This all-day diner—part lively Parisian bistro, part cocktail bar—is a safe bet for scoring a good meal within eyeshot of the Colosseum. Diners lounge on caramel-colored leather banquettes, choosing from a diverse menu that mixes Roman classics such as carbonara (pasta with cured pork, egg, and cheese), with familiar international dishes like Caesar salad (or an 18€ hamburger). When the chef gets whimsical, he offers treats like deep-fried alici (whole anchovy) served in a paper bag. Service is relaxed by North American standards, so only eat here if you have time to linger. A good mixology department creatively and skillfully assembles the signature cocktails.
Via Claudia 15
Our Rating Neighborhood Near Ancient Rome Hours Tues–Sun 12:30pm–12:30am Transportation Metro: Colosseo/Tram: 3 Phone 06-94534255 Prices Main courses 10€–18€ Cuisine Type Modern Italian Web site Caffè Propaganda