Enjoy the best of local and international wine at these Rome bars

Not all wine in Rome is equal. And the same goes for wine bars. There are many a place where you can stop and drink a drop, but the quality and variety varies from place to place. While Rome and surrounding areas might not be as popular internationally as Tuscany or Piedmont for its wine production, it does produce some DOCG (Italian and internationally certified) wines from Cesanese to Frascati. You can drink wine just about anywhere in Rome from small bars to an enoteca (the traditional and original Itaian wine bar concept) to your roman trattoria - where, if you don't ask for the wine list, quite often you'll be served the house wine. In some places, this can be quite decent, but if it's genuine quality you're after, heading to one of the city's wine bars is more likely to suit your taste. In the centro storico head to the renowned Roscioli or the cosy Divin Ostilia. In Trastevere, Spirito diVino is a certified Slow Food restaurant with a wine cellar that pre-dates the Colosseum and Vin Allegro is a neighborhood hotspot for a casual wine affair. For natural and bio-dynamic wines, try Litro in the up and coming foodie neighborhood Monteverde. Whatever your taste in wine is, this list has something to suit. Cin Cin!



Being in the historical center, Trimani is quite the hotspot for tourists but don't let this deter you or question its authenticity. This place knows wine and has since it opened in 1821. Considered one of Rome's oldest enotecas, the brand is...  Read More

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This bar is rather small which means it gets quite packed during aperitivo hour. When the inside becomes standing room only, most people tend to spill out into the piazza outside with their drinks. Conveniently located across from the suggestive...  Read More



With a perennial presence in Trip Advisor's top 100, you may dine amongst more foreigners than locals, but as one of the city's chief slow food exponents, it's worth following the masses. A family affair, chef Eliana Catalani's husband explains...  Read More



Just a short walk from the bustling Trastevere neighborhood, the residential area of Monteverde is becoming increasingly popular with locals and foreigners alike because of its great bars and restaurants. One of these is Litro, a chic wine and...  Read More



All-day dining places in Rome are rare and this one's a gem. Grab a coffee and pastry up front, head to the counter for rare artisanal meats and cheeses, hit the cocktail bar any time, or get a table in the light, country-cool style back room...  Read More



If you're planning to paint the town red in Monti, your first stop should be at the enoteca Ai Tre Scalini. It's THE place to be on the weekends around happy hour time (7pm) and is buzzing pretty much any other night of the week as well. This...  Read More



For a neighborhood that is home to many a tourist restaurant, Vin Allegro is a refreshing little venue right in the heart of Trastevere. With both indoor and outdoor seating, the wine list here is packed full of regional Italian wines and the...  Read More



Put simply, this is one of the cosiest places in Rome for good wine and good food! Right by the Colosseum, you're made to feel at home from the second you walk in. For the warmer Roman nights, there are some outside tables and in the cooler...  Read More



Longtime local favorite from the ever-talented Roscioli family, this dark and stylish wine bar/deli/restaurant serves up fantastic food whether it's the hand-sliced Italian meats from the front-of-house counter to the superb carbonara in the...  Read More



Located right in the historical center, Il Goccetto is as much loved by locals as it is with visitors to Rome. The bar boast an extensive wine selection (both regional Italian and international) that is displayed from floor to ceiling and just...  Read More


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