Sunday, March 18, 2007


Hai fatto colazione?
The best cornetti in all of Rome is hands down made by a laboratorio in Prati. This place has no name I know of (at least no sign outside to signify who they are) and has been operating for the last century, according to the baker on duty last night. Supposedly they opened in 1917 and have been making the best breakfast treats ever since.
Now here's the catch: they are only open at night when the baking geniuses are in progress. READ: the all-time best fix for late night munchies, fresh popping-hot right out of the oven. There is always a line outside the door with customers patiently waiting to order their craving. Cornetti con marmalata, cornetti con nutella or nocciola, ciocolatto bianco, even la crema, or try a brioche or danese...take your pick.

We went last night to pick up a few for breakfast this morning but ended up stuffing our faces with most of our purchase before we even arrived at home. They are just too good to resist.
So if you have a late night sweet tooth stop by Via Giuseppe Giochino Belli 61. Just look for the small door in between two big restaraunts. You can't miss the sweet air wafting about or the line of Romans waiting out in front.



Blogger Madelyne said...

that reminds me of a time when I was in Rome in '98 & on the way back from some open air nightclub in Testaccio we spotted people eatting cornetti out the front of a bakery at 4am so we stopped & stuffed our faces silly. the line up was huge but worth it

Monday, March 19, 2007 11:15:00 AM  
Blogger nikinpos said...

Yum! We used to go to the cornetti kitchens after a night out. They started baking at 3am and were delicious. I haven't been up at 3am for far too long now though!

Wednesday, March 21, 2007 2:23:00 PM  
Blogger FinnyKnits said...

Avery you naughty scamp. I would literally knock elderly people down in the street to get at a freshly baked cornetti with Nutella.


Maybe next time I'm in Rome. Plus, I bet that'd be good after all the shopping I could do in Prati.

Saturday, March 24, 2007 10:03:00 AM  

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