Pompi hits the ballpark for all those who have a sweet tooth — whether you’re into tiramisu or gelato, it has it all in multiple flavors!
Backing up a bit, gelato is a famous frozen treat all around Europe; however, tiramisu is a popular dessert dish in Italy. Tiramisu is directly translated to “cheer me up or lift me up” in Italian and the name is befitting in many ways. First off, the sweet dessert is made of ladyfingers dipped in coffee, battered with high energy content ingredients sugar and egg, layered with mascarpone cheese, and sprinkled with cocoa at the top. As you can tell with sugar, egg, and coffee mixed together it’s hard not to be “lifted” up after consumption!
Over time because of its popularity the dish soon expanded by replacing coffee with different ingredients such as berries, pistachio, banana, chocolate, etc. Personally, I know when I’m feeling burnt out or sad what I need is a bit of sweetness in my life and that usually comes in the form of a tiramisu nicely packaged with hoards of strawberries on the top!
Bar Pompi in Rome has become a favorite among locals and tourists because of its close proximity to the Spanish Steps and due to its presentation. They have reinvented the classic dish to fit the modern trends of customizing it to the needs of everyone. Coffee is not a strong suit for everyone and knowing that they create flavors that offer fruits or chocolate or nut as a replacement to coffee. They’re not leaving behind the classic history of tiramisu but instead they are advancing it to fit those with the most adventurous taste palates.
Once you see the display of all their tiramisu’s it’ll take you forever to choose one. Elizabeth Gilbert ate her heart out in Italy and so can you. Don’t be ashamed to pick up two for yourself, after all I did!
Since I am a huge fruit person, I picked both the strawberry and the mixed berry tiramisu! After eating a whole bunch of classic coffee tiramisu at Gilli’s, I decided it was time to spruce up my taste buds! The only difference between the two is that one has solely strawberries and the other is a mixture of both blueberries and raspberries. The mascarpone cream tastes exactly like vanilla pudding and the ladyfingers are at the bottom resembling the texture of Nilla Wafers. All in all, it reminds me of Magnolia’s Banana Pudding… Mhm, yummy!
The price for each tiramisu is four euros, similarly, in the city a slice of cake can range from four to eight dollars; therefore, the price is reasonable! The only complaint I have is that there are no seating chairs inside except for a standing table. After walking around everywhere in the heat it is nice to sit inside once in a while. However, you lose some and take some! Instead, you can take out your tiramisu and sit near the Spanish Steps (Piazza di Spagna)!
The destination is really close from the Spagna metro stop and the Spanish Steps (perhaps only 2 minutes).
TIP: You pay in the cashier first, which then they will give you a ticket! Afterwards, you make your way to the counter and when it’s your turn, choose the tiramisu flavor you wish to eat!
Official address: Via della Croce, 82 Roma