My friend took me to Gusto, on a Thursday night, when a live performance was also scheduled. An italian cheese plate, a bottle of Chianti and some Italian bread... I could have died right there, right then. It was fantastic. The food, the ambiance, the music...
Gusto is not the cheapest place and it can be quite crowded so reservations are also advised, but the place is just amazing.
Favorite Dish: Give me cheese and wine and I am great!
Piazza Augusto Imperatore 9
(Not far from Spanish Steps)
There is a self service buffet (or a pizza instead) where you can help yourself(once only!!) and then sit at one of the many tables available inside or outside.The waiter will serve you a drink and bread basket (included in the price). For 50 p. extra you can also get an expresso coffee at the end of the meal. Wine is extra and you have a little selection served by the glass.
Upstairs they have a proper restaurant for those who have more time and money available.
A "bit of everything" is the only way to describe this very modern winebar, bistro, cheese tastery, restaurant and take-away.
Stop for a wine or two at the bar accompanied by olives or a slice of pizza. Sit down to a full meal. Grab a bottle of wine & a cheese platter from the cheese room and take it back to your hotel room for supper. Gusto has it covered in its extensive multi-functional indoor/outdoor eating/drinking space.
Don't neglect the house wine.
Favorite Dish: My wife and I visited as part of a wine bar crawl. I think it was the third stopping spot of the evening so we sat at the bar adjacent to a food servery & enjoyed both the wine , the tapas style snacks and the entertainment of watching the staff perform in a busy food service area.
A most enjoyable experience. Will be back next visit to Rome.
This is five venues in one - an excellent restaurant - alfresco and upstairs (next to the wine shop past the bookstore), a pizzeria and a wine bar and is alwayslively. Situated just off the Via del Corso for when you need a break from shopping you can continue people people watching with superb food and an excellent wine list (try the delicious Franz Haas Traminer Aramatico from Alto Adige) .
There's a shop, a restaurant, a pizzeria and - only Saturdays and Sundays - a brunch buffet: all of them are really good!
Favorite Dish: Saturday and Sunday between 12.00 and 15.30 is brunch time
Just off Via del Corso, naer the Piazza di Spagna, the two-story space has an airy, modernist feel. Reservation recommended.
Favorite Dish: Italian fusion. Probably one of the best meals I had while in Rome. A nice change from the typical trattoria food. Nice setting and a very lively hip crowd.
Piazza Augusto Imperatore, 9/Via della Frezza, 23 [Center] Tel. 06 322 6273. Open until 2am.
Reservations recommended: specify restaurant or pizzeria. The wait staff are multilingual.
Under one roof, something for everyone: a pizzeria, a wine bar, fine dining, and a gourmet shop. Yet, each of the individual parts somehow has great integrity, style, and quality. The pizza's almost as good as you can get anywhere (but forego the greasy deep-fried snacks), and the upstairs risorante menu, which adds international influences to traditional Italian fare, is exceptional. Debuting in 1998, 'Gusto quickly found its soul in the fun-loving 20-something set, who flock to surround its largest refectory-style tables, but the atmosphere and food easily appeal to people of any age.