Want to bring some of the most memorable food you had in Rome back home? Not a problem. Our city has got plenty of shops selling food products. I’d avoid those for tourists, mostly concentrated in the heart of Rome, they are usually expensive and of average quality, and head for those little food stores serving the local community. They are usually unpretentious and sell products with very ordinary packaging: you don’t need a fancy appearance to attract buyers if your products are delicious. New shops selling local products from specific areas of Italy have now become more common, thus providing an even wider choice of food stuff to buy.
If you want to buy a bottle of Italian wine, supermarkets are perfect in terms of quality-price ratio, but if you are looking for outstanding bottles, then a wine shop, called enoteca in Italian, is your destination.