Wanderer: Searching around for food, wine and...
A - luckily?! would-be lawyer is wandering around Rome in search
of restaurants, places, bars and everything that could satisfy
your gourmet curiosity, and not just this.
She’ll even let you discover wines, foodstuffs, typical
dishes, and will suggest you interesting matches between food
and wine, hoping to change you as well into real Wanderers!
bars of Rome
I’ve been in Rome for several months now and I am still
learning to appreciate much about its culture. I don’t
think I will ever get used to some of the Romans’ disorderly
habits, such as the incapability of forming a line while waiting
to place a bread order or buy a pack of cigarettes.
A reference to know the differences between the huge variety
of italian producs...
In the last days your wanderer explored for you the charming
labyrinth of alleys round Piazza Navona: quarters Ponte and
Parione, and these are the tempations you should give away to.
Cacio e Pepe: We
are talking about the best pasta in Rome (for me) and one
of the cheapest, so, what do you want more?
This should be enough to make you decide to go.
|Da Marcello: Are
you looking for some place to eat in San Lorenzo? Ok,
than you can go
to Marcello, one of the most famous (and
old) place to eat in this area.
Da Achille: This real
old style trattoria has
no sign, so just walk along the street and when you see some
tables, a TV and a big man inside a small room, get inside
and ask for eating.
Wine Bar: This
wine bar features a short rotating wine menu with prices that
range from €2- €9 a glass. Happy hour is everyday
from 5-7 (closed Sundays) that includes two glasses of wine
for the price of one, but to get that second glass of wine before
the end of happy hour requires some aggressive action on your
This wine bar is nicely furnished in oak with
wine bottles displayed on the rafters high above the drinkers’
heads. The wine menu consists of twenty pages of wines from
all of Italy’s regions that range from €12 and up
a bottle. There is also a menu of cheeses and meats from the
many different regions. It is a good idea to call before going
to ensure the bar being open, since the hours seems to be unpredictable.
This wine bar is more central to Rome’s
tourist attractions. It is not a far walk from Piazza di Spagna.
Here, the city’s younger and more hip crowd gather to
impress friends. In front of the long bar are several tables
set up in front of a large window where the clientele can crowd
together to enjoy their wine, and the prices are reasonable.
Connected to the bar is a fairly chic restaurant where reservations
are recommended, and also next door is a kitchen goods store
selling regional cook books and higher end (expensive) cookware.
Prenestina, 124: There isn’t
really a name that is advertised for this unique bar, so I’m
calling it by its address. It is a small bright pink building
located in Pigneto right on the tram numbers 5, 14, and 19 lines.
This place is quite popular with the older local crowd and immigrants.
Not many tourists venture here to sit in the smoke filled room
furnished with scrap marble. Wine is ordered by the carafe and
costs €1.80 for a liter. The white wine is from Frascati
and the red from Montepulciano. Bring your empty water bottles
and they will fill them with wine for you. There is also a small
selection of salumi and cheeses as well as a basket of raw eggs
for you to crack into your mouth. Open all the time except on
Tuesdays for some reason.
Simposio: This wine bar is rather
small with only two seating areas along the bar and a few office
chairs scattered around. Drinking wine here is not unlike standing
on a crowded bus. You can buy wine for about €3.50 a glass
that is denoted on a chalk board behind the bar. There is also
a menu with bottles of regional wines. Next door they offer
the largest wine seller I’ve seen yet, selling wines from
all the regions in the world, and the prices here range from
€6 a bottle to over €100.
This wine bar is very pleasing to the eye, furnished
with light colored wood and one whole wall devoted to displaying
the wines that are served. Bottles are also displayed inside
wells of each dining table that can be seen through the glass
table top. The wine menu still denotes its prices in lire (from
€12 and up) and not all the wines for sell are featured
in it, but the bar attendants are more than happy to bring bottles,
from what ever region you choose, to your table for you to look
at. There is also a selection of assorted meats, cheeses, and
breads you can buy to enjoy with your wine
Here is a good place to take a date. The dining
room consists mostly of tables for two, though larger parties
do come here, and the ambience is expressed by candle light
and soft vintage jazz in the background. There is a good, and
original, selection of appetizers, such as bruschette topped
with lard and honey. The menu of bottled wines is mid-sized
and ranges from €12-€50. There is also a good, and
bit expensive, dinner menu. Closed Mondays.
Roberto, an antic dealer crazy for good cooking, some years
ago decided it was time to act out his passion, and started
up this charming restaurant inside his antic shop.
has changed this bar, situated in one of the most typical
street in Rome, into a place you can enjoy all day long,
even thanks to the nice outside space.
of the most beautiful places in Rome, deserving a visit even
only to the fantastic bar and the stair leading at the sushi-bar,
a strictly no-smoking area where you can taste a huge variety
of sashimi, sushi, rigiri or the Bloom Special Selection,
all made with very fresh fish.