You never leave Cavour without a stop in one local bistort of this chic Rome neighborhood.
I’ve been talking about Cavour since last week, mainly about its shops and things to do in the area. However, when I was brainstorming and putting the words together, I found the section of Food & Drink was much bigger than I can manage in only one post. So, this week I’m back with this specific one dedicated to Cavour’s gourmet experiences.
Where to settle our addition to caffeine and alcohol in Cavour?
When talking about Food & Drink, Italians’ typical way of drinking coffee and alcohol, comes to my mind first!
The 1-minute “short film” of the Italians run in for a small tazzina of Italian espresso and run out, is happening every single morning in every corner of Rome.
A group of Italians in their working uniforms, standing outside a bar, smoking, and drinking that typical orange-color Spritz, during sunset hours, is the most common scene before the nights start.
Interestingly, those most important daily activities take place in the same type of place and the Italians call it “bar”.
I think it would be pretty natural that we start from bars in Cavour?
Libreria Caffè Bohémien
Where to eat in Cavour?
Non C'e Trippa Pe' Gatti
Polpetta Rione Monti
Civico 4 is my favorite bistro in the area, not because of its wonderful dishes, but the casual and slow vibe there. Normally, I opt in a simple seafood-based long pasta (for example, tagliolini) with a glass of semi-dry white wine. If I meet my friends in the early night hours there, we will order a dish of mixed salty bites and a few glasses of wine or Aperol Spritz. When most of the traditional restaurants close down between lunch and dinner hours, they remain open. It’s perfect for a freelancer or people with flexible working hours, and don’t be shy to ask for a cup of big cappuccino or tea. They know you’re not Italian.
Ce Stamo A Pensa
La Piadineria and Pasta Imperiale are the two normal and frequent-visited places by the locals in lunch hours. I love the simple and ok taste from La Piadineria, but I am so-so with the pasta dishes by Pasta Imperiale.
If you are really looking for a simple pasta lunch or dinner, I recommend Pasta Chef which is a bit away from the zone. They’ve got a standard pasta menu, but if you visit them on a random Thursday, ask for the daily special. As Rome’s tradition “Eating gnocchi on Thursday”, you probably will have their wonderful gnocchi with pumpkin cream sauce and fresh shrimp on top.
Ami Poke is a Hawaii bowl bistro. I think it’s open only for a while, however, it has already been popular in the area. If you are done with pasta and pizza (I’m joking. Italy has many more dishes than those two), try their bowls and don’t miss their dessert which is amazing!
If you are alone in Cavour, where to go for a nice bite?
Pizzeria Boccaccia & Forno da Milvio
Pizzeria Boccaccia and Forno da Milvio serve pizza by slices (size as you ask for). Both shops serve a big selection of yummy pizza. The best part is they make fresh pizza non-stop during the rush hours (lunch and dinner). So, you can always enjoy a warm bite and never repeat the same type! Oh, and who is a fan of Nutella? You cannot miss a made-on-order Nutella pizza at Boccaccia which only charges you 2.5 euro!
Gelateria dell"Angeletto & Fatamorgana Monti
Gelateria dell’Angeletto and Fatamorgana Monti are the two famous gelato shops in the area, in my opinion. I cannot tell which one is my favorite. Angeletto has some locally sourced ingredient and my forever love, Vegan Nutella. Fatamorgana makes such a smooth gelato that says its high quality and they offer a couple of romantic floral flavors that I cannot find anywhere else. More read about their flavors from here and here.
Mari is a new concept born from the old. It’s a Marittozo special shop. Marittozo is a famous Roman dessert, with rich cream stuffed between the bread. Literally, it is like a hot dog, but a sweet version. Mari offers not only traditional cream version but a list of salty ones like salmon and avocado, or Roman dish Coda! The international taste and the Roman tradition in one-go? Possible, if you go for the mini sizes.
My list of things to do & where to eat and drink in Cavour is still growing, as there are much more than what I’ve just written down here. You are always welcomed to share more with me and I would be happy to try out!