexy – like an underground Tiki Beach Party. It’s perfect for late-night drinks or for private parties or events. And now with its recent renovations and full kitchen – you can visit Makai for lunch, aperitivo and dinner. The cocktails are Polynesian-inspired (as well as their food) but their most characteristic cocktail is the Donn’s Special Reserve Daiquiri (by Don Beach) made by the young yet extremely talented Lorenzo Verrucci.
Makai Surf & Tiki Bar
4/a/b/c Via dei Magazzini Generali
The very first Tiki Bar in Rome, Makai Surf & Tiki Bar is as original and unique as it can get – especially in Italy. Equal parts exotic and playful, the molto simpatico owners Camillo Affinita and Alessio Esposito took inspiration from the South Pacific, Hawaii, U.S. West Coast and Mexican cultures to create a fun, colorful and beautiful little oasis in the heart of Ostiense. The upstairs bar is open and airy, while their dimly lit underground lounge feels a bit more intimate and sexy – like an underground Tiki Beach Party. It’s perfect for late-night drinks or for private parties or events. And now with its recent renovations and full kitchen – you can visit Makai for lunch, aperitivo and dinner. The cocktails are Polynesian-inspired (as well as their food) but their most characteristic cocktail is the Donn’s Special Reserve Daiquiri (by Don Beach) made by the young yet extremely talented Lorenzo Verrucci.
The name, R.U.D.E, is an abbreviation of multiple words and definitions that in short means: Small Talk (poche chiacchiere). It’s really the perfect name for this ideal neighborhood bar in the cool and now up-and-coming Centocelle. But Rude’s approach is also a bit avant-garde. Owners Marco Zampilli and Cristian Ricci and their bar staff push the limits and much like with its name, the play on words (and your senses) are in constant motion here. Their Pop-Art inspired drink menu by Michele Ferruccio is minimal but impactful (think less is more). They don’t disclose the exact ingredients or their Rude aromas- preferring to keep everything a mystery. All eight drinks are pre-batched the day of, in order to accommodate their large volume of customers. Also unique is that each drink has a music pairing and a coaster (with a QR code) will be given to you with that specific song for your drink, that you can download and listen to later on Spotify. This bar stimulates all of your senses simultaneously – from visuals, to sound and taste. But the most important combination of all – Rude Centocelle manages to obtain a cool factor while keeping the warmth that can only be found at your neighborhood bar. Order the Porno Mariachi – but we can’t (and won’t) tell you why.
Rude Centocelle
228 Via dei Castani
The name, R.U.D.E, is an abbreviation of multiple words and definitions that in short means: Small Talk (poche chiacchiere). It’s really the perfect name for this ideal neighborhood bar in the cool and now up-and-coming Centocelle. But Rude’s approach is also a bit avant-garde. Owners Marco Zampilli and Cristian Ricci and their bar staff push the limits and much like with its name, the play on words (and your senses) are in constant motion here. Their Pop-Art inspired drink menu by Michele Ferruccio is minimal but impactful (think less is more). They don’t disclose the exact ingredients or their Rude aromas- preferring to keep everything a mystery. All eight drinks are pre-batched the day of, in order to accommodate their large volume of customers. Also unique is that each drink has a music pairing and a coaster (with a QR code) will be given to you with that specific song for your drink, that you can download and listen to later on Spotify. This bar stimulates all of your senses simultaneously – from visuals, to sound and taste. But the most important combination of all – Rude Centocelle manages to obtain a cool factor while keeping the warmth that can only be found at your neighborhood bar. Order the Porno Mariachi – but we can’t (and won’t) tell you why.
Piazza di Pietra is one of the most beautiful squares in Rome. Located between the Trevi Fountain and the Pantheon, most people rush directly through it or miss it altogether. But smack dab in the middle, opposite Hadrian’s Temple, is Salotto 42. Salotto 42 is a small cocktail lounge with a fashion feel.
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Salotto42
42 Piazza di Pietra
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Piazza di Pietra is one of the most beautiful squares in Rome. Located between the Trevi Fountain and the Pantheon, most people rush directly through it or miss it altogether. But smack dab in the middle, opposite Hadrian’s Temple, is Salotto 42. Salotto 42 is a small cocktail lounge with a fashion feel.
Latteria Garbatella is the kind of place I would hang out in all the time if it were in my neighborhood. Granted, Garbatella is NEXT to my neighborhood so the chic but understated bar is still dangerously close. Think: folk rock playing from vintage speakers and an entrance that is stuffed with mismatched leather
Latteria Garbatella
Latteria Garbatella is the kind of place I would hang out in all the time if it were in my neighborhood. Granted, Garbatella is NEXT to my neighborhood so the chic but understated bar is still dangerously close. Think: folk rock playing from vintage speakers and an entrance that is stuffed with mismatched leather
I have suddenly acquired a taste for cocktails. I used to shun mixed drinks in favor of wine and beer because the descriptions on the ubiquitous cocktail list brought to mind brightly colored sugary, hangover-inducing abominations. But Rome’s cocktail scene has grown up, and that is obvious at the cozy local haunts like Niji.
Niji Cafè
35 Via dei Vascellari
I have suddenly acquired a taste for cocktails. I used to shun mixed drinks in favor of wine and beer because the descriptions on the ubiquitous cocktail list brought to mind brightly colored sugary, hangover-inducing abominations. But Rome’s cocktail scene has grown up, and that is obvious at the cozy local haunts like Niji.
I get that it’s only Monday, but I can tell already that this is going to be a long week. Let’s talk about beer. Walking up from Viale Aventino, you will pass some of the lovely villas of San Saba before you reach Queen Makeda Grand Pub.
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Queen Makeda Grand Pub
11 Via di S. Saba
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I get that it’s only Monday, but I can tell already that this is going to be a long week. Let’s talk about beer. Walking up from Viale Aventino, you will pass some of the lovely villas of San Saba before you reach Queen Makeda Grand Pub.
Right on piazza Campo de’ Fiori you’ll find one of Rome’s most beloved student meeting points for a fun night out. It’s called Drunken Ship, and it’s a student bar where you can get pretty much anything you want. It’s lively and packed with an international crowd, especially full of Americans. One of the biggest crowd pleasers is Drunken Ship’s beer pong table. Head to the bar, buy a beer pitcher, and get yourself in line to play a game of beer pong. Don’t forget your student ID, they offer student discounts! Just a heads up, there’s only one bathroom.
The Drunken Ship
20/21 Piazza Campo de' Fiori
Right on piazza Campo de’ Fiori you’ll find one of Rome’s most beloved student meeting points for a fun night out. It’s called Drunken Ship, and it’s a student bar where you can get pretty much anything you want. It’s lively and packed with an international crowd, especially full of Americans. One of the biggest crowd pleasers is Drunken Ship’s beer pong table. Head to the bar, buy a beer pitcher, and get yourself in line to play a game of beer pong. Don’t forget your student ID, they offer student discounts! Just a heads up, there’s only one bathroom.
Advertising themselves as little more than beer, music and more in the heart of Garbatella, 568 Public House is a chic establishment catering to the part of the public that emerges after dark. Tastefully decorated, with numerous kinds of beer on their menu, this bar is a perfect spot for a quiet, relaxing drink with friends. It’s slightly removed from the busy student nightlife in areas such as Via Libretta, and it’s closer to the restaurants of central Garbatella.
568 Public House Garbatella
56 Via delle Sette Chiese
Advertising themselves as little more than beer, music and more in the heart of Garbatella, 568 Public House is a chic establishment catering to the part of the public that emerges after dark. Tastefully decorated, with numerous kinds of beer on their menu, this bar is a perfect spot for a quiet, relaxing drink with friends. It’s slightly removed from the busy student nightlife in areas such as Via Libretta, and it’s closer to the restaurants of central Garbatella.
Close to the local Hotel Derby, Al Solito Posto is a stylish live bar facing out into the square outside. The bar is actively engaged in Aperock, an event that brings performers of all kinds to the Largo delle Sette Chiesewhere anything from pop to jazz, to art exhibitions and street performers entertain and perform. With live music, concerts, and a cozy atmosphere, Al Solito Posto is the perfect place to mingle with locals, where there is always something going on.
Al Solito Posto
16-18-20-22 Via Ponzio Cominio
Close to the local Hotel Derby, Al Solito Posto is a stylish live bar facing out into the square outside. The bar is actively engaged in Aperock, an event that brings performers of all kinds to the Largo delle Sette Chiesewhere anything from pop to jazz, to art exhibitions and street performers entertain and perform. With live music, concerts, and a cozy atmosphere, Al Solito Posto is the perfect place to mingle with locals, where there is always something going on.
Removed from the crowded streets of central Rome, in front of the iconic Palladium Theater, lies one of Garbatella’s more refined dining and drinking experiences. Mentioned in several Roman food guides, and well loved by Romans and foreigners, Ristoro degli Angeli, with its inventive decor, is in possession of a sophisticated wine list. Perhaps more famed for its food, the general atmosphere of the place is worth drinking in, especially as the locals descend upon it a little later in the evening.
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Al Ristoro degli Angeli
2 Via Luigi Orlando
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Removed from the crowded streets of central Rome, in front of the iconic Palladium Theater, lies one of Garbatella’s more refined dining and drinking experiences. Mentioned in several Roman food guides, and well loved by Romans and foreigners, Ristoro degli Angeli, with its inventive decor, is in possession of a sophisticated wine list. Perhaps more famed for its food, the general atmosphere of the place is worth drinking in, especially as the locals descend upon it a little later in the evening.
Coffee Pot is new on the scene in Trastevere (they also have a location near Piazza Bologna). It offers five-star drinks in a trendy atmosphere. Billed as a tapas, sushi, and mezcal restaurant-bar, the spot excels with its tequila concoctions. With its hanging plants, moody lighting, and industrial interiors, it’s sure to appeal to aesthetes and cocktail connoisseurs alike.
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Coffee Pot Trastevere
12 Via del Politeama
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Coffee Pot is new on the scene in Trastevere (they also have a location near Piazza Bologna). It offers five-star drinks in a trendy atmosphere. Billed as a tapas, sushi, and mezcal restaurant-bar, the spot excels with its tequila concoctions. With its hanging plants, moody lighting, and industrial interiors, it’s sure to appeal to aesthetes and cocktail connoisseurs alike.
he Original Abbey Theatre Irish pub is just a short walk from the baroque splendour of Piazza Navona, right in the heart of Rome. The Pub takes its name from the world renowned Irish National Theatre, which was founded by William Butler Yeats and Lady Gregory in 1903. Stage props and costumes from the storerooms of the Abbey Theatre have been used in the decor, giving the pub a very special atmosphere. The six fully air conditioned rooms of the pub are spread over two floors, and a huge range of Irish whiskeys, cocktails and long drinks are on offer, as well as Irish beers on tap including,of course, Guinness. The Abbey Theatre offers Irish, Italian and international cuisine All day everyday. All major sports are shown throughout the pub on 16 TV screens. The pub has live traditional Irish music every week, and free Wi-Fi. The pub also offers private parties or weddings. Our welcoming pub, is considered one of the best in the city and it is laid out in typical Irish style with lots of little rooms linked by narrow corridors.
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Abbey Theatre Irish Pub
51 Via del Governo Vecchio
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he Original Abbey Theatre Irish pub is just a short walk from the baroque splendour of Piazza Navona, right in the heart of Rome. The Pub takes its name from the world renowned Irish National Theatre, which was founded by William Butler Yeats and Lady Gregory in 1903. Stage props and costumes from the storerooms of the Abbey Theatre have been used in the decor, giving the pub a very special atmosphere. The six fully air conditioned rooms of the pub are spread over two floors, and a huge range of Irish whiskeys, cocktails and long drinks are on offer, as well as Irish beers on tap including,of course, Guinness. The Abbey Theatre offers Irish, Italian and international cuisine All day everyday. All major sports are shown throughout the pub on 16 TV screens. The pub has live traditional Irish music every week, and free Wi-Fi. The pub also offers private parties or weddings. Our welcoming pub, is considered one of the best in the city and it is laid out in typical Irish style with lots of little rooms linked by narrow corridors.
You won’t be left unsatisfied with Baylon Café, worth a visit at any hour of the day. Whether you want to enjoy brunch alongside a mimosa or drop by for after-dinner drinks, the atmosphere here is always contemporary, cool and relaxed. It is spacious inside and has a dozen tables outfitted with fairy lights outside for warm evenings. Bonus: you probably came for cocktails, but Babylon whips up some delicious fruit juices that are difficult to resist.
