We’re back in Rome’s Rione Monti, tucked between Via Cavour and Via Nazionale. Still retain­ing some­thing of a gen­uine Roman working-class ambi­ence, the area’s now buzzing with artsy bars, cloth­ing stores, gal­leries and mar­kets as well as tra­di­tional restau­rants, all fre­quented by a loyal crowd of local creatives.

Fit­ting in con­sum­mately, then, is Casa Clementina, with aper­i­tifs in the kitchen, live music in the bed­room and a great many fash­ion­able folk drink­ing and loung­ing in the sit­ting room and not only. Casa Clementina, prob­a­bly a ware­house orig­i­nally, has been refur­bished so you really feel at home, and it’s one of the hottest hang­outs of the moment.

Entirely fur­nished with vin­tage pieces from the 1950s on, almost every­thing you see is on sale. Depend­ing on which room you’re in, there are bed linens, desks and leather seat­ing, hang­ing pots, pans and salamis, wine in the fridge and even gar­den benches in a make-believe dehors. The dress­ing room dis­plays fab­u­lous cloth­ing and acces­sories by up-and-coming stylists.

The witch­ing hour is prob­a­bly the best time to look around, when the kitchen table is creak­ing under the weight of pas­tas and sal­ads, frit­tata, quiches and veg­eta­bles you can warm up for your­self in the microwave to soak up the rum Man­hat­tans. Later, beware: the atmos­phere is elec­tric but you could feel like you’ve gate­crashed a packed pri­vate party, ultra-chic but a tad overwhelming.

Casa Clementina
Via Clementina 9
00184 Roma
+39 06 48913254