La Barrique

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MONDAY - FRIDAY: 1 P.M. – 3:30 PM & 6:30 P.M. – 1 A.M.
+39 06 4782 5953 | WEBSITE

By day, La Barrique attracts bankers from the nearby Banca d’Italia who come for a quick, hearty lunch. But in the evening, this wine bar in Monti attracts the center’s serious drinkers with their fairly priced natural and traditional wines. From 6:30 p.m. until 8 p.m. the kitchen serves simple snacks like olives and taralli, but from 8 p.m. until midnight, La Barrique serves a full menu of starters, pastas and mains. Regardless of the hour, you will find an excellent wines-by-the-glass list scrawled on the chalkboard near the bar, as well as hundreds of interesting bottles to choose from displayed on the surrounding shelves.

Known For
  • natural wine
  • champagne
  • low wine markups
  • outdoor / patio
  • full menu
What to drink
Outrageously affordable bottles of natural wines from Italy and France. There is also plenty of champagne on the list brought over from La Barrique’s sister wine bar, Remigio, which specializes in sparkling wines.
Don’t get your heart set on any one item on the wine list, which is rarely updated. Instead, tell the staff what style of wine you're after and they’ll pull bottles off the racks for you to choose from.