This is a touristy part of town and most of the restaurants and trattorias around here are aimed squarely at the hungry hordes. But among the tourist traps you'll find a few gems hidden away, including a laid-back modern bistro overlooking the Imperial Forums and a romantic rooftop restaurant near the Bocca della Verità.

Local Knowledge: Picnic Provisions

Trawling through Ancient Rome's ruins can be hungry work. But rather than stopping off for an overpriced bite in a touristy restaurant, search out Alimentari Pannella Carmela for a fresh, cheap panino. A small, workaday food store concealed behind a curtain of creeping ivy, it's a lunchtime favourite supplying hungry workers with fresh, made-to-order panini, sliced pizza, and salads.