Enoteca L’Antidoto in Trastevere: informal elegance and hip Roman vibes
Trastevere is a charming and picturesque neighbourhood in Rome. Its crooked narrow cobblestone streets, ivy-covered buildings, and medieval piazzas attract tourists and locals alike. But while the former tend to follow the main passways, the latter know secret corners, like Vicolo del Bologna—home to one of the best natural wine bars in town.
Opened during the height of the pandemic, Enoteca L'Antidoto is a testament to the true creativity of its owners. Its informal elegance will put you at ease even before a first sip, and the tiny space with only five tables will make you feel chosen.
When you enter the sliding glass doors, you see iron and wood shelves going up to the ceiling—like in a bookstore, except filled with bottles. L'Antidoto offers about 200 natural wines from different countries, including Italy, France, and Georgia. Pick a bottle that smiles at you from the shelf, and the staff will help pair it with something from the menu. Or vice versa.
The menu is short and carefully curated. Chefs change it every few weeks to always offer local, seasonal, and high-quality dishes. An open kitchen means you can watch chefs at work, adding to the convivial atmosphere of this small bar. And while there are no tables al fresco, there is a place to sit on the outside window sills, enjoy a glass (a bottle) and a truly trasteverian, bohemian vibe.
Address: Vicolo del Bologna 19