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Baylon Cafè
151 Via di S. Francesco a Ripa
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You won’t be left unsatisfied with Baylon Café, worth a visit at any hour of the day. Whether you want to enjoy brunch alongside a mimosa or drop by for after-dinner drinks, the atmosphere here is always contemporary, cool and relaxed. It is spacious inside and has a dozen tables outfitted with fairy lights outside for warm evenings. Bonus: you probably came for cocktails, but Babylon whips up some delicious fruit juices that are difficult to resist.
A drop-in hangout that attracts a local crowd, Big Star is a friendly pub that plays classic rock, hosts live shows, and has a Sunday-night indie movie club during the cooler months. If you prefer alternative to chic, this is the perfect place to visit for a laid-back evening away from all the tourists.
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Big Star Bar Diner
25 Via Goffredo Mameli
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A drop-in hangout that attracts a local crowd, Big Star is a friendly pub that plays classic rock, hosts live shows, and has a Sunday-night indie movie club during the cooler months. If you prefer alternative to chic, this is the perfect place to visit for a laid-back evening away from all the tourists.
Ch1887 may be one of Testaccio’s best-kept secrets; hidden on the second floor of the 130-year-old restaurant Checchino 1887, even longtime residents aren’t aware of this bar. Simone Mina is the mastermind behind the operation, and draws inspiration from his roots in Testaccio to serve up the best (and most unique) cocktails in the area. Simone’s creativity can be seen in every last detail within this intimate space; everything is handcrafted by him, from the wooden bar to the cocktails served on it and even the artwork on the wall.
Ch 18 87
30 Via di Monte Testaccio
Ch1887 may be one of Testaccio’s best-kept secrets; hidden on the second floor of the 130-year-old restaurant Checchino 1887, even longtime residents aren’t aware of this bar. Simone Mina is the mastermind behind the operation, and draws inspiration from his roots in Testaccio to serve up the best (and most unique) cocktails in the area. Simone’s creativity can be seen in every last detail within this intimate space; everything is handcrafted by him, from the wooden bar to the cocktails served on it and even the artwork on the wall.
With Trentatre, owners Demetrio and Andreais have created more than just a nightlife destination. Opening from 7am for breakfast and serving food right up to dinner (including the best value aperitivo in the neighbourhood at just €9/£7.60), this is a lounge bar that you’ll want to hang out in throughout the day. Not that the fun ends when the sun goes down: Trentatre is open until late, with live music on Fridays and Saturdays from a rotation of excellent local bands. Pull up a seat and take a look at the vast menu, which features around 200 drinks – if you have trouble choosing, a mojito (there are 20 types on the menu) is the way to go. When Demetrio isn’t behind his own bar, he recommends paying a visit to On the Rox.
Trentatre
33 Via di Monte Testaccio
With Trentatre, owners Demetrio and Andreais have created more than just a nightlife destination. Opening from 7am for breakfast and serving food right up to dinner (including the best value aperitivo in the neighbourhood at just €9/£7.60), this is a lounge bar that you’ll want to hang out in throughout the day. Not that the fun ends when the sun goes down: Trentatre is open until late, with live music on Fridays and Saturdays from a rotation of excellent local bands. Pull up a seat and take a look at the vast menu, which features around 200 drinks – if you have trouble choosing, a mojito (there are 20 types on the menu) is the way to go. When Demetrio isn’t behind his own bar, he recommends paying a visit to On the Rox.
On the Rox attracts a crowd as idiosyncratic as the space itself. With drinks ranging from €1 (£0.85)) tequila shots to a selection of single-malt scotches, this bar perfect for anything from a crazy night out to a quiet after-work cocktail. It’s got a casual, comfortable vibe; there’s a beer-pong table at the entrance and an impressive selection of top-shelf drinks, with spirit brands you just wouldn’t be able to find in your basic dive joint. The clientele is a mix of Roman residents, professionals, college kids and travellers, and with some of the latest opening hours in Rome, the vibe changes throughout the night. But everyone here has one thing in common – they’re all there to have a good time and whatever that means to you, it can certainly be found at On the Rox.
On The Rox Testaccio - Cocktail Bar, Food, Beer & Music
46 Via Galvani
On the Rox attracts a crowd as idiosyncratic as the space itself. With drinks ranging from €1 (£0.85)) tequila shots to a selection of single-malt scotches, this bar perfect for anything from a crazy night out to a quiet after-work cocktail. It’s got a casual, comfortable vibe; there’s a beer-pong table at the entrance and an impressive selection of top-shelf drinks, with spirit brands you just wouldn’t be able to find in your basic dive joint. The clientele is a mix of Roman residents, professionals, college kids and travellers, and with some of the latest opening hours in Rome, the vibe changes throughout the night. But everyone here has one thing in common – they’re all there to have a good time and whatever that means to you, it can certainly be found at On the Rox.
A gourmet delicatessen selling quality wine, chocolates, coffee and cheeses by day, this historical wine shop becomes a restaurant and bar destination at sundown – just head downstairs into the basement. The rustic wooden interiors and personable staff make it feel like a homely, traditional Roman tavern. No need to agonise over what to order here, as the menu keeps it simple: there’s a selection of excellent wine and beer, and the only cocktail on offer is the classic Italian spritz.
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L’Oasi della Birra
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A gourmet delicatessen selling quality wine, chocolates, coffee and cheeses by day, this historical wine shop becomes a restaurant and bar destination at sundown – just head downstairs into the basement. The rustic wooden interiors and personable staff make it feel like a homely, traditional Roman tavern. No need to agonise over what to order here, as the menu keeps it simple: there’s a selection of excellent wine and beer, and the only cocktail on offer is the classic Italian spritz.
Alcazar combines cinema, concerts and art with good food and drink. The first and only venue in Rome dedicated to funk, soul, jazz and blues, it attracts artists from all over the world, and every Sunday there’s even an American brunch and an Agora Market where you can browse artisanal, handmade products and crafts by emerging designers.
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Alcazar Live
14b Via Cardinale Merry del Val
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Alcazar combines cinema, concerts and art with good food and drink. The first and only venue in Rome dedicated to funk, soul, jazz and blues, it attracts artists from all over the world, and every Sunday there’s even an American brunch and an Agora Market where you can browse artisanal, handmade products and crafts by emerging designers.
Coffee Pot is a unique combo: a fusion restaurant serving up tapas, sushi, tacos and mezcal, which mixes flavours and concepts in everything from the decor, to the dishes and drinks. After dinner, this restaurant-bar often turns into a dance party, attracting mainly students and young professionals. Despite the high volume of guests, the cocktails remain top-notch, served up by some of the most skilled bartenders in Trastevere. Start with a dinner unlike any you’ll experience elsewhere in Rome, and see where the night takes you – you may very well find yourself still there at closing time.
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Coffee Pot Trastevere
12 Via del Politeama
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Coffee Pot is a unique combo: a fusion restaurant serving up tapas, sushi, tacos and mezcal, which mixes flavours and concepts in everything from the decor, to the dishes and drinks. After dinner, this restaurant-bar often turns into a dance party, attracting mainly students and young professionals. Despite the high volume of guests, the cocktails remain top-notch, served up by some of the most skilled bartenders in Trastevere. Start with a dinner unlike any you’ll experience elsewhere in Rome, and see where the night takes you – you may very well find yourself still there at closing time.
This Italian coffee bar is nothing fancy, but it is absolutely authentic. With lots of regulars and locals, Bar Gianicolo is superb for people-watching and getting the real Roman experience. Sit outside and order a coffee or ‘spritz,’ a summery Italian cocktail made with Prosecco and Aperol, and watch how Italians enjoy the day while the Roman traffic whooshes down Gianicolo Hill. To soak up some of the best views of Rome and the magnificent marble, seventeenth century ‘Fontana dell’Acqua Paola,’ walk up Gianicolo Hill to the bar by using the steps that start in Trastevere. Take in the terra cotta rooftops and soft domed churches, before heading to the bar.
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Bar Gianicolo
5 Piazzale Aurelio
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This Italian coffee bar is nothing fancy, but it is absolutely authentic. With lots of regulars and locals, Bar Gianicolo is superb for people-watching and getting the real Roman experience. Sit outside and order a coffee or ‘spritz,’ a summery Italian cocktail made with Prosecco and Aperol, and watch how Italians enjoy the day while the Roman traffic whooshes down Gianicolo Hill. To soak up some of the best views of Rome and the magnificent marble, seventeenth century ‘Fontana dell’Acqua Paola,’ walk up Gianicolo Hill to the bar by using the steps that start in Trastevere. Take in the terra cotta rooftops and soft domed churches, before heading to the bar.
Angeli Rock is the only place in Ostiense on four levels, panoramic terrace, covered garden, restaurant and event room, all this to make your experience in our restaurant indelible, considered one of the most particular places in Rome. It is not just an aperitif, hamburger, pizzeria and games on a large screen, but it is certainly a unique restaurant in Rome!
Angeli Rock
193B Via Ostiense
Angeli Rock is the only place in Ostiense on four levels, panoramic terrace, covered garden, restaurant and event room, all this to make your experience in our restaurant indelible, considered one of the most particular places in Rome. It is not just an aperitif, hamburger, pizzeria and games on a large screen, but it is certainly a unique restaurant in Rome!
Best Coffee Shop
Espresso, Cornetto e Cappuccino, Maritozzo Con Panna, Caffè Latte or Latte Macchiato .That is Italian Breakfast !!
Established in 1946, Tazza d’Oro is held in high regard by coffee-guzzling Romans, who come for the top-notch espresso, cappuccino and, of course, the famed granita al caffè. This icy, slushy coffee drink is served with whipped cream and provides a sweet hit of caffeine and calories. Roasted coffee beans, tea blends, and other gift items are also on sale. Outside, there’s even a vending machine that dishes out packs of coffee 24/7.
Antigua Tazzadoro Srl
5B Via degli Olmetti
Established in 1946, Tazza d’Oro is held in high regard by coffee-guzzling Romans, who come for the top-notch espresso, cappuccino and, of course, the famed granita al caffè. This icy, slushy coffee drink is served with whipped cream and provides a sweet hit of caffeine and calories. Roasted coffee beans, tea blends, and other gift items are also on sale. Outside, there’s even a vending machine that dishes out packs of coffee 24/7.
Panella is best known for its artisanal breads and pastries – check out the window display of intricate dough sculptures shaped like the Colosseum and other Rome icons – but the outdoor seating area, draped in colourful and shade-giving flowers, makes it a charming spot to enjoy a coffee. Try the caffè freddo – a cold, sweet coffee that is a little longer than a regular espresso – at one of the high tables with stools, where there’s no service charge.
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Pasticceria Panificio Panella Roma
54 Via Merulana
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Panella is best known for its artisanal breads and pastries – check out the window display of intricate dough sculptures shaped like the Colosseum and other Rome icons – but the outdoor seating area, draped in colourful and shade-giving flowers, makes it a charming spot to enjoy a coffee. Try the caffè freddo – a cold, sweet coffee that is a little longer than a regular espresso – at one of the high tables with stools, where there’s no service charge.
Very nearly a century old, Sciascia is an old-school coffee house in the white-collar neighbourhood of Prati. The burnished wooden panelling, period artwork and vintage machines are all part of the charm and help make this an evocative spot for a caffeine fix. Their signature coffee is a punchy espresso served in a porcelain cup lined with melted dark chocolate
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Sciascia Caffè 1919
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Very nearly a century old, Sciascia is an old-school coffee house in the white-collar neighbourhood of Prati. The burnished wooden panelling, period artwork and vintage machines are all part of the charm and help make this an evocative spot for a caffeine fix. Their signature coffee is a punchy espresso served in a porcelain cup lined with melted dark chocolate
Opened in 1860, Antico Caffè Greco is the oldest coffee shop in Rome and the second-oldest in all of Italy. An eclectic mix of intellectuals and freethinkers have frequented this historic bar over the years, including Hans Christian Andersen, Casanova, Keats, Shelley, Mark Twain and Orson Welles, to name a few. The vibe is formal and the prices high, hitting double figures for coffee and a pastry sitting at one of the antique, marble-topped tables. Opt to stand at the bar instead if you want to pay less.
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Antico Caffè Greco
86 Via dei Condotti
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Opened in 1860, Antico Caffè Greco is the oldest coffee shop in Rome and the second-oldest in all of Italy. An eclectic mix of intellectuals and freethinkers have frequented this historic bar over the years, including Hans Christian Andersen, Casanova, Keats, Shelley, Mark Twain and Orson Welles, to name a few. The vibe is formal and the prices high, hitting double figures for coffee and a pastry sitting at one of the antique, marble-topped tables. Opt to stand at the bar instead if you want to pay less.
