Where To Eat In Rome: Restaurants, Pizza, Casual Eats, Markets, Coffee and Sweets

Where To Eat In Rome Italy

It’s no secret that Italy has absolutely delicious food, and Rome is a great place to taste the Italian cuisine. We’ve had the best creme caramel and carbonara we’d ever tasted in Rome. Pasta dishes we didn’t even know existed. Pizza that had little resemblance to what we knew. Most days involved coffee and gelato. After spending over a month in Rome, here are our favourite picks for where to eat in Rome.


Restaurants In Rome

Roscioli

Roscioli is one of our favourite restaurants in Rome. Actually, it’s not just a restaurant, but a deli and wine bar too. The best carbonara I’ve ever had is from here, tasting it was like suddenly realising I’ve never really had carbonara before. We also love the Amatriciana pasta, mozzarella hamburger and cheese plates. Be sure to make a reservation in advance. They also have a bakery and a coffee/patisserie at other nearby locations too (see below).

Roscioli Pasta Rome

Roscioli

Via dei Giubbonari 21, 00186 

Monday – Saturday 12.30 PM – 12 AM 

Antico Arco

A fine dining experience that also manages to be cozy and comfortable. Antico Arco is a beautiful restaurant on Gianicolo Hill serving modern takes on traditional Italian food. Chris had risotto with snapper ceviche and I had carbonara with truffle. For dessert we had the sfoglia tiepida with puff pastry, sabayon and caramelised strawberries. It was absolutely delicious from start to finish.

Antico Arco Rome

Carbonara al tartufo nero con spaghetti verrigni from Antico Arco

Antico Arco Dessert Rome

Antico Arco

Piazzale Aurelio 7, Gianicolo

Daily 12 PM – 12 AM

Armando al Pantheon

Armanda al Pantheon is centrally located right near the Pantheon, but don’t let that fool you into thinking it’s a tourist trap. Serving traditional Italian cuisine in a cozy trattoria setting, come here for an authentic experience.

Armando al Pantheon Rome

Armando al Pantheon

Salita dei Crescenzi 31, 00186

Da Cesare Trattoria

Da Cesare is a traditional trattoria with a neighbourhood feel, serving traditional Roman cuisine. I love the fried gnocchi with cacio e pepe, the pasta dishes are delicious and the creme caramel is possibly the best I’ve ever had.

Da Cesare Pasta Rome

Da Cesare Creme Caramel

Da Cesare 

Via del Casaletto 45, 00151, Rome

Monday – Sunday 12.45 PM – 3 PM + 7.45 PM – 11PM | Closed Wednesday

Trattoria Monti

We absolutely loved Trattoria Monti. Chris had rigatoni with sausage and I had tortelli al rosso d’uovo, a large raviolo with egg yolk with ricotta and spinach with a red sauce. They were both delicious, as was dessert.

Trattoria Monti Rome

Trattoria Monti

Via di San Vito 13, 00185 

Flavio al Velavevodetto

Come here to taste traditional Roman cuisine. Flavio al Velavevodetto is located in Testaccio and Prati.

Flavio Rome

Flavio al Velavevodetto

Via di Monte Testaccio 97, 00153 

Daily 12.30 PM – 3 PM + 7.45 PM – 11 PM

Ginger

Ginger is open from breakfast til dinner serving healthy yet delicious meals. The focus is on healthy meals that taste good, and 70% of their ingredients are organic. It’s a really nice atmosphere, but can get quite busy so try to make a reservation. A great alternative to other picks for where to eat in Rome.

Ginger Restaurant Rome

Ginger

Via Borgognona 43-46 | Daily 10 AM – 12 AM

Piazza Sant’Eustachio, 54-55 | Daily 8 AM – 12 AM

Angelina a Trevi

If you have only a short time in Rome I would choose to go to some of the other ‘where to eat in Rome’ picks. But Angelina a Trevi is a good option near the Trevi fountain and also has a cafe next door.

