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Campo de Fiori wine bars and breakfast

sasicka Mar 22, 2013 06:46 AM

We'll be staying quite near the Roscioli bakery, towards Campo de Fiori. Could you recommend any nice wine bars around there with great food? We're fine with eating at the bar chichetti / tapas style or sitting down and enjoying a full dinner. The food should be great and they should have great wines by the glass - we'd prefer that to having an entire bottle.

Another question is the breakfast. Most of the days we'll probably nip to Roscioli and buy some bread & deli stuff to make sandwiches in the apartment but sometimes it would be great to go out for a coffee and something small (savory or sweet, doesn't matter). Can you recommend something in the vicinity?

Thanks a lot!

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  1. grandpamarian Mar 22, 2013 09:20 AM

    Caffé Farnese, on the beautiful Piazza Farnese, is a delightful place to sit and enjoy coffee and a cornetto or pastry. It IS a bit overpriced, but you are sitting on one of the loveliest piazze in Rome, lots of people watching including the activity around the Palazzo Farnese...

    1. minchilli Mar 23, 2013 12:17 PM

      Wine Bars:
      Angolo Divino has a great selection of natural and biodynamic wines, as well as food.
      Gocetto is also a great choice.

      I love the little latteria on Vicolo del Gallo. It's extremely old fashioned, and you can ask for a big cafe latte served in a bowl, sort of the French way. She also has good pastries. Don't be put off somewhat old looking interior, that's its charm! And you can always find a table.


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      1. re: minchilli
        grandpamarian Mar 23, 2013 02:59 PM

        That latteria is a wonderful place, I've bought cheese and yogurt there often. But is there a place to sit down? I don't recall any tables, or even any coffee being served.

        1. re: grandpamarian
          minchilli Mar 23, 2013 04:20 PM

          You're thinking of the cheese store across the street, where they sell excellent mozzarella and ricotta. I'm talking about the bar that is at number 4.

          1. re: minchilli
            grandpamarian Mar 24, 2013 09:15 AM

            Aha ---- never noticed that bar, so I'll have to look next trip. Although I'm staying at a nearby hotel so won't need breakfast..

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        Maximilien Mar 23, 2013 06:13 PM

        There's "Il Goccetto", Via dei Banchi Vecchi, 14 , around 5 mins from the Campo Di Fiori, with small bites, salumi and things like that.

        Not fancy, but good vibes, and good wines.

        1. vanderb Mar 25, 2013 03:16 AM

          Sasicka, I can't recommend Elizabeth Minchilli's app (Eat Rome) highly enough for your visit. I downloaded it last year and used it constantly during the 5 days we were there.

          Can't help with your specific request for the Campo Di Fiori area as we stayed on the other side of the river to the north.

          1. steve h. Mar 25, 2013 04:35 PM

            Cantina Lucifero on Pellegrino should work for you. Good food, good wine, low-key venue. All-in-all, an interesting little place in the Campo.

            I don't eat breakfast in Rome but I do buy my morning Financial Times at a local kiosk, grab an outside table at the Caffe Farnese, sip my cappuccino, eat my pastry and indulge in some of the best people watching the Campo has to offer. It never gets tired.

            1. katieparla Mar 26, 2013 05:53 PM

              Cafffe Camerino (3 fs!) in Largo Arenula is good for traditional breakfast (cornetto and cappuccino) and for good, cheap cafeteria-style lunch. Beppe e I suoi Formaggi is fantastic for wine and snacks. Andrea De Bellis' new pastry shop in Piazza Paradiso will satisfy any sweets craving.


              1. gmcguireinrome Mar 29, 2013 03:59 AM

                My favorite breakfast spot is the beautiful jewelbox that is Coromandel


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