Restaurants in Rome

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.

Pierluigi Roscioli bakes the greatest pizza bianca in Rome at his traditional family bakery.

Arguably the best—and certainly the most fashionable—fish restaurant in Rome, this osteria, which looks like an upscale pescheria (fish market), showcases the best of the day’s catch, handpicked in the village of Terracina along the Lazio coast each morning.

Tucked away where Via di San Teodoro meets the western end of the Circus Maximus, this Parisian-style pasticceria is a little off the beaten path. The emphasis at this upscale sweet shop is on cakes and tarts, which are created in individual or miniature sizes and available to take out.

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.

Established in 1938, Pierluigi continues to serve authentic Italian food Campo dei Fiori neighborhood of Rome with a commitment to seasonality, tradition and creativity.

This trattoria in the Prati neighborhood serves up classic Italian regional dishes with modern twists. Suppli, fried tidbits of rice, ground meat, mozzarella, and tomato sauce are presented in sections of cardboard egg cartons one day and colorful paper cones the next.

Not to be confused with the touristy “La Carbonara” on Campo dei Fiori, this hundred-year-old trattoria on a quiet street in Monti is a cozy and hip place to feast on homey, unfussy cucina Romana.

Opened in 2003, this library/café in the Pigneto district provides a destination for those seeking a good read, a cup of coffee, an organic snack, and spirited conversation. The interior boasts bookshelves and several small tables.