My Italian is so-so. ‘Buffonata’ if you can see the links to the related English word, means something like a practical joke. And taking the bus down Via Della Buffalota to the Australian Bar on the corner of Via Canberra and Via Tasmania put me in mind of a good old fashioned buffonata.
You see, aside from the street names and the name of the bar, complete with the outline of a red kangaroo on the sign, there is nothing Australian about this bar. No Fosters lager, no cringeworthy Australiana. Nothing but some sort of suburban Roman cafe. No wonder this place is almost invisible on the internet….