Restaurants in Rome


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 Caffe Greco Cafe in Rome Alamy
    Antico Caffè Greco

    Make your way to the catacomb of small salons in the back, settle into a crimson banquette, and spend an eternity scribbling postcards—just as Keats or... Read More

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

    The family-run restaurant is known for traditional Roman dishes like coratella and pajata (roasted calf intestines) that are hard to come by these days,... Read More

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

    The no-frills bar has both counter and table service, and sells its own label of fair trade coffee beans and other accessories. Their signature bright... Read More

  • Ciampini Cafe Bar in Rome Courtesy of Ciampini

    The interior is decorated with black leather booths, brick archways, and large windows, and an umbrella-shaded patio is set up each morning in the... Read More

  • Colline Emiliane Restaurant in Rome Courtesy of DiningCity
    Colline Emiliane

    Inside, the simply decorated space resembles a relaxed family dining room, which is perfect for its menu of Emilia Romagna region dishes—in other words,... 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

    Guanciale, cacio, and chicory make lots of appearances, and the chefs get bold with meat (oxtail takes many forms, and there's a sublime suckling pig). 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

    Modern and romantic with a spectacular view overlooking Piazza Barberini and Gian Lorenzo Bernini's Triton fountain, Chef Fusco's cuisine is a modern... Read More

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

    Il Forno is usually jam-packed with tourists, but take-out orders wrapped in brown paper allow a quick getaway. The bakery is next door and turns out a... 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

    If you happen to snag a Thursday reservation, make sure to try the gnocchi all'amatriciana, considered the best gnocchi in Rome. And those are words you... Read More

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

    La Gatta Mangiona (the cat with a great appetite) was a precursor to Rome's pizza craze and still remains at the top for its thin-crusted pies created... Read More

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

    This small osteria is favored for its gnochetti sardi with fava beans and truffles, though it has a wide selection of pastas in generous portions,... Read More

  • Marzapane Restaurant in Rome Courtesy of Marzapane Roma
    Marzapane Roma

    Subtly avant-garde cooking includes linguine cooked in chamomile tea and laced with slippery clams and drops of citrus gelée. The restaurant's decor is... Read More

  • Pastificio Restaurant in Rome Alamy
    Pastificio Guerra

    The best part is the $5 lunch and dinner dishes—every day Pastificio Guerra serves two different pastas with toppings (think: peas and mushrooms with... Read More

  • Piperno Restaurant in Rome Courtesy of ristorantepiperno
    Ristorante Piperno

    Piperno is known for its carciofi alla giudia (Jewish-style fried whole artichokes) and other Roman specialties like filetti di baccalà (fried cod fish). Read More

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

    Tucked inside the Hotel Rex, the restaurant is small and modern with a unique design featuring maroon chairs surrounding white-napped tables, parquet... Read More

  • Settembrini Restaurant in Rome Courtesy of Settembrini
    Settembrini Café

    The interior, with its oak-plank floors and cozy farmhouse tables, invites you to linger during the cold months, and the sidewalk setups are perfect... Read More

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

    Recently renovated, the bar still has its original counter and overall design, and an open roasting and sorting area where you can pick your beans and... Read More

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

    The entire staff is very informative and eager to share seasonal information—like when you should (or shouldn't) eat artichokes. Terre e Domus is open... Read More

  • Trapizzino Restaurant in Rome Courtesy of Trapizzino

    A mix between a tramezzino (a triangular sandwich) and pizza, the trapizzino is the ultimate, edible pocket of baked pizza dough and Roman recipe... Read More

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