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Enoteca Buccone – Inside the wine cellar

Let’s visit another one of my beloved ancient places of Rome: Enoteca Buccone, just a stone’s throw from Piazza del Popolo. This site waas originally used as a coach house for a prominent Roman family, then became a tavern, and eventually a wine-bar.

Since 1969 the high shelves, going up to the ceiling and covering the shop’s walls almost entirely, are full of bottles of wines and spirits. A real Twentieth Century shop, Enoteca Buccone, which usually gives me the impression of something “dusty” – but not in a negative sense, not at all! To me it looks more like a precious object, full of memories, discovered by chance in a family closet.

Over the years Enoteca Buccone has expanded its offering, starting to sell some quality food products (especially homemade pasta, a selection of fine honeys and jams), along with wines and spirits. Recently some tables were placed in it (just a few, in an intimate atmosphere), and that’s where I love to sit and spend some time: a glass of good wine in my hand, and some good bites (or a full meal!) on my plate.

To be even more informal and stay comfy, you can also sit at the marble counter-top: another great piece of the original shop’s furniture.

Buccone is a great place to visit: either to have a drink and grab a (good) bite, or to buy a Roman souvenir different from the usual ones, with the advice of real experts (prices to suit all budgets!).

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Address

via di Ripetta, 19-20, Rome

Telephone number

+39063612154

Opening Times

Mon - Sat 09:00 - 23:30

Price

Meal and wine: € 20

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Last Changed Date: 2016-05-19 11:45:13 +0200 (Thu, 19 May 2016)