Offering coffee, cocktails, light lunches, pastries, and even gelato, Andreotti keeps the residents of Ostiense fed and watered from dawn ’til dusk. These days, the décor is bright and modern but a vintage snapshot of the Andredotti family reveals the historical roots of this family-run pastry shop and café. The small cakes and pastries, known as pasticcini, are the perfect accompaniment to coffee and are also available to take away. In fact, an elegantly wrapped tray of pasticcini is the Italians’ gift of choice for dinner parties.
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Pasticceria Andreotti dal 1931
54 Via Ostiense
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Offering coffee, cocktails, light lunches, pastries, and even gelato, Andreotti keeps the residents of Ostiense fed and watered from dawn ’til dusk. These days, the décor is bright and modern but a vintage snapshot of the Andredotti family reveals the historical roots of this family-run pastry shop and café. The small cakes and pastries, known as pasticcini, are the perfect accompaniment to coffee and are also available to take away. In fact, an elegantly wrapped tray of pasticcini is the Italians’ gift of choice for dinner parties.
Billing itself as Rome’s first speciality coffee shop, Faro is unlike a typical Italian bar. Customers can sip at leisure in this contemporary space and staff are happy to share knowledge of the coffee production process. Here, roasting is deliberately light and delicate to avoid any bitter notes, meaning skipping sugar is recommended. There’s plenty of choice in both the method of brewing (espresso machine, AeroPress, syphon) and the type of bean – go for the house blend or one of the higher-priced coffees from the specials menu.
Faro - Luminaries of Coffee
55 Via Piave
Billing itself as Rome’s first speciality coffee shop, Faro is unlike a typical Italian bar. Customers can sip at leisure in this contemporary space and staff are happy to share knowledge of the coffee production process. Here, roasting is deliberately light and delicate to avoid any bitter notes, meaning skipping sugar is recommended. There’s plenty of choice in both the method of brewing (espresso machine, AeroPress, syphon) and the type of bean – go for the house blend or one of the higher-priced coffees from the specials menu.
Roscioli Caffè is part of the Roscioli-family empire, which includes an upscale restaurant and a speciality bakery with institution-like status in Rome. Thanks to its use of Arabica beans from Torrefazione Giamaica Caffè, an artisanal roaster based in Verona, and its interest in brewing techniques new to Romans, such as pour-over and syphon, this tiny shop has quickly become known for its top-quality coffee. Enjoy with a cream-filled bun known as a maritozzo, a Roman speciality.
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Roscioli Caffè Pasticceria
16 Piazza Benedetto Cairoli
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Roscioli Caffè is part of the Roscioli-family empire, which includes an upscale restaurant and a speciality bakery with institution-like status in Rome. Thanks to its use of Arabica beans from Torrefazione Giamaica Caffè, an artisanal roaster based in Verona, and its interest in brewing techniques new to Romans, such as pour-over and syphon, this tiny shop has quickly become known for its top-quality coffee. Enjoy with a cream-filled bun known as a maritozzo, a Roman speciality.
Considered by many to be the oldest bakery in Rome, Pasticceria Regoli is a proper old-school bar and the perfect place to try an authentic Roman-style coffee. This charming little coffee house is still a family-owned venture, as it’s been for the past century. “There’s something so nostalgic about it. It reminds me of Sundays with my family,” says Troia. If you’re still wondering why Italians typically choose a simple espresso, accompany it with a maritozzo, a sugary bun stuffed with whipped cream; it’s a traditional Roman pastry and pairs perfectly with the bitterness of the coffee.
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Pasticceria Regoli
60 Via dello Statuto
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Considered by many to be the oldest bakery in Rome, Pasticceria Regoli is a proper old-school bar and the perfect place to try an authentic Roman-style coffee. This charming little coffee house is still a family-owned venture, as it’s been for the past century. “There’s something so nostalgic about it. It reminds me of Sundays with my family,” says Troia. If you’re still wondering why Italians typically choose a simple espresso, accompany it with a maritozzo, a sugary bun stuffed with whipped cream; it’s a traditional Roman pastry and pairs perfectly with the bitterness of the coffee.
La Casa del Caffè Tazza d’Oro could be mistaken for a tourist trap because of its location right in front of the Pantheon, but it’s far from it. “Just go there after 7pm or early in the mornings, and the tourists should be gone,” says Barbieri. Romans love this venue, especially during the summer when it starts selling its city-famous granita – basically a coffee slushie covered in whipped cream. La Casa del Caffè Tazza d’Oro is also a coffee snob’s favourite, selling its own roast, humbly named La Regina del Caffè (the Queen of Coffee) that the founder created in the 1950s after taking numerous trips to South America.
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La Casa Del Caffè Tazza D'oro
84 Via degli Orfani
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La Casa del Caffè Tazza d’Oro could be mistaken for a tourist trap because of its location right in front of the Pantheon, but it’s far from it. “Just go there after 7pm or early in the mornings, and the tourists should be gone,” says Barbieri. Romans love this venue, especially during the summer when it starts selling its city-famous granita – basically a coffee slushie covered in whipped cream. La Casa del Caffè Tazza d’Oro is also a coffee snob’s favourite, selling its own roast, humbly named La Regina del Caffè (the Queen of Coffee) that the founder created in the 1950s after taking numerous trips to South America.
Necci dal 1924 is a second home for coffee lovers in Rome. With modern, stylish interiors and reclaimed wood tables, it only makes sense that it would be set in the ‘Brooklyn of Rome’, Pigneto. Barbieri says visitors should head straight to the outdoor seating area: “Its outside space really makes it. There’s nothing like sipping coffee under a tangle of ivy and fairy lights.” Necci’s signature drink, the caffè pugliese, takes inspiration from southern Italy, mixing iced coffee with almond syrup. With its perfect balance of sweet and bitter, it’s a welcome drink during Rome’s hot summer days.
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Necci dal 1924
68 Via Fanfulla da Lodi
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Necci dal 1924 is a second home for coffee lovers in Rome. With modern, stylish interiors and reclaimed wood tables, it only makes sense that it would be set in the ‘Brooklyn of Rome’, Pigneto. Barbieri says visitors should head straight to the outdoor seating area: “Its outside space really makes it. There’s nothing like sipping coffee under a tangle of ivy and fairy lights.” Necci’s signature drink, the caffè pugliese, takes inspiration from southern Italy, mixing iced coffee with almond syrup. With its perfect balance of sweet and bitter, it’s a welcome drink during Rome’s hot summer days.
Being artisans themselves, the owners of this café and German-style bakery named their business after the patron saints of artisans. The first thing you’ll notice is the different types of bread (usually over 15) lining the walls, and the coffee is just as noteworthy. “The cappuccinos are extra foamy, and the smell of fresh bread makes it oh so cosy,” says Barbieri. Try the typical Italian ‘grandma-style’ breakfast: bread, butter and jam, but served on gourmet raisin-and-cinnamon bread with home-made raspberry compote.
Santi Sebastiano e Valentino
107 Via Tirso
Being artisans themselves, the owners of this café and German-style bakery named their business after the patron saints of artisans. The first thing you’ll notice is the different types of bread (usually over 15) lining the walls, and the coffee is just as noteworthy. “The cappuccinos are extra foamy, and the smell of fresh bread makes it oh so cosy,” says Barbieri. Try the typical Italian ‘grandma-style’ breakfast: bread, butter and jam, but served on gourmet raisin-and-cinnamon bread with home-made raspberry compote.
Piazza di San Calisto, in the heart of Trastevere, looks like it’s straight from a postcard, with pale-yellow walls, cobbled pavement and clotheslines full of laundry left hanging to dry and fluttering in the breeze. That’s where you’ll find Bar San Calisto, an institution so big in Rome that when it was forced to close for three days in 2018, it made the news. “We love the Calisto as it’s right in the heart of Trastevere and its day-to-day life,” says Barbieri. “It’s such a historical place for Romans – it never gets old.” In the most traditional place of all, there’s only one thing to order – a simple espresso.
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Bar San Calisto
3 Piazza di S. Calisto
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Piazza di San Calisto, in the heart of Trastevere, looks like it’s straight from a postcard, with pale-yellow walls, cobbled pavement and clotheslines full of laundry left hanging to dry and fluttering in the breeze. That’s where you’ll find Bar San Calisto, an institution so big in Rome that when it was forced to close for three days in 2018, it made the news. “We love the Calisto as it’s right in the heart of Trastevere and its day-to-day life,” says Barbieri. “It’s such a historical place for Romans – it never gets old.” In the most traditional place of all, there’s only one thing to order – a simple espresso.
Rela Good Coffee Espresso and Cappuccino , to taste with the delicious Italian croissants (Cornetti) with chocolate cream, also try the famous Bomb (Bombe) with cream. Open late into the night
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Il Cornettone
215/219 Via Oderisi da Gubbio
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Rela Good Coffee Espresso and Cappuccino , to taste with the delicious Italian croissants (Cornetti) with chocolate cream, also try the famous Bomb (Bombe) with cream. Open late into the night
Delicious Hand Made croissants with Dark or Chocolate and cream and one of the best Coffe Espresso of the district
La Tazzina Stregata
241 Viale Guglielmo Marconi
Delicious Hand Made croissants with Dark or Chocolate and cream and one of the best Coffe Espresso of the district
A Very Chill Out Relaxing environment where you can read a good book while listening to good music while sipping a very good espresso or cappuccino which are the specialty of this bar
Le Storie Libreria Bistrot Roma
37/39 Via Giulio Rocco
A Very Chill Out Relaxing environment where you can read a good book while listening to good music while sipping a very good espresso or cappuccino which are the specialty of this bar
Good espresso coffee, here Illy roasts the coffee directly. Furthermore, the Croissants stuffed with cream, pistachio cream and chocolate cream are also goodDefinitely a good idea to start the day
Illy Caffè
Good espresso coffee, here Illy roasts the coffee directly. Furthermore, the Croissants stuffed with cream, pistachio cream and chocolate cream are also goodDefinitely a good idea to start the day
First opening its doors in 1956, Bar Foschi, is another well-established institution appropriate for anyone looking for a late breakfast. The popular café boasts food and refreshments suitable for most times of the day, from pastries and snacks, to cocktails, tea and coffees preferred by many. Situated on the Piazza Bartolomeo Romano, directly across from the Palladium Theatre, the popular café is an excellent place to enjoy a morning coffee and croissant while waiting for an early concert or screening.
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Bar Foschi Roma
3 Piazza Bartolomeo Romano
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First opening its doors in 1956, Bar Foschi, is another well-established institution appropriate for anyone looking for a late breakfast. The popular café boasts food and refreshments suitable for most times of the day, from pastries and snacks, to cocktails, tea and coffees preferred by many. Situated on the Piazza Bartolomeo Romano, directly across from the Palladium Theatre, the popular café is an excellent place to enjoy a morning coffee and croissant while waiting for an early concert or screening.
Gran Caffè The Caffetteria in Piazza di Pietra, in the center, a place where you can find the real coffee of the Neapolitan tradition. The period display cases house wines, champagnes and spirits of the best quality. Among the dishes, the Neapolitan rice timbale (sartù) and the endive savory pies are good. There is no shortage of traditional Neapolitan desserts such as babà and pastiera, a vast assortment of traditional artisan pastries. It often hosts literary events and is a meeting point for politicians from the nearby Montecitorio palace but also for artists, journalists and writers.
Gran Caffè La Caffettiera
Gran Caffè The Caffetteria in Piazza di Pietra, in the center, a place where you can find the real coffee of the Neapolitan tradition. The period display cases house wines, champagnes and spirits of the best quality. Among the dishes, the Neapolitan rice timbale (sartù) and the endive savory pies are good. There is no shortage of traditional Neapolitan desserts such as babà and pastiera, a vast assortment of traditional artisan pastries. It often hosts literary events and is a meeting point for politicians from the nearby Montecitorio palace but also for artists, journalists and writers.
It almost feels premonitory that the most tranquil, hidden gem of Rome’s centre, a few steps from the bustle of Piazza Navona, is located at the Vicolo della Pace (Peace Alley). The first commission of Bramante - who would be Michaelangelo’s greatest rival -, the cloister is a Renaissance masterpiece in itself, with some added bonus. First, the museum holds regularly impressive art exhibitions. Second, from a beautiful reading room in the first floor you can find a window looking directly at the church with a frontal view of the famous Raphael fresco ‘The Sybils’. Finally, all around the cloister’s first floor arcade there are tables served by a small cafeteria, with a splendid coffee, fresh pastries and free wifi. It is also one of the few places where you can stay there for hours reading and macbook-camping without being frown upon by the waiters, which means is a haven for local students. Great coffee on a cloister protected from tourists' selfie sticks and Rome’s scorching sun looking at a Raphael fresco? Unmissable!
