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Colosseo: Enoteca Cavour 313Via Cavour 313 , Phone: 06 6785496
Closing day: closed Sunday in summer
Reviewed by: Karen P. from MA, review #3459
An enoteca (a wine bar) with an interesting menu.
Directions: In Monti. From the Via dei Fori Imperiali (the street that runs in front of the Forum toward the Coliseum), go up the Via Cavour to #313, which will be on the left. It's a storefront and easy to miss. If you go past the Via del Garofano (on your left), you have gone too far. Also, it's an easy walk from the Hotel Forum.
Too footsore to walk very far from the hotel near the forum, I found Cavour 313 in a guidebook. At first, I walked right past it and had to double back. It's a storefront restaurant that was very deep, so easy to miss if you are not watching for the sign.
An enoteca is a wine bar, so the menu is designed around foods and appetizers that accompany wine. The menu had several pages of cheeses (including fresh mozzarella) and smoked meats, salads and main dishes. There was very little of what I would call typical roman restaurant-fare.
The interior was casual - tables and chairs were wood - no fancy dining.
I ate an arugula salad with olive oil, lemon and salt and a very fragrant couscous with chicken, raisins and chickpeas. I asked for a glass of pinot grigio, but they were out, so they gave me a glass of ribolla instead. I think the name was "Rocco di Corte". In any case, the wine was terrific and was a good choice with the couscous.
For dessert, I had pistachio ice cream with black pepper. Don't laugh - it was the most amazing pistachio ice cream I've ever had.
I enjoyed the meal and would eat there again - I was happy to find something slightly different from the usual. If you are looking for a place with an uncommon menu, this is it.
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