Restaurants in Rome

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The piazza that houses ‘Gusto’s multi-faceted locations was named for Caesar Augustus, and husband-and-wife owners Alessandra Marino and... Read More

This restaurant, located one block from the Piazza Santa Maria Liberatrice, isn’t much to look at from the outside: a few umbrella-topped tables... Read More

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... Read More

Located on the first floor of the 16th-century palace of Beatrice Cenci at the edge of the old Jewish ghetto, this restaurant has a ghostly history.... Read More

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... Read More

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

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

If you're missing a good mug of beer in Rome, head to Bir e Fud in Trastevere. The pub is nestled down a narrow cobbled street; the patio space gives... Read More

A vestige of a simpler time, Caffè Doria is an classic, sit-down Roman coffee house with an interior marble fountain, dark wooden paneling, and... Read More

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

Set in the column-lined courtyard of the 16th-century Palazzo Medici Lante della Rovere, not far from the Pantheon, this is one of Rome’s oldest... Read More

Checchino is a traditional Roman restaurant originally opened in 1887 by the Mariani family. Sensing an opportunity, they started the venue as way to... Read More

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

Anyone weary from traipsing the cobblestones in the Centro Storico will love this innovative and relaxed bilevel restaurant, where you can drop in for a... Read More

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

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... Read More

Located near Piazza Navona and the historic statue of Pasquino Viviana, Cul de Sac serves both traditional Roman favorites and Greek and Arabic fare.... Read More

Three blocks from the Tevere River, this Roman-centric restaurant's decor evokes the 1970’s. Exposed wooden beams are situated overhead, while... Read More

In the Lazio region, Salvatore Tiscione carries on the duty of chef at this Italian trattoria. Opened in 1936 and still operated by the Trivelloni... Read More

The scene at this chic restaurant is only rivaled by the food; the beautiful people congregate to watch each other and dine on rich pastas such as... Read More

Run by the same proprietors who own Casa Bleve—one of Rome’s best enotecas—this wine bar chain offers an impressive list of vintages ... Read More

This lunch-only wine bar and osteria is always bustling with customers for its great menu of traditional Roman dishes like saltimbocca (a thin veal... Read More

Attached to a funky business hotel in the once-gritty, gradually gentrifying, nightclub-rich Ostiense area, this ambitious spot has emerged as one of... Read More

This Monti wine bar's motto liberate la gola (free your tastebuds) is reflected in its expansive selection of around 500 labels plus 70 Italian craft... Read More

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

It has a loyal following among trendy foreigners, but somehow (thankfully) this trattoria on one of the busiest pedestrian thoroughfares near the... Read More

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

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

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

Formal and wood-paneled in the manner of Italy’s grand old coffee bars, and equipped with Wi-Fi in the style of the new, this is a standout in a... Read More

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

Pierluigi Roscioli bakes the greatest pizza bianca in Rome at his traditional family bakery. Leavened with a 20-year-old yeast starter and baked in an... Read More

Il Gelato di San Crispino has two locations: the original, 15-year-old shop at the Basilica of San Giovanni and a branch near the Trevi Fountain. Try... Read More

Among the regulars at this friendly stalwart of cucina Romana, you’ll find gussied-up old ladies alongside rockers in jeans and Kiss tour shirts... Read More

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

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

The Pigneto district near Termini station has become the destination for hipsters, and this trattoria fits right in. Opened in 1988, it’s run by... Read More

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... Read More

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

Run by Sicilian chef Filippo La Mantia’s, this restaurant serves up the food of his home island, including standout dishes like the ... Read More

Inexpensive, casual pizzerie are all over the city (and an integral eating experience on any trip to Rome), but few are as much fun as this one. Maybe... Read More

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... Read More

Located on a quiet side street in the Monti district, La Taverna dei Fori Imperiali (the Tavern of the Imperial Forum) is an unassuming, family-run... Read More

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

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... Read More

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

There wasn’t much in Fregene, a seaside town 40 kilometers from Rome, until renowned director Frederico Fellini discovered it while filming The... Read More

This Michelin-starred restaurant in Via Veneto is located on the top floor of the Hotel Splendide Royal. Glass terrace doors open to a view of... Read More

Housed inside the Palazzo delle Esposizioni (Rome’s largest interdisciplinary exhibition center), Open Colonna itself is a work of modern art. The... Read More

Arguably the best—and certainly the most fashionable—fish restaurant in Rome, this osteria, which looks like an upscale pescheria (fish... Read More

A modern enoteca with whitewashed walls and exposed brick, Palatium is a showcase for the food and wine of Lazio: it’s operated by the regional... Read More

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

Located in Testacchio and established in 1911, Perilli is a great pick for those seeking a Roman dining experience away from touristy crowds. Perilli... Read More

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

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

Celebrity pizzaiolo Gabriele Bonci reinvents pizza al taglio—rectangular Roman pizza sold by weight—at the tiny Pizzarium. To dough fanatics... Read More

Soccer players, Hollywood stars, famous artists, and locals from the neighborhood all line up outside Pizzeria da Baffetto to wait patiently for a table... Read More

One of the most delicious aspects of Italian cooking is an expertly prepared Mediterranean seafood meal, and this is the best place in Rome to have one.... Read More

Attached to the Auditorium Parco della Musica — one of Italy’s most popular performance venues — is ReD Restaurant and... Read More

Located in the Monteverde district, this trendy restaurant combines a 50’s-inspired design (white tile walls and retro kitchen appliances,... Read More

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... Read More

Just steps from the Piazza di Spagna, Ristorante Nino, with a stone-walled exterior, sits along a relatively quiet cobblestone side street.... Read More

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

Located in the T1 Arrivals gate at Leonardo da Vinci – Fiumicino Airport in Rome, this bakery is a popular pre-flight stop for breakfast or an... Read More

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... Read More

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

A family-run trattoria with a slightly lived-in look (worn tile floors and wood-paneled wainscoting), Settimio all-Arancio near via del Corso and the... Read More

Just finding the entrance to Sora Margherita is part of the experience at this hole-in-the-wall trattoria in the old Jewish ghetto. Hidden behind a red... Read More

Along the rustic Appian Way, the Sora Rosa restaurant—which has called itself an "oasis of flavor" since 1900—provides a respite from the... Read More

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

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

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

Not far from the Pantheon and Piazza Navona, this quiet restaurant in Old Rome is known for its regional Sicilian cuisine. Filling up two stories in a... Read More

Reservations are certainly needed at this brightly lit, 12-table trattoria located one block from the Piazza Vittorio. Brothers Enrico and Daniele... Read More

Tre Scalini offers a decadent chocolate dessert in one of the most picteresque plazas in Rome. The tartufo begins with a hard chocolate outer shell that... Read More

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... Read More

A classic Italian alimentari (deli), Volpetti in the Testaccio area offers an overwhelming selection of meats, breads, and cheeses. The metal shelves... Read More

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