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Chiostro del Bramante
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It almost feels premonitory that the most tranquil, hidden gem of Rome’s centre, a few steps from the bustle of Piazza Navona, is located at the Vicolo della Pace (Peace Alley). The first commission of Bramante - who would be Michaelangelo’s greatest rival -, the cloister is a Renaissance masterpiece in itself, with some added bonus. First, the museum holds regularly impressive art exhibitions. Second, from a beautiful reading room in the first floor you can find a window looking directly at the church with a frontal view of the famous Raphael fresco ‘The Sybils’. Finally, all around the cloister’s first floor arcade there are tables served by a small cafeteria, with a splendid coffee, fresh pastries and free wifi. It is also one of the few places where you can stay there for hours reading and macbook-camping without being frown upon by the waiters, which means is a haven for local students. Great coffee on a cloister protected from tourists' selfie sticks and Rome’s scorching sun looking at a Raphael fresco? Unmissable!
This is one of the Best Coffe Bar in Rome: The Vero Espresso here is also exquisite at home the Cappuccino and the Latte Macchiato all to taste while you taste the delicious Hot Chocolate Croissants with Jam or Honey. Try the Maritozzo with white cream
Flambar
67 Via Flaminia
This is one of the Best Coffe Bar in Rome: The Vero Espresso here is also exquisite at home the Cappuccino and the Latte Macchiato all to taste while you taste the delicious Hot Chocolate Croissants with Jam or Honey. Try the Maritozzo with white cream
Enjoy a cappuccino and something sweet at Rosati, a long-standing Roman ‘bar’ that dates back to 1922, in one of Rome’s most impressive squares, ‘Piazza del Popolo’ or the People’s Square. Grab an outdoor table and look out on the twin seventeenth century churches, ‘Santa Maria in Montesanto‘ and ‘Santa Maria dei Miracoli’ on one side, the ‘Porta del Popolo’ or Door of the People on the other, and the Egyptian obelisk of Rameses II in the center of the piazza.
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Rosati
5A Piazza del Popolo
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Enjoy a cappuccino and something sweet at Rosati, a long-standing Roman ‘bar’ that dates back to 1922, in one of Rome’s most impressive squares, ‘Piazza del Popolo’ or the People’s Square. Grab an outdoor table and look out on the twin seventeenth century churches, ‘Santa Maria in Montesanto‘ and ‘Santa Maria dei Miracoli’ on one side, the ‘Porta del Popolo’ or Door of the People on the other, and the Egyptian obelisk of Rameses II in the center of the piazza.
Pompi has consistently made the best tiramisu in Rome for decades. This little cafe sells their world-famous treats and you should consider skipping dessert at your sit down restaurant, take a passagiata, and try the tiramisù.
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Pompi
7 Via Albalonga
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Pompi has consistently made the best tiramisu in Rome for decades. This little cafe sells their world-famous treats and you should consider skipping dessert at your sit down restaurant, take a passagiata, and try the tiramisù.
In the hip Testaccio neighborhood, this vintage tram carriage, which has been converted into a stationary coffee bar, serves tasty third wave coffee drinks from the traditional cappuccino to home-brewed iced coffee. Tram Depot also offers delicious pastries, handmade juices and sandwiches, and tasty cocktails, beer, and wine in the evenings. There is no inside seating, so grab a swinging bench or a quaint garden table under the shade of large umbrellas and overhanging foliage from the nearby garden. Depending on the weather, Tram Depot usually opens for the year at the beginning of May and closes at the end of September.
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Tram Depot
13 Via Marmorata
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In the hip Testaccio neighborhood, this vintage tram carriage, which has been converted into a stationary coffee bar, serves tasty third wave coffee drinks from the traditional cappuccino to home-brewed iced coffee. Tram Depot also offers delicious pastries, handmade juices and sandwiches, and tasty cocktails, beer, and wine in the evenings. There is no inside seating, so grab a swinging bench or a quaint garden table under the shade of large umbrellas and overhanging foliage from the nearby garden. Depending on the weather, Tram Depot usually opens for the year at the beginning of May and closes at the end of September.
Good Coffee and Cappuccino to Taste with the Famous i Famosi Maritozzi con la Panna, one of the most famous and delicious desserts in Rome. We highly recommend it .. Try it for Believe !!!
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Il Maritozzaro
50 Via Ettore Rolli
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Good Coffee and Cappuccino to Taste with the Famous i Famosi Maritozzi con la Panna, one of the most famous and delicious desserts in Rome. We highly recommend it .. Try it for Believe !!!
Tucked behind Piazza Navona, L’Emporio alla Pace is the perfect spot for a cappuccino and cornetto in the morning and glass of wine in the evening. While customers particularly like the café’s relaxed, literary vibe while enjoying breakfast or lunch, the coffee bar transforms into a lively hang out spot at night. Younger crowds spill out of the café and into the street while sipping craft beer and excellent wine. With its versatile atmosphere and proximity to Piazza Navona, L’Emporio alla Pace is one of the best bars for students.
Emporio alla Pace
28 Via della Pace
Tucked behind Piazza Navona, L’Emporio alla Pace is the perfect spot for a cappuccino and cornetto in the morning and glass of wine in the evening. While customers particularly like the café’s relaxed, literary vibe while enjoying breakfast or lunch, the coffee bar transforms into a lively hang out spot at night. Younger crowds spill out of the café and into the street while sipping craft beer and excellent wine. With its versatile atmosphere and proximity to Piazza Navona, L’Emporio alla Pace is one of the best bars for students.
Le Storie Libreria Bistrot is the ideal place to sip a Good Espresso or a delicious Cappuccino while reading a good book and / or listening to excellent relaxing jazz, blueso ambient music.
Le Storie Libreria Bistrot Roma
37/39 Via Giulio Rocco
Le Storie Libreria Bistrot is the ideal place to sip a Good Espresso or a delicious Cappuccino while reading a good book and / or listening to excellent relaxing jazz, blueso ambient music.
Wine Bar
Best Place for Sipping Drinking and Tasting Italian Wine
Enoteca 13 La MESCITA is a wine bar with a truly impressive list of Italian wines on its menu. A short walk from the Garbatella metro station, and located across from the Palladium Theater, the Enoteca offers a great opportunity for a drink before and after a performance. The bar is especially concerned with natural wines, that is, wine which is made with the least amount of intervention from technology or chemicals. With an enthusiastic staff, a great atmosphere, and the occasional live performance, Enoteca 13 Gardi La Mescita is an essential destination for the enjoyment of good wine.
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La Mescita
44 Via Luigi Fincati
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Enoteca 13 La MESCITA is a wine bar with a truly impressive list of Italian wines on its menu. A short walk from the Garbatella metro station, and located across from the Palladium Theater, the Enoteca offers a great opportunity for a drink before and after a performance. The bar is especially concerned with natural wines, that is, wine which is made with the least amount of intervention from technology or chemicals. With an enthusiastic staff, a great atmosphere, and the occasional live performance, Enoteca 13 Gardi La Mescita is an essential destination for the enjoyment of good wine.
A relaxed affair situated in the middle of Garbatella, Otium Club has a wine list that goes on for pages upon pages, as well as the usual selection of beer, and a varied liquor options. The homely interior, relaxing ambiance and central location makes Otium ideal for a glass of wine after a long day of walking, as well as for those looking to start the evening in a laid back manner. Even with seating both outside and inside, this place is bound to be packed on Saturdays – don’t be late.
Otium Club
3 Via Roberto de Nobili
A relaxed affair situated in the middle of Garbatella, Otium Club has a wine list that goes on for pages upon pages, as well as the usual selection of beer, and a varied liquor options. The homely interior, relaxing ambiance and central location makes Otium ideal for a glass of wine after a long day of walking, as well as for those looking to start the evening in a laid back manner. Even with seating both outside and inside, this place is bound to be packed on Saturdays – don’t be late.
If vino is more your style, Enoteca Ferrara is a great bet. This restaurant-cum-wine bar has a Bible-sized wine list with plenty of labels to choose from. However, you can’t go wrong with their wines by the glass. Enoteca Ferrara specializes in Italian wines but features some international bottles as well. You pay for quality here, but the service and selection is worth the price.
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Enoteca Ferrara
41 Piazza Trilussa
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If vino is more your style, Enoteca Ferrara is a great bet. This restaurant-cum-wine bar has a Bible-sized wine list with plenty of labels to choose from. However, you can’t go wrong with their wines by the glass. Enoteca Ferrara specializes in Italian wines but features some international bottles as well. You pay for quality here, but the service and selection is worth the price.
A second-generation family-run establishment helmed by sommelier and Testaccio resident Federica Giansanti and her father, Enoteca Giansanti is beloved in the local area. Mirko Russo, a local actor, Ostiense resident and regular, says, “I love Enoteca Giansanti for the high quality of wines carefully selected by a welcoming and prepared staff. The historic wine cellar offers both Italian and foreign products and the bar selection is always refined and constantly evolving. Giansanti offers a careful section of gastronomic products, especially during the holiday season.”
Enoteca Giansanti
34 Via Ostiense
A second-generation family-run establishment helmed by sommelier and Testaccio resident Federica Giansanti and her father, Enoteca Giansanti is beloved in the local area. Mirko Russo, a local actor, Ostiense resident and regular, says, “I love Enoteca Giansanti for the high quality of wines carefully selected by a welcoming and prepared staff. The historic wine cellar offers both Italian and foreign products and the bar selection is always refined and constantly evolving. Giansanti offers a careful section of gastronomic products, especially during the holiday season.”
This delightful enoteca, with a name that translates to ‘The Little Drop’, packs a great atmosphere and bottles of wine prominently displayed in a cozy space. Housed in a rustic and evocative 16th-century palazzo, Il Goccetto is replete with a frescoed wooden roof, medieval chandeliers and 800 different labels of Italian and French wines lining its walls. It also has a glowing deli of cheeses, vegetables and cold-cuts to pair with your vino for the perfect pre-dinner aperitivo.
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Il Goccetto
14 Via dei Banchi Vecchi
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This delightful enoteca, with a name that translates to ‘The Little Drop’, packs a great atmosphere and bottles of wine prominently displayed in a cozy space. Housed in a rustic and evocative 16th-century palazzo, Il Goccetto is replete with a frescoed wooden roof, medieval chandeliers and 800 different labels of Italian and French wines lining its walls. It also has a glowing deli of cheeses, vegetables and cold-cuts to pair with your vino for the perfect pre-dinner aperitivo.
Al Vino Al Vino is a well-stocked enoteca located on Via dei Serpenti, right in the heart of Monti, and yet its great charm lies in the fact that it’s easy to miss. You’re always guaranteed to find a seat (an anomaly at the nearby Ai Tre Scalini) and be afforded courteous service. You can’t beat the price-quality ratio, with many bottles selling for under €20, and the menu has great small plates for the table: don’t pass up the sweet-and-sour eggplant caponata which is mouthwateringly flavorful.
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Al Vino Al Vino
19 Via dei Serpenti
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Al Vino Al Vino is a well-stocked enoteca located on Via dei Serpenti, right in the heart of Monti, and yet its great charm lies in the fact that it’s easy to miss. You’re always guaranteed to find a seat (an anomaly at the nearby Ai Tre Scalini) and be afforded courteous service. You can’t beat the price-quality ratio, with many bottles selling for under €20, and the menu has great small plates for the table: don’t pass up the sweet-and-sour eggplant caponata which is mouthwateringly flavorful.
This unapologetically ‘radical-chic’ wine bar is an oasis of enophiles and leftist-leaning intellectuals in the middle of all the action. Despite its proximity to touristy Campo de’ Fiori, Il Vinaietto is refreshingly untrendy and exceedingly local – always a welcome find in the historic center. With a dozen wines by the glass ranging from €4-6 or a wide selection of affordably-priced bottles for sale (uncorked for a fee), it’s a nice place to stop by for a quick drink and chat with friends. The crowd is slightly older and the bar doesn’t offer much in the way of snacks so pick up some pizza at the nearby Forno Roscioli which you can enjoy inside alongside your wine.
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Vinaietto - Old Winery
38 Via del Monte della Farina
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This unapologetically ‘radical-chic’ wine bar is an oasis of enophiles and leftist-leaning intellectuals in the middle of all the action. Despite its proximity to touristy Campo de’ Fiori, Il Vinaietto is refreshingly untrendy and exceedingly local – always a welcome find in the historic center. With a dozen wines by the glass ranging from €4-6 or a wide selection of affordably-priced bottles for sale (uncorked for a fee), it’s a nice place to stop by for a quick drink and chat with friends. The crowd is slightly older and the bar doesn’t offer much in the way of snacks so pick up some pizza at the nearby Forno Roscioli which you can enjoy inside alongside your wine.
