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Mar 9, 2009 11:13 AM

Where do AS Roma fans drink and watch?

We're looking for a bar or restaurant to watch the Roma-Arsenal Champions League game this Wednesday. All the usual spots (some of which we've tried) are heavy in British fans. Where are the Serie A fans? I read about a place called L'Angolo that sounded great, but I guess it closed up last year.

Any suggestions?

Thank you in advance!

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    1. re: notsochubbychubette

      Heard about both, and know the 1st is a HUGE gathering place for all footy fans. Is Becky's a spot for Itals? I always think of it for Rugby and Brit/Aussie stuff, but I've never been so I leave it to you.

      Thanks again!

      1. re: hchudgin

        yeah i guess you're right. I just know they play the games there.

        1. re: hchudgin

          All the English/Irish pubs will show the big matches but the Italians will always be in the minority, out-numbered at least 4 to 1.

      2. Ciao bar/caffé on Bleecker and MacDougal
        On West Broadway: Felix, Novecento, Diva

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        1. re: il Trifulau

          Been to Ciao. Definitely on the list now. Peeped Felix. A bit pricey looking I think.

          I also heard Vino does on the UES. Anyone been? And I read that Borgo Antico does. (13th...). The one time we went, we just had a drink, but I can't picture people gathering to watch footy. Anyone been to either to watch Italian games?

        2. I walked past Cacio E Vino on 2nd avenue and they had a sign advertising Junventus v. Chelsea tomorrow. Maybe worth checking out.

          1. Never been in, but the cafe Panino Sportivo Roma on Amsterdam bet 120-121 proudly flies the club's burgundy and yellow. I'm still looking for somewhere to watch Reggina.