“Well‑prepared”, “typical” Italian fare in pleasant environs make this “tradition in Parioli” a “place locals go to entertain important friends”.
11 Tel: +39 06 6786752 Open:
Everyday for Lunch and Dinner, Closed Sundays
Tuscan cuisine at the foot of the Spanish Steps, this pricey restaurant is self-described as “always full and a little noisy”. Classic and traditional.
Via della Croce
76 Tel: +39.06 6790896
Open: Everyday 12PM - 1AM
A friendly and old-fashioned wine bar, in the heart of the historic center, that offers a daily rotation of quality Italian wines by the glass. There is an excellent choice of hot and cold dishes including lighter snacks such as salads and antipasti.
This classic Roman trattoria, located on a small street off of piazza S. Lorenzo in Lucina, serves a wonderful selection of traditional dishes such as bucatini all’amatriciana and abbacchio a scottadito. There is also a thoughtful and fairly-priced wine list. Reservations recommended.
98 Tel: +39.06 42020924
Open Monday-Friday, 9:00am - 4:00pm
This pizzeria serves classic “pinsa,” a traditional oval-shaped pizza.
Great place to grab a glass of wine or some antipasto for lunch or pre-dinner. Because it is a wine store they offer an expansive selection. Remember that they upcharge 30% for you to drink the bottle there as the prices shown are for take-away. Dal Bolognese Piazza del Popolo
A white tablecloth, candlelit restaurant in one of the most picturesque squares in Rome, Dal Bolognese offers a truly elegant, classic atmosphere, a high-quality, traditional menu and prices to match. Best for a special occasion or business dinner.
Gusto Piazza Augusto Imperatore
9 Tel: +39 06 3226273
Open: Everyday 12:00pm-3:30pm, 7:00pm-12:00am
The full package, Gusto offers a restaurant, a pizzeria, a mozzarella bar, a wine bar and a cookbook shop. Located near Caesar’s tomb, this spot is great for anything from a quick lunch, to a leisurely drink, to a full-on dinner. Vatican Area
Duecentogradi Piazza Risorgimento
3 Tel: +39.06 3975439
Open: Everyday 10:00am - 7:00pm
Over 30 types of delectable panini, made with bread baked on site, in the middle of bustling Piazza Risorgimento.
Ar-Lu Borgo Pio
135 Tel: +39 06 68 68 936
Open Monday - Saturday, 11:00am-6:00PM, Dinner (requires reservation of 15+people) 7:30PM - 11PM
Moderately-priced trattoria in the Borgo neighborhood, just north of St. Peter's. Pan-Italian dishes and several varieties of entree' salads.
Typical Roman osteria that has a sister restaurant in Testaccio.
Trastevere Pizzeria ai Marmi Viale Trastevere
53 Tel: +39.06 5800919
Open: Everyday 6:30pm-1:00am, Closed Wednesdays
This pizzeria serves Roman style pizza and has a true local atmosphere. The antipasti fritti include supplì, zucchini blossoms stuffed with mozzarella and anchovies and cod fillets. They are also well known for their cannellini beans cooked with sausage .
Pizzeria "Dar Poeta" Vicolo del Bologna
45 Tel: +39 06 58 80 516
Open: Everyday 12:00pm-12:30am
This pizzeria serves unique wood-fired style pizzas, and is frequented by Romans and tourists alike. They offer a variety of pizzas and are especially known for the Buffala, a pizza with fresh buffalo mozzarella cheese. They do not accept reservations. La Boccaccia
Via di Santa Dorotea 2
Open Monday - Sunday, 11:00am - 10:00pm
A focaccia pizzeria, great for a quick lunch on the go. Monti, Colosseum and Testaccio Taverna dei Fori Imperiali
Traditional Roman cuisine, locally sourced and simply presented in a relaxed atmosphere. Terrific seafood and pizza in the evening. Great outdoor space for spring/summer, extensive wine list.
Agata e Romeo
Via Carlo Alberto
45 Tel: +39 06 4466115
Open: Everyday for Lunch and Dinner, Closed Sundays
Quite expensive, very romantic, great wine list. Must have reservations.
Checchino Dal 1887
Via di Monte Testaccio
30 Tel: +39 06 5746318
Open: Tuesday-Sunday 12:30pm-2:45pm, Tuesday-Saturday 8:00pm-12:00pm Website: http://www.checchino-dal-1887.com/ A Roman institution!
Enoteca Provincia Romana - Terre e Domus Largo del Foro Traiano
82/84 Tel: +39 06 69940273
Open: Everyday 7:30am-12:00pm
A food and wine shop sponsored by the provincial government and sells products and dishes specifically from the province of Roma. Reservation at lunch is necessary. Enoteca Tre Scalini
251 Tel: +39 06 48907495
Open: Everyday 12:30-1:00, Closed Mondays
Wine bar that serves simple food; menu changes daily Pantheon / Piazza Navona Armando al Pantheon
Salita Dei Crescenzi, 31 Roma
Open: Monday - Friday, 11:30AM- 10:30PM, closed Saturday evening and Sunday Classic Roman Trattoria, owned by the Gargioli family since 1961, just around the corner from the Pantheon. Recommended by Slow Food Italy.
Maccheroni Piazza delle Coppelle
44 Tel: +39 06 68307895
Excellent, traditional pasta dishes in a family-friendly atmosphere.
Osteria dell’Ingegno Piazza di Pietra
45 Tel: +39 06 6780662
Open: Everyday 12:30pm-11:30pm
A whimsical menu at a moderate price under the shadown of Hadrian’s Temple.
Via del Governo Vecchio
114 Tel: +39 06 6861617
Open: Everyday 12:30pm-3:00pm, 6:30pm-12:30am
One of the best, most locally adored pizzerias, serving pizza Romana, with a crispy, thin crust. They accept only cash, no credit cards.
Via del Corallo
10 Tel: +39 06 68307703
Open: Everyday 12:30pm-3:00pm, 7:00pm-11:00pm
A great pizzeria that is family-friendly and budget-conscious. Try the vast selection of pizza biancha!
Campo de’ Fiori / Jewish Ghetto Nonna Betta
Via del Portico d'Ottavia,
16 Tel: +39 06 68 80 62 63
Open: Everyday 12:00pm-11:00pm, Closed Tuesdays
This kosher restaurant in the Jewish Ghetto is famous for its artichokes alla giudia style. A wonderful place to enjoy Jewish Roman cuisine in the setting of the Jewish Ghetto. Roscioli