Party Earth Review Whether patrons are well versed in the intricacies of wine appreciation or just simply love il vino Italiano, Ferrara is the place in which to indulge – or discover – a passion for fine wine. Easy to miss among all the... ... read full review
Piazza Trilussa, 41
06 5833 3920
Bar: daily 6pm–2am
Restaurant: daily 8pm–midnight
Trastevere, Rome –
Whether patrons are well versed in the intricacies of wine appreciation or just simply love il vino Italiano, Ferrara is the place in which to indulge – or discover – a passion for fine wine.
Easy to miss among all the other wine bars and restaurants in the area, Ferrara is distinguished by the signature decals from nearly every important food and wine magazine in Italy that are displayed at both entrances.
Patrons who prefer to watch the bustle of the square can pull up a wicker chair outside, while those who need a break can enter the cool peace of the narrow bar whose atmosphere is conducive to learning about wine or just having an uninterrupted conversation.
A short set of stairs leads down to an intimate room with scattered tiled tables, from which guests can continue into the restaurant or go down a few more steps into the tasting room, which features large wooden tables surrounded by row upon row of shelved bottles.
Regardless of where the mature and curious patrons are, there is always a sommelier on hand to help them choose a flavor and navigate the immense menu that covers every pertinent detail of the 1,200 Italian labels in Ferrara’s collection.
When the waiters aren’t too busy, they’re more than happy to take guests into the cellar to see their extensive collection – some of the oldest wines date back to 1945. Located at Rome’s ancient street level, the climate-controlled cellar is a bit musty, but a trip down there is truly a unique experience.
Mixed crowd, late 20s to 40s in the bar, 30s and up in the restaurant.
Soft lounge music. Live jazz on Tuesdays in the winter.
Full menu offered by the award-winning kitchen. Complimentary aperitivo buffet, 6:30–9:30pm.
Appetizers €8–€24, entrées €12–€38. Beer €4–€7, wine €7–€13/glass or €15–€390+/bottle.
Casual in the bar, dressier in the restaurant.
Any evening when wine or a low-key night out in Trastevere fits the mood. Seating is limited, so weeknights are more accommodating, if less celebratory.