Near the Pantheon, this is a "bookbar," furnished with sofas from the 1950s, Murano chandeliers from the early 1800s, marble balustrades from the 17th century, and Art Nouveau decorations. Arguably, it is the most sophisticated bar in the capital, and it's run by a Roman-Swedish alliance. The Swedish part is reflected in the small plates offered here, a kind of small smorgasbord. The plates cost from 6€ to 10€ ($9.60-$16). Rome's chic denizens of the night come here to listen to live jazz music, often provided in an outdoor setting when weather permits. Patrons range in age from 25 to 40. The bar is open Tuesday to Saturday 10am to 2am, Sunday 10am to 6pm.
- © Frommer's 2013