Wining and dining: Rome wine-bars

 Rome wine-bars Whoever appreciates good food and great Italian wine, will feel at their ease in Rome   (for Rome hotels and other tourist information on Rome see here), a city packed with restaurants, that goes without saying. And for the real buongustaio the Roman kitchen has so much more to offer than the usual spaghetti carbonara: have you ever popped in in an enoteca, for example? Enoteca – literally meaning a store house for wine and hence, a wine shop, wine bar and, moreover, a sort of  a simple restaurant, where you can get incredibly delicious appetisers or even a whole real dinner while tasting all the wonderful brands of wine you can imagine! The wines usually represent especially the local production, but since the selection can be enormously vast (hundreds of different products) many quality wines of other areas as well can be enjoyed. To make your choice from the wine list, do not hesitate to turn to the personnel – they’ll usually be more than happy to help you appreciate the offerings, and can also give you a hint on which snacks to combine with the wine(s) you’ve chosen, or vice versa, which wines to enjoy with your dinner. The menu usually includes local delicacies like salumi (all kinds of salami and ham), paté, delicious fresh bread, selections of cheese, salads and often even pasta.A place definitely worth trying  is the wine-bar Cul de Sac in the very heart of the historical center of Rome, near the Navona Square on Piazza Pasquino. Besides the enormously vast wine list they Rome wine-bar Cul de Sac offer for example an exquisite selection of patés served with bread and some typical Roman specialties such as trippa (better taste it before finding out what it’s made of…) Easy to reach by the Rome public transport  for example from the Termini station.offer for example an exquisite selection of patés served with bread and some typical Roman specialties such as trippa (better taste it finding out what it’s made of…) Easy to reach by the The restaurant-wine-bar Gusto is located on Piazza Augusto Imperatore close to the shopping street Via del Corso, and you can combine with the cultural act of viewing the Altar of Peace of the emperor Augustus and the Augustan mausoleum nearby. Gusto is known for it’s kitchen as well as its wine selection. The menu and the wine-list are both promisingly vast, and the best thing is that once you decide on your Italian enotecafavourite wine and preferred appetisers, you can go shopping in their own wine-shop-deli just next to the restaurant.  Last, but not least, and absolutely not to miss, is the almost 200-year-old famous Enoteca Trimani: a wine bar par excellence combined with a typical Italian restaurant in the address Via Cernaia 37 and nearby, at Via Goito 20, their exceptional wine store for your gift shopping in Rome. Both are located in the neighbourhood of the Termini station. See the location of the wine-bar on the Rome city map.  

 

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