Restaurants

Top Choice Ristorante in Centro Storico

Pianostrada

Hatched in Trastevere but now across the river in a white space with vintage furnishings and a glorious summer courtyard, this bistro is a must. Reserve ahead, or settle for a stool at the bar and enjoy views of the…
Top Choice Italian in Centro Storico

La Ciambella

Central but largely undiscovered by the tourist hordes, this friendly wine-bar-cum-restaurant beats much of the neighbourhood competition. Its spacious, light-filled interior is set over the ruins of the Terme di Ag…
Top Choice Pizza in Centro Storico

Emma Pizzeria

Tucked in behind the Chiesa di San Carlo ai Catinari, this smart, modern pizzeria is a top spot for a cracking pizza and smooth craft beer (or a wine from its pretty extensive list). It's a stylish set-up with outdo…
Top Choice Pizza in Centro Storico

Forno Roscioli

This is one of Rome's top bakeries, much loved by lunching locals who crowd here for luscious sliced pizza, prize pastries and hunger-sating supplì (risotto balls). The pizza margherita is superb, if messy to eat, a…
Italian in Centro Storico

Il Pagliaccio

Rome’s only two-Michelin-starred restaurant, Il Pagliaccio is Italian fine dining at its best. Chef Anthony Genovese – who was born in France to Italian parents and honed his craft in Asia – draws vivid inspiration …
Ristorante in Centro Storico

Casa Coppelle

Boasting an enviable setting near the Pantheon and a plush, theatrical look – think velvet drapes, black-lacquer tables and bookshelves – Casa Coppelle sets a romantic stage for high-end Roman-French cuisine. Gallic…
Pizza in Centro Storico

Forno di Campo de' Fiori

This buzzing bakery on Campo de' Fiori, divided into two adjacent shops, does a roaring trade in panini and delicious fresh-from-the-oven pizza al taglio (pizza by the slice). Aficionados swear by the pizza bianca (…
Cafe in Centro Storico

Caffetteria Chiostro del Bramante

Many of Rome's galleries and museums have in-house cafes but few are as beautifully located as the Caffetteria Chiostro del Bramante on the 1st floor of Bramante’s elegant Renaissance cloister. With outdoor tables o…
Deli in Centro Storico

Salumeria Roscioli

The name Roscioli has long been a byword for foodie excellence in Rome, and this luxurious deli-restaurant is the place to experience it. Tables are set alongside the deli counter, laden with mouth-watering Italian …
Desserts in Centro Storico

Tiramisù Zum

The ideal spot for a mid-afternoon pick-me-up, this fab dessert bar specialises in tiramisu, that magnificent marriage of mascarpone and liqueur-soaked ladyfinger biscuits. Choose between the classic version with it…