For quality wines and premiere food products from the Italian peninsula, head to Il Sorì in San Lorenzo, a standout locale in proximity to Rome’s largest university. It’s an intimate little spot with passionate and knowledgeable wine enthusiasts who are happy to talk you through their selection or a tasting. Il Sorì also prides itself on offering some of Italy’s finest gastronomic delights, such as prosciutto from Siena and cheeses from the Apennines, selected from local producers. With a carefully crafted and ambitious menu of entrées, you’ll want to stick around for dinner.
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il Sorì
51 Via dei Volsci
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For quality wines and premiere food products from the Italian peninsula, head to Il Sorì in San Lorenzo, a standout locale in proximity to Rome’s largest university. It’s an intimate little spot with passionate and knowledgeable wine enthusiasts who are happy to talk you through their selection or a tasting. Il Sorì also prides itself on offering some of Italy’s finest gastronomic delights, such as prosciutto from Siena and cheeses from the Apennines, selected from local producers. With a carefully crafted and ambitious menu of entrées, you’ll want to stick around for dinner.
Spirito DiVino is a restaurant that is best known for its impressive, ancient wine cellar but its enological prowess is matched by its fabulous food. Its wine cellar is considered the oldest in the city, dating back to 80 BC, and now contains almost 1,000 bottles. On the menu you’ll find comforting and innovative dishes such as stracciatella di bufala with tomato confit and bread crumbs and braised pork with apple purée. If that isn’t enough to get you excited, Spirito DiVino is even part of the Slow Food Movement which supports traditional methods of agriculture and purchases products from local farmers.
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Spirito di Vino
31A Via dei Genovesi
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Spirito DiVino is a restaurant that is best known for its impressive, ancient wine cellar but its enological prowess is matched by its fabulous food. Its wine cellar is considered the oldest in the city, dating back to 80 BC, and now contains almost 1,000 bottles. On the menu you’ll find comforting and innovative dishes such as stracciatella di bufala with tomato confit and bread crumbs and braised pork with apple purée. If that isn’t enough to get you excited, Spirito DiVino is even part of the Slow Food Movement which supports traditional methods of agriculture and purchases products from local farmers.
Established in 1895, this bottiglieriaoffers different wines and dishes to delight every customer. A notable mention are the sausages from Sienna and other local specialities from the region of Latium. Wines are both regional and of national calibre, ranging from budget to high price. With a diverse selection of Italian spirits and a couple of quality beers too, Ai Tre Scalini has something at hand for most palates.
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Ai Tre Scalini
251 Via Panisperna
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Established in 1895, this bottiglieriaoffers different wines and dishes to delight every customer. A notable mention are the sausages from Sienna and other local specialities from the region of Latium. Wines are both regional and of national calibre, ranging from budget to high price. With a diverse selection of Italian spirits and a couple of quality beers too, Ai Tre Scalini has something at hand for most palates.
Once a wine and oils shop dating as far back as 1900, this wine bar’s name refers to its oblong shape, featuring a marble counter that is reminiscent of the older shop space from a century ago. Customers are accommodated on wooden benches, overhung by fishermans’ nets, creating an unparalleled authentic atmosphere. With around 1,500 wines in store each day, Cul de Sac will have something for every occasion.
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Cul De Sac
73 Piazza di Pasquino
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Once a wine and oils shop dating as far back as 1900, this wine bar’s name refers to its oblong shape, featuring a marble counter that is reminiscent of the older shop space from a century ago. Customers are accommodated on wooden benches, overhung by fishermans’ nets, creating an unparalleled authentic atmosphere. With around 1,500 wines in store each day, Cul de Sac will have something for every occasion.
Trimani has been a household name in Rome for over a century, with its ancestors selling wines since 1821. It is one of the most renowned enotecas in the Italian capital. The wines on sale are from all over the world and range from champagne to local labels, without ever neglecting quality and fair prices.
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Trimani Enoteca
20 Via Goito
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Trimani has been a household name in Rome for over a century, with its ancestors selling wines since 1821. It is one of the most renowned enotecas in the Italian capital. The wines on sale are from all over the world and range from champagne to local labels, without ever neglecting quality and fair prices.
Located in one of Rome’s most beloved areas, Prati, Enoteca del Frate is an historical wine bar and enoteca which is a point of reference for local and foreign wine lovers. With continuous efforts to bring only the very best to Roman customers at discounted prices, and with offers ranging from wine to liquors, this enoteca, along with the nearby wine bar, will have something for every palate and every occasion. On the menu there are a series of appetizers to accompany the wine as well as other more elaborate dishes for those who want to have a gourmet meal.
Enoteca Del Frate
122 Via degli Scipioni
Located in one of Rome’s most beloved areas, Prati, Enoteca del Frate is an historical wine bar and enoteca which is a point of reference for local and foreign wine lovers. With continuous efforts to bring only the very best to Roman customers at discounted prices, and with offers ranging from wine to liquors, this enoteca, along with the nearby wine bar, will have something for every palate and every occasion. On the menu there are a series of appetizers to accompany the wine as well as other more elaborate dishes for those who want to have a gourmet meal.
The name of this wine bar, which translates to ‘CheerfulWine,’ promises that any customer will have a great time. Delightful wines, a delicious buffet during the daily happy hour or a candle-lit dinner in a wonderful atmosphere, all accompanied by unobtrusive music, are on offer here. With 345 Italian and foreign wines, beers, cocktails and spirits, VinAllegro has got you covered. Located in the heart of Rome’s nightlife, in the district of Trastevere, this wine bar will be an indulgent stop on any tourist’s busy routine.
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VinAllegro
114 Piazza Giuditta Tavani Arquati
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The name of this wine bar, which translates to ‘CheerfulWine,’ promises that any customer will have a great time. Delightful wines, a delicious buffet during the daily happy hour or a candle-lit dinner in a wonderful atmosphere, all accompanied by unobtrusive music, are on offer here. With 345 Italian and foreign wines, beers, cocktails and spirits, VinAllegro has got you covered. Located in the heart of Rome’s nightlife, in the district of Trastevere, this wine bar will be an indulgent stop on any tourist’s busy routine.
With a simple, retro décor and a very pleasant atmosphere, La Barrique will strike any customer as the ideal place for a traditional, quality meal and a delightful evening with great wines. With three or four different varieties of champagne always available and a private cozy room with sofas and armchairs, La Barrique is also a good choice if someone wants to indulge in a fancy break from the stresses of a city like Rome.
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La Barrique
41B Via del Boschetto
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With a simple, retro décor and a very pleasant atmosphere, La Barrique will strike any customer as the ideal place for a traditional, quality meal and a delightful evening with great wines. With three or four different varieties of champagne always available and a private cozy room with sofas and armchairs, La Barrique is also a good choice if someone wants to indulge in a fancy break from the stresses of a city like Rome.
Located in a late 15th century building near one of Rome’s most renowned piazzas, Piazza Navona, Mimì e Cocò is a wine bar with a familiar atmosphere. Wine and hospitality are, according to proprietors Andrea and Alessandro, the two central aspects of this place. The staff are welcoming and accommodating, their aim being a warm-hearted reception to all in order to make them feel at home. Among their wines are predominantly Italian labels and their menu is very much focused on local products and standard Roman cuisine.
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Mimì e Cocò
72 Via del Governo Vecchio
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Located in a late 15th century building near one of Rome’s most renowned piazzas, Piazza Navona, Mimì e Cocò is a wine bar with a familiar atmosphere. Wine and hospitality are, according to proprietors Andrea and Alessandro, the two central aspects of this place. The staff are welcoming and accommodating, their aim being a warm-hearted reception to all in order to make them feel at home. Among their wines are predominantly Italian labels and their menu is very much focused on local products and standard Roman cuisine.
Established in 1720, this enoteca is definitely one of the most ancient in Rome. With a diverse menu of both nibbles and appetizers, and elaborate dishes and desserts, this enoteca and wine bar knows how to cater to its customers’ needs and wishes. The wooden counter with stools on the outer side are reminiscent of ancient times and the décor in general is refined and elegant without losing its intrinsic, rustic quality.
Antica Enoteca
76b Via della Croce
Established in 1720, this enoteca is definitely one of the most ancient in Rome. With a diverse menu of both nibbles and appetizers, and elaborate dishes and desserts, this enoteca and wine bar knows how to cater to its customers’ needs and wishes. The wooden counter with stools on the outer side are reminiscent of ancient times and the décor in general is refined and elegant without losing its intrinsic, rustic quality.
Located in a late 15th century building near one of Rome’s most renowned piazzas, Piazza Navona, Mimì e Cocò is a wine bar with a familiar atmosphere. Wine and hospitality are, according to proprietors Andrea and Alessandro, the two central aspects of this place. The staff are welcoming and accommodating, their aim being a warm-hearted reception to all in order to make them feel at home. Among their wines are predominantly Italian labels and their menu is very much focused on local products and standard Roman cuisine.
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Mimì e Cocò
72 Via del Governo Vecchio
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Located in a late 15th century building near one of Rome’s most renowned piazzas, Piazza Navona, Mimì e Cocò is a wine bar with a familiar atmosphere. Wine and hospitality are, according to proprietors Andrea and Alessandro, the two central aspects of this place. The staff are welcoming and accommodating, their aim being a warm-hearted reception to all in order to make them feel at home. Among their wines are predominantly Italian labels and their menu is very much focused on local products and standard Roman cuisine.
A bobo bistro in the residential Monteverde neighbourhood, specialising in natural wines, i.e. made without adding or removing anything during winemaking. Vintages are changed weekly. The cocktails are excellent, especially for mezcal lovers. The bartender is a whizz at making boozy sorbets to order.
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Litro
5 Via Fratelli Bonnet
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A bobo bistro in the residential Monteverde neighbourhood, specialising in natural wines, i.e. made without adding or removing anything during winemaking. Vintages are changed weekly. The cocktails are excellent, especially for mezcal lovers. The bartender is a whizz at making boozy sorbets to order.
A tiny enoteca off the Alberone street market with only three little tables, but myriad bottles of wines and spirits, all strictly categorised by their Italian region. The counter is well stocked with meats, cheeses, and other delicacies that the passionate owner will gladly tell you about as you are eating and drinking.
Vinum Est Roma
36/38 Via Gino Capponi
A tiny enoteca off the Alberone street market with only three little tables, but myriad bottles of wines and spirits, all strictly categorised by their Italian region. The counter is well stocked with meats, cheeses, and other delicacies that the passionate owner will gladly tell you about as you are eating and drinking.
Best Restaurant of Rome
EAT LIKE LOCAL ....EAT LIKE ROMAN !!
Famed among locals for the owner, Marisa, and her authentic and homely kitchen, if you want to visit a truly Roman institution in the morning hours, this is the place. Perhaps mostly known for the hearty pasta dishes, the traditional Roman trattoria Li Scalini di Marisa also serves Italian breakfast classics. Situated in the heart of the district, this rustic restaurant suits the traveller in need of a break from wandering back alleys, ready to sit down with a cup of coffee and observe life as it unfolds in this village within the city.
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Li Scalini de Marisa
17 Via Roberto de Nobili
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Famed among locals for the owner, Marisa, and her authentic and homely kitchen, if you want to visit a truly Roman institution in the morning hours, this is the place. Perhaps mostly known for the hearty pasta dishes, the traditional Roman trattoria Li Scalini di Marisa also serves Italian breakfast classics. Situated in the heart of the district, this rustic restaurant suits the traveller in need of a break from wandering back alleys, ready to sit down with a cup of coffee and observe life as it unfolds in this village within the city.
ONE OF THE BEST IN ROME !!! Ivo and Trastevere a love for 60 years! Ivo in Trastevere. In the early 1960s, Ivo Stefanelli set up his own in the heart of Trastevere. In a short time it became the reference point for all the desserts. First desserts with desserts and then with pizzas. Soon they came from all over Rome … a growing success that led him to expand the room up to 4 rooms. And that’s how the fame that marked the history of Ivo in Trastevere began, today a destination for clients coming from all over the world. Dna from pizzeria and restaurant quality In the ’80s Ivo had the happy idea of enlarging the kitchen proposal with fried Roman and classic first courses. In ’99 the rudder passed to his son Ivano who began to improve the selection of raw materials: fried prepared with fresh ingredients, Danish meat, cheeses and salami d.o.p, organic labels and special beers. The gastronomic revolution of Ivano is still evolving but the average price of € 20 has not changed!
