where to drink wine in rome

Where to Drink Wine in Rome

Our 7 Favorite Wine Bars and Enoteche in Rome

Italy is a dream destination for wine lovers and Rome has no shortage of bars in which to explore the country’s best vinoFrom elegant establishments with huge cellars and rare vintages, to rustic backstreet drinking dens serving up local wines on tap, you are never far from your next glass. So here are some of our favorite places around Rome for a little alcoholic liquid refreshment.

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Christmas Shopping in Rome for Foodies

Where to Buy Christmas Gifts for Food Lovers

Why not do your Christmas shopping in Rome and buy the perfect present for the foodie in your life. Whether you are looking for top quality foodstuffs, elegant tableware or natty kitchen utensils and gadgets, our Christmas shopping guide will help you to hunt down that special gift, whether you decide to treat yourself or someone else! 

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Rome’s Best Sandwiches

7 Places to Eat a Great Panino in Rome

Nothing beats a sandwich for a quick lunch on the go and Rome’s panino game is strong. Whether you want a simple ham and cheese baguette, a traditional Roman stew squashed between local bread or a gourmet spin on classic combos there are plenty of great-value sandwich spots to satisfy both your tastebuds and your wallet.

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Italian Desserts to Eat in Rome

The 9 Best Sweets and Desserts to Try in Rome

Even if you do not have a sweet tooth it is hard to resist the wonderful sugary treats on offer in Rome. Whether it’s a warm cornetto for breakfast in the morning, a post-lunch gelato fix or a decadent dessert after dinner, Rome’s selection of cookies, pastries, cakes and puddings can put a smile on your face at any time of day. 

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Best Rome Food and Travel Blogs

Our Favorite Rome Bloggers to Follow

If you are looking for some real insight when planning your trip to Rome then bloggers are a good place to start. While traditional guidebooks and travel websites are a useful resource, nowadays the advent of the travel blogger has opened up the world of local, personal reviews and experiences, paired with up-to-date, real time information.

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How to Aperitivo Like an Italian

A Guide to Pre-dinner Drinks in Rome

If you stroll through Rome in the early evening you can’t fail to see locals congregate at the city’s bars for a drink and some snacks. Aperitivo time in Italy is a serious business; a moment at the end of a busy day to kick-back, relax, socialize and gossip. Want to join in? Here is Local Aromas’ handy guide on how to aperitivo like a local. 

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Where to Eat and Drink in Testaccio

Top Ten Bars and Restaurants in Testaccio

Just two metro stops from the Colosseum and an easy hop across the Tiber from Trastevere, Rome’s southern district of Testaccio is one of the city’s best areas for those searching for an authentic culinary experience and some good Roman food. Even the Romans themselves come here to shop at the neighborhood market, grab a pre-dinner drink with friends or head to one of the neighborhood’s many restaurants for some of the best food and wine in the city.

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Local Aromas Highlights of 2018

Our Favorite Foodie Moments of the Last Year

2018 was an exciting year for Local Aromas, with countless memorable experiences from appearances on tv and radio to growing our business to bring our love of Italy’s food and wine to even more people. So as the year draws to a close we are proud and happy to look back on some of the highlights of 2018. 

Here are some of our favorite moments of the last 12 months:

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Where to Drink Cocktails in Rome

Rome’s Coolest Cocktail Bars and Speakeasies

A decade ago ordering a cocktail in Rome was a risky business. The concept of mixology was rare outside of the fanciest hotel bars and the idea of a speakeasy was largely unheard of.  Now the craft cocktail movement has stormed the capital and there are numerous hidden back rooms and secret basements serving delectable beverages ranging from perfectly executed classics to weird and wonderful inventions.

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All You Need to Know About Tiramisu

Tiramisu: A Very Italian Dessert 

When you are in need of a little lift look no further that a good dose of tiramisu. From the Italian ‘tira-mi-su’ this delightful concoction of coffee, mascarpone cream and cocoa literally translates as ‘pick me up‘. As one of the most famous Italian desserts it can now be found in restaurants across the globe and its easy preparation also makes it a popular dish to make at home. But what exactly is tiramisu and where does it come from?

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A Guide to Porchetta in Rome

Porchetta: What is it? (And where should you eat it?)

In Rome there exists a delicious thing and that thing is called porchetta. A large, deboned piece of pork seasoned with salt and herbs before being slow-roasted to create a crispy skin exterior and moist, aromatic meat within, porchetta is a little piece of heaven for meat-lovers.

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The 10 Best Pizza Restaurants in Rome

Our Favorite Places to Eat Pizza in Rome

Pizza needs no explanation. This simple dish of dough topped with cheese and tomatoes (or whatever you fancy) has spread from its humble origins in Naples to conquer the globe, and is nowadays one of the most popular foods on the planet. But although you can find pizza in almost every country of the world, there is nothing like eating authentic pizza in Italy.

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Where to Drink Italian Beer in Rome

5 of the Best Craft Beer Bars in Rome

Although most people associate Italy with wine, the last decade has seen the Italian beer scene develop at breakneck speed as the Italians adopted a love for the production and consumption of artisanal beers. Until relatively recently beer consumption in Rome was centred around the ubiquitous Irish pubs or a palate-cleansing Peroni with a pizza, with just a handful of craft beer establishments. Nowadays beer-drinking in Rome is a more sophisticated affair with many excellent bars and pubs offering a huge selection of beers from both Italy and beyond.

Where to Buy Wine in Rome

Our Favorite Wine Shops in Rome

It is no surprise that there are many places to buy wine in Rome. While most of the city’s supermarkets and delis carry a good selection of cheap plonk, for something a little bit special the locals will head to their nearest ‘enoteca’ to pick up a bottle. Somewhat confusingly the word ‘enoteca’ covers any establishment that is vaguely wine-related; from bottle shops to hole-in-the-wall wine bars, to smart restaurants with an extensive wine list. In theory all of these will sell you a bottle to take away (‘da asporto’) but the dedicated stores generally have a wider selection, good prices and staff on hand to guide your selection.

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