Freni e Frizioni
    City-Center, Rome

    About Freni e Frizioni


    The name of this hip café-bar translates as 'brakes and clutches' and the place was indeed once a garage. Now the spanners and engine oil have been replaced by a sleek, clean interior with art on the walls. Freni e Frizioni is a popular early evening spot that attracts a young and creative crowd. The food is one of the main draws; it's a grand place for filling your belly before a night on the tiles. A spectacular buffet is spread on a table surrounded by candles: there are baskets of hot bread, trays of pasta, plates of salad and many other treats. People help themselves and wash it all down with a cocktail or a glass of good Italian wine. On long warm evenings the pretty square outside, with its scattering of red tables and chairs, soon fills up with people enjoying an aperitivo by the river as the stars glint and flicker above.

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