You know when there’s a certain place close to your home or workplace that you don’t feel like visiting simply (and erroneously) because… it’s right there? This has happened to me and the restaurant Pane e Vino; luckily, I “woke up” soon enough.
Pane e Vino is a neighborhood little restaurant serving delicious Italian food in the coziest atmosphere I’ve come across in a very long time. Red-and-white chequered tablecloths, sleek roses rising shyly from slim vases, old Italian music on the radio (though some Italian friends of mine wouldn’t agree with the music tastes) and, last but not least, very tasty food are all guaranteed to help you unwind, away from the hurly-burly of the old town everyone tends to go to.
I especially liked the boards above the bar, where they chalk-write weekly witty quotes from folk wisdom (one of the quotes reads, for example: “Drinking wine is a passion, knowing how to drink wine is an art”); you can’t help but smile the very minute you enter the place. Nice way to start the evening, isn’t it?