Bar San Calisto
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Piazza San Calisto 3-5 · interesting places nearby
Bar San Calisto information
Those in the know head to the down-at-heel 'Sanca' for its basic, stuck-in-time atmosphere and cheap prices (beer €1.50). It attracts everyone from intellectuals to keeping-it-real Romans, alcoholics and American students. It's famous for its chocolate – hot with cream in winter, ice cream in summer. Try the Sambuca con la Mosca ('with flies' – raw coffee beans). Expect occasional late-night jam sessions.