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.
Located at 7 Via Gonfalone and housed in a 16th-century building, Gonfalone restaurant offers guests the chance to relax and dine inside before a tall, copper-hooded fireplace or beneath lanterns filled with flickering candles.
Chef Heinz Beck helms Italy's only three-Michelin-Star restaurant, considered by many to be Rome's very best. Located within the Waldorf Astoria's Rome Calvalieri hotel in Monte Marlo, a private park above the Vatican, the dining room boasts city views.
It has a loyal following among trendy foreigners, but somehow (thankfully) this trattoria on one of the busiest pedestrian thoroughfares near the Spanish Steps has maintained its local flair.
Induge in the chewy pizza bianca at Antico Forno Roscioli, by the Campo de Fiori? “Una droga” is how one customer praises this pizza.
Checchino is a traditional Roman restaurant originally opened in 1887 by the Mariani family.
Featured in the 2010 movie Eat Pray Love, Santa Lucia’s dining terrace is a quiet, romantic setting behind Piazza Navona. Surrounded by a stone and ironwork wall, the terrace is shaded by trees and white umbrellas and is heated during cooler months.
With a history dating back into the 19th century, Antico Caffè della Pace has long been a favored and trendy haunt with its Art Deco-style interior and white marble tables.
In 2002, the Roscioli family transformed their deli into a bakery, restaurant, and wine bar, where they serve 450 different kinds of cheeses, more than 100 different kinds of cured meats, and more than 1,000 labels of wine.
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.