Worst. Photo. Ever. Sorry. I am back in Rome after some quality time in the States (and just in time for the national
embarrassment election and a premature conclave!). With transatlantic voyages come crippling jet lag and for the past 4 days I have been bungling every social interaction and professional obligation imaginable. There will surely be a new pope on the throne before I’m back to normal. In the meantime, if you would like photographic proof that I am failing at life this week, just examine the picture above. It depicts a super fantastic wine bar in Garbatella with an outstanding and reasonably priced wine list, kind service, and great atmosphere. Not a single one of these things have been communicated by this bad iPhone photo (see aforementioned apology). In fact, I have done a disservice to 13 Gradi and vow to make up for it with regular visits and wine purchases.
Habitual visits should be a breeze. It’s less than a 10-minute walk from the Garbatella Metro, itself just 10 minutes from Colosseo and Cavour. And the wine list alone would be enough to lure me. The wines by the glass and bottle are fairly priced and even more economical to purchase for take away. The list has a wide range of Italian vino (especially natural wines), as well as some French labels. I also spotted a lone Austrian Riesling. Beer drinkers will enjoy the sour ales and other craft options from Italy and abroad. There are also distilled spirits. And drinks automatically come with an assortment of snacks, though there is a small food menu offering cheese, salamis and such.
13 Gradi Wine Bar is located opposite Teatro Palladium on Via Luigi Fincati 44. According to their Facebook page, they are open Tues-Thurs from 18:30-1:00 and Sat-Sun 18:30-2:00. They also have a wine shop next door at Piazza Bartolomeo Romano 4. It is open Tues-Sat from 16:30-19 and Tues-Sat 16:30-21 and Sat-Sun 10:30-13:30. NB: I have passed by many times during opening hours and found the shop closed, so call (+390683601573) before just turning up. There is no phone number for the wine bar but you can reach the owners at cell numbers +393285589211 and +393493563946.