Freni e Frizioni
Via del Politeama, 4-6 (Trastevere)
Aperitif: price of a drink
Just off the busy Piazza Trilussa, Freni e Frizioni is an all-time favorite. The buffet has a wide range of offers, from Italian classics to exotic and vegetarian options. The cocktails alongside the food are unique to Freni e Frizioni. It is a great spot to meet new people, enjoy Rome or just people-watch.
Hotel Locarno Lounge Bar
Via della Penna, 22 (Popolo)
Aperitif: €8-15 depending on the drink
If you want to enjoy an aperitif alongside dark oak and elegant vintage details, this Gatsbyesque scene is what you’re looking for. The bar located inside Hotel Locarno offers drinks and cooked finger foods, ensuring fresh ingredients, genuine flavors, and delicious food combinations, are all served in a luxurious environment. If you are in Rome during the warm summer months you can even sit outside and enjoy your drink.
Piazza di Pietra, 42 (Pantheon)
If a sophisticated cocktail accompanied by an amazing aperitif buffet in one of Europe’s best bars is what you are looking for, then take a seat in Salotto42. From 7pm-10pm the buffet has a wide selection of organic and vegetarian food choices. The bar is known for its sublime cocktails that are at a fixed price of 10€. A favorite among regulars is the Cuban Manhattan that uses rum instead of the classic whiskey.
Via Flaminia, 226 (Flaminio)
Aperitif: price of drink
The Tree Bar is a unique restaurant in Rome with a leafy green vista surrounding it. This marvelous setting is the best location for a long lunch, an intimate dinner or a late night tapas craving. The Tree Bar prides itself on making fresh bread, its wood-oven pizza, and even the artisanal beer it serves, from its very own agricultural agency: Treefarm. The Tree Bar is the perfect fit for a summer aperitif. If you happen to be around on a Monday, don’t miss their We Like Monday Aperitivo where they play modern jazz, electro-soul and Brazilian moods to entertain your ears.
Gusto al 28
Piazza Augusto Imperatore, 28 (Via del Corso)
Aperitif: € 10
Gusto al 28 is a trendy culinary emporium near Piazza del Popolo, a smart option for anyone who finds themselves in the city center looking to avoid tourist bars. The aperitif is excellent, arguably one of the best in town: pasta, lasagna, pizza, hot dogs and fried snacks galore can all to be enjoyed with a tasty drink from the extensive cocktail and wine list.
Piazza Giuditta Tavani Arquati, 114 (Trastevere)
Aperitif: € 7
A charming wine bar, nostalgic for Paris and the lost generation, VinAllegro is the perfect place for a date in Trastevere. Candlelit and framed by bottles of red, select a table to let the waiting staff know what type of wine you would like. The staff are extremely knowledgeable and will surely select something that will meet your tastes. The bar is lined with celebratory plates piled high with pizza bianca, panini, savory pastries and other snacks to enjoy.