Restaurants

Top Choice Ristorante in San Giovanni & Testaccio

Romeo e Giulietta

Occupying a former car showroom, this contemporary multi-space food hub is the latest offering from top Roman chef, Cristina Bowerman. The centre of operations is Romeo Chef & Baker, a designer deli, cocktail ba…
Top Choice Pizza in San Giovanni & Testaccio

Sbanco

With its informal warehouse vibe and buzzing atmosphere, Sbanco is one of the capital's hottest pizzerias. Since opening in 2016, it has quickly made a name for itself with its creative, wood-fired pizzas and sumptu…
Top Choice Fast Food in San Giovanni & Testaccio

Trapizzino

The original of what is now a growing countrywide chain, this is the birthplace of the trapizzino, a kind of hybrid sandwich made by stuffing a cone of doughy focaccia with fillers like polpette al sugo (meatballs i…
Roman in San Giovanni & Testaccio

Da Felice

Much loved by local foodies and well-dressed diners, this historic stalwart is famous for its unwavering dedication to Roman culinary traditions. In contrast to the light-touch modern decor, the menu is pure old sch…
Roman in San Giovanni & Testaccio

Flavio al Velavevodetto

Housed in a rustic Pompeian-red villa set into the side of Monte Testaccio, a man-made hill of smashed Roman amphorae, this casual eatery is celebrated locally for its earthy, no-nonsense cucina romana (Roman cuisin…
Street Food in San Giovanni & Testaccio

Mordi e Vai

Chef Sergio Esposito's critically acclaimed and much-frequented market stall – 'Bite and Go' in English – is all about the unadulterated joy of traditional Roman street food. That means panini such as his signature …
Vegetarian in San Giovanni & Testaccio

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Veggies break out as a solo act at this cosy bistro a quick jaunt from the Piramide di Caio Cestio. All dishes are vegan or vegetarian and rich in legumes, grains, and greens; come for the lunch buffet, which boasts…
Sandwiches in San Giovanni & Testaccio

Paraponzipò

Paraponzipò proves that the best thing since sliced bread is superb Italian salumi and cheese packed between said bread. An impressive selection of cold cuts such as mortadella, porchetta and bresaola stands alongsi…
Italian in San Giovanni & Testaccio

Taverna Volpetti

Join the neighbourhood's lunching locals at this casually smart eatery. An offshoot of the Volpetti deli, it serves a popular lunchtime buffet of pastas and vegetables, as well as supplì (risotto balls) and fried sn…
Bakery in San Giovanni & Testaccio

Pasticceria Barberini

Revel in Rome’s sweets-for-breakfast tradition at Barberini, hailed for its homemade cornetti, often lavishly filled with jam or Nutella. Rows and rows of pastries and sweets, such as miniature tiramisu in a chocola…