Il Boccone

Price guide: Budget

Piazza di Pietra 35, Rome, 00186

Price guide: Budget

Il Boccone

By Lee Marshall, your Rome expert

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#19 of 40
expert-rated restaurants in Rome
Expert overall rating:4.4 out of 5
Food and drink:
4.5
4.5
Ambience:
4.4
4.4
Service:
4.7
4.7
Location:
4.6
4.6
Value for money:
4.7
4.7
Recommended for:
Backpackers / Students, Families with teenagers, First-time travellers, Seasoned travellers, No fuss

Expert review of Il Boccone

This gourmet panino bar is perfect for a quick lunch on the run.

On picturesque Piazza di Pietra, this all-day panino bar is a good place for a cheap and healthy snack if you’re in the Pantheon or Trevi Fountain area.

Food and drink: 

The idea is simple but also, as the Italians would say, ‘geniale’ (fun and original): you assemble your own panino by specifying the type of bread you want and the fillings, which are on display behind a large deli-style counter. Or you can opt for one of the house specials, like the Palermo, which comes with grilled aubergines, Favignana tuna, cherry tomatoes, grilled onions and fresh mint. They also do a few salads and soups, plus beer, water and soft drinks.

Ambience: 

It’s essentially a takeaway, done in a clean, contemporary style – but for those who can’t wait to eat there’s a bar counter with stools and one tiny table inside.

Service: 

All very efficient.

Location: 

Piazza di Pietra is between the Pantheon and Via del Corso – a little closer to the latter.

Price advice: 

Regular panino prices run from around 4.50-7 euros depending on bread, size and filling ingredients.

More information on Il Boccone:

Price guide:
Budget
Type:
Deli, Takeaway
Food:
Italian, Mediterranean
Address:
Piazza di Pietra 35, Rome, 00186
Telephone:
06 699 0799
Serves:
Lunch
Opening times:
Daily 10am-7.30pm.
Accepts Credit Cards:
No
Reservations:
Not necessary
Free tags / Keywords:
Cheap eats, Quick bites

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