In Italy, it’s really no problem to show up at a dinner party with a store-bought cake, granted it comes from a reputable pastry shop. The blue Pasticceria Regoli logo on your cake box will surely provoke approving remarks. Founded in 1916, this pasticceria is still going strong as one of Rome’s finest. Romans flock here, especially on Sundays, to fill their sweet tooth with maritozzi (sweet buns filled with whipped cream), bavaresi and torte di fragoline (cake with chantilly cream and wild strawberries). During the holiday season, you can’t miss the mostaccioli (diamond-shaped spice cookies covered with chocolate). All the freshly-made sweets are made with recipes as old as the shop’s throwback interior design. Regoli doesn’t serve beverages or have seating, so order some pastries to take away and enjoy them on the benches in nearby Piazza Vittorio Emanuele II.
Ambiance: Shiny seventies.
Budget: Cheap to moderate.
Value: Very good.
Recommended goods: Maritozzi, bavaresi, torte di fragoline.
Open: Wed-Mon 7:00-20:30. Closed August 1st – September 4th.
How to get there: Take the Metro A to Vittorio Emanuele II or bus to Via Merulana.
Credit Cards: Yes.
Address: Via dello Statuto 60
Telephone: +39 064872812