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Enjoy the simple life with Rome’s best brunch offerings
Brunch may be a relatively new concept in Rome, but Italians have embraced the custom with their typical flair. The Roman version of this leisurely meal merges European and American traditions and cuisine, and there are now places throughout the Eternal City where locals and travelers alike can go to enjoy buffet-style dining in the early afternoon on weekends.
Ideal for adventurous types who spent the previous night hitting up some of the hottest spots in Rome, the best brunches in this capital are scattered all over the city:
More of an Italian-style lunch than American breakfast, the meal at Open Colonna is a part of a storied culinary history. The restaurant has been open since 1874 and sits on the roof of the Palazzo dei Esposizioni, which also hosts a number of art exhibits, making it the perfect place to begin a daily adventure in Rome. You can munch on filling dishes like lasagna, meatballs, fresh cheeses, pasta salads and more, all of which stem from the mind of head chef Antonello Colonna.
Close to the famous Spanish Steps sits Casina Valadier, a quiet villa that has been revamped to feature comfortable seating and delicious light food. You won’t be able to find traditional American foods here, but classic Italian coffee and a Roman twist on grilled cheese are worthy options for any diner. There are also an array of sandwiches and drinks that visitors can enjoy as they sit with companions on overstuffed couches or outdoor tables and plan their travels for the day.
One of the most popular spots in Rome is the Gusto Caffe, which packs in the crowds during its Saturday and Sunday brunch. Italians refer to the menu as an American brunch, and the soothing jazz music and modern atmosphere will have you thinking you’re back in the U.S., but Italian staples like cannelloni, cheeses, pizza and seafood dishes mesh perfectly with donuts, pastries, eggs and more, giving diners the best of both worlds.
The Perfect Bun
The difference between The Perfect Bun’s brunch offerings and its regular menu is stark. During the week, the elegant establishment is known for steaks and Tex-Mex dishes, but once the weekend rolls around the food becomes slightly more upscale. You’ll find eggs, French toast, potatoes and other American-style fare, making it a great spot to recover from the night before or simply rub elbows with hip Italians.
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