Romantic and low-key, Il Bacaro’s setting on a hidden backstreet near the Pantheon offers respite from the traffic and tourist crush. Insanely delicious primi and secondi (like rich panzerotti pasta with chestnuts and red wine sauce, or beef filet with gorgonzola and walnuts) are a welcome departure from the usual Roman fare. Desserts revolve around mousses paired with Bavarian chocolate, hazelnuts, caramel, and pistachio. The 600-label wine list features well-priced varietals from all over Italy. Try to get a prized sidewalk table on a balmy summer evening.
Via degli Spagnoli 27, Rome
Our Rating Neighborhood Pantheon Hours Daily noon–midnight Transportation
Bus: 30, 70, 81, 87, 492, 628Phone 06-6872554 Prices Entrees 14€–26€ Cuisine Type Modern Italian Web site Il Bacaro
MapVia degli Spagnoli 27 Rome Rome
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