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Rome Restaurants

Antico Caffè Greco

  • Via dei Condotti 86 Map It
  • Piazza di Spagna
  • Café

Known for

  • Lavish historic design
  • Perfect espresso
  • Crystal goblets and high prices to match

Published 06/20/2007

Fodor's Review

Pricey Antico Caffè Greco is a national landmark and Rome's oldest café; its red-velvet chairs, marble tables, and marble busts have seen the likes of Byron, Shelley, Keats, Goethe, and Casanova. Add to this the fact that it's in the middle of the shopping madness on the upscale Via dei Condotti, and you won't be surprised that the place is often filled with tourists. But there are some locals who love basking in the more than 250 years of history held within these dark-wood walls. The antique artwork lining the walls lends the place the air of a gorgeously romantic, bygone era. Drink your coffee at the counter for a much less expensive experience.

Restaurant Information

Address:

Via dei Condotti 86, Rome, Latium, 00187, Italy

Map It

Phone:

06-6791700

Published 06/20/2007

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