We’ve been a big fan of Bibere in Garbatella for a long time. This well stocked beer shop and enoteca, tucked away on Via Nicolò da Pistoia, is a point of reference for connoisseurs in the area. Owned by brothers Alessio and Fabio who started the venture only two years ago, the store offers an interesting, rotating selection of craft beer on tap for a very reasonably €3 on a Sunday, and can always be counted on for a quick recommendation or beer-related advice. (You might want to try them on non-beer-related advice as well, they seem a pretty worldly lot to me). This summer Testaccina caught word of Bibere’s food project, Bibere Bistrot, and we’re happy to announce not only that this brand new eatery is opening tonight, but also that it’s located rather conveniently on the Testaccio side of Via Ostiense.
Minutes from Via Porto Fluviale, Bibere Bistrot lands in a part of town becoming famous amongst foodies for a range of ventures, including the fun and ambitious Porto Fluviale (sometimes too ambitious, with a menu that takes some studying, but thumbs up for originality), as well as Japanese stalwart Sakana Sushi and aperitivo old favourite Doppiozeroo. It’s actually located right in the former Mulino Biondi complex just over the iron bridge, now one of the coolest apartment developments in this area in true New York loft style. The Bistrot is tucked under the main residential complex benefitting from a free car park.
What will Bibere Bistrot bring? Food by Anthony Genovese, that’s what – the legendary chef of Pagliaccio in Via dei Banchi Vecchi, one of Rome’s finest restaurants. One of Genovese’s acolytes will be running the kitchen, while Alessio and Fabio are taking care of the selection of craft beers which, at least on the first night, is set to include offerings from Turan, Lariano and Weird Beard. There will also be wine, of course, and a choice of cocktails. And if that isn’t a promising start, I don’t know what is.
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