Blog:  Brunch in Rome Roundup

Posted by on Jan 19, 2012 in Brunch, General | 0 comments

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Follow this link for our update about brunching in Rome

There is a food trend sweeping across Italy called brunch! Food is a national obsession in Italy and meals and meal times are honored tradition but brunch has gained popularity in recent years. While the concept of brunch may be ordinary to Anglo Saxons, for Italians (or at least for Romans) the idea took a while to catch on. There are a few reasons for this. First of all, Rome is not a breakfast culture. A Roman breakfast is generally a hurried activity consisting of no more than a cappuccino and a croissant – and it is often eaten standing up – not a leisurely activity at all. Secondly, mixing sweet and savory in the same course is not traditional and so frowned upon. Lastly, and the main problem with brunch is that it falls right smack dab in the middle of Sunday lunch. Many Italians sit down to a long three or four course meal, at home, with their families every Sunday like clockwork. But in the end there are more similarities than differences between the traditional Italian Sunday lunch and the traditional Anglo Saxon brunch. The food may be different but the concept is the same – we get together with family and friends on Sundays to enjoy a leisurely meal together. For an American account of brunch in Rome, read “A Mixed up Brunch” by Mozzarella Mamma.

In Rome you will find a number of restaurants, hotels and museums that serve either a fixed-menu or buffet style brunch on the weekend and a buffet lunch during the week.
If you receive an invitation inside of an Italian home for a traditional Sunday lunch, you should accept. The experience is unique. If it’s brunch you’re after, here is Tavole Romane’s roundup of best places to brunch in Rome:

NEIGHBORHOOD: HISTORIC CENTER

The Perfect Bun
Menu: American, Self-service and Served buffet
Website: www.theperfectbun.it
Hours: Saturday and Sunday (12:00 PM, 1:00 PM, 2:00 PM)
Price: 25€, includes water
Address: Largo del teatro valle 4, Rome
Map

The Margutta RistorArt (Vegetarian)
Menu: Vegetarian, Mediterranean, Self-service buffet
Website: www.ilmarguttavegetariano.it
Tel: 06 45476337
Hours: Saturday and Sunday, 12:30 PM to 3:30 PM
Price: 25 €
Address: Via Margutta 118, Rome
Map

Babette
Menu: Mediterranean, Self-service buffet
Website: www.babetteristorante.it
Tel. 06 3211559
Brunch Hours: Saturday and Sunday, 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Price: 25 €, includes water, a glass of wine or beer, dessert and coffee
Address: via Margutta 1d-3, Rome
Map

Salotto 42
Menu: Vegetarian, Self-service buffet
Website: www.salotto42.it
Tel. 06 6785804
Brunch Hours: Saturday and Sunday, until 3:00 PM
Price: 15 €, includes water, coffee and orange juice
Address: piazza di Pietra 42, Rome
Map

Chiostro del Bramante
Menu: American, Mediterranean, Table service
Website: www.chiostrodelbramante.it
Tel. 06 68809036
Brunch Hours: Saturday and Sunday, 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Price: 24 €, includes water, coffee or tea and juice
Address: via della Pace 5, Rome
Map

Assaggi d’Autore
Menu: Mediterranean, Self-service buffet
Website: www.assaggidautore.com
Tel. 06 6990949
Brunch Hours: Sunday, 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Price: 12 € for first trip to the buffet, 6€ for each additional, includes bread and water
Address: via dei Lucchesi 28, Rome
Map

Bar del Fico
Menu: Mediterranean, Self-service buffet
Website: https://www.facebook.com/bardelfico
Brunch Hours: Saturday
Price: 25 €, excludes drinks and dessert
Address: via della Pace, 34/35, Rome
Map

NEIGHBORHOOD: MONTI-ESQUILINO-CELIO

Sweety Rome
Menu: American, Self-service buffet
Website: www.sweetyrome.it
Tel. 06 48913713
Brunch Hours: Sunday, 12:30 PM to 3:00 PM (1st round: 12:30 PM to 1:45 PM, 2nd round: 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM)
Price: 22 €, includes ½ water, coffee, tea or orange juice and a cupcake or other dessert
Address: via Milano 48, 00184 Rome
Map

[2014 update: Sweety Rome is currently closed]

Open Colonna
Menu: Mediterranean, Self-service buffet
Website: www.opencolonna.it
Tel. 06 6990949
Brunch Hours: Saturday and Sunday, until 3:30 PM
Price: 30 €, drinks not included
Address: Scalinata di via Milano 9/a, 00184 Rome
Map

