Caffè Canova-Tadolini

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Sculptor Antonio Canova signed a contract in 1818 to ensure that this property, in the heart of the old artists' quarter, would remain an atelier for sculpture. The master's wishes were respected until 1967: the workshop passed through many generations of the Tadolini family, descendants of Canova's favourite pupil and heir, Adamo Tadolini.

Now refurbished as a museum-atelier, Canova's workshop has café tables among its sculpture models and a refined and elegant old-world feel: dark hardwood floors, wood-beamed ceilings, chandeliers and mustard-yellow leather banquettes and chairs. Lunch is served, and the small bar offers cocktails and assorted drinks, as well as tasty titbits, from canapés to cookies and pastries.

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Caffè Canova-Tadolini details

Via del Babuino 150A

Area Rome

Transport Metro Spagna/bus 117, 119.

Telephone 06 3211 0702

Open 8am-8.30pm Mon-Sat.

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By Donna - Jul 10 2014

Staff arrogant, didn't even crack a smile. Popped in for coffee before going for dinner later but never returned. As we were only going for a coffee at the bar, we seemed looked down on. Shame as it is quite quirky.

By malabut - Jan 15 2012

Terrible food, but great atmosphere. Worth a stop.