If you are a typography lover as I am, you should enter this shop just for its sign! It represents its logo and immediately brings you back to the past (even though this shop was born way before its actual sign!).
Castroni has been in this spot since the ’30s. Over the years it has became bigger and bigger and nowadays it is quite huge. Every time I enter I can’t avoid looking around and browsing through all their shelves to find the right ingredient that I miss to make my last cooking experiment perfect – this shop is just about food, all kinds of food from all over Italy and almost from all over the world. This is the shop where all the Roman grandmothers go if they are looking for something special to cook!
By the way this spot has a huge plus: it has a bar that serves, among other things, one of the best coffees in town. The secret of their coffee is the coffee itself. They have their own production and if you want to have the same taste at home you can also buy it in beans. Each time I came here, their counter is a stop that I can’t avoid… because they only serve you at the counter, easy and fast!