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Ivo a Trastevere
158 Via di S. Francesco a Ripa
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ONE OF THE BEST IN ROME !!! Ivo and Trastevere a love for 60 years! Ivo in Trastevere. In the early 1960s, Ivo Stefanelli set up his own in the heart of Trastevere. In a short time it became the reference point for all the desserts. First desserts with desserts and then with pizzas. Soon they came from all over Rome … a growing success that led him to expand the room up to 4 rooms. And that’s how the fame that marked the history of Ivo in Trastevere began, today a destination for clients coming from all over the world. Dna from pizzeria and restaurant quality In the ’80s Ivo had the happy idea of enlarging the kitchen proposal with fried Roman and classic first courses. In ’99 the rudder passed to his son Ivano who began to improve the selection of raw materials: fried prepared with fresh ingredients, Danish meat, cheeses and salami d.o.p, organic labels and special beers. The gastronomic revolution of Ivano is still evolving but the average price of € 20 has not changed!
Staff very friendly we felt like home. I used to live just round the corner from this restaurant about 10 years ago and I still return to it now when I go on holidays!!! Don't be fooled by the street it's on, or the exterior, you will find the tastiest antipasti, pizzas,pastas etc...at such good prices! You can tell it's gooooood as hardly any foreigners in there - mostly local families. If you want good grub away from the tourist hub, eccolo!!!
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La Valle del Sacco
4 Via Bartolomeo Bossi
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Staff very friendly we felt like home. I used to live just round the corner from this restaurant about 10 years ago and I still return to it now when I go on holidays!!! Don't be fooled by the street it's on, or the exterior, you will find the tastiest antipasti, pizzas,pastas etc...at such good prices! You can tell it's gooooood as hardly any foreigners in there - mostly local families. If you want good grub away from the tourist hub, eccolo!!!
Located in an old working class neighbourhood of the city, Da Bucatino serves dishes typical of the Roman cuisine. Their most famous dish on the menu is of course the one that gave the restaurant its name: “Bucatini all’Amatriciana”. Coming from Amatrice in the Lazio region, the recipe of Amatriciana has developed over the years to include bucatini (instead of spaghetti) and tomato sauce (in addition to the other two ingredients of guanciale and pecorino). It has since become one of the trademark dishes of Rome. At Bucatino they will even provide you with a bib, as dribbling tomato sauce all over you is part of the pleasure of eating this pasta!!! Also here the price affordable (I think we spent only 15€ each)! We had a great lunch and I will definitely go back. If you are planning a trip to Rome, don’t miss this place!
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Da Bucatino
84 Via Luca della Robbia
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Located in an old working class neighbourhood of the city, Da Bucatino serves dishes typical of the Roman cuisine. Their most famous dish on the menu is of course the one that gave the restaurant its name: “Bucatini all’Amatriciana”. Coming from Amatrice in the Lazio region, the recipe of Amatriciana has developed over the years to include bucatini (instead of spaghetti) and tomato sauce (in addition to the other two ingredients of guanciale and pecorino). It has since become one of the trademark dishes of Rome. At Bucatino they will even provide you with a bib, as dribbling tomato sauce all over you is part of the pleasure of eating this pasta!!! Also here the price affordable (I think we spent only 15€ each)! We had a great lunch and I will definitely go back. If you are planning a trip to Rome, don’t miss this place!
Perilli’s been serving Roman classics to locals since 1911 and, save for a few interior revamps, very little has changed—the menu included. But when you’ve got a list of some of the very best dishes in Rome, why alter course? There’s the carbonara, widely considered the best in Rome, and the amatriciana. But span the plastic-sheathed menu and you’ll see Perilli has so much more to offer, like a starter of Roman artichokes that have been softened in oil. The dessert list feels a little humdrum, so opt for a coffee and a grappa instead.
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Trattoria Perilli
39 Via Marmorata
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Perilli’s been serving Roman classics to locals since 1911 and, save for a few interior revamps, very little has changed—the menu included. But when you’ve got a list of some of the very best dishes in Rome, why alter course? There’s the carbonara, widely considered the best in Rome, and the amatriciana. But span the plastic-sheathed menu and you’ll see Perilli has so much more to offer, like a starter of Roman artichokes that have been softened in oil. The dessert list feels a little humdrum, so opt for a coffee and a grappa instead.
The House of CARBONARA: It's impossible not to eat carbonara in Rome, and most locals will say they'll never tire of the city's most beloved pasta. Enter Eggs, which has more than half a dozen variations. Served in a glass jar, the original with guanciale is quite possibly the best we’ve had in Rome; and don't sleep on the hen eggs, emptied and filled with ingredients like caviar, chives, and potatoes or salted egg nog and black truffle. Save room for the crème brûlée served in tiny glass pots, or go for the decadently sweet zabaglione, served with wafer-thin biscuits to scoop it all up.
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Eggs
26 Vicolo del Cedro
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The House of CARBONARA: It's impossible not to eat carbonara in Rome, and most locals will say they'll never tire of the city's most beloved pasta. Enter Eggs, which has more than half a dozen variations. Served in a glass jar, the original with guanciale is quite possibly the best we’ve had in Rome; and don't sleep on the hen eggs, emptied and filled with ingredients like caviar, chives, and potatoes or salted egg nog and black truffle. Save room for the crème brûlée served in tiny glass pots, or go for the decadently sweet zabaglione, served with wafer-thin biscuits to scoop it all up.
Although a little away from the center, Mò Mò Republic is the perfect place for a romantic evening . In a grand, modern villa with impeccable, stately grounds, the restaurant serves lovely Roman Dish. In the evening, they serve delicious drinks, appetizers, and full meals, including a selection of gourmet burgers. Large, cushioned deck chairs and low tables spread around the well-kept, chic garden and shimmering swimming pool, which is not used. Do not miss a peek inside to see the elegant rooms with wide staircases, high ceilings, and chandeliers. Its a really cool place to eat high-end Italian meals including great cuts of meat. They have great food but consider this an experience. You’ll be sitting near the whos who of Italy. Opening Hours: 12pm to 2:30am daily
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Mò Mò Republic
10 Piazza Carlo Forlanini
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Although a little away from the center, Mò Mò Republic is the perfect place for a romantic evening . In a grand, modern villa with impeccable, stately grounds, the restaurant serves lovely Roman Dish. In the evening, they serve delicious drinks, appetizers, and full meals, including a selection of gourmet burgers. Large, cushioned deck chairs and low tables spread around the well-kept, chic garden and shimmering swimming pool, which is not used. Do not miss a peek inside to see the elegant rooms with wide staircases, high ceilings, and chandeliers. Its a really cool place to eat high-end Italian meals including great cuts of meat. They have great food but consider this an experience. You’ll be sitting near the whos who of Italy. Opening Hours: 12pm to 2:30am daily
Industrial Eat, in Rome in the Porta Pia area, is a restaurant with an attractive style. Located near Villa Borghese and overlooking Piazza Alessandria from its large windows, large and bright, it is ideal for a group break or a couple's dinner. The cuisine offers Mediterranean specialties and pasta dishes with an international flavor, including Maltagliati with grouper, aubergines and truffles, American breast point, and Argentine meat and crusted sea fillets. Burgers could not be missing on the menu, as the environment suggests, and there is a wide choice of pizzas. In short, very kind staff, a modern atmosphere and quality in the kitchen are the strengths of the Industrial Eat in Rome. Final note, the restaurant is often visited by well-known faces of entertainment, cinema and TV.
IndustrialEat
15 Via Pio IX
Industrial Eat, in Rome in the Porta Pia area, is a restaurant with an attractive style. Located near Villa Borghese and overlooking Piazza Alessandria from its large windows, large and bright, it is ideal for a group break or a couple's dinner. The cuisine offers Mediterranean specialties and pasta dishes with an international flavor, including Maltagliati with grouper, aubergines and truffles, American breast point, and Argentine meat and crusted sea fillets. Burgers could not be missing on the menu, as the environment suggests, and there is a wide choice of pizzas. In short, very kind staff, a modern atmosphere and quality in the kitchen are the strengths of the Industrial Eat in Rome. Final note, the restaurant is often visited by well-known faces of entertainment, cinema and TV.
a Rome restaurant that has grown in fame thanks to its focus on perfecting some of the most classic Roman dishes. The restaurant is built against the side of Monte Testaccio, an ancient Roman dumping ground for ceramic storage containers.is still a perfect experience. The quality of the food is exceptional and the prices are fair.
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Flavio al Velavevodetto
97 Via di Monte Testaccio
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a Rome restaurant that has grown in fame thanks to its focus on perfecting some of the most classic Roman dishes. The restaurant is built against the side of Monte Testaccio, an ancient Roman dumping ground for ceramic storage containers.is still a perfect experience. The quality of the food is exceptional and the prices are fair.
Just like its rustic, no-frills counterparts, Trattoria Da Augusto has been bringing the best Roman culinary tradition to the table since 1954. On the menu puntarelle, first courses made with fresh pasta, boiled meat, stew and other tasty dishes. With its beautiful little piazza and bustling scene, it seems like Time has stopped in this place.
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Trattoria da Augusto
15 Vicolo De' Renzi
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Just like its rustic, no-frills counterparts, Trattoria Da Augusto has been bringing the best Roman culinary tradition to the table since 1954. On the menu puntarelle, first courses made with fresh pasta, boiled meat, stew and other tasty dishes. With its beautiful little piazza and bustling scene, it seems like Time has stopped in this place.
Da Cesare is a trattoria treasure box. Starters include perfectly fried fish, and ‘gnocchi nuggets’ with cheese and pepper sauce. Pastas are perfect. As for mains, Roman staples reign, such as braised oxtail, tripe with tomato and mint and fried lamb chops. The wine list is outstanding.
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Trattoria Da Cesare al Casaletto
45 Via del Casaletto
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Da Cesare is a trattoria treasure box. Starters include perfectly fried fish, and ‘gnocchi nuggets’ with cheese and pepper sauce. Pastas are perfect. As for mains, Roman staples reign, such as braised oxtail, tripe with tomato and mint and fried lamb chops. The wine list is outstanding.
When you enter Mamamì, you feel at home. The flavors of the past, cooked with love according to the Italian and Roman tradition.
almacrì
38 Via della Magliana
When you enter Mamamì, you feel at home. The flavors of the past, cooked with love according to the Italian and Roman tradition.
Located on a patio, between the draped vines and the soft light, the Taverna Trilussa is the ideal experience for a romantic dinner. This elegant restaurant, which has served Roman classics since 1910, serves the usual famous first courses (we recommend the Amatriciana) as well as more original interpretations of pasta such as Tagliolini with truffles.
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Taverna Trilussa Trastevere
23/25 Via del Politeama
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Located on a patio, between the draped vines and the soft light, the Taverna Trilussa is the ideal experience for a romantic dinner. This elegant restaurant, which has served Roman classics since 1910, serves the usual famous first courses (we recommend the Amatriciana) as well as more original interpretations of pasta such as Tagliolini with truffles.
In 1922 with the first of four generations of the Panella family, it was transformed into a “tavern with a kitchen”, in effect becoming a real restaurant. Only after the sixties did a slow evolution begin, one that transformed the old neighborhood tavern into an established restaurant recognized city-wide. The history of Antica Pesa goes hand in hand with the attention and care attributed to hospitality. For this reason, the time spent at the Antica Pesa is not just a culinary experience but a journey through art history: the walls were decorated by painters who frescoed the room, the work of artists at the beginning of their careers that were inspired by the special atmosphere still found in the most characteristic neighborhoods of Rome. The search for balance between professionalism and warmth, tradition and innovation. All of this is Antica Pesa.
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Antica Pesa
18 Via Garibaldi
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In 1922 with the first of four generations of the Panella family, it was transformed into a “tavern with a kitchen”, in effect becoming a real restaurant. Only after the sixties did a slow evolution begin, one that transformed the old neighborhood tavern into an established restaurant recognized city-wide. The history of Antica Pesa goes hand in hand with the attention and care attributed to hospitality. For this reason, the time spent at the Antica Pesa is not just a culinary experience but a journey through art history: the walls were decorated by painters who frescoed the room, the work of artists at the beginning of their careers that were inspired by the special atmosphere still found in the most characteristic neighborhoods of Rome. The search for balance between professionalism and warmth, tradition and innovation. All of this is Antica Pesa.
