Aperitivo, the Italian Cocktail Hour Ritual – Foodie Sisters in Italy

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Aperitivo is a pre-lunch or pre-dinner ritual involving food and wine. Yes, in Italy we eat and drink to prepare ourselves to eat and drink! Foodie Sisters, Benedetta and Valeria, will show you how to aperitivo like an Italian. Spritz, wine, prosecco, bruschetta, prosciutto, cheese, salami can be quite a fun cocktail hour ritual!


Where Should I Go?

Some of our favorite places for aperitivo in Rome are:

Enoteca Ferrara

Elegant wine bar in Trastevere with a fabulous list of labels.

(Piazza Trilussa, 41 – Trastevere)


Terrazza Borromini

Sip a Spritz with a bird’s eye view of Rome at this spectacular rooftop terrace.

(Via di Santa Maria dell’Anima, 30A – Piazza Navona)



Aperitivo hour spills out onto the street at this hip hangout a short walk from the Vatican.

(Via Properzio, 31/33 – Prati)


Salotto 42

Classy cocktails and a cool clientele opposite the spectacular Temple of Hadrian.

(Piazza di Pietra, 42 – Pantheon)


Freni e Frizioni

Trastevere’s most famous aperitivo bar serves up a huge buffet, good cocktails, and a young crowd.

(Via del Politeama, 4/6 – Trastevere)