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SHOPPING AND DINING


Rome is a city which follows all newest fashion trends and therefore it is a must-to-visit place to all fashion victims. If you are looking for the latest Roberto Cavalli’s giraffe blouse or a sexy Versace’s mermaid dress, don’t miss to walk around Piazza di Spagna, the city shopping centre. In the square you can admire the windows of Dolce & Gabbana, Missoni and Sergio Rossi.
Our fashion itinerary continues through Via Condotti, one of the most elegant street in the world, where you can find the “ateliers” of the most prestigious fashion labels such as Armani, Valentino, Gucci, Prada, Hermès, Trussardi e Dior as well as the blazing windows of Bulgari and Cartier. As you walk around the labyrinthic streets of Rome historical centre, you will come across Via Bocca di Leone with Versace’s atelier and Via Borgognona lined with the shops of Gianfranco Ferré, Roberto Cavalli, Moschino, Ermenegildo Zegna, René Caovilla, Emilio Pucci. Passing by Via Frattina, Via delle Carrozze, Via del Gambero, Via della Vite, Via Belsiana, you will reach Largo Carlo Goldoni where the Fendi atelier is located.
You will be then in Via del Corso, a bustling pedestrian based street where you can find more affordable shopping options. From Piazza di Spagna, begins also Via del Babuino, known for its antique shops but also because you can find the fashion houses of Chanel, Emporio Armani and Tad, the city coolest lifestyle store which stokes up perfumes, accessories, shoes, and of course the latest fashion.

Shops in Rome usually open from 9am to 1pm and from 3.30 to 7.30pm (from 4 to 8pm in summer), except on Sundays and Monday mornings as they are closed.

Email: roma@friendlyrentals.com
Tel: 0039 0645554980

 
RESTUARANTS

Romans love to eat. And they love to eat good food. Once in Rome, you will realize that Italian cuisine is more than just pasta and pizza. Hundreds and hundreds of restaurants of this city will delight you with any kind of gastronomic specialty: from the dishes of the typical Roman tradition to the specialties of different Italian regions, to exotic menus from all over the world. There are restaurants suitable to every pocket and to any taste. You can easily find in Rome trendy spots with a very fashionable atmosphere, the popular “trattories” (usually a family-run concern serving often home-cooking), the typical “osterie” (they are inns serving only few local dishes and endless wine) and countless pizzerias.
The highest concentration of restaurants and typical “trattorie” is in Trastevere neighborhood, also known as the “Roman canteen”: at any corner you will find a different pizzeria or osteria. It will be just a matter of picking one!
 
Those are some restaurants we have selected for you:
 
ALBERTO CIARLA, Piazza San Cosimato 40, tel: 06 581 86 68 (excellent fish)
CAMPONESCHI, Piazza Farnese 50, tel: 06 687 49 27 (sophisticated french-mediterranean cuisine)
CUL DE SAC, Piazza Pasquino 73, tel: 06 688 01 094 (wine bar with delicatessen)
DA AUGUSTO, Piazza de Renzi 15, tel: 06 580 37 98 (Roman cuisine)
DA FRANCESCO, Piazza del Fico 29, tel: 06 686 40 09 (pizza, pasta and meet)
DA GIGGETTO, Via del Portico d’Ottavia 21-22, tel: 06 686 11 05 (Roman-Jewish cooking)
DA FABRIZIO, Via di Santa Dorotea 15, tel: 06 5806244 (meat of extraordinary quality)
DAR POETA, Vicolo del Bologna 46, tel: 06 588 05 16 (typical pizzeria in Trastevere)
FILETTI DI BACCALA’, Largo dei Librari 88, tel: 06 686 40 18 (best “fillets of cod ” in town)
‘GUSTO, Piazza Augusto Imperatore 9, tel: 06 322 62 73 (pizzeria and fusion cooking)
HOSTERIA DEL PESCE, Via di Monserrato 32, tel: 06 686 56 17 (unforgettable seafood)
IL BACARO, Via degli Spagnoli 27, tel: 06 687 2554 (for a romantic dinner)
INSALATA RICCA, Largo dei Chiavari 85, tel: 06 856 88 036 (all kinds of salads)
LA ROSETTA, Via della Rosetta 8-9, tel: 06 686 10 02 (Excellent fish)
LE BAIN, Via delle Botteghe Oscure 33 tel 06.6865673 (creative cooking)
PIZZERIA DA BAFFETTO, Via del Governo Vecchio 114, tel: 06 686 16 17 (be prepared to a long queue)
PIZZERIA LA MONTECARLO, Vicolo Savelli 11-13, tel: 06 686 18 77 (in the city centre)
RECAFE’, Piazza Augusto Imperatore 36, tel: 06 681 34 730 (trendy pizzeria)
RICCIOLI CAFE’, Via delle Coppelle 13, tel: 06 682 10 313 (raw fish)
SORA LELLA, Via Ponte Quattro Capi 16, tel: 06 686 16 01 (Roman dishes)
VINERIA CHIANTI, Via del Lavatore 81-82, tel: 06 678 75 50 (Tuscan specialties)
ZEN SUSHI, Via degli Scipioni 243, tel: 06 3213420 (Japanese)

 
DISCOS

 
Alien , Via Velletri 13
Alpheus, Via del Commercio 36
Gilda, Via Mario de Fiori 97
Goa, Via Libetta 13
Loft, Via Libetta 7
Piper, Via Tagliamento 9
Supper Club, Via De Nari 14
 
WINE & COCKTAIL BARS

 
Dune Club, Piazza Ss.Apostoli 52
Modo, Vicolo del Fico 3
Ice Club, Via Madonna dei Monti 17
Jonothan's Angels, Via della Fossa 16
Bartaruga, Piazza Mattei 7
Gusto, Via della Frezza 23
Il Goccetto, Via dei Banchi Vecchi 14
Salotto 42, Piazza di Pietra 42
Etablì, Vicolo delle Vacche 9/9°
 
COFFEE BARS

 
Caffè della Pace, Via della Pace 3
Lettere Caffè, Via S.Francesco a Ripa 100
Ombre Rosse Caffè, Piazza di S.Egidio 12

 
LIVE MUSIC

 
Alexander Platz, Via Ostia 9
Auditorium Parco della Musica, Viale Pietro De Coubertin
Big Mama, Via S.Francesco a Ripa 18
Gregory's Live Jazz & Dinner Club, Via Gregoriana 54d
 

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