Quality Hotel Continental Brescia
Via Martiri della Liberta 267
Phone: (39) 030 2582721
Fax: (39) 030 2583108
Via Martiri della Liberta 267, Roncadelle, IT, 25030
- Phone: (39) 030 2582721
- Fax: (39) 030 2583108
Bars & Cafes
This small bar on the corner between Corso Garibaldi and Via delle Grazie, has two rooms furnished in a modern style. It is simple but very welcoming and is always packed at midday when they offer sandwiches, a range of salads and other dishes. This is a good place to have a quiet cup of coffee or tea in the afternoon. As you enter, you will catch sight of two paintings that show Corso Garibaldi in the nineteenth century. The owners are as polite and pleasant as the bar itself.
Enjoy sumptuous Italian cuisine and sparkling wines at the Nerobianco. It also offers catering services for special occasions or parties. Check website for more details.
The quiet Via Moretto is where this bar lies, with its name, taken from the former president of the republic in 1948, and its internal decor, being its main attractions. A few tables and a dark wooden circular bar welcome those who want to keep away from the chaos of the nearby center and get some peace and quiet for anything from a few minutes to a few hours. At lunchtime there are rolls, sandwiches and cold dishes available in this 'stress-free' environment as well as a small slot machine, which reminds those who may have forgotten that consumerism has conquered pretty much everyone, young and old alike.
Its 69 years of history has made it into one of the most evocative cafés in the city. The imperial-style café was inaugurated in 1932 in Piazza Vittoria, ex quartiere di S. Ambrogio, which saw the end of a long period of reconstruction that began in 1926 according to the designs of Marcello Piacentini and according to the canons of fascist architecture. The café is famous for its aperitifs, especially those that are made from fruit and created in the café itself by the fascinating Lucia, with her dark eyes and a cascade of tumbling curls. The white marble bar top is loaded with snacks and appetizers. There are not many tables but there are two floors joined together by a spiral staircase made of iron. This place is packed even in the morning and remains open until late. On Fridays and Saturdays, you will still find people here after midnight.
When traditions last, it means that they are good. This gelato parlor has been making good gelato since 1935, uniting passion, professionalism, experience, imagination, tradition as well as experimentation, (this was the first place after the war to launch tropical and exotic fruit flavors). They now offer all kinds of gelato, gelato cakes, chilled desserts, monodosi which are gelato cakes just for one, and more. They also have a small selection of wines.
Federico Fellini must have recorded a few scenes here, or even a whole film. In this bar, hidden under the porticoes that overlook Piazza Vittoria, everything takes you back to a distant Italy full of silence, solitude and important encounters. An intriguing and fascinating Brescia bar which opened in 1936, not one of the most fashionable but with that special something that attracts a varied clientele. At lunchtimes there are rolls, toast and starters, in the evening, a homemade aperitif made from orange juice, Martini bianco and Aperol taken either sitting at small seventies tables lit with groups of conical lamps or propped up at the large bar which is not dissimilar to a ship's gangway.
This is not strictly a restaurant, as there is a bar and good wine. This is place where you can eat and drink all day in the center of Brescia. The food choices are written on a simple board that shows you the delights of the day such as a classic cut of beef. Throughout the year they also offer a Lombard menu with dishes such as beans and saffron and stuffed beef. Even if you don't want to eat a lot, the restaurant always serves little bites and small pizzas with their wines. The restaurant is closed for dinner on Monday and Thursday and for the entire day on Sunday. Call ahead for hours.
This is definitely one of the most famous and popular cafes in one of the loveliest and most romantic piazzas in the whole of Italy, Piazza della Loggia. Caffè della Stampa's (Café of the Press) name gives an indication of the atmosphere and the clientele within. Since 1988, it has been a meeting point for journalists and men of culture, the cafe has a small lounge on the lower floor while beyond a stone arch just past the bar, there is a lovely room with large vaults and columns in rough stone, where you can relax at tables and on sofas and enjoy teas and herbal teas in peace and quiet, having a chat or reading a book until late.
This bar, located in Piazza Paolo VI has a strange title, to point out to passers-by that it is much more than a simple bar where clients gulp down a coffee and a cornet. In fact, the furnishings are modern, welcoming and calm, the central arch made of stone and the walls covered with pictures of women on the wall make this an ideal location for those who want to take a break from the daily chaos and frenzy outside, while enjoying a drink or eating one of the many cold dishes on offer, but this is also a place for the more "cheerful" who want to drink a cocktail and to chat with each other until the wee small hours (although this can only happen on Friday and Saturday evenings)
One of a kind, this welcoming and elegant bistro has warm colors and since 1972 it has been located in of the four corners of Piazza Paolo VI, one of the most beautiful squares in the center of Brescia. The bistro has two floors, upstairs is a Romantic American cocktail and wine bar, we recommend that you try the Tokay Pinot Grigio Alsaziano. The restaurant is on the lower floor it seats 95, and serves good, traditional cuisine: Worth trying: trout filet in extra virgin olive oil wrapped in herb breadcrumbs. There is a mixed clientele and the restaurant lends itself well to a business dinner, a Romantic tête à tête, or a farewell celebration. The wine list is of a high standard, with wines from France and Italy.
The interesting name of this bar comes from the communal reading room that is found directly opposite this small, recently opened bar on Via Fratelli Cairoli, not far from the city's centro storico. The clientele, who are all in their twenties and thirties, enjoy spending their free time in this little place which has wooden benches. It is constantly packed and offers sandwiches, toasts and snacks throughout the day, as well as all the classic drinks. Pleasant chaotic atmosphere perfect for making friends but not recommended for anyone looking for a bit of peace and quiet.