An institution of Roman cuisine, but now with higher prices than a trattoria. On the table, of course, traditional Roman cuisine, first of all one of the best cheese and pepper in the city, which will be creamed directly at the table. A different menu every day of the week, Thursday gnocchi, Friday spaghetti with seafood, Saturday rigatoni with pajata
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Felice a Testaccio
29 Via Mastro Giorgio
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An institution of Roman cuisine, but now with higher prices than a trattoria. On the table, of course, traditional Roman cuisine, first of all one of the best cheese and pepper in the city, which will be creamed directly at the table. A different menu every day of the week, Thursday gnocchi, Friday spaghetti with seafood, Saturday rigatoni with pajata
Rome is well-known for its hearty kitchen, and it’s holy staple-pasta trinity: Carbonara, Amatriciana, and Cacio e Pepe. Whichever is your penchant, rest assured that Checco Er Carettiere will deliver. Since the 1900s, this rustic taverna has been treating its customers to typical Roman dishes. Wanting something a little heartier? They also specialise in fish dishes.
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Checco Er Carettiere
10 Via Benedetta
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Rome is well-known for its hearty kitchen, and it’s holy staple-pasta trinity: Carbonara, Amatriciana, and Cacio e Pepe. Whichever is your penchant, rest assured that Checco Er Carettiere will deliver. Since the 1900s, this rustic taverna has been treating its customers to typical Roman dishes. Wanting something a little heartier? They also specialise in fish dishes.
Proloco Trastevere arrives offering food and products from the Lazio region right here in Trastevere. The menu is a triumph of dishes from Rome and the Lazio region – this is the place to order a perfectly executed gricia, amatriciana or carbonara. On Sundays, get ready for “Il Pranzo Contadino” a.k.a. the “Farmer’s Lunch” – the first brunch dedicated to products from small producers in the Lazio region. Brunch is served at your table and includes Il piatto del contadino, a rich assortment of cheese, cured meats, seasonal vegetables and other hot and cold specialties form Lazio; a first or main course of your choice and the dessert of the day.
Proloco Trastevere
23 Via Goffredo Mameli
Proloco Trastevere arrives offering food and products from the Lazio region right here in Trastevere. The menu is a triumph of dishes from Rome and the Lazio region – this is the place to order a perfectly executed gricia, amatriciana or carbonara. On Sundays, get ready for “Il Pranzo Contadino” a.k.a. the “Farmer’s Lunch” – the first brunch dedicated to products from small producers in the Lazio region. Brunch is served at your table and includes Il piatto del contadino, a rich assortment of cheese, cured meats, seasonal vegetables and other hot and cold specialties form Lazio; a first or main course of your choice and the dessert of the day.
In this restaurant the specialty is the Roman meatballs in all its versions: Classic Meatballs Fried in Olive Oil, Meatballs with Sauce, Meatballs with Cacio and Pepper Grilled Meatballs, you can also enjoy traditional Roman dishes.
Polpetta Gazometro - Cucina & Miscelazione
16 Via del Gazometro
In this restaurant the specialty is the Roman meatballs in all its versions: Classic Meatballs Fried in Olive Oil, Meatballs with Sauce, Meatballs with Cacio and Pepper Grilled Meatballs, you can also enjoy traditional Roman dishes.
Hostaria Da Enzo Restaurant „A real must if you decide to spend a pleasant and tasty evening in Testaccio. Small place that in summer moves its tables outdoors to fully breathe the typically Roman air of this popular and populous neighborhood. Simple and homely menu but with attention to the quality of the products. Very good among the starters are the artichokes, dried tomatoes and fried. The Rigatoni alla Vaccinara must certainly be mentioned among the first. If you are over there, try. "
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Hostaria Da Enzo
36 Via Ostiense
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Hostaria Da Enzo Restaurant „A real must if you decide to spend a pleasant and tasty evening in Testaccio. Small place that in summer moves its tables outdoors to fully breathe the typically Roman air of this popular and populous neighborhood. Simple and homely menu but with attention to the quality of the products. Very good among the starters are the artichokes, dried tomatoes and fried. The Rigatoni alla Vaccinara must certainly be mentioned among the first. If you are over there, try. "
Best Delis in Rome
Roscioli is a household name in Rome: the family owns one of Rome’s most lauded restaurants, a deli and bakery, a sleek caffe and a newly-opened wine bar, all within walking distance of Campo de’ Fiori. With quality ingredients, savvy branding and a rustic but contemporary atmosphere, every Roscioli enterprise feels authentic and quintessentially Roman. Opt for a seat at the tightly packed deli-restaurant on Via dei Giubbonari or stop by the Antico Forno Roscioli’ deli-bakery for a quick bite to eat at lunch. This wonderland has dozens of sweet and savory baked goods, some of Rome’s best pizza by the slice and a wide array of freshly prepared hot foods.
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Antico Forno Roscioli
34 Via dei Chiavari
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Roscioli is a household name in Rome: the family owns one of Rome’s most lauded restaurants, a deli and bakery, a sleek caffe and a newly-opened wine bar, all within walking distance of Campo de’ Fiori. With quality ingredients, savvy branding and a rustic but contemporary atmosphere, every Roscioli enterprise feels authentic and quintessentially Roman. Opt for a seat at the tightly packed deli-restaurant on Via dei Giubbonari or stop by the Antico Forno Roscioli’ deli-bakery for a quick bite to eat at lunch. This wonderland has dozens of sweet and savory baked goods, some of Rome’s best pizza by the slice and a wide array of freshly prepared hot foods.
Sandwiched in between boutiques along the bustling Via Cola di Rienzo shopping street in Prati lies Franchi, the neighborhood’s go-to delicatessen and casual lunch spot. Opened since 1920, it is a gastronomic paradise that services tantilizing prepared foods such as eggplant parmesan, Roman artichokes, baked salmon and meatballs, as well as selling an array of wines, meats and cheeses from throughout Italy. Franchi has plenty of seating so it’s a nice place to stop by for a plate of pasta at lunch or an aperitivo and cheese plate in the evening.
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Gastronomia Franchi Benedetto
200 Via Cola di Rienzo
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Sandwiched in between boutiques along the bustling Via Cola di Rienzo shopping street in Prati lies Franchi, the neighborhood’s go-to delicatessen and casual lunch spot. Opened since 1920, it is a gastronomic paradise that services tantilizing prepared foods such as eggplant parmesan, Roman artichokes, baked salmon and meatballs, as well as selling an array of wines, meats and cheeses from throughout Italy. Franchi has plenty of seating so it’s a nice place to stop by for a plate of pasta at lunch or an aperitivo and cheese plate in the evening.
Cheese afficionados visiting the Eternal City will want to make their way to Antica Caciara Trasteverina, in the heart of the Trastevere neighborhood. This family-opened deli and cheese shop is run by Roberto Polica and his wife Anna who greet customers with friendliness and warmth – whether they are locals who stop by on a daily basis or tourists who wander in in search of specialty cheeses such as creamy Burrata Pugliese or sharp Pecorino di Fossa. It also stocks cured meats, salamis, olive oils and wines.
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Antica Caciara
140A/B Via di S. Francesco a Ripa
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Cheese afficionados visiting the Eternal City will want to make their way to Antica Caciara Trasteverina, in the heart of the Trastevere neighborhood. This family-opened deli and cheese shop is run by Roberto Polica and his wife Anna who greet customers with friendliness and warmth – whether they are locals who stop by on a daily basis or tourists who wander in in search of specialty cheeses such as creamy Burrata Pugliese or sharp Pecorino di Fossa. It also stocks cured meats, salamis, olive oils and wines.
Salumeria Volpetti is an institution in Testaccio and sells hundreds of diverse products within its packed little space. From meats and cheeses to pastas and baked goods, it has a little bit of everything to tide you over for a quick lunch, afternoon snack or take-away dinner. It’s also a wonderful place to pick up foodstuffs for gifts back home, such as dried mushrooms, vacuum-packed cheeses and an assortment of honeys and balsamic vinegars. The shopkeepers are happy to let you taste samples of products and can advise on what to purchase.
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Salumeria Volpetti
47 Via Marmorata
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Salumeria Volpetti is an institution in Testaccio and sells hundreds of diverse products within its packed little space. From meats and cheeses to pastas and baked goods, it has a little bit of everything to tide you over for a quick lunch, afternoon snack or take-away dinner. It’s also a wonderful place to pick up foodstuffs for gifts back home, such as dried mushrooms, vacuum-packed cheeses and an assortment of honeys and balsamic vinegars. The shopkeepers are happy to let you taste samples of products and can advise on what to purchase.
Located in a corner of the famous Campo de’ Fiori piazza, you could easily miss Antica Pizzicheria Ruggeri because it is an understated little place and closes in the early afternoon for lunch and a siesta. This delicatessen and grocer has been around since 1919 making it one of the oldest in the city and is a wonderful ’boutique’ for all your food and wine needs. Like other delis in Rome, it has a bit of everything: a wide range of regional cheeses and cured meats, fresh and dry pastas, tinned and canned goods, oils, vinegars and more. Stop by after a visit to the market in Campo de’ Fiori.
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Ancient Pizzicheria Ruggeri
1 Piazza Campo de' Fiori
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Located in a corner of the famous Campo de’ Fiori piazza, you could easily miss Antica Pizzicheria Ruggeri because it is an understated little place and closes in the early afternoon for lunch and a siesta. This delicatessen and grocer has been around since 1919 making it one of the oldest in the city and is a wonderful ’boutique’ for all your food and wine needs. Like other delis in Rome, it has a bit of everything: a wide range of regional cheeses and cured meats, fresh and dry pastas, tinned and canned goods, oils, vinegars and more. Stop by after a visit to the market in Campo de’ Fiori.
Ercoli, as noted in its name, has been around since 1928, though its original location was in the Prati neighborhood. Today, Ercoli has expanded and opened a second location in the elegant Parioli neighborhood and quickly become a favorite shopping and eating experience with locals. The space is chic, like its clientele, with three rooms and a Vermouth bar. This deli-bistrot serves Instagram-worthy charcuterie plates and makes an excellent cocktail, so it’s a nice place to stop by for an aperitivo or dinner after picking up a few items for your pantry.
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Ercoli 1928
26 Via Montello
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Ercoli, as noted in its name, has been around since 1928, though its original location was in the Prati neighborhood. Today, Ercoli has expanded and opened a second location in the elegant Parioli neighborhood and quickly become a favorite shopping and eating experience with locals. The space is chic, like its clientele, with three rooms and a Vermouth bar. This deli-bistrot serves Instagram-worthy charcuterie plates and makes an excellent cocktail, so it’s a nice place to stop by for an aperitivo or dinner after picking up a few items for your pantry.
Best Bakeries in Rome
Rome’s superstar baker and pizzaiolo Gabriele Bonci initially gained fame for his gourmet pizza-by-the-slice joint, Pizzarium, close to the entrance to the Vatican Museums. His bakery, Panificio Bonci, is just a few minutes away in the Prati neighbourhood. Here the chef showcases his breads, as well as a selection of pizzas and baked goods, all prepared with specialty flours.
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Panificio Bonci
36 Via Trionfale
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Rome’s superstar baker and pizzaiolo Gabriele Bonci initially gained fame for his gourmet pizza-by-the-slice joint, Pizzarium, close to the entrance to the Vatican Museums. His bakery, Panificio Bonci, is just a few minutes away in the Prati neighbourhood. Here the chef showcases his breads, as well as a selection of pizzas and baked goods, all prepared with specialty flours.
As is evidenced from their slogan, “L’arte del pane” (the art of bread), it is obvious that Panella takes their business seriously. For almost 100 years they have served freshly baked treats on the Esquiline Hill. Panella still operates as a traditional bakery, but they have expanded their menu to offer breakfast service with coffee and pastries; a rotating lunch menu that includes pasta, meat and fish; and wine and cocktails in the evening.
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Pasticceria Panificio Panella Roma
54 Via Merulana
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As is evidenced from their slogan, “L’arte del pane” (the art of bread), it is obvious that Panella takes their business seriously. For almost 100 years they have served freshly baked treats on the Esquiline Hill. Panella still operates as a traditional bakery, but they have expanded their menu to offer breakfast service with coffee and pastries; a rotating lunch menu that includes pasta, meat and fish; and wine and cocktails in the evening.
Down a sleepy, cobbled side street in Trastevere, most visitors walk right past the unassuming façade of Biscottificio Innocenti—understandable, as there isn’t even a sign outside. But those in the know flock to this family-run biscuit shop where the Innocenti family have been baking their selection of cookies since the 1940s. Stepping into the shop is like stepping back in time; the huge 16m retro oven is the focal point of the room, and owner Stefania is always ready to welcome guests with a warm smile.
