Osteria dar Nasone is one of those places where I go when I don’t want to cook and I want to eat something good and genuine like my mum would make it. Except for the main typical Roman food, they serve a small variety of dishes off the menu, changing depending on the season and on the products they find.
Apart from the goodness of the dishes and the kindness of the owner, the thing that makes this place special is the way they serve wine, or better, the way you help yourself with wine. Just close to the entrance, in fact, there is a Nasone, the typical Roman standpipe, from which water usually comes out but, from this one, wine comes out. So, when you ask for some wine, they will give you an empty bottle that you can fill yourself with the wine from the Nasone.
As a plus, in the wall behind it, there is the wine tank of the Nasone shaped as the river Tiber and inserted in a map of the city. In this spot, the wine is really the water of Rome!