5 places with an excellent wine list in Rome
A bobo bistro in the residential Monteverde neighbourhood, specialising in natural wines, i.e. made without adding or removing anything during winemaking. Vintages are changed weekly. The cocktails are excellent, especially for mezcal lovers. The bartender is a whizz at making boozy sorbets to order.
Mostò strikes a friendly note with its large community table, and only a few small tables off to the sides, making it easy to meet fellow imbibers. The wine list puts an emphasis on natural wines, local vintages, as well as French. For food, there are only cold dishes like cured meats and cheeses.
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3) Vinum Est
A tiny enoteca off the Alberone street market with only three little tables, but myriad bottles of wines and spirits, all strictly categorised by their Italian region. The counter is well stocked with meats, cheeses, and other delicacies that the passionate owner will gladly tell you about as you are eating and drinking.
By day, Bancovino is a gourmet food market. By night, it’s a winery. Located in the upscale Prati neighbourhood, it takes its name from the steel community counter that runs through the middle of the shop, providing both seating and prep space for all the food.
5) La Petrilleria
La Petrilleria’s food and wine from the Emilia-Romagna region reflects the owner’s Parmesan roots. Lambrusco, Malvasia and Sauvignon are some of the 100 vintages on the wine list, with something for every budget. Everyday there’s fresh-made bread from the famous La Renella bakery in Trastevere.
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