Rome Bars and Restaurants offer new formulas to adapt to the latest DPCM in Italy

Rome Bars and Restaurants offer new formulas to adapt to the latest DPCM in Italy
Courtesy Aqualunae Bistrot

With the new decree comes a new formula for hospitality in Rome

To adapt to the ever-changing dpcm, some bars and restaurants have thought of some pretty inventive ways to offer something different to their local Romans given the new restrictions. From brunch and smart working to early aperitivo and more, here is a quick guide to the best of the best of what’s going on right now in Rome. All safe and more importantly…fun!



  • The Court – Via Labicana, 125

Early aperitivo all week, Weekend DJ Set Brunch (30 euros includes an amazing spread of sweets and savories + a healthy (non-alcoholic) cocktail. Regular cocktails are, of course available upon request.

  • Anti-Gallery – Piazza degli Zingari 3

Open for breakfast, lunch, and early happy hour

  • Fafiuchè – Via della Madonna dei Monti, 28

Open Thursday-Sunday for lunch from 12.30pm



  • Tale – Via Giovanni Verga, 46

Tuesday to Friday lunch and aperitif from 4pm till 6pm, Saturday and Sunday brunch. Every Sunday (‘Domenica Bestiale’) brunch will feature live music performance and a DJ set.



  • Checchino / Ch1887 – Via di Monte Testaccio, 30

Now open for lunch from Tuesday on, during the week. And from Wednesday to Sunday, open for lunch and early aperitivo until 6pm. Other unique offerings in addition: their ‘Merenda’ (low abv cocktail + sweet snacks) and their ‘three olives martini lunch’ (a martini + olive bruschetta), also available Wednesday through Sunday. Closed Mondays

  • Romeow Cat Bistrot – Via Francesco Negri, 15

Open Wed-Sun from 10am till 6pm

  • Marigold – Via Giovanni da Empoli, 37

Open Wednesday-Sunday for breakfast, lunch and weekend brunch

  • Osteria Fratelli Mori – Via dei Conciatori, 10

Open evey day for lunch from 12.30pm to 3pm

  • Queen Makeda Grand Pub – Via di S. Saba, 11

Open every day from 12pm to 6pm. Grand Brunch Tour on weekend from 12.30pm to 4pm.

  • Makai Tiki Bar – Via dei Magazzini Generali, 4

Now open for lunch and early aperitivo until 6pm

  • Stadlin – Via Antonio Pacinotti, 83

Open all day from 10am – 6pm, breakfast, lunch and early aperitivo

  • LattaVia Antonio Pacinotti, 83

Open 11:30am – 6pm Friday, Saturday, and Sunday for lunch, brunch and early aperitivo

  • Trattoria Pennestri – Via Giovanni da Empoli, 5

Open for lunch from Tuesday to Sunday from 12pm-3pm. Take away available at lunch (Tue-Thu) and at lunch & dinner (Fri-Sun).

  • Rec23 – Piazza dell’Emporio, 1/2

American-style Brunch every Saturday & Sunday

  • Rosso Eat Drink Stay – Viale Aventino, 32

Open every day for breakfast, lunch and early aperitivo

  • Porto Fluviale – Via del Porto Fluviale, 22

Open for lunch every day and weekend brunch



  • R.U.D.E. – Via dei Castani, 228

Open 11:30am from 6pm for smart working, lunch, brunch and early aperitivo

  • Circolo Artenoize – Via Tor de’ Schiavi, 165b

Open from 9:30am to 6pm for breakfast, café’, lunch, cocktails, early aperitivo and weekend breakfast and brunch

  • 180g pizzeriaVia Tor de’ Schiavi, 53

Now open for lunch on Saturday and Sunday only



  • Treefolks Public House – Viale Trastevere, 192

Open all day from 8am to 6pm for breakfast, gourmet café’, smart working, lunch, cocktails and early aperitivo. Take away from 6pm to 10pm.

  • Eggs – Via Natale del Grande, 52

Open on weekends for breakfast – Il Mattino ha l’Uovo in Bocca (10am-12pm) with pancakes, scrambled eggs, avocado, etc.

  • Proloco Trastevere – Via Goffredo Mameli, 23

Tuesday-Sunday breakfast from 9am, lunch from 12.30 to 3pm, early apertivo with cakes and taglieri till 6pm. Pranzo Contadino on weekends from 12pm to 3.30pm.

