Il Birrandaio Beershop

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Beer & Bagels in Testaccio

Il Birrandaio is a beer connoisseur’s dream, serving the perfect accompaniment to soak up the fizz: fresh filled bagels. They specialise in two things that are often scarce elsewhere in Rome, a ridiculous variety of unique imported and Italian craft beers and American style bagels with traditional (and utterly delicious) Italian fillings.

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 When we buzzed ourselves into Il Birrandaio, one of the owners Alessandro was filling the place with the delicious aroma of pan-fried guanciale (pork cheek) from his mamma. That just sums up the place, loving care and quality ingredients. A recent start-up (they began their beer quest in September last year) they go hand in hand with the lively social life that Testaccio provides.

I love the décor too with punk music history books, bright orange walls and cassette tape stereo booming Pink Floyd. This is the perfect place for me as it happens, as I am a newcomer to the malty world of beer drinkers and I needed some help in what to choose. It was a synch for the readily friendly Alessandro who spoiled me with choice. Thanks to him I am now hooked on a gutsy smoked dark beer made locally on a farm in Fiumicino. I then opted for a bouncy bagel with mouth-watering fillings of fried chicory, Parmesan, some of that addictive fried guanciale and beer soaked zucchini. The prices were great too, all making Il Birrandaio a definite new craving.    

 

Address

Via Galvani, 31a (Testaccio)

Opening time

Open Mon-Sat 5pm-12pm

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