If all roads lead to Rome, so do all tables. Over the last decade, the Eternal City’s cuisine has undergone a cuisine Renaissance—heralding, street f... Read More
If all roads lead to Rome, so do all tables. Over the last decade, the Eternal City’s cuisine has undergone a cuisine Renaissance—heralding, street food standouts, Michelin-starred restaurants, and cucina povera, while adding an ever-burgeoning scene of international eateries. You’ll find the best regional cuisines of Italy—northern, Sicilian, Florentine, Tuscan—in other words, plenty of pasta, fresh meat, seafood, and lots of herbs.
Thankfully, many Italian traditions are alive and well here—Romans will always enjoy a cappuccino for breakfast, aperitivo before dinner, and gelato, well, whenever. 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. For traditional Roman dishes that have become hard to find, snag a table at Armando al Pantheon, an old school spot that proves you can find good food near the Pantheon. At Marzapane, a young Spanish chef reinvents Roman classics in innovative ways. Our Rome travel guide will lead you to the best restaurants in Rome.