Doozo
Menu: Japanese, Sushi Bar
Website: www.doozo.it
Tel. 06 481 56 55
Brunch Hours: Saturday, 12:30 PM to 3:00 PM
Price: 18€
Address: Via Palermo 51-53, Rome
Map

Panella (l’Arte del Pane)
Menu: Mediterranean, Served buffet
Website: www.panella-artedelpane.it
Tel. 06 4872435
Brunch Hours: Sunday, Call for hours
Price: 15€, includes one drink, fruit and dessert
Address: Via Merulana 54, Rome
Map

Caffè Propaganda
Menu: Contemporary, Table service
Website: www.caffepropaganda.it
Tel. 06 94534255
Brunch Hours: Saturday and Sunday, Call for hours
Price: à la carte
Address: via claudia 15, Rome
Map

NEIGHBORHOOD: VILLA BORGHESE-FIUME

Cinecaffè
Menu: Mediterranean, Self-service buffet
Website: www.cinecaffe.it
Tel: 06 42016224
Brunch Hours: Saturday and Sunday, 12:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Price: 25 €, includes soft drink, water and coffee
Address: largo Marcello Mastroianni 1 (inside Villa Borghese), Rome
Map

Caffè delle Arti
Menu: Mediterranean, Self-service buffet
Website: www.caffedelleartiroma.it
Tel: 06 32651236
Brunch Hours: Sunday, 12:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Price: 28 €, does not include drinks
Address: via Antonio Gramsci 73 (in the Modern Art Gallery building), Rome
Map

Macro 138
Menu: Mediterranean, Self-service buffet
Website: http://www.museomacro.org/
Tel: 06 45476337
Brunch Hours: Saturday and Sunday, Call for hours (buffet-lunch Tue-Fri)
Price: 15 € (weekday), 20 € (weekend), includes water
Address: largo del teatro valle 4, Rome (inside the Macro Museum)
Map

NEIGHBORHOOD: PRATI-MAZZINI

Settembrini Caffè
Menu: Mediterranean, Table service (Served buffet in spring and summer)
Website: www.viasettembrini.it
Tel: 06 3232617
Brunch Hours:
Price: à la carte in  winter season (“pranzo della domenica”), 10€-15€ served dish during other periods
Address: via Settembrini 25, Rome
Map

Le Pain à Table
Menu: Mediterranean, Table service
Website: www.lepainatable.com 
Tel: 06 37500580
Brunch Hours: Saturday and Sunday, Call for hours (reservations required)
Price: 20 €, includes water, coffee or tea, juice
Address: Viale delle Milizie 13, Rome
Map

[2013 update]

NEIGHBORHOOD: PONTE MILVIO

Voy
Menu: Daily menu, Self-service buffet
Website: www.voy.it
Tel: 06 33222179
Brunch Hours: Sunday, 12:45 PM to 3:30 PM
Price: 20 €, includes water, coffee and juice
Address: via Flaminia 496c, Rome
Map

NEIGHBORHOOD: SAN LORENZO-TIBURTINA

Bocca di Dama
Menu: Mediterranean, Self-service buffet
Website: www.boccadidama.it
Tel: 06 44341154
Brunch Hours: Sunday, 12:00 PM and 4:00 PM
Price: 25 €, includes water, coffee or tea, juice
Address: via dei Marsi 2-6, Rome
Map

Lanificio Cucina
Menu: Mediterranean, Self-service buffet
Website: www.lanificio159.com
Tel: 06 41780081
Brunch Hours: Saturday and Sunday, Call for hours
Price: 18 €, includes water, coffee or tea, juice
Address: via Pietralata 159a, Rome
Map

NEIGHBORHOOD: OSTIENSE

Doppiozeroo
Menu: Mediterranean, Self-service buffet
Website: doppiozeroo.com/
Tel: 06 57301961
Brunch Hours: Saturday and Sunday, 12:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Price: 19 €, includes water
Address: via Ostiense 68, Rome
Map

NEIGHBORHOOD: TRASTEVERE

In this area we are anxiously awaiting the reopening of Bibli, that has been a forerunner for Sunday brunching in Rome in its bookstore and cultural center located in via dei Fienaroli. The new space should be in via della Lungara but opening date is not known yet. Stay tuned.

Special thanks to Nicolee aka Cucina Digitale (@cucinadigitale on twitter), author of the English translation that actually became an adaptation of the Italian post to  anglo-saxons!   

Link to the post in Italian

Credits Image: offManhattan

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