Cornetto Italian-style croissant
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What is a Cornetto?

A cornetto, which literally means “little horn”, is an Italian relative of the croissant but softer, sweeter, and containing less butter than the croissant.  A cornetto semplice, also known as cornetto vuoto (“empty”), may have a sweet glaze but no filling, while a cornetto ripieno (“filled”) may contain custard, jam, chocolate, or honey.

More than 10 million Italians visit a cafe in Italy before 11:00 am to have a coffee (usually an espresso or a cappuccino) and a cornetto which is the most common breakfast in Italy. Although most food varies by region, this breakfast ritual is common among all regions in Italy and should be experienced by everyone visiting the country.

Best Cornetto in Rome

Antico Forno Roscioli

Antico Forno Roscioli

Antico Forno Roscioli is traditional bakery and a great choice for a typical Italian breakfast. Enjoy a cornetti (Italian croissant) or maritozzi (sweet buns), with an espresso or cappuccino, for a cheap yet satisfying start to your day.

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