It's easy to walk right by this old-school cafe, located in the heart of working-class, foodie-favorite neighborhood Testaccio. Don't. Instead, head inside for one of the best—and most authentic—cappuccino-and-cornetto experiences in Rome. Locals crowd the bar for their morning fix, which must, of course, include one of the cafe's cornetti. Unlike almost every other cafe in Rome, Barberini doesn't buy frozen pastries in bulk from a distributor; instead, they make them fresh themselves. That's not to mention fact that they've put a few twists on the classic Roman recipe, including using butter instead of lard, which make these some of the most delicious, light, chewy, and perfectly-moist cornetti in Rome.
Barberini:Via Marmorata 41/43, Rome 00153