This 1970s-themed Pigneto institution first found fame as a location for the 1961 film Accattone, directed by Pier Paolo Pasolini. All these years later, locals still love the bar-restaurant for its old-school ethos and faultless fare, which includes freshly baked pastries and paccheri (a tubular pasta) with octopus, cherry tomatoes and olives.
Pick your aperitif, perhaps something from the cafe-bar’s Greatest Hits list – you’ll find everything from daiquiris to margaritas. Then, pick your record; there’s an awesome vinyl collection. Song requests are also welcome. You can catch a live-band performance too.
3. Il Kino
Settle in for screenings of the latest Italian indie films – among other foreign productions – at this intimate art-house cinema. It’s a gathering spot for local directors, actors and screenwriters; keep your eyes peeled for one-off discussions and talks, along with DJ-powered parties.
4. Nero Gallery
This convention-defying contemporary art gallery is a platform for talent from all over the world, including Alessandro Sicioldr, an Italian painter known for his unsettling portraits, and Tony Cheung, a Chinese illustrator whose bold pop-art prints make a big impact.