Restaurants in Rome
Sitting in the capital city, Rome restaurants reflects the best regional cuisines of Italy—northern, Sicilian, Florentine, Tuscan—in other words, plenty of pasta, fresh meat, seafood and lots of herbs. Try the finest Italian fare at some of the best restaurants in Rome.
Agata e Romeo, a husband-and-wife restaurant in Rome, does upscale takes on Roman classics. Highlights include rabbit croquettes; creatively rendered salt cod and shrimp wrapped in fried noodles. Try the greatest pizza bianca in Rome at Il Forno Roscioli, a traditional family bakery near the Campo de' Fiori market. Baked in an 1824 oven, the slim slabs of pizza dough have a springy crumb and a bubbly top that's moistened with olive oil and speckled with grains of coarse salt. Leave room for the apple-packed torta de mele and rustic pane di Lariano studded with raisins and walnuts. Traditional meets chic at Dal Bolognese. This Rome restaurant is where the beautiful people convene for rich classics such as lasagna verde or Bolognese veal cutlets. Here’s a case where calling for a reservation backfires: you’ll typically do better at getting a table if you just show up after 8.
With exposed brick arches, white-washed stucco walls, and a polished wood floor, Risto Nobel has an ambience that's nce enough for a date night, but casual enough for dinner with friends.
Attached to the Auditorium Parco della Musica — one of Italy’s most popular performance venues — is ReD Restaurant and Design. The color red can be seen throughout the dining room on chairs, candles, and curtains, highlighting fixtures from famous designers like Victoria and Albert.
Located on the first floor of the 16th-century palace of Beatrice Cenci at the edge of the old Jewish ghetto, this restaurant has a ghostly history.
Along the rustic Appian Way, the Sora Rosa restaurant—which has called itself an "oasis of flavor" since 1900—provides a respite from the bustle of Rome.
Among the regulars at this friendly stalwart of cucina Romana, you’ll find gussied-up old ladies alongside rockers in jeans and Kiss tour shirts—all of whom trust Il Matriciano to bring them unfussy versions of their favorite classic Roman country dishes.
Located in Piazza San Lorenzo, just four blocks from the Spanish Steps, Ciampini is a full-service brasserie, bar, and gelateria known for having some of the best gelato in the city.
Located in the Monteverde district, this trendy restaurant combines a 50’s-inspired design (white tile walls and retro kitchen appliances, including an old-fashioned refrigerator) with contemporary touches like marble-top tables and colorful striped light fixtures.
Along one of the less traveled side streets near the Trevi Fountain, Al Moro was a 1970’s hotbed for dining Italian filmmakers like Federico Fellini.
Just finding the entrance to Sora Margherita is part of the experience at this hole-in-the-wall trattoria in the old Jewish ghetto.