Yes, the Spanish invented tapas…but why should they have all the fun? Romans enjoy small dishes too! For a spot of Spain in the Eternal City, check out an exceptional, rustic Rome restaurant that’s been a local favorite since 2004: PanDivino.
Created by an Italian husband and Spanish wife duo, this casual restaurant offers a sensational mix of traditional Italian and Spanish dishes. Although it’s located in the touristy Centro Storico, PanDivino is easy to miss if you’re not looking out for it. Once you find PanDivino, however, you’ll be rewarded with a superb selection of handmade Spanish and Italian dishes. Consider ordering your food to-go to enjoy a lovely Roman picnic!
Divine Dishes At PanDivino
A unique inclusion of Spanish favorites like tapas, breads, paellas and wines makes PanDivino’s menu really stand out. For a filling Spanish meal, consider ordering the tortilla de patatas, a few empanadas or the paella de marisco. The homemade charcuterie boards are also crowd favorites. Be sure to pair your sensational Spanish fare with a glass of refreshing wine from the Salamanca region.
On the Italian side, you’ll soon notice that PanDivino has a special affinity with the Abruzzo region. Indeed, many of the wines offered here are produced in this coastal area, and almost all of the sauces and chutneys draw inspiration from traditional Abruzzo recipes. There are many superb “grab-and-go” picnic options at PanDivino, including panini, wraps and salami. Oh, and don’t worry if you’re not a carnivore, you’ll find plenty of salads and veggie-friendly plates at PanDivino, too.
Before you leave, be sure to pick up a roll of fresh-baked Spanish bread or Italian focaccia. You should also indulge in a slice of traditional tiramisu or chocolate almond cake at this Rome restaurant. Come on, you know you want to!
How to Find this Rome Restaurant
People who are on the grand tour of Rome should have no issues squeezing in lunch at PanDivino on at least one day of their vacation. The most famous attractions within a 10-minute walking distance of this Rome restaurant include the Pantheon and Campo de’Fiori. A few other notable attractions near PanDivino include the Largo di Torre Argentina, Piazza Navona, and the Rome Museum.
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PanDivino’s official address is Via del Paradiso, 39. The closest bus stops to PanDivino include C.so Vittorio Emanuele/Argentina and Rinascimento. It’s not all that convenient to get to PanDivino via metro, but the Barberini – Fontana di Trevi station is about a 25-minute walk away.
PanDivino is open between 12:30PM – 7:30PM on Wednesdays through Fridays, 12:30PM – 8:30PM on Saturdays, 12:30PM – 4:30PM on Sundays, and 12:30PM – 3:30PM on Mondays. Please note, this restaurant is closed on Tuesdays.