Roscioli has a nice little enterprise going on in Rome. They've cornered the market for decent coffee, aperitivo, wine, salame, pizza and bread all with three small stores in the center of the city. If you head from Campo dei Fiori along Via dei Giubbonari, you'll come across Roscioli's bar, salumeria, and forno. Depending on what you're craving, you'll head to one of the three restaurants. Last weekend, I managed to get to all three.
The hardest thing about making plans in Rome is finding a decent spot for good, reasonably priced drinks/snacks in the center. It's so easy to go wrong, so when a friend and I met up for aperitivo Friday afternoon, we wandered around the center for a bit before settling on Roscioli. We went for their bar/restaurant and ordered a couple of spritz's, but it was a close call between that and the salumeria with a huge wine selection. The spritz was great and not too pricey, and they gave us some snacks for the aperitivo hour which included the BEST (truffle) potato chips I've ever tried. Talk about addicting.
The next day, Edoardo and I were searching for a bakery with bagels for a brunch. Bagels are not an easy find in Rome and after calling around, we found out that Roscioli's forno also makes bagels and for large quantities, will prepare your order ahead of time. It's been way too long since I've had a bacon, egg and cheese on a bagel so the forno was heaven sent. I bagels were a hit with all of our Italian guests as well.
For a quick drink in the center, a bottle of wine, or a fresh loaf of bread/pizza bianca, Roscioli's got you covered.
Via dei Giubbonari, 21/22
Open M-S 8:30 am-12:00 am