This article has links to products and services we recommend, which we may make a commission from.
Wine tasting in Rome is an exquisite journey where history meets viticulture.
The Lazio region, of which Rome is the capital, is an important wine-producing region in Italy.
White wines dominate, and red wines from Lazio are beginning to make a name for themselves.
While exploring the local food specialties, we also enjoyed wine tastings in Rome to discover the regional wines.
On your culinary adventures to the Eternal City, savor fine wines at wine bars and ancient cellars across the city.
Enjoy an unforgettable experience at these 7 best Rome wine-tasting bars and tasting experiences.
Map of Rome Wine Bars
You will have plenty of choices when it comes to wine bars in Rome. Find our recommended wine bars from Centocelle to Trastevere.
AUTHENTIC FOOD QUEST TIP: Explore Italian wines in the center of Rome on a guided wine-tasting experience. This Italian wine food pairing and gelato tasting takes place in a local wine bar where you will be guided through a wine and cheese pairing. The wine-tasting experience ends with the best gelato you’ll probably have in Rome at a nearby gelateria.
Rome Wine Bar and Tasting In Trastevere
One of the most popular neighborhoods in Rome, Trastevere is the city’s home of funky bars, traditional trattorias, and bohemian vibes.
The name comes from the Latin “trans Tiberum”, meaning “beyond the Tiber”, clearly suggesting its location.
This picturesque district is well-known for its narrow cobblestone streets and vibrant nightlife, enjoyed by locals and tourists alike.
AUTHENTIC FOOD QUEST TIP: Explore Italian wines in Trastevere with a local guide. We took this Trastevere at Sunset Food and Wine Tour and loved visiting local wine bars while learning about the Italian wine culture. With the wines, we tried a variety of Roman dishes including regional cured meats, cheeses, and more. This is one of the best wine tours in Trastevere and you can see more Trastevere Food Tour: How To Eat Like A Local in Rome Trendy Neighborhood
1. Enoteca La Vite – Cozy Wine Bar in the Heart of Trastevere
Conveniently located in the heart of the neighborhood, Enoteca La Vite is one of Trastevere’s hidden gems, ideal for wine tastings in Rome, Italy.
The bar is dimly lit and romantic, and the welcoming staff will make you feel right at home.
The exquisite decor with dark red leather sofas, hip wood tables, and music playing in the background sets the tone for an unforgettable wine tasting in Rome experience.
Find a wide array of full-bodied wines, regional white wines, bubbly Italian wines, cocktails, and even craft beers.
Italians never drink without something to eat. And, as you savor your wines, you’ll have olives, Italian snacks like taralli, and more.
You can also order charcuterie options, like prosciutto, cheese, or bruschetta.
If you are not sure what to get, allow the friendly and knowledgeable staff make recommendations based on your preferences.
Address: Piazza di San Cosimato 70/71, Rome
Hours: Tue- Sat, 5:00 pm – 2:00 am; Sun-Mon, 6:00 pm -12:00 am
Price: Tasting per glass range from €3.50 -€8 (approx. $3.96 to $8.83)
Pro Tip: Ask to try one of the already-opened bottles of wine and discover a new Italian wine
2. Enoteca Ferrara – Trastevere Exquisite Wine Bar
Enoteca Ferrara in Trastevere is one of the best wine bars in the Eternal City.
It is not only a wine bar but a family-run restaurant serving delicious food and fine Italian wines since 1988.
It is also a wine bar called, Mescita, where you can enjoy local wines in a wine cellar that resembles the ancient cellars of Rome.
The wine list includes 1000 different wine labels for you to choose from. And, you’ll find a selection of cured meats and local cheeses to nibble with your wine.
An expert sommelier will guide your wine tastings and wine pairings if you choose to go deeper with your wine-tasting experience.
Although no signs mark the entrance, you can easily recognize the enoteca by a small door at no. 41 in Piazza Trilussa.
This was one of our favorite Rome wine tasting while exploring the local specialties in the Eternal City.
Address: Piazza Trilussa, 41, 00153 Rome
Hours: Open daily, from 6:00 pm to 2:00 am
Price: Prices range from €8 to €15 per bottle (approx. $8.78 to $16.46)
Pro Tip: Visit Enoteca Ferrara on Mondays and Thursdays for drinks and appetizer specials
3. Vanda – TripAdvisor’s Travelers’ Choice in 2022
Vanda is the traditional trattoria to visit for a cured meats and cheese lunch or a copious dinner, paired with a great selection of local wines.
Located close to Piazza Trilussa in the Trastevere neighborhood, this Vanda Italian restaurant is local and cozy.
