|The tasty "tagliata" at Panificio Nazzareno in Piazzale di Ponte Milvio.|
First, the very sweet place in the photo above right is Vesper Cafè and Enoteca, a few blocks from Piazza Bologna. We were taken there by friends who know the young woman owner and who frequent the spot for its cocktails (mojitos are popular) and filled sandwiches. You can see from the photos and postings on Facebook that it's a fan favorite. Some of the tables are outside and look out over a small piazza. Trip Advisor has a lot of reviews. Yelp only ones in Italian. Piazza Massa Carrara 5, 342 553 5344 (that's cell phone; no 06).
|The attractive outside seating at Panificio Nazzareno|
|Panificio Nazzareno's restaurant before dinner hour.|
|The crazy car traffic, not to mention the people, in Piazzale|
di Ponte Milvio.
Last, a straight-forward bar. Caffè Perù, in the Centro Storico, is an old-time favorite of RST's. Maybe it's the cheap buffet aperitivo (with wine, of course), or the highly decorated bathroom, or the crowd that tends to grab stools and chairs and sit outside, literally in the street. Not without ex-pats, but definitely a local locale.
Caffè Perù does not have the wine list of nearby Il Goccetto, but it's a wonderful pit-stop after a day of seeing sights in the Centro. (See TripAdvisor and Yelp. It even rates a review on Slowtravel Italy; not he does not provide the correct address.) Via Monseratto, 46, 2 steps from Piazza Farnese and around the corner from Camp de' Fiori. Open every day pretty much all day. tel: 06 6879548.