Angelina Rome

Angelina a Trevi

Via Poli 27

Daily 9 AM – 12 AM

Pizza In Rome

When you think of where to eat in Rome, pizza surely comes to mind. Pizza in Rome comes in two main varieties; by the slice and as a whole round pizza. Pizza by the slice is more common for lunch and is usually cut and weighed. Whole round pizza is more often had at dinner.

Pizza By The Slice

Pizzarium

Pizzarium is known to be potentially the best pizza by the slice in Rome. It’s absolutely delicious, with a range of toppings available.

Pizzarium

Pizzarium Rome

Pizzarium

Via della Meloria 43, 00136 

Daily 11 AM – 10 PM

Antico Forno Roscioli

The bakery arm of Roscioli, they have great pizza by the slice and lot’s of other bakery products you’ll be tempted to buy.

Antico Forno Roscioli Rome

Roscioli Pizza

Antico Forno Roscioli

Via Dei Chiavari 34, 00186

Monday – Saturday 7 AM – 7.30 PM + Sunday 8 AM – 6 PM

Forno Campo De’ Fiori

Conveniently located on Campo De’ Fiori, Forno is a traditional bakery with pizza by the slice and a range of other bakery products.

Forno Rome

Forno Campo De’ Fiori

Campo De’ Fiori 22, 00186 

Monday – Saturday 7.30 AM – 2.30 PM + 4.45 PM – 8 PM

Il Fornaretto di Trastevere

This was one of our locals and it has great pizza by the slice, the zucchini toppings were my favourite. They also have great Limone cake!

Il Fornaretto di Trastevere

Viale di Trastevere 128

Alice 

More of a pizza chain but Alice have high quality pizza and toppings by the slice.

Alice Pizza Slices Rome

Alice Pizza Rome

Alice

Corso Vittorio Emanuele II 35

Daily 10 AM – 10 PM

Whole Round Pizza

Da Remo

Da Remo is a relaxed restaurant in Testaccio. They have great pizza and other traditional dishes.

Da Remo Pizza Rome

Da Remo

Piazza di Santa Maria Liberatrice 44, Testaccio

Emma Pizzeria

Emma is a great restaurant that is more than it first seems. If you walk inside and downstairs there is a whole other section which has a beautiful interior. The pizza here was absolutely delicious and it’s nice to have pizza in a restaurant environment.

Emma Pizzeria Rome

Emma Pizzeria

Via Monte della Farina 28/29, 00186

The Others

The ones we didn’t get to try but look amazing: Sforno | Tonda | La Rioni | Pizzeria MOMA

Casual Eats In Rome

For those times when you want to know where to eat in Rome that’s a little more casual…

Giselda

Giselda has a little bit of everything, bakery, pizza, deli, cafe, bar. They have great food and nice environment in Trastevere.

Giselda Trastevere

Giselda

Viale di Trastevere, 52/58

Monday – Tuesday 7 AM – 9 PM + Wednesday – Thursday 7 AM – 9.30 PM + Friday & Sunday 7 AM – 11 PM + Saturday 7 AM – 12 AM

Pinsere

Pinsere is a very popular eatery serving pinsa, which are very similar to pizza but not exactly pizza. The best way to discover what this is, is to go there and try it for yourself. They are delicious.

Pinsere Rome

Pinsere

Via Flavia, 98, 00187

Mordi e Vai

A stall at the Testaccio markets, Mordi e Vai serve sandwiches with traditional Roman cuisine for fillings.

Mordi e Vai Rome

Mordi e Vai Testaccio Markets

Mordi e Vai

Mercato di Testaccio Box 15, Via Beniamino Franklin 12E
Monday – Saturday 8 AM – 3 PM

Likeat

A simple but tasty shop selling sandwiches, we love the porchetta ones. Perfect for when you don’t feel like a restaurant meal.

Likeat Rome

Likeat

Corso Vittorio Emanuele II 31000186 

Monday – Wednesday 11 AM – 5 PM + Thursday – Sunday 11 AM – 6 PM

Markets in Rome

Where to eat in Rome is not restricted to restaurants. In fact, you can get some delicious food at the markets to eat there, or to take home and cook with.

