“Once it was Marquesses Cavalcabò’s coach-house, then a tavern and since 1969 it has been changed into a wine cellar.
It was the first in Rome that poured out high quality wines, among which the famous Picolit, since 1980, after Mr. Domenico Buccone’s death, Maddalena, Domenico’s wife, enriched the service by adding specialized food, pasta, honey, jam.”
Most of the store’s furnishings are from the beginning of the last century, like the inlaid wooden counters with marble tops, the high wooden set of shelves full of wine bottles. On the walls there are prints and paintings about wine culture, and several antique mirrors making the store warm and attractive. There’s even a collection of Fernet Branca medals donated by the last store manager to celebrate the new century.
Since ’97 the wine cellar became also a lunch time restaurant , and on Friday and Saturday it’s possible to have dinner too. Over the years the store has been the location for several movies among which “Paolo Il Caldo” and “Metello” made by M.Bolognini.
“Since 1969 Mr. Domenico Buccone, dead young, started to sell rare wine and champagne in Rome, served with Grana Cheese, canapé and quail hard-boiled eggs, in a familiar and traditional environment. At present time his sons, Vincenzo and Francesco, go on with this tradition, and in addition to the service behind the counter , you can enjoy a postmeridian tasting service placed in small room where you can drink a good glass of wine and eat specialized food, or a cup of tea and cappuccino with cakes if you prefer…”