A break for a “panino”

Posted on Mar 9, 2015 in Foodies & Shopaholics

Mortadella-Post-IV[revised February 2024] ”In every major city in the Western world, some things are always the same. (…) But some things are only in Rome. Like the sandwich counterman so comfortably calling me “beautiful” every time we speak. You want this panino grilled or cold, bella?” – Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert

While it is usually easy to find a good pizza or a hot dish of pasta in every trattoria in Rome, it is not so easy to get a good healthy fresh panino (sandwich). Therefore we decided to list here some addresses near the touristic areas. And we welcome your suggestions to keep the list updated:

  • La Casina del Caffé: located inside the market of Trionfale ‘hood (near the Vatican museums) you find here some of the best “tramezzini” in town!
  • Ex Circus: a quiet space not far from Piazza Navona to have a salad, an healthy panino or a bagel, a fruit bowl, good wifi!
  • La Piadineria: a franchising specialising in “piadina”, a traditional street food of Romagna with tons of fillings in a special bread similar to a wrap. Many locations, including one close to the Vaticn and one not far from Trevi fountain.
  • Roscioli: not only bread and pizza to take away here, but the famous “pizza bianca e mortadella”, a typical alternative to a sandwich in Rome (in the picture). Near Campo dei Fiori. We are sorry for vegetarians!
  • Re-bio: near the Vatican museums where you find 100% local and organic sandwiches, but also salads, smoothies and juices. If you look for something healthy, that’s the place!
  • La Salumeria: in front of Castel Sant’Angelo, few tables indoors and outdoors to eat a panino or a bruschetta or even a tray of cheese and cold cuts.
  • Vero: sandwiches, but also salads and sushi. A good spot to sit down, rest with a cake and mug of hot tea or a frozen milkshake depending on the season. Mid way between the Vatican and Piazza del Popolo.

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