Testaccio Markets

The Testaccio Market has fresh produce, food stalls, drinks and dessert among other things. Definitely worth some time or for a bite to eat. See Mordi e Vai for sandwiches and also Food Box has some great cannoli.

Testaccio Markets Cannoli

Testaccio Markets

Via Beniamino Franklin, Via Alessandro Volta, Via Aldo Manuzio, Via Lorenzo Ghiberti.

Monday – Saturday 7 AM – 3.30 AM

Trionfale Market

This covered market in Prati is quite large. From fresh produce to freshly cooked porchetta, it’s worth a look.

Trionfale Market Rome

Trionfale Market

Via Andrea Doria between Via Tunisi and Via Santamaura 

Campo De’ Fiori Market

Although a little touristy, its one of the most centrally located markets in Rome with a great atmosphere.

Campo de' Fiori Market

Campo De’ Fiori Market

Campo De’ Fiori 

Coffee In Rome

Sciascia

This is what I imagine it would have been like to get coffee in Rome in another time, it’s classic and beautiful in design and service.

Sciascia Rome

Sciascia Caffe Rome

Sciascia

Via Fabio Massimo 80, 00192 

Daily 7 AM – 8 PM

Sant’Eustachio Il Caffe

An iconic caffe in Rome with a range of different coffees on offer. We tried to il tiramisu, which is an espresso with creme and chocolate powder on top. So good!

Sant'eustachio il Caffe Rome

Sant’Eustachio Il Caffe

Piazza Sant’Eustachio 82

Sunday – Thursday 8.30 AM – 1 PM + Friday 8.30 PM – 1.30 PM Saturday 8.30 AM – 2 PM

Caffe Tazza D’oro

Another classic coffee shop in Rome, known for their coffee granita with whipped cream. A great experience but perhaps the granita is slightly too sweet.

Tazza D'oro Rome

Caffe Tazza D’oro

Via degli Orfani 84

Sweets In Rome

Steccolecco

Steccolecco are ice blocks and gelato on sticks made from all natural ingredients. They have a section in Giselda in Trastevere, as well as stand alone stores.

Steccolecco Rome

Steccolecco

Roscioli Caffe 

Beautifully designed, Roscioli Caffe is a great place to come for coffee, sweets or small bites.

Roscioli Caffe

Roscioli Caffe

Piazza Benedetto Cairoli, 16

Monday – Saturday 7 AM – 11 PM + Sunday 8 AM – 6 PM

Biscottificio Innocenti

Biscottificio Innocenti is down a quiet little street in Trastevere, on the less touristy side. The shop takes you back in time, where you can stand outside peering into the windows to look at all the ‘biscotti’ or biscuits. Simple yet delicious.

Biscottificio Innocenti Rome

Biscottificio Innocenti

Via della Luce 21, 00153

Gelato

There are so many absolutely delicious gelateria’s in Rome, you will be wanting to have gelato everyday. Here’s where to find the best gelato in Rome.

Best Gelato In Rome Italy

Forno Feliziani

Here they have coffee, bread, pizza and plenty of pastries to choose from.

Forno Feliziani Rome

Forno Feliziani 

Via Candia 6100100 

Monday – Saturday 8 AM – 8.15 PM + Sunday 9 AM – 8 PM

Caffe Barberini

Come here for coffee and pastry goods when you’re in Testaccio.

Caffe Barberini Testaccio

Caffe Barberini

Via Marmorata 4100153 | +39 06 5750869


Speciality Stores In Rome

Antica Caciara

A traditional food shop selling food and cured meats along with some other specialty food. Really friendly service and excellent quality goods.

Antica Caciara Trastevere

Antica Caciara

Via di S. Francesco a Ripa, 140A/B, 00153

Monday – Saturday 7.30 AM – 8 PM

Caffe Castroni

A speciality food store selling packaged foods and also has a coffee bar with snacks.

Caffe Castroni Rome

Caffe Castroni

Via Cola di Rienzo 196, 00192 

Monday – Saturday 7.45 AM – 8 PM + Sunday 9.30 AM – 8 PM

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So that’s our favourite picks for where to eat in Rome… what’s your favourite?

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