When in Rome | 10 Bars to Enjoy the Eternal City Life

By | 17 June, 2009

Rome Aperitif

When in Rome enjoy the Eternal City as the Romans do!

Bar S. Eustachio – Piazza S. Eustachio, 82 www.santeustachioilcaffe.it The best coffee in town celebrated by The New York Times as one of Rome’s tastiest espresso shops!

Caffetteria del Chiostro del Bramante – Arco della Pace, 5 www.chiostrodelbramante.it A very nice bar set inside the beautiful 16th-century Chiostro del Bramante. Good for a tasty brunch on weekends or a cocktail while visiting an Exhibition. Rome Enoteca Cul De Sac

Cul de Sac – Piazza Pasquino, 73 Small but popular wine bar a short stroll from Piazza Navona. Here you will experience a wide selection of wines and eclectic food, especially the liver pâtés in a cozy environment. Outside tables get crowded fast, so arrive early, or come late, as they serve until about 1am.

Doney – Via Veneto, 139 Trendy bar attached to The Westin Excelsior with design furniture’s and a good jazz music selection. The view over the famous Dolce Vita Street is enchanting. The menu features Mediterranean cuisine based on the freshest and lightest ingredients together with innovative vegetarian dishes.

Gina – Via S. Sebastianello, 7/a www.ginaroma.com Fresh, chic and small restaurant with modern design, located a block away from the Spanish Steps and the Villa Borghese gardens. Good at lunch time for salads, cold cuts and traditional Italian food.

Il Gelato di S. Crispino – Via della Panetteria, 42 www.ilgelatodisancrispino.it This small gelateria is one of the best places in town for ice cream; try the signature San Crispino flavor with corbezzolo (wild-strawberry-tree honey from Sardinia). Stop by to get your gelato and then sit by the Trevi Fountain.

Le Pain Quotidien – Via Tomacelli, 24/25 The best place for a healthy breakfast with delicious cakes, bread and pastries baked on the premises. Very friendly service and atmosphere (with large shared wooden tables). Rome Piazza Navona Open Air Cafes

Obikà – Via dei Prefetti, 26 The only fresh milky mozzarella bar in town, very trendy and good for a long brunch or a quick aperitif. Obika’s selection includes also smoked Mozzarella and a smooth Burrata.  Due to the enormous success opened new branches in Manhattan and London.

Ristorante Caffè Universale – Via delle Coppelle, 16° www.universalecaffe.it In the historical centre of Rome this charming place opens form early morning till night. Here you can enjoy coffee, chocolates, wines and liquors; eat creative dishes and even buy books. Have a look at the video!

Salotto 42 – Piazza di Pietra, 42 www.salotto42.it In front of the Hadrian’s Temple, this retro-modern bar is perfect for a quick lunch, tea or cocktails. Formerly Known for as a “book Bar” for an intellectual elite , it is now one of the trendiest venues of the city for common people and for VIPs.Filled with fashion books and CDs you can relax with a glass of wine taking advantage of huge armchairs and sofas.

When in Rome, wherever you stop to sip your coffee or drink your Campari cocktail do not forget to enjoy the Eternal City by watching people go by!

When in Rome, wherever you stop to sip your coffee or drink your Campari cocktail do not forget to enjoy the Eternal City by watching people go by! Romans in Campo De Fiori

Look forward to hear your comments!

Ciao from Rome

Nancy Aiello

www.NancyAielloTours.com