Salotto42 is a chic, glamorous bar that still manages to feel cozy while you mingle with a fashionable young professional crowd. The bar has a posh atmosphere, with plush couches to lounge on while drinking the cocktails exclusive to Salotto42. Fashion photography lines the walls, reminding the clientele that the bar is a favorite among celebrities. Rightly so, since the bar is owned by former supermodel Malin Persson, and her husband Damiano Mazzarella, a jack of all trades who was once a basketball professional, journalist, and is the creator and designer of the Hendy jewelry brand. No need to feel intimidated though, the staff is friendly and knowledgeable. Style is ingrained in every feature of the bar, and it is a great place to get dressed up and go out with a date or friends without breaking the bank. The music alone is a great reason to check it out; the playlist ranges from breathy soul to jazz to upbeat swing and other varied genres while remaining the perfect background music for even better people watching.
If that isn’t enough to entice you, the various events throughout the day will surely bring you in. From 1pm-3pm Mon-Fri there is a buffet that costs only €12, and is characterized by dishes from all over the world. Vegetarian sushi, curry, and couscous intermingle with the traditional Italian dishes, but the nature of the bar is to continually update and change the menu, adding exciting and perfectly executed options every couple of months. Sat-Sun it is a brunch buffet, and costs €15. From 3pm-6pm everyday the bar turns into a tearoom, serving tea from around the world with delicious cakes and biscuits. From 7pm-10pm daily is the bar’s time to really shine; aperitif is considered the bar’s specialty with a wide selection of organic and vegetarian-friendly options. The vast cocktail menu of Salotto42 is the pride of the employees; each and every tasty drink costing around €10 is exclusive to the bar. A specialty is the Cuban Manhattan, which uses rum instead of whiskey. The bar also serves a wide array of wines from all over Italy.
Piazza di Pietra, 42 (Pantheon)
Every Day 10am-2am