Last week, @passerotto tweeted about La Baguetteria, a bakery in Parioli serving fine cured meats and cheeses on French bread. The photos on the shop’s website looked tempting. I was intrigued. I tend to avoid the neighborhood like the plague, what with all the SUVs and spoiled 16-year-old pariolini whose idiotic parents gave them cars, and iPhones, both of which they operate simultaneously. But I’ve traveled greater distances in more dangerous conditions for a sandwich, so I hoped on my bike and made the trip, successfully dodging the cars that seemed intent on running me down. I ordered a “number 1″, prosciutto crudo di parma with mozzarella di bufala DOP and lettuce. The fillings were top notch, but the baguette wasn’t spectacular. It fell short in the aroma department and the crust (or lack thereof) was a huge disappointment (damn you Régis Colin for spoiling me!) but I’m not one to let a sandwich go to waste…

You can read @passerotto’s review (in Italian) here.

La Baguetteria
Via Gualtiero Castellini, 20 – Roma

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5 Comments:


  • “I tend to avoid the neighborhood like the plague” LOL Amen.


  • Yeah, the neo fascist 16 year-olds operating iPhones on plateless mini-cars kill me; not to mention the upscale dog poo dotting the posh sidewalks…
    It’s a cliché to hate Parioli, I do it too but at least I don’t pay rent.

    The multigrain baguette is better than the regular. I checked. Twice.


  • well, I definitely agree with your views on pariolini, and the first look at this baguette (an by the way why on earth should one want to eat ‘baguette’ in Rome?) makes me think me this is the kind of preecooked frozen baguette you can also find in average french sandwicheries – but for some reason italians aren’t ever able to cook them ‘properly’ (they’re just always pale and soft, bleah). Anyhow, for interesting panini you might want to check Tricolore in Monti.

  • Katie

    definitely tasted precooked frozen to me. sad. where is tricolore???


  • tricolore is at monti near to via cavour, keep also note of madame baguette in via veneto surroundings, both very good

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