San Giovanni & Testaccio restaurants

Top Choice Roman in San Giovanni & Testaccio

Flavio al Velavevodetto

The pick of Testaccio's trattorias, this casual spot is celebrated locally for its earthy, no-nonsense cucina romana (Roman cuisine). For a taste, start with carciofo alla giudia (deep-fried artichoke) before moving…
Top Choice Pizza in San Giovanni & Testaccio

Giulietta

Occupying a former car showroom, this trendy pizzeria is part of a multi-space food hub part-owned by top Roman chef Cristina Bowerman. Its cavernous dining area, decorated in abstract contemporary style, sets the s…
Top Choice Pizza in San Giovanni & Testaccio

Sbanco

With its informal warehouse vibe and buzzing atmosphere, Sbanco is one of the capital's best modern pizzerias. Since opening in 2016, it's made a name for itself with its sumptuous fried starters and inventive, wood…
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…
Gastronomy in San Giovanni & Testaccio

Marco Martini Restaurant

A lush garden pavilion at the Corner Townhouse provides the lovely setting for this casual fine-dining restaurant. The man with his name on the menu is one of Rome's youngest Michelin-starred chefs, whose inventive …
Gastronomy in San Giovanni & Testaccio

Aroma

One for a special occasion, the rooftop restaurant of the luxury Palazzo Manfredi hotel offers once-in-a-lifetime views of the Colosseum and Michelin-starred food that rises to the occasion. Overseeing the kitchen i…
Vegetarian in San Giovanni & Testaccio

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Veggies star 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 more than 30 homema…
Desserts in San Giovanni & Testaccio

Charlotte Pasticceria

Named for the owner's beloved spaniel, French-inspired patisserie Charlotte bakes, caramelises and stacks edible wonders. Valrhona chocolate cake swirled on a biscuit base with raspberry filling, vanilla mousse with…
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…
Pastries in San Giovanni & Testaccio

Pasticceria Barberini

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