If you are on your way to the Colosseum or Termini station, or walking towards the district of Monti or San Giovanni, you’ll more than likely cross the Esquilino area, a centric neighbourhood which is a unique mix of historical, Umbertine style mansions dating back to the 19th Century, and the friendly, cosmopolitan vibes of its multi-ethnic market (check the Nuovo Mercato Esquilino article), shops and restaurants.
In the middle of via dello Statuto, a side street of Piazza Vittorio square, don’t miss taking a break and sitting down at “Pasticceria Regoli”, another one of those timeless places in Rome that I actually can’t help visiting every time I happen to pass nearby!
Regoli is a family run pastry shop (est. 1916), successfully passed down through generations, with a recent “upgrade”, the opening of a brand new cafe on the side of the original store.
You’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to making a decision about what you can eat first: I personally suggest either a “Bavarese” or a “Crostatina con crema chantilly e fragoline bosco” (this is a small custard tart, with wild strawberries on top), but I’m sure you’ll discover your favorite one by yourself!
This is a very popular spot among Romans, which you can see especially on Sunday mornings, waiting in line at the pastry counter to “compose” their tray of fresh delicacies for the Sunday Lunch.
Easily get there by foot, or from Vittorio metro station (Line A – orange)!