Pubs, Cafes and Restaurants in Rome

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Bars and Cafes

Visit Piazza Campo de’ Fiori for an assortment of cafes, bars, wine bars, restaurants, an open market during the day and a vibrant nightlife:

  • The Drunken Ship

  • www.drunkenship.com/home.htm

  • Sloppy Sam’s

  • www.sloppysams.it

    (Both of these bars are particularly popular with backbackers, exchange students, Americans, and British.)

  • Pyramid

  • Egyptian take-out featuring felafel, kebab and shishtaouk sandwiches.

  • Forno di Campo de’ Fiori

  • www.fornocampodefiori.com
    (open for lunch, fresh bread and delicious sandwiches)

Bars/Pubs/Café’s in other areas of Rome:

  • Caffe' della Pace

  • 5 Via della Pace
    Tel. 39 06 6861216
    www.caffedellapace.it
    One of the oldest coffehouses in Rome. Often frequented by artists and celebrities.

  • The Abbey Theatre

  • An Irish pub with great sports coverage.
    51/53 Via del Governo Vecchio
    www.abbey-rome.com

  • Fluid

  • A sleek and trendy bar.
    46/47 Via del Governo Vecchio

  • The Library

  • Romantic café hidden in a nook of an alley.
    7 Vicolo della Cancelleria

  • Freni e Frizioni

  • 4-6 Via della Politeama, Trastevere (Right off the Lungotevere)
    Full of Italians and ex pats, voted one of the top ten bars in the world by Italian newspaper, Corriere della Sera.

  • Finnegan Irish Pub

  • www.finneganpub.com
    Irish pub near the Colosseum.
    66 Via Leonina

  • La Botticella

  • Great little bar near Piazza Navona.
    32 Tor Millina

Restaurants

Rome is full of great restaurants and trattorias. It would take an encyclopedia to list and describe all of them. We have selected only a few restaurants in the historic center based on recommendation and listed by area below. Make sure to note that some trattorias do not accept credit cards or traveller's cheques. When dining out in Rome, always make sure that the restaurant is not a tourist trap, as many of these types of restaurants tend to serve pre-prepared frozen dinners. Most of these places surround the tourist sites and are recognizable because they show photographs of their food. Beware!

Trastevere:
La Scala
60 Piazza della Scala
Specializing in Roman cuisine.

and

Pizzeria Ai Marmi
53 Viale Di Trastevere
Best pizza in town.

Navona:
Enoteca Cul de Sac
73 Piazza Pasquino
Tel. 06 68801094
http://web.tiscali.it/culdesac/main.html
Wine bar and assortment of gourmet foods. Outdoor seating.

Campo de' Fiori:
La Carbonara
23 Piazza Campo de' Fiori
Spacious rooms upstairs with view of the piazza. Try the penne alla carbonara.

Piazza di Spagna:
Gusto
28 Piazza Augusto Imperatore
Wine bar, pizzeria, restaurant with bookstore, culinary library and praline shop.

Update 22/04/2008


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