Hidden amongst the hilly streets of Monti, Barzilai is a bistrot/winebar/butchershop whose name signifies “2 litres of wine” in Roman dialect. Staying true to its Roman roots, the wine list is purely Italian and the menu boasts an array of flavorsome dishes, including homemade specialities such as polpette, parmigiana di melanzane and cannelloni al forno.
The casual, friendly atmosphere and authentic, vintage décor (recently renovated) welcome a mix of Italians, Monti locals, and the occasional tourist. Barzilai’s flexible hours and central location make it an ideal place to stop in for a coffee and pastry in the morning, enjoy a plate of prosciutto and cheese for lunch or indulge in their freshly baked crostata as an afternoon snack. Alternatively, it’s a great spot for an aperitivo and dinner with friends, or simply honor its namesake and quench your thirst for the finest Italian Barzilai.
Via Panisperna, 44 (Monti)