The two rooms of this trattoria are decorated with wine bottles on the walls, presenting a selection of over 1000 different Italian wines.
The menu features many types of traditional pasta, tasty aperitifs, cold cuts, and cheeses, perfectly matching the Italian wine tasting.
Also, a friendly sommelier will help you by giving all the details about the available wines and suggesting the proper food pairing.
Besides tasting local wines, you can try out other Italian beverages, like the famous Spritz, or even local craft beers, like IPA.
Address: Via del Moro, 53, 00153 Roma
Hours: Open daily, Monday to Friday from 101:00 am – 2:00 am, Saturday and Sunday
from 10:00 am to 2:00 am
Price: Prices range from €6 to €9 (approx. $6.59 to $9.88).
Pro Tip: Grab a table outside and soak in the atmosphere with a glass of wine
Roman Wine Bars In Monti
Monti neighborhood is one of the oldest in Rome and it is located near the Colosseum and Roman Forum.
It is where ancient history intersects with the new. Antique stores, local artisans, and funky bars are some of the things that define this bohemian neighborhood.
AUTHENTIC FOOD QUEST TIP: For a wine tasting experience in Monti with an expert sommelier, consider this exquisite experience. This guided Italian wine tasting experience takes you on a unique journey all over Italy with a tasting of 6 different Italian wines. Your sommelier will introduce you to a range of styles from natural, low intervention, small family-run wineries, and more. You will leave much more confident about Italian wines after this wine tasting in Rome.
4. La Barrique – Sophisticated Outdoor Dining in Monti
La Barrique is a traditional Roman trattoria with a sophisticated air. As you enter the wine bar, you will find yourself surrounded by a wide selection of wines displayed on the walls.
During the hot summer evenings, dining outside is available, on a very cozy terrace with small candle-lit patio tables.
In addition to the lovely atmosphere, La Barrique is also the place to enjoy the best wine tastings and the best food in Monti, Rome.
What we liked about La Barrique is that it was mostly full of locals who appreciate quality Roman cooking.
You’ll find a large Italian wine list and a large number of organic and natural wines.
Feel free to ask for recommendations from the staff who will be more than happy to guide you.
La Barrique is the kind of wine bar where you can also enjoy a wonderful traditional Roman meal.
Address: Via del Boschetto 41 B, Rome
Hours: Open daily, Mon-Sat 12:45 pm- 2:30 pm and 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Price: Prices range from €6 to €16 per glass (approx. $6.59 to $17.56).
Pro Tip: Advance reservations are recommended to avoid a wait
5. Ai Tre Scalini – Ancient Roman Winery
Ai Tre Scalini is one of the ancient historic wineries in the Eternal City, founded in the year 800. At the time, Monti was known as Suburra in ancient Rome.
The Ai Tre Scalini winery was officially founded in 1895 and is found in the heart of Monti, overlooking the famous Colosseum.
This wine bar is very proud of its motto, “It’s ok to die, but not of thirst”. For this reason, their wine list is a generous one, with more than 300 varieties available.
The Italian wines found on the menu are carefully selected by the sommelier and vintner, Mino Valletta.
Paul, Adriano, and Barbara are the other three expert sommeliers who will gladly help you discover the best wines for your palate.
Besides wine, you can also taste local liquors, spirits, and craft beers, coming from the best Italian microbreweries.
The vibe is rustic making you feel at home. This feeling is emphasized by the delicious and simple Roman dishes on the menu.
To accompany your wine, you can choose a cheese-tasting plate. Or, if prefer, pair your wine with homemade cannelloni, lasagna, beef meatballs, and more.
Address: Via Panisperna, 251, Roma
Hours: Open daily, from 12:30 pm – 1:00 am
Price: Prices range from €18 to €150 per bottle (approx. $19.70 to $164.13).
Pro Tip: This wine bar in Rome does not accept reservations. If you are with a large group of 6 or more, it may be difficult to be accommodated.
Rome Wine Bar and Tasting in Centocelle
Literally translating to “one hundred cells”, Centocelle is Rome’s colorful and vibrant neighborhood with wine bars and local restaurants.
We stayed in this neighborhood and only later learned realized that locals consider Centocelle the haven for “La Cucina Italiana”, and it is a popular gastronomic destination within the city.
6. Glu Glu – Best Wine Bar For Natural Wines
The unpretentious Glu Glu wine bar in Centocelle was one of our favorite Rome wine tasting experiences.
In this modern yet cozy atmosphere we enjoyed getting a real education about natural wines from the friendly sommeliers.
The wines list at Glu Glu wine is quite extensive. It features only Italian natural wines, coming from the picturesque Roman countryside, as well as the rest of the Italian winemaking regions.