  • Latteria Trastevere – Vicolo della Scala, 1

Open every day from 10:30am to 6pm

  • Zi Umberto – Piazza di S. Giovanni della Malva, 14

Now open for lunch every day

  • Coffee Pot Trastevere – Via del Politeama, 12

Saturday and Sunday lunch from 12.30pm

  • La Punta – Via Santa Cecilia, 8

Weekend lunch Mexican style with a flavorful menu of food and agave cocktails. Every Saturday and Sunday from 12pm until 6pm.

  • Osteria Fernanda – Via Crescenzo del Monte, 18

Now open for lunch every day

  • Ma Che Siete Venuti Fa – Via Benedetta, 25

Now open ALL day, every day from 11am-6pm. Take away till 9pm

  • Freni e Frizioni – Via del Politeama, 4

Freni has transformed into a ‘ Service Station’ every Saturday and Sunday from 12pm – 6pm where you can BYOF (bring your own food) and enjoy Freni’s amazing service and energy – and cocktails for purchase.



  • Osteria dell’Ingegno – Piazza di Pietra

Open every day from 12.30pm to 6pm

  • Il Marchese – Via di Ripetta, 162

Open for lunch

  • Adelaide at Hotel Vilòn – Via dell’Arancio, 69

All day eating and staying till 6pm: breakfast 8am-11am; drinking 12pm-6pm; eating 12pm-6pm (business lunch €25); Sunday lunch from 12pm to 6pm.

  • Lion – Largo della Sapienza, 1

Open every day from 11am to 6pm for lunch, cocktails and early aperitivo

  • Pianostrada – Via delle Zoccolette, 22

Open everyday from 12.3pm to 4.30pm, also for takeaway. Saturday and Sunday open also for breakfast from 10am to 12pm

  • Il Bacaro – Via degli Spagnoli, 27

Saturday and Sunday “Wine & Brunch Edition” (every weekend features a different wine and region)



  • Banana Republic – Via Giovanni Bettolo, 3a

Lunch and weekend brunch with a special menu of crepes and eggs in every possible way, and a killer Bloody Mary

  • Aqualunae Bistrot – Piazza dei Quiriti, 19

Open everyday for breakfast and lunch. Brunch on Sunday (7 dishes for €45).

  • Porto Fish & Chips – Via Crescenzio, 56

Open every day from 12pm-6pm

  • Maybu Margaritas and Burritos – Via Candia, 113

Open every day from 11am until 6pm, take away till 11.30pm

  • L’Osteria di Birra del Borgo – Via Silla, 2

Open every day for lunch



  • Punch Roma – Via Alberto da Giussano, 69

Monday to Friday open from 10am to 6pm, English breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea, smart working, ‘aperipresto’ and Saturday and Sunday Brit-Pop Brunch

  • Spirito – Via Fanfulla da Lodi, 53

Brunch and early aperitivo every Sunday from 12pm-6pm

  • C.O.S.O. (Cocktail & Social) – Via Braccio da Montone, 80

Open every day from 12pm to 6pm for brunch and aperitivo

  • Buseto Pigneto – Via del Pigneto, 24

Open every day 11am-6pm and weekend brunch

  • Rosti al Pigneto – Via del Pigneto, 24

Open on Saturday and Sunday from 12.30pm to 6pm. Brunch €20

  • Necci – Via Fanfulla da Lodi, 68

Open for brunch (€15) on Saturday and Sunday from 12.30pm



  • Blind Pig – Via La Spezia, 72

Open Tuesday through Sunday for lunch and cocktails until 6pm

  • Kubla Khan – Piazza di Ponte Lungo, 1

Open 12pm – 6pm lunch, all-day cocktails and early aperitivo



  • Tree Bar – Via Flaminia, 266

Open for lunch from 12pm (Monday Closed)

  • Mediterraneo al MAXXI – Via Guido Reni, 4A

Open Tue-Sun from 11am to 6pm. Saturday and Sunday Brunch with Djsets.



  • White Rabbit – Via Spalato, 35/37/39

Open from 10am – 6pm

  • Palmiere – Viale Parioli, 7

Monday to Friday lunch only, Saturday & Sunday brunch with an international menu of sushi and hot main courses to choose from

  • Dukes – Viale Parioli, 200

Open for Saturday and Sunday brunch from 11am to 3.30pm

  • Bucavino – Viale Po, 45

Open on Monday from 7am to 1pm for breakfast and from Tuesday to Sunday from 7am to 5pm for breakfast and lunch-.



  • Tyler Ponte Milvio – Via Riano, 3

Serving breakfast, lunch and early aperitivo every day



  • La Casetta Garbatella

Weekend Garden Lunch every Saturday and Sunday 12pm until 5:30pm

  • Latteria Garbatella

Open with their special new menu, every Saturday and Sunday from 10am until 6pm



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