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#18 of 1,078 Cafe in Rome
#362 of 10,514 Restaurants in Rome
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Late Night, Drinks
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Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
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Trastevere
0.0 miles from Santa Maria in Trastevere
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

No frills. Fair prices. Excellent coffee drinks (Italian style). All locals vibe! The owner is very sweet. This is the place to go if you want to feel the true essence of Trastevere.

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed December 30, 2021

Bar San Calisto is exactly the type of place that I like to frequent when I am traveling. Located in the Trastevere neighborhood of Rome, San Calisto offers great drinks and bar food at very reasonable prices. As an example, I ordered the same food...and drink at San Calisto that I had at a pasticceria in the Spagna section of Rome and the price was 5 euros compared to 25 euros. More importantly, the quality of the food and drinks served at San Calisto was superior. It is no wonder that you'll find many locals here. I highly recommend that you make a point of seeking out Bar San Calisto no matter where you are staying in Rome. Also, I suggest that you try one of their maritozzo's - a brioche bun with a light glaze that you can have filled with whipped cream (as featured on the Rome episode of Stanley Tucci's show Searching for Italy).More

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed December 3, 2021 via mobile

Great experience- cheap cheap cheap- and popular with locals & travelers alike! Thank you Stanley Tucci for leading me here !

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed October 23, 2020

Definitely a spot popular the locals - we felt like complete tourists wandering in for drinks. It's a pretty dingy/tired old bar but the super cheap beers and the atmosphere of the locals and the musicians in the square was great.

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed October 14, 2020 via mobile

A huge hit with the locals and we were lucky enough to get a table for a quick drink. People were queuing & gather to get a table at this spot. I guess this is where all the locals go after work for a drink....Prices are sooo good with it costing us €8 for 2 Aperol Spritz & a Larger.More

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed October 3, 2020

It may not be glamorous but it is the best Hit Chicolaate in Town especially for their Whipped Cream that is done by hand and not with the machine that puts gas in the cream. Notable also the Granita di Caffè con Panna. Remember not...to go after 8 pm it is. A place where students and young people go and there is no social distancing or mSk wearing at all. The rest of the day is really good.More

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed February 27, 2020

This is a great bar, good prices, great vibe and right in the centre of Trastevere. Will definitely come back!

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 26, 2020

We were around the area and decided to stop by just for some drinks. This place has been and is very polular among locals and tourists on a budget. The cappuccino was inexpensive, but pretty mediocre. The great thing about Bar San Calisto is the...location in Trestevere and the overly relaxed atmosphere. There is a large seating area inside, where locals drink and play cards. It is very noisy. And there are many tables and chairs outside as well. We didn’t even try to look for a seat, because we were not crazy about the place and we do not think that we will go back.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed February 19, 2020 via mobile

This bar offers very cheap but pretty nice choices, such as peroni beer or spritz! The thing I didn't like was that there was not any kind of heat, since the bar has only tables outside.

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed January 2, 2020

This small bar in Piazza di San Calisto is always jam packed with locals. Great place for a local and authentic experience.

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed December 11, 2019 via mobile

Cheap drinks! Peroni 660ml €2.50 as stated in other reviews. So cheap, great vibes and lots of locals. If you want some where to get a true local vibe go here

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed November 17, 2019 via mobile

Gem - great vibe. Simple, extremely cheap and a generous staff. Can’t fault this place. Knows what it is and excels at it.

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed November 12, 2019 via mobile

Found this bar on Trip Advisor. Nothing fancy, but a great atmosphere and a 66cl bottle of Peroni costs €2.5! Absolutely brilliant.

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed October 22, 2019 via mobile

We started our vacation here May 2017. I had the best time with the host. He set the mood for the rest of the vacation. He was the 1st member of F.O.K. Friends of Kirk. He was the 1st of many to be FOKKED on...this vacation.😁We stopped in for dessert and a few cocktails. The host and me had an audience. We bantered back and forth on what we wanted to drink and what dessert to order. We laughed and laughed.I finally agreed to his suggestion and was heavenly delighted. We laughed so much that my sister and brother in law could here us down the block from the hotel Residenza San Calisto. They chose to come out of the hotel to watch and take part of the party.More

Date of visit: March 2019
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Reviewed October 14, 2019

Cheap drink, very good atmosphere. A beer pint costs just 2.5 euro. Would recommed it when you visit Rome.

Date of visit: October 2019
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Nade01
September 11, 2018|
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Response from R7895LYjeffb | Reviewed this property |
Questo luogo e scuola vecchia Ho dubbio conoscono ‘gluten free’
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webbo07
September 28, 2016|
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Response from JaneZOB | Reviewed this property |
Mentally cheap, think it was about €3 for a large peroni. Fab place :)
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Edith M
April 22, 2016|
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Response from stephaniek887 | Reviewed this property |
Yes they do. Think they sell peroni and morretti
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  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5