Rome restaurants

Top Choice Italian 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; the current owners are Paola (dessert queen) and Anna (watch her making pasta each morning…
Top Choice Trattoria in Trastevere & Gianicolo

Trattoria Da Cesare al Casaletto

Rome's best trattoria? Many think so and you will too after an amazing meal of Roman standards where virtually every dish is prepared just so. The restaurant is simplicity itself, dozens of tables in a plain setting…
Top Choice Pizza in Monti, Esquilino & San Lorenzo

Alle Carrette

Authentic pizza, super-thin and swiftly cooked in a wood-burning 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 Choice Trattoria in Trastevere & Gianicolo

La Tavernaccia

This family-run trattoria bustles every minute it's open. Book in advance to get one of Rome's most sought after tables. The setting is simplicity itself, and the food is sensational. Roman classics get stellar trea…
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 Italian 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 Terme d…
Top Choice Ristorante in Centro Storico

Pianostrada

This uberhip bistro-restaurant, in a white space with vintage furnishings and a glorious summer courtyard, is a must. Reserve ahead, or settle for a stool at the bar and enjoy views of the kitchen at work. The cuisi…
Top Choice Trattoria 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 and un…
Top Choice Trattoria in Trastevere & Gianicolo

Da Enzo

Vintage ochre walls, yellow-checked tablecloths and a traditional menu featuring all the Roman classics: what makes this tiny and staunchly traditional trattoria exceptional is its careful sourcing of local, quality…
Top Choice Pizza in Vatican City, Borgo & Prati

Bonci Pizzarium

Pizzarium, the takeaway of Gabriele Bonci, Rome's acclaimed pizza emperor, serves Rome's best sliced pizza, bar none. Scissor-cut squares of soft, springy base are topped with original combinations of seasonal ingre…