My Rome by Elena: an insider's view on life in Rome


Name: Elena
Occupation: Restaurant Floor Manager

I was born and raised in Rome and somehow, this city doesn’t stop to surprise me!
I love to find and explore new spots in this city and I discover something new almost daily. Rome never fails!

My breakfast hunt My typical day starts with a huge breakfast at Vitti, a fabulous deli, spacious and comfortable. Great Italian coffee and delicious home made cakes.
Popular and always crowded, everyone is friendly, professional and caring.

Via di Tor Vergata, 273, 00173 Roma
06 723 3228

Working in a restaurant, only gives me time for a quick lunch. My first choice is always Pinsere, where you can enjoy an amazing pizza with all the ingredients you can even imagine. It never lets me down!

Via Flavia 98 Roma

Are you up for happy hour? Ok, let me tell you that there is not a happy hour, or better apartivo than in Italy, especially in Rome. A great choice is Meo Pinelli, where they serve delicious cocktails, combined with a generous buffet. An historical venue, located in the well known Cinecitta’ area.
For a winter aperitivo or after a working day, there is the one and only Caffè Cantù, where you can choose amongst a wide range of teas and infusions, served with fresh pastries, while surrounding by an interesting atmosphere.

Meo Pinelli
Piazza di Cinecitta 55/61, 00174 Roma

Caffè Cantu
Via Appia Nuova 564, 00179 Roma

After an entire day, trying to spoil clients with food and good wine, it is time for me to be pampered by someone else!
I love going to nice and cozy restaurants where they serve quality food at a reasonable price.
If you enjoy fish and shellfish, I highly recommend Cru.Dup; Nestor, the owner and chef is extremely gracious and really cares for his clients.

When I am being a typical Roman, I crave great food and the best place to go is Zarazà. Apart from being in spectacular location, they have an outstanding menu.

Via Tuscolana, 898, 00174 Roma

Via Regina Margherita, 45, 00044 Frascati

Fancy a glass of wine with friends, while enjoying contemporary art pieces and listening good music? Circolo degli Artisti, only €5 entry. Full of young and good people.

Open Baladin is a must – sipping a beer in a picturesque location-

Birreria Open Baladin
via Degli Specchi 6 zona Campo dei Fiori, 00186 Roma

Circolo degli Artisti
Via Casilina Vecchia, 42, 00182

My hidden treasure in Rome is Gianicolo! A petite hill by the Tevere, from where you can admire a breathtaking view over Rome.
Do not miss it if you are around!