Café Review: Pompi, Rome

Pompi

Pompi

Tiramisù is my dessert of choice. If it’s on the menu, I’ll order it, needless to say, I have eaten many a tiramisù in my time. Pompi is the home of this most famous Italian dessert and, as well as the classic coffee-Marsala version, they have thought up alternative flavours to cater to every palette.

The current tiramisù menu includes nocciola (hazelnut), fragola (strawberry), frutti di bosco (forest fruits), pistacchio and banana e ciocollato (+Nutella), in addition to the classic tiramisù.

Being a traditionalist and tiramisù super fan, I was a little sceptical that Pompi had played around with a classic. I quickly changed my mind after sitting on Rome’s Spanish Steps and tucking into both the forest fruits and hazelnut creations (please note; I was sharing!) In no way ‘classic’, but they sure did ‘pick me up’.

Pompi take away tiramisù: red fruits and hazelnut flavours

Pompi take away tiramisù: red fruits and hazelnut flavours

Pompi take away tiramisù: red fruits flavour

Pompi take away tiramisù: red fruits flavour

The strawberry with forest fruits tiramisù bursted with fruity-tanginess, which tingled the tastebuds in contrast to the creamy mascarpone filling.

Pompi take away tiramisù: hazelnut flavour

Pompi take away tiramisù: hazelnut flavour

Nutty, rich hazelnuts amped up the decadence of Pompi’s tiramisù alla nocciola and the chopped hazelnut topping added a nice crunch.

Pompi's menu

Pompi’s menu

A few weeks later, I ventured to tiramisù headquarters; Pompi’s first store and café. Here you can sit-in with a cup of great Italian coffee to complement your tiramisù, and maybe even buy a beautifully composed and decorated cake or pastry on your way out! They even do gelato here – of course, there is a tiramisù flavour.

Pompi's classic tiramisù

Pompi’s classic tiramisù

The classic tiramisù is exactly that; it stays true to the original recipe with layers of soft savoiardi biscuits soaked in coffee, sandwiched between layers of whipped mascarpone cream and coated in a thick layer of bitter cocoa.

Pompi's pistachio tiramisù with cream

Pompi’s pistachio tiramisù with cream

Just as with the hazelnut version, the pistachio tiramisù may well have been my favourite. We were a little naughty here and added cream to the top (because obviously, a tiramisù is not creamy enough by itself.. :-)).

Pompi's banana and Nutella tiramisù

Pompi’s banana and Nutella tiramisù

Our final sampling – banana and chocolate, streaked with thick, glossy, chocolatey Nutella. A match made in heaven.

Pompi's classic tiramisù

Pompi’s classic tiramisù

Pompi's gorgeous cakes and desserts

Pompi’s gorgeous cakes and desserts

Pompi's gorgeous cakes and desserts

Pompi’s gorgeous cakes and desserts

Pompi's comments book

Pompi’s comments book

Tell them what you think on the way out in the antique-looking comments book.

Pompi

Pompi

Pompi (Take Away)

via della Croce, 82 (Piazza Spagna)

Rome

T: +06 69941752

Open 10:00-22:30 daily

Pompi (Café)

Via Albalonga, 7b-9-11

Rome

T: +06 7000418

Open 07:00-1:30am (Tues-Sun), closed Mon

www.barpompi.it

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4 comments

  1. Oh my, everything looks so heavenly! If I ever go back to Rome I know where to stop ❤

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  2. Love your blog. Great reviews and your blog is prob the rare ones which includes a picture of the menu. I need that the most since I’m a budget traveller. Thanks for all the tips!

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  3. Pingback: Rome for the Summer—A Guide to What, Where and When to Eat | Dine&Discover

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