Italian in Trastevere & Gianicolo

The coffee bar at this bright and airy cafe buzzes all day. Grab a table amid the industrial chic and tuck into one of the €6 lunch specials. It's all Italian standards made with care, passion and the best ingredients. The bakery sells pizza slices topped with buttery mortadella that will make you weep. Also good are the pastries and the desserts.

This ideal cafe anchors one of the best strips for foodies in Rome: a few steps further along Via di San Francesco a Ripa are the very fine Antica Caciara Trasteverina and Supplì.