As one of the oldest and most popular enotecas in Rome, Cul de Sac is always crowded with mostly locals and tourists in the know. Specialties include typical Italian favorites, Mediterranean Cuisine and of course, every Italian wine imaginable.
Homemade lasagna is one of my personal favorites, once recommended by locals I spoke to, though it is unlike lasagna that most outside of Italy are familiar with. Fresh produce and traditional techniques result in perfectly al dente pasta with a meaty filling, all perfectly seasoned and no sign of drowning under heavy creams. Thin crust pizzas are whisked from kitchen to table after table, their savory scent trailing through the air as fresh mozzarella bubbles at the edges.
Staff is friendly and helpful with the thousands of wine choices. Aside from full courses, Cul de Sac offers a vast array of cured meats and cheeses served with different types of fresh baked Italian breads. Every dish on the menu finds a beautiful pairing with the regional wines. With reasonable prices and a very lively atmosphere, Cul de Sac is a great place to have a true taste of colloquial Roman daily life. Sit inside for a cozy ambiance and to indulge in the tempting aromas of salty prosciutto, creamy parmigiano and warm bread or relax in the charming outdoor seating area, perfect for people watching.
Piazza Pasquino 73, Rome