Restaurants

Top Choice Italian in Southern Rome

Eataly

Be prepared for some serious taste-bud titillation in this state-of-the-art food emporium of gargantuan proportions. Four shop floors showcase every conceivable Italian food product (dried and fresh), while multiple…
Top Choice Italian in Southern Rome

Doppiozeroo

This easygoing bar was once a bakery, hence the name (‘double zero’ is a type of flour). But today the sleek, modern interior attracts hungry, trendy Romans who pile in here for its cheap, canteen-style lunches, fam…
Top Choice Italian in Southern Rome

L'Archeologia Ristorante

At home in an old horse exchange on the Appian Way, this 19th-century inn exudes vintage charm. Dining is elegant, with white-tablecloth-covered tables beneath age-old beams or in front of the fireplace. In summer, …
Seafood in Southern Rome

Seacook

For stylish seafood dining in a chic aquatic ambience, look no further than this glorious Scandinavian-styled space in Ostiense with bar-stool seating, potted plants and bamboo lampshades. Cuochi e Pescatori (Cooks …
Vegetarian in Southern Rome

Verde Pistacchio

Camilla, Raffaele and Francesco are the friends behind Green Pistachio, a stylish bistro-cafe with a minimalist, vintage interior and street-side tables in the sun in summer. The kitchen cooks up fantastic vegetaria…
Italian in Southern Rome

Porto Fluviale

A hip, buzzing restaurant-bar in the industrial-chic vein, Porto Fluviale attracts a mixed crowd – lots of families included – with its spacious lounge-style interior and good-value kitchen that turns out everything…
Italian in Southern Rome

Estrobar

Designer denizens head to this hybrid restaurant-bar-gallery inside Testaccio's Hotel Abitart to deconstruct the likes of Claudio di Carlo over a bottle of Brut or fruit- or veggie-based cocktail. Fuelling the cultu…
Pastries in Southern Rome

Andreotti

Film director and Ostiense local Ferzan Ozpetek is such a fan of the pastries crafted at this 1934 pasticceria that he's known to cast them in his films. They're all stars, from the buttery crostate (tarts) to the p…
Italian in Southern Rome

Trattoria Pennestri

Headed by a Danish-Italian chef Tommaso Pennestri, this mellow trattoria pays its respects to staunch Roman classics (think carbonara and tripe) but is as its best when dishing out bright, bold comfort food, such as…
Pastries in Southern Rome

Nero Vaniglia

This cosy patisserie in the Garbatella neighbourhood coaxes sugar and butter into sweet treats such as cornetti brimming with custard, bignè (cream puffs), and a slew of miniaturised desserts like tiramisu and panna…