Cornetti at All Hours
There’s a great little place in Piazza Sempione called L’Angolo Russo (The Russian Corner – I have no idea why). It’s always used as a point of reference for people in the area (“Ci incontriamo a Piazza Sempione, dove c’e’ L’Angolo Russo”) and one of the reasons it’s so great is that it’s ALWAYS open. And I mean always. 2 am – open. Sunday – open. That’s quite a feat because most things are closed by me late night or on Sundays. They have every type of cornetto (cream filled, plain, chocolate, marmalade) and donut (called a bomba, literally meaning bomb, which I think is so funny) you could dream of. Are they the best cornetti I’ve eaten in Rome? No. However, they aren’t bad at all and when it’s late night after being out at Brancaleone or on a Sunday afternoon, you are always glad a place like this is around. You can see here it’s pretty late and the place is packed. There are tons of late night bars like this all over the city. What are your favorites? P, I know you have one down by San Paolo that is your favorite.