Via Spontini 6
Price: 11 € (Plus for cocktail XL)
What is there to eat
Ciu's is read as choose, and in fact the choice is not lacking in an extremely rich and varied buffet. On the stands there are pizzas and slices of appetizers; primi piatti, hot and cold, Italian and exotic, such as paella, cous cous, spelled salad, pasta with vegetables, pasta with seafood, etc.; secondi like roast beef, chicken, stew (with polenta), fried mixed fish; then hot and cold vegetables such as parmigiana and grilled eggplant, spiced spinach, grilled potatoes, various salads. Finally, also fresh fruit and desserts as a tart with jam and biscuits with custard.
The buffet is stocked frequently and the waiters go through the tables with hot food just coming out from the kitchen.
The Chou's is located in Via Spontini (the birthplace of the eponymous legendary pizzeria), a side street of Corso Buenos Aires near Argentina square, so very easy to reach with the red or green line (Loreto o Lima) underground metro and ideally located to refresh themselves after an afternoon of shopping in the city's most commercial artery. It is a long and narrow corridor room (with a slightly larger half space), red walls and wood-beamed ceilings with a full brew-style look. The stands with the meals are at the entrance of the restaurant; if you are in the last tables you will have to go a long way along the tables to go to supply. Cocktails and some snacks are brought directly to the tables. Fast and multilingual service (many Latin Americans present). The tables are not a few, but the venue is very crowded and in peak evenings it is perhaps advisable to book in advance. Ambience a little noisy. Six television screens also offer the ability to watch football matches. There is also an outdoor garden (also for smokers).
Slightly higher than the average of the local happy hour, but the plenty of food offer, which allows you to make a dinner eating to satiety, justifies the price, and the variety is such that everyone can find something to their liking. Also happy hour time is very extensive and convenient, from 6pm to 10pm. Discreet cocktails, varied but substantially satisfying quality foods, with some of the most desirable dishes.
Drink a cocktail and choose something to eat in a good buffet is fun and definitely less expensive than a dinner at the restaurant.