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 (1290) 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.
If you go to the Football bar you come in here too for food, it has to be done, but this isn’t just about food as the name suggests, the beer is incredible too. It’s 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.
Visited twice during a recent visit to Roma (Oct ’12) 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 (didn’t notice anything from other countries and didn’t look at the bottled menu).
The food here was first rate. A fantastic pizza from the wood fired oven, one of the best I’ve had, and an excellent buffalo mozeralla salad and at a very reasonable price for both the quality and quantity.
Highly recommended and you can’t fail to hit on it as it’s 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.
While I much prefer MCSVAF, this is also worth visiting especially as its draft focus seems to be dedicated to Italian micros. I wasn’t 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.
We came here about an hour or so before they opened for food order, and while we waited the very friendly staff let me buy 100ml tasting samples of some of their the Borgo beers. Delicious pizza and mozzarella cheese. About 15-17 beers on tap added by a fridge with bottles that could be consumed on the spot or taken way. The beer menu is displayed at a board on the opposite side of the bar. Nice little patio outside. Narrow entrance, but it opens up towards the rear end of the room. Popular place that became quite busy during this particular Friday evening. Bir&Fud in the Trastevere area of Roma gave a very positive impression with tasty ales, good food and eminent service (visited 30.03.2012).
Great food with Italian beers, which is the real reason I was drinking in Rome. Pizza and Mozzarella with roasted veggies were amazing. Tap list was impressive, not as impressive as Ma Che, though. The bottle collection seemed even more interesting, actually, though I only tried a couple that Manuele opened (both amazing). An absolute must for trying Italian beers paired with great food.