You can enjoy your wine with a board of Italian cheeses and cold cuts. Or, you can choose from the local specialties like artisanal Roman pinsa which we can personally attest to.
Depending on when you visit, there may be live music for entertainment. And if it is during the warmer weather, you can sip on your wine on the outdoor patio.
If you want to dive into natural Italian wines in Rome, head to Glu Glu for one of the best wine tastings.
Address: Via dei Frassini 42, Roma
Hours: Tues- Sat 5:30 pm – 1:00 am; Sun, 5:30 pm – 11:30 pm. Closed Monday
Price: Prices per bottle range from €18 to €188 (approx. $19.70 to $96.29)
Pro Tip: The staff speak English and are very willing to help make wine recommendations
Rome Wine Bar and Tasting Testaccio
The Testaccio neighborhood about a 20 minute walk from the Colesseum is a destination in Rome for food lovers.One of the most important food spots is the Mercato Testaccio or Testaccio market.
Find seasonal fruits and vegetables, street foods, local specialties in the more than 100 food stalls. Besides this iconic market, you’ll also find traditional restaurants, wine bars, street food stalls and more.
7. Da Corrado Al Banco 18 – Small Wine Bar in Testaccio Market
Da Corrado Al Banco 18 is a small wine and food shop, found within the Testaccio market stalls.
It is one of the market’s most popular attractions, and a recommended stop for a glass of wine and Italian specialties.
Although the menu is pretty small, Da Corrado’s main focus is on “cucina povera”, or “poor kitchen.”
This means that the ingredients used are quite humble, and unsophisticated, respecting the old traditional recipes from all over the country.
And, as with any respectable Italian wine bar, you can find here a vast selection of natural wines, displayed behind the bar.
The unadulterated Italian wines can be sipped alongside a plate of local cheeses or charcuterie.
You can also buy local cheeses, goat butter, organic pasta, or extravirgin olive oil to enjoy at home.
Address: Via Aldo Manuzio 66/E Market of Testaccio, Roma
Hours: Open Monday to Saturday, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Price: Prices for wine bottles range from €12.60 to €89 (approx. $13.79 to $97.38)
Pro Tip: We recommend trying their hot homemade traditional dishes
AUTHENTIC FOOD QUEST TIP: Savor Italian wines and food on in the center of Rome with a local guide. This Italian food and wine guided tasting experience takes place at a gourmet restaurant with free flowing fine wine and local specialties. You’ll savor aged balsamic vinegar, local cheeses, Italian olive oil, honey, all paired with some of the best Italian wines.
FAQs – Wine Tastings in Rome
What is the Best Season for Wine Tasting in Italy?
The best time to visit Italy for wine tasting is after the harvest, between September and October. During this period, there are many wine festivals, and the weather is very pleasant.
Does Rome have Vineyards?
Rome is located in the Lazio region, one of the country’s oldest wine regions. Wines from the Lazio region are primarily white wines and some of the most famous are Frascati, Castelli Romani, and Est! Est!! Est!!!.
Is Wine Good in Rome?
Rome, and the region of Lazio is best known for its white wines produced with indigeneous grapes like Malvasia and Trebbiano. Many of the wines have guaranteed protected DOC, DOCG status ensuring that you can expect high-quality wine while in Rome.
How Do I Plan a Wine Tour in Italy?
To plan an amazing Italian wine tour, first start by deciding on the wine region or part of the country you would like to explore. Alternatively, you can choose a wine tour that takes you to several regions within the country. Our article, 8 of The Best Italian Culinary Tours for Amazing Food and Wine in 2023 is filled with wine tour recommendations and tips to help you plan a wine tour in Italy.
On your travels to Rome, have you enjoyed wine tasting in Rome? If not, do you have a favorite Italian wine? Please let us know in the comments below.
Savor the Adventure!
More Local Food Experiences and Recipes
Love Wine Tasting in Rome? Pin It!
Claire is co-founder of Authentic Food Quest and a lover of simple and exquisite cuisine. Since 2015, with her partner, Rosemary, she has been traveling the world as a digital nomad, creating content about local food experiences.
Her advice from visiting 45 countries and more than 240 food cities has been featured in Lonely Planet, Business Insider, Honest Cooking, Food Insider, and Huffington Post. She has also co-authored three books, including one in collaboration with Costa Brava Tourism.
An ex-mechanical engineer, Claire is responsible for SEO, keeping the website running, and the fun food & travel videos on YouTube.
When Claire is not eating, she can be found running or cycling. Find out more about Authentic Food Quest