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What Are the Best Aperitif in Rome?

January 24th, 2020 by Prontopia

What are the best aperitif in Rome? If it is too early for dinner and yet you are thirsty and hungry, here’s a list of the best aperitif places in Rome!

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San Giovanni - Via Merulana, 54 Roma

The historic Panella deserves to be mentioned among the best places for aperitifs in Rome. Established in 1929, Panella has it all, whether savory or sweet. From sunrise to sunset, your mouth will water from the moment you step into the building.

Panella is mainly famous for its wide variety of bread and sweets, and recently started offering its customers the possibility to end the day in delight. The aperitif lasts from 7:00pm until 9:30pm. The classic cocktails are served with homemade gourmet dishes that change every day, according to the chef’s desires and wishes. 

If you happen to be there in the summer, don't miss the chance of getting a table outside. The beautiful Roman architecture in Merulana street will be the perfect background for a delicious moment.


Monti - Via Leonina, 77 Roma

The hipster vibes in Monti are perfectly embodied in this place that will make you forget all about dinner. Heart shaped lamps hanging from the wall are just the right amount of cheesiness to put you in the right state of mind.  

The drinks offered range from classic cocktails to the bartender's revisited versions. The food is interesting, light, and tasty. The perfect combination you could find in a bar that deserves your time and money. 

It costs 10€ for a drink and food. There's a good music selection and a soccer table to entertain kids in case you are traveling with them!

Freni e Frizioni

Trastevere - Via del Politeama, 4 Roma

Freni e Frizioni has that “I am cool without even trying” kind of nuance that the whole Trastevere neighborhood has.

The drinks’ names recall the classic video-games, and they are far beyond plain. The food itself will want you to go back. 

If there are not tables available, do not worry, for the rock walls around the piazzetta right in front of it will do the job just fine!

Rosti al Pigneto 

Pigneto - Via Bartolomeo d'Alviano, 65 Roma

This is one of those places that has some sort of magic in those hot summer nights, with lights hanging above the table replacing the stars that might be hard to see in Rome. 

The courtyard is surrounded by plants and perfectly-trimmed bushes. The whole atmosphere will make you forget you are in a hectic city, and the food is what will make you feel you are definitely in the right place.

Rosti al Pigneto, one of the best places for aperitif in Rome, will leave you undoubtedly satisfied. If you are traveling with kids, a little playing area will let you enjoy the aperitif with the right calm and tranquility.


Piazza Bologna - Viale XXI Aprile, 19 Roma

Famous among the Romans for its variety of drinks and food, Momart is one of the best places for aperitif in Rome. 

For only 12€, a drink and delicious food will surely make your night. It's easy to reach – just take metro B Bologna station. Momart never fails in satisfying its customers.

Caffè Palombini

EUR - Piazzale Adenauer Konrad, 12 Roma

Caffe Palombini has that classy trait the whole neighborhood has. Despite being a bit far from the center, EUR is definitely an area worth visiting when in Rome. And, once there, why not enjoy a relaxing aperitif?

Caffè Palombini has lots to offer: classic drinks, freshly made food (the mini burgers and pizza are worth the calories!), and the impeccable service make it one of the best places for aperitif in Rome.

Wherever you decide to have your aperitif in Rome, make sure you call Prontopia for in-person assistance!

©Photo Credits: Photo by Alex Knight


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