Top ChoiceEmilian in Tridente, Trevi & the Quirinale

Colline Emiliane

Serving sensational regional cuisine from Emilia-Romagna, this restaurant has been operated by the Latini family since 1931. Our three recommendations when eating here: start with the antipasti della casa (€26...

Top ChoiceGelato in Vatican City, Borgo & Prati

Neve di Latte

Our nominee for the coveted title of Rome's best gelateria, Neve di Latte offers a wide array of flavours made with organic seasonal fruits, top-quality nuts and biodynamic milk and eggs. The pistachio, made with...

Top ChoiceBistro in Centro Storico

Rimessa Roscioli

Rimessa Roscioli

An offshoot of the esteemed Roscioli empire, Rimessa is particularly geared to wine lovers: quality drops from all over Italy and further afield crowd the shelves, and the affable sommeliers really know their...

Top ChoicePizza in Vatican City, Borgo & Prati

Bonci Pizzarium

Gabriele Bonci's acclaimed pizzeria a taglio serves Rome's best pizza by the slice, bar none. Scissor-cut squares of soft, springy base are topped with original combinations of seasonal ingredients and served for...

Top ChoiceTrattoria in San Giovanni & Testaccio

Felice a Testaccio

This neighbourhood trattoria is renowned for its unswerving dedication to Roman soul food. Though its decor is contemporary, the menu is unrelentingly old school, including dishes such as filled ravioli, fried...

Top ChoicePizza in Monti, Esquilino & San Lorenzo

Alle Carrette

Authentic pizza, super-thin and swiftly cooked in a wood-fired oven, is what this traditional Roman pizzeria on one of Monti's prettiest streets has done well for decades. Romans pile in here at weekends for good...

Top ChoiceItalian in Centro Storico

La Ciambella

Near the Pantheon but as yet largely undiscovered by the tourist hordes, this friendly restaurant beats much of the neighbourhood competition. Its handsome, light-filled interior is set over the ruins of the...

Top ChoiceTrattoria in Tridente, Trevi & the Quirinale

Piccolo Arancio

In a 'hood riddled with tourist traps, this backstreet eatery – tucked inside a little house next to grandiose Palazzo Scanderberg – stands out. The kitchen mixes Roman classics with more contemporary options...

Top ChoiceDesserts in Monti, Esquilino & San Lorenzo

Said

Housed in a 1920s chocolate factory, this hybrid cafe-bar, restaurant and boutique is San Lorenzo’s most fashionable address. Its top-quality chocolate can be indulged in here or purchased to take home. Enjoying...

Top ChoiceBistro in Southern Rome

Doppiozeroo

This easy-going cafe, restaurant and wine bar hybrid was once a bakery, hence the name (‘double zero’ is a type of flour). These days it attracts trendy Romans who pile in here to enjoy the famously lavish...

Top ChoicePizza in San Giovanni & Testaccio

Giulietta

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...

Top ChoiceFast Food in San Giovanni & Testaccio

Trapizzino

Trapizzino

The original of 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 in tomato...

Top ChoiceTrattoria in Tridente, Trevi & the Quirinale

Hostaria Romana

Beloved of locals and tourists alike, this bustling place in Trevi is everything an Italian trattoria should be. Order an antipasto or pasta (excellent) and then move onto a main – traditional Roman dishes...

Top ChoiceBakery in Vatican City, Borgo & Prati

Panificio Bonci

Panificio Bonci

From Gabriele Bonci of the vaunted Bonci Pizzarium, this mellow bakery and deli offers a wide range of splendid takeaway fare, starting with the signature thin and crispy pizza slices. There are sandwiches,...

Top ChoiceGelato in Villa Borghese & Northern Rome

Neve di Latte

Behind the MAXXI gallery, opposite the tram terminus, this out-of-the-way gelateria may well be the best in Rome. There are few exotic flavours; rather the onus is on the classics, all prepared with high-quality...

Top ChoiceRistorante in Villa Borghese & Northern Rome

Metamorfosi

This Michelin-starred Parioli restaurant provides one of Rome's best dining experiences, offering international fusion cuisine and a contemporary look that marries linear clean-cut lines with warm earthy tones....

Top ChoiceGelato in Vatican City, Borgo & Prati

Gelateria dei Gracchi

This is the original location of a small and highly regarded local chain of artisanal gelaterie. The proprietors here only use fresh fruit in season, so flavours vary. What stays constant is the quality of their...

Top ChoicePizza in Centro Storico

Emma

Offering brisk but friendly service, a contemporary vibe and excellent food, Emma is an all-round winner. Sit on the front terrace or in the airy interior to enjoy excellent antipasti, thin-crust pizzas and...

Top ChoiceLazio in Southern Rome

Trattoria Pennestri

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 at its best when dishing out bright, bold comfort food, such...

Top ChoiceGastronomy in Villa Borghese & Northern Rome

All'Oro

This Michelin-starred restaurant, in the five-star H’All Tailor Suite hotel, is one of Rome’s top fine-dining tickets. At the helm is chef Riccardo Di Giacinto, whose artfully presented food is modern and...