Manuele, ever the gracious host, set us up with a gratis tasting of their tap beers while we noshed on various bryschette and pizze. Very creative food, mostly pizza and other beer accompaniments, and an amazing range of all-Italian micros. Worth going far out of your way to try.
Expansive and high quality draft list with a kitchen that knows what they are doing. To truly enjoy pizza in Roma, skip the fake-y old world pizza tourists traps and find a modern kitchen such as this one. And though 30 taps of varied origin is enough to please any beer traveler, it was the keg of superb XX Bitter that had me in fits during my time in Trastevere. Ma Che, of course, is immediately across the street and should not be missed either.
nate2g (1094) Boomtown!, Australia | December 26, 2008| Updated March 29, 2010
Visited here a couple of times and as mentioned is a great Italian beer experience with Ma Che Siete Venuti a Fa just across the street. The staff are very friendly and the knowledge of Italian beers is extensive. We had a great conversation about the Italian craft beer scene and once again the passion for quality beer is fantastic. The food was remarkable and was matched to the beer superbly. Definitely stop by for another amazing beer experience in Rome.
Visited twice during a recent visit to Roma (Oct í12) once for a few drinks in the evening, once for lunch.
Busy with a good vibe and a young crowd on the evening visit (11pm) but there was only one other table of people here on the late lunch visit (2.45/3pm).
Service was friendly (good spoken English once again and good beer knowldege) and efficient.
Choice of (2 or 3) cask handpulls plus a good 15 keg taps comprising Italian craft beer (didnít notice anything from other countries and didnít look at the bottled menu).
The food here was first rate. A fantastic pizza from the wood fired oven, one of the best Iíve had, and an excellent buffalo mozeralla salad and at a very reasonable price for both the quality and quantity.
Highly recommended and you canít fail to hit on it as itís just across the street from Ma Che !
Solid spot. Great range of Italian micros on tap, friendly staff, wifi, average prices. I did not eat on this visit. Nice bottles in the fridge. A must-visit in Rome. Right next door to Ma Che, so work the two places into the same journey to Trastavere. Wonderful.
If you go to the Football bar you come in here too for food, it has to be done, but this isnít just about food as the name suggests, the beer is incredible too. Itís more formal than across the road, but you do get to see the range of beers and they seemed to be willing to discuss it with you as well. Great place and great buzz.
While I much prefer MCSVAF, this is also worth visiting especially as its draft focus seems to be dedicated to Italian micros. I wasnít crazy about the offerings the day we went--too many high ABVs, only a few clocking in under 6%. Few were outstanding but the range was interesting. They do have some hand-pumps as well. The bottle fridge has a few gems. Atmospherically felt a little more like a pizza joint than a beer house, another reason why I prefer MCSVAF, which is unabashedly a watering hole. Very friendly service. Highly recommended when in ROme. Would certainly come back here.
Nice interior, nothing special, but it gets and extra point for the location. The tap list (and bottles) is focused on Italian beers, which is good, but the tap mix could be improved; good selection of bottles, but there is no clarity about the pricing, which is not customer oriented. We tried many items: supplŪ are too small, I was not impressed by the buffalo mozzarella, the pizza is good but not my favorite, the sorbet is just too big and the cheese cake just too small; to be honest, we liked the dinner overall.
Bir&Fud (in Italian is pronounced "beer and food") is so much like Pizzeria Paradiso in Washington DC it is uncanny. But Bir&Fud puts Paradiso to shame. The prices are always 5 Euro for drafts, which rotate very quickly. The beer pours are always stellar. I think one out of fifteen beers I tried there did not have a 5/5 for appearance. These bartenders are trained so well to pour the beers. Bartenders were also very knowledgeable about the beers: what style they fall under, what notes to expect. Their recommendations were all spot on. Many flat out told me, "This beer sucks. Here, try this one instead." Iím giving a 15/15 for selection since Bir&Fud shares a cellar with Ma Che Siete so it is impossible to rate the selection differently at these places. Food was fabulous: very well prepared, well presented, quick, delicious. Atmosphere was crowded, loud, fun, beer oriented, group oriented. Why canít every place be like Bir&Fud.