Restaurants in Rome

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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.

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    Antico Caffè Greco

    Okay, so you might get a better espresso at Tazza d'Oro, and the coffee granita at Caffè Sant'Eustachio will bring tears to your eyes. Still, who can... Read More

  • Armando al Pantheon Restaurant in Rome Courtesy of Armando al Pantheon
    Armando al Pantheon

    A touted haven for cucina romana, Armando al Pantheon never rests on its laurels, proving that you can indeed find good food near the Pantheon. The... Read More

  • Sant’Eustachio Coffee Shop in Rome Courtesy of Sant’Eustachio
    Caffè Sant'Eustachio

    A decades-old café with a reputation for the best coffee in Rome, Sant'Eustachio is another time-piece institution. Thanks to its location behind Italy... Read More

  • Ciampini Cafe Bar in Rome Courtesy of Ciampini
    Ciampini

    Located in Piazza San Lorenzo, just four blocks from the Spanish Steps, Ciampini is a full-service bar, restaurant, and gelateria known for having some... Read More

  • Colline Emiliane Restaurant in Rome Courtesy of DiningCity
    Colline Emiliane

    This small, family-run restaurant hides on a nondescript side street near Piazza Barberini, but finding it is half the fun. Inside, the simply decorated... Read More

  • Fatamorgana Gelato Bar in Rome Courtesy of Fatamorgana
    Fatamorgana Gelato

    Fatamorgana churns out a variety of all-natural, homemade gelatos. Traditional flavors are the staple, but look out for the whimsical creations made of... Read More

  • Flavio Al Velavevodetto Restaurant in Rome Courtesy of Flavio Al Velavevodetto
    Flavio al Vevalodetto

    In the former working class neighborhood turned nightlife hotspot of Testaccio, local foodie favorite Flavio al Velavodetto makes sure you are well fed... Read More

  • Gelateria del Teatro Gelato Bar in Rome Alamy
    Gelateria del Teatro

    The dreamy, creamy love child of Stefano and Silvia Marcotulli, Gelateria del Teatro is a long-standing favorite for its quality gelato in traditional... Read More

  • Giuda Ballerino Restaurant in Rome Courtesy of Giuda ballerino!
    Giuda Ballerino

    Giuda Ballerino, the famed restaurant by Chef Andrea Fusco, has relocated to the center of Rome atop the Hotel Bernini Bristol. Modern and romantic with... Read More

  • Forno Campo de' Fiori Restaurant in Rome Courtesy of Forno Campo de' Fiori
    Il Forno Campo de' Fiori

    Located in the piazza and open-air market of the same name, Il Forno Campo de' Fiori specializes in baked goods—in particular, cookies, bread, and pizza... Read More

  • Il San Lorenzo Restaurant in Rome Courtesy of ilSanlorenzo
    Il SanLorenzo

    At this savvy Michelin-starred restaurant in a side street near Campo de' Fiori, fish is the focus, brought daily from the waters of Ponza to Rome. The ... Read More

  • L’Arcangelo Restaurant in Rome Courtesy of Ristorante L’Arcangelo
    L'Arcangelo

    Ristorante L'Arcangelo is a whimsically charming restaurant operating under the watchful eye and skilled hand of chef Arcangelo Dandini. The small... Read More

  • La Gatta Mangiona Restaurant in Rome Courtesy of La Gatta Mangiona
    La Gatta Mangiona

    What could be better than a place with cat photos and a wide variety of gourmet pizzas? La Gatta Mangiona (the cat with a great appetite) was a... Read More

  • Le Mani in Pasta Restaurant in Rome Courtesy of Le Mani in Pasta
    Le Mani in Pasta

    Find Le Mani in Pasta tucked away on a side street in hip Trastevere. This small osteria is favored for its gnochetti sardi with fava beans and truffles... Read More

  • Marzapane Restaurant in Rome Courtesy of Marzapane Roma
    Marzapane Roma

    Spanish-born chef Alba Esteve Ruiz, a twenty-something veteran of Spain's most creative restaurant, El Celler de Can Roca, put Marzapane on the map in... Read More

  • Pastificio Restaurant in Rome Alamy
    Pastificio Guerra

    Not quite a restaurant, more like a fresh pasta take-out joint, Pastificio Guerra hypnotizes with the sheets of freshly made pasta that are cut into... Read More

  • Piperno Restaurant in Rome Courtesy of ristorantepiperno
    Ristorante Piperno

    One of Rome's old guards is a historic restaurant in the Jewish Ghetto neighborhood. Piperno is known for its carciofi alla giudia (Jewish-style fried... Read More

  • Pipero al Rex Restaurant in Rome Courtesy of Pipero al Rex
    Pipero al Rex

    Pipero al Rex truly deserves its Michelin star for its incredible carbonara, an unforgettable dish that has often been considered the best... Read More

  • Settembrini Restaurant in Rome Courtesy of Settembrini
    Settembrini Café

    Settembrini is an all around local favorite for its great brunch, lunch, and dinner menus, rustic yet modern design, and excellent aperitivi, thanks to... Read More

  • Tazza d’Oro Coffee Shop in Rome Courtesy of Tazza d’Oro
    Tazza d'Oro

    The Tazza d'Oro has been one of Rome's go-to coffee bars since its 1946 opening. Recently renovated, the bar still has its original counter and overall... Read More

  • Terre e Domus Restaurant in Rome Courtesy of Terre e Domus
    Terre e Domus

    This contemporary wine bar and restaurant has a dedicated focus on Lazio's produce, delicacies, and recipes like mezze maniche all'amatriciana, paccheri... Read More

  • Trapizzino Restaurant in Rome Courtesy of Trapizzino
    Trapizzino

    The trapizzino could be Rome's best street food. A mix between a tramezzino (a triangular sandwich) and pizza, the trapizzino is the ultimate, edible... Read More

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