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Biscottificio Artigiano Innocenti
21 Via della Luce
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Down a sleepy, cobbled side street in Trastevere, most visitors walk right past the unassuming façade of Biscottificio Innocenti—understandable, as there isn’t even a sign outside. But those in the know flock to this family-run biscuit shop where the Innocenti family have been baking their selection of cookies since the 1940s. Stepping into the shop is like stepping back in time; the huge 16m retro oven is the focal point of the room, and owner Stefania is always ready to welcome guests with a warm smile.
A longstanding institution in Campo de’ Fiori, the Forno (as the locals refer to it), is a bustling hive of activity throughout the day with both Romans and tourists popping by for their bread, biscuits and pizza. For a couple euros, visitors enjoy the late afternoon snack of choice, a generous slice of pizza rossa—a crunchy thin crust topped with a flavourful, sweet tomato sauce, wrapped in distinctive brown paper. Eat it out front while peeking through the window to see the bakers in action.
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Forno Campo de 'Fiori
22 Piazza Campo de' Fiori
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A longstanding institution in Campo de’ Fiori, the Forno (as the locals refer to it), is a bustling hive of activity throughout the day with both Romans and tourists popping by for their bread, biscuits and pizza. For a couple euros, visitors enjoy the late afternoon snack of choice, a generous slice of pizza rossa—a crunchy thin crust topped with a flavourful, sweet tomato sauce, wrapped in distinctive brown paper. Eat it out front while peeking through the window to see the bakers in action.
It is not very common to eat food on the go in Italy. However, the exception to this sit down rule is absolutely pizza al taglio (pizza by the slice). The narrow shop on Via del Moro has an extended glass counter filled with long pizzas straight out of the oven. La Renella is not the type of place where you take the whole pizza for yourself (unless you are really, really hungry, I guess). Pizza al taglio is often called pizza by the slice, but it really means cut pizza. Simply select the kind of pizza(s) you want, and indicate how much they should cut off for youThat makes La Renella the perfect stop for a mid-afternoon merenda (snack), or you can order multiple kinds of pizza to taste the different flavors and build a more substantial meal. La Renella has been in operation since 1870. The forno is a pizzeria, panificio (bread maker) and biscotteria (cookie maker) .
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La Renella Forno Antico Trastevere
15 Via del Moro
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It is not very common to eat food on the go in Italy. However, the exception to this sit down rule is absolutely pizza al taglio (pizza by the slice). The narrow shop on Via del Moro has an extended glass counter filled with long pizzas straight out of the oven. La Renella is not the type of place where you take the whole pizza for yourself (unless you are really, really hungry, I guess). Pizza al taglio is often called pizza by the slice, but it really means cut pizza. Simply select the kind of pizza(s) you want, and indicate how much they should cut off for youThat makes La Renella the perfect stop for a mid-afternoon merenda (snack), or you can order multiple kinds of pizza to taste the different flavors and build a more substantial meal. La Renella has been in operation since 1870. The forno is a pizzeria, panificio (bread maker) and biscotteria (cookie maker) .
Opened in 1944 by Mario Maurizi, Bakery & Coffee, now run by his daughter, is a historical artisan bakery situated in the heart of Garbatella. The rustic, homely location offers a wide array of homemade bread and pastries baked with traditional recipes and good quality ingredients. This, along with its assortment of refreshments and Italian coffee makes it the perfect spot for an authentic brunch, or an impromptu break. Rumor has it that the café also has a selection of wine on the menu, in case you decide to stay just a little while longer.
Bakery & Coffee
2 Largo Giovanni Ansaldo
Opened in 1944 by Mario Maurizi, Bakery & Coffee, now run by his daughter, is a historical artisan bakery situated in the heart of Garbatella. The rustic, homely location offers a wide array of homemade bread and pastries baked with traditional recipes and good quality ingredients. This, along with its assortment of refreshments and Italian coffee makes it the perfect spot for an authentic brunch, or an impromptu break. Rumor has it that the café also has a selection of wine on the menu, in case you decide to stay just a little while longer.
Run by the Andreotti family since 1931, Adreotti alla Garbatella is a café specializing in the delicious, sweet and sticky. Rows upon rows of colorful, sugary treats line its counters, as well as a variety of anything filled or covered with cream or chocolate. The café focuses heavily on the traditions of its methods, as well as the quality of its ingredients, and was in 2012 recognized by the City of Rome as a place of historical interest. This self-proclaimed ‘oasis of quality’, is the place for a filling, sweet breakfast, or just a well-deserved hideout from the merciless, Roman sunshine.
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Pasticceria Andreotti dal 1931
54 Via Ostiense
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Run by the Andreotti family since 1931, Adreotti alla Garbatella is a café specializing in the delicious, sweet and sticky. Rows upon rows of colorful, sugary treats line its counters, as well as a variety of anything filled or covered with cream or chocolate. The café focuses heavily on the traditions of its methods, as well as the quality of its ingredients, and was in 2012 recognized by the City of Rome as a place of historical interest. This self-proclaimed ‘oasis of quality’, is the place for a filling, sweet breakfast, or just a well-deserved hideout from the merciless, Roman sunshine.
This is the spot for a stylish break be it breakfast or aperitivo. Design is everywhere, from the elegant interiors to the many sweet and savoury treats. From great cake classics, such as Millefoglie, Mont Blanc and Mimosa, to more modern designs and chocolate pralines, this is a sweet tooth’s paradise! Their dedicated pastry chefs start the day at 3am, working to blow our minds with new flavour combinations. Also a wonderful gelateria. Must try: Jasmine tea chocolate pralines, Achrome (coconut, lime and mango pastries inspired by Italian artist Piero Manzoni).
Pastryshop Bompiani
8 Via Benedetto Bompiani
This is the spot for a stylish break be it breakfast or aperitivo. Design is everywhere, from the elegant interiors to the many sweet and savoury treats. From great cake classics, such as Millefoglie, Mont Blanc and Mimosa, to more modern designs and chocolate pralines, this is a sweet tooth’s paradise! Their dedicated pastry chefs start the day at 3am, working to blow our minds with new flavour combinations. Also a wonderful gelateria. Must try: Jasmine tea chocolate pralines, Achrome (coconut, lime and mango pastries inspired by Italian artist Piero Manzoni).
A little hidden gem close to Piazza Navona, this tiny pasticceria focuses on the sweet traditions of Rome. Much appreciated by locals, it is not very well known by tourists, which makes it the perfect place to visit. Must try: Antichi Romani, Maritozzi
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Pasticceria 5 Lune
89 Corso del Rinascimento
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A little hidden gem close to Piazza Navona, this tiny pasticceria focuses on the sweet traditions of Rome. Much appreciated by locals, it is not very well known by tourists, which makes it the perfect place to visit. Must try: Antichi Romani, Maritozzi
Linari belongs to Testaccio like whipped cream belongs to a maritozzo. Simply unmissable, it has everything you can think of, from maritozzi to baba’, to croissants, cakes, teatime biscuits and savoury treats. Must try: Bignè di San Giuseppe, Ciambella Fritta, Croissant
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Pasticceria Linari
9 Via Nicola Zabaglia
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Linari belongs to Testaccio like whipped cream belongs to a maritozzo. Simply unmissable, it has everything you can think of, from maritozzi to baba’, to croissants, cakes, teatime biscuits and savoury treats. Must try: Bignè di San Giuseppe, Ciambella Fritta, Croissant
Sweet & Famous this all night bakery is a compulsory stop after a night out. Their croissants are top notch, freshly baked and really cheap, I would especially recommend the cream filling. The bakery is in the basement, so you have to walk down some stairs to enter. Must try: the biscuits with the Pope’s face on them!
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Dolce Maniera
27 Via Barletta
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Sweet & Famous this all night bakery is a compulsory stop after a night out. Their croissants are top notch, freshly baked and really cheap, I would especially recommend the cream filling. The bakery is in the basement, so you have to walk down some stairs to enter. Must try: the biscuits with the Pope’s face on them!
If dessert is your favorite part of the meal, this is the place for you. ZUM – short for zucchero (sugar), uova (eggs), and mascarpone – are becoming fast favorites on the Roman food scene thanks to their savvy take on the tiramisù. Besides the classic recipe, the pastry chefs at ZUM also shake up their menu with flavors like hazelnut, berry, and rum, all cushioned between layers of their homemade savoiardi biscuits. Gluten and lactose-free varieties are also on offer for those with dietary restrictions, and their tiramisus come in a mini or single serving size, depending on how gluttonous you are.
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ZUM Roma
20 Piazza del Teatro di Pompeo
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If dessert is your favorite part of the meal, this is the place for you. ZUM – short for zucchero (sugar), uova (eggs), and mascarpone – are becoming fast favorites on the Roman food scene thanks to their savvy take on the tiramisù. Besides the classic recipe, the pastry chefs at ZUM also shake up their menu with flavors like hazelnut, berry, and rum, all cushioned between layers of their homemade savoiardi biscuits. Gluten and lactose-free varieties are also on offer for those with dietary restrictions, and their tiramisus come in a mini or single serving size, depending on how gluttonous you are.
Maritozzo is one of the best known and most delicious desserts in Rome. A wonderful little loaf made with simple ingredients and with some (understandable) secret from those who have proudly carried on its history for years and have made it a symbol, so much so that the name of the business is dedicated to him: Il Maritozzaro. We are in Via Ettore Rolli, Trastevere area a few steps from the renowned and well-known Porta Portese market. Here I recommend the "Maritozzo break" at any time of the day even at night. There are many Romans and tourists who not only at breakfast but also during the day and late at night (perhaps returning from the premises) allow themselves a small but indispensable sin of gluttony. You have to stop and enjoy this delight. Don't expect any special effects or glam furnishings, The bar is quite small and spartan, there is no seating but the special effects are all in the window. Here they stand out and you can taste some exceptional husbands with cream: soft, delicate, scented with a generous and delicious filling of fresh cream (the classic variant), but they can also be tasted with other fillings (cream, nutella, pistachio as much to name a few). The small loaf is made with a few ingredients (flour, water, yeast, milk, sugar, egg yolk, butter, oil) and as I said a few secrets (especially in leavening). All stuffed with this cascade of fresh whipped cream (the traditional variant). The result is a cloud, despite its size (not really small), the husband is light and soft and it is pure orgasmic pleasure to be able to sink one's teeth and "dirty" his face with fresh cream. I had breakfast with the Maritozzo and I loved it. Experience to be repeated. Among the unmissable addresses in Rome we must undoubtedly include the Maritozzaro, a true institution, a small symbol of a true Roman spirit. This small bar (present since 1960) resists time, changes, fashions. Not to be missed for those who want to enjoy a great Maritozzo with cream. Those lucky enough to go there will be able to enjoy fabulous husbands but also the croissants are remarkable. Il Maritozzaro, tradition and Romanism. To mark on the agenda.
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Il Maritozzaro
50 Via Ettore Rolli
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Maritozzo is one of the best known and most delicious desserts in Rome. A wonderful little loaf made with simple ingredients and with some (understandable) secret from those who have proudly carried on its history for years and have made it a symbol, so much so that the name of the business is dedicated to him: Il Maritozzaro. We are in Via Ettore Rolli, Trastevere area a few steps from the renowned and well-known Porta Portese market. Here I recommend the "Maritozzo break" at any time of the day even at night. There are many Romans and tourists who not only at breakfast but also during the day and late at night (perhaps returning from the premises) allow themselves a small but indispensable sin of gluttony. You have to stop and enjoy this delight. Don't expect any special effects or glam furnishings, The bar is quite small and spartan, there is no seating but the special effects are all in the window. Here they stand out and you can taste some exceptional husbands with cream: soft, delicate, scented with a generous and delicious filling of fresh cream (the classic variant), but they can also be tasted with other fillings (cream, nutella, pistachio as much to name a few). The small loaf is made with a few ingredients (flour, water, yeast, milk, sugar, egg yolk, butter, oil) and as I said a few secrets (especially in leavening). All stuffed with this cascade of fresh whipped cream (the traditional variant). The result is a cloud, despite its size (not really small), the husband is light and soft and it is pure orgasmic pleasure to be able to sink one's teeth and "dirty" his face with fresh cream. I had breakfast with the Maritozzo and I loved it. Experience to be repeated. Among the unmissable addresses in Rome we must undoubtedly include the Maritozzaro, a true institution, a small symbol of a true Roman spirit. This small bar (present since 1960) resists time, changes, fashions. Not to be missed for those who want to enjoy a great Maritozzo with cream. Those lucky enough to go there will be able to enjoy fabulous husbands but also the croissants are remarkable. Il Maritozzaro, tradition and Romanism. To mark on the agenda.