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Top Cafes/Bars for a Valentine’s Date in Rome

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Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and, whether it’s a date with that ‘special someone’ or just a drink with friends, choosing the right location can be a challenge. To help you find the perfect backdrop for the occasion, we have compiled a list of our favorite cozy cafes and wine bars:

 

Chiostro del Bramante Bistrot

This serene cafe is in the heart of the historic center. Relax in a seat along the cloister wall as you gaze down into the courtyard below. Even though it is not open late, be sure to dress for the weather – it is an open air cloister, after all. We suggest coming in the late afternoon for sweet treat before taking a stroll around Piazza Navona.

Arco della Pace, 00186

+39 06 6880 9036

Hours:

MON-FRI 10AM – 8PM

SAT/SUN 10AM – 9PM

 

Enoteca Il Piccolo

Nestled among the many restaurants on Via del Governo Vecchio, this cozy little wine bar can be easily missed. Grab a table outside among the locals for a superb glass of wine and some people-watching, or snuggle up at one of the small tables inside for an intimate chat.

Via del Governo Vecchio 74, 00186

+39 06 6880 1746

Hours: 11AM – 2AM everyday

 

Niji Cafe

Tucked away in the quiet side of Trastevere, the cafe’s soft lighting and stylish decor create a warm and welcoming ambiance. The top-notch bartenders can create complex concoctions or make you the perfect Negroni. This is the ideal place for an after-dinner drink.

Via dei Vascellari 35, 00153

+39 06 581 9520

Hours: 7PM – 2AM everyday

 

Salotto Caronte

This stylish venue doubles as a cocktail bar and restaurant. Get comfortable with a classic cocktail on the big leather couch or get started on a bottle of wine as your table is readied. Either way, you are in for a lovely evening.

Via Machiavelli 23, 00185

+39 06 700 1984

Hours:

MON-FRI 12PM-2AM

SAT 6:30PM-2AM

closed SUN

 

Libreria Caffe Bohemien

This eclectic cafe provides a tranquil setting in the heart of Monti. It is the perfect place for an afternoon tea or an evening aperitivo. There is also an amazing gelateria in the piazza a few meters away.

Via degli Zingari 36, 00184

+39 339 722 4622

Hours:

FRI/SAT 6:30PM-2AM

SUN-MON/WED-THU 5:30PM – 1:30AM

Closed Tuesdays