Favorite Restaurants in Rome
My mantra when traveling- Don’t waste a meal! Rome is an amazing city for food lovers. But there are some not so great spots. It’s worth the effort to know where the good spots are and how to find them. Save time researching by bookmarking our growing list of favorite places to eat in Rome.
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Roscioli Salumeria con Cucina
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I'm a fan of everything Roscioli does, and recommend having lunch in the wine cellar or at the bar when you're in Rome. Pros at Roman cuisine, if they have a tasting menu when you go- GET IT!
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Supplizio
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THE place for suppli. All kinds of delicious cheesy savory suppli! Get a tray of several kinds to try/fight over.
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Roscioli Caffè Pasticceria
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Everything I've had here is outstanding. Pop in for an espresso & maritozzi on your way to anywhere in the center of Rome.
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Cul De Sac
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We love this place and have been coming here for years. The wine list is extraordinary. The food, delicious. Don’t miss the assorted local meat & cheese plates. I love their onion soup and get it every time I come. They have a smattering of pastas and other small plates. My husband loves their Roman beef rolls, my daughter craves their meatballs and mashed potatoes. Craving salad? Their Greek salad is delicious!
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Armando al Pantheon
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Classic Roman food, done very very well. 👌👌
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Pierluigi
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Longstanding favorite in Rome for seafood near the Jewish Ghetto. Classy & perfect for a romantic dinner out.
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Trattoria Polese
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This tasty restaurant has a lovely outdoor dining area sitting on the edge of a small park. I love this spot for their excellent pasta specials (try whatever is in season) and take away pizza when staying in the neighborhood. Bonus points for great covered outdoor patio & the fact that they are open all day- so it's easy to eat a nice dinner at 6 if you're jet lagged or traveling with kids. Pop by or call for a reservation if you're wanting to go during a busy time.
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Tulipane
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Lovely bakery/café with delicious bites & friendly staff.
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Giggetto
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A classic in the Jewish Ghetto. We come back often when in Rome & love their eggplant parmigiana, fried artichokes & baccala. Call ahead for a reservation.
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Il Goccetto
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Excellent neighborhood wine bar with small plates. I recommend picking what sounds good to eat and then asking your waiter to pair a wine to go with it. Makes a great early light meal/dinner spot for jet lagged travelers.
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Antica Friggitoria La Masardona Roma
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Super busy & great pizzeria. We love getting takeout from here- don't forget an order of suppli to accompany your pizza.
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Osteria da Zi Umberto
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A favorite for years now- everything we’ve ever eaten here has been superb. The staff are kind and accommodating, reservations a must!
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Trattoria Da Teo
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Classic trattoria with excellent pasta & a cozy vibe.
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Ristorante Sette Oche in Altalena
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Unassuming place with a stellar Cacio e pepe!
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Pizzeria Dar Poeta
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Great neighborhood pizza restaurant (for take away or eat at the restaurant) don’t miss trying their suppli.
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Bar San Calisto
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Legendary bar in Trastevere, worth the visit. A favorite of locals and visitors.
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Favorite Restaurants in Rome
My mantra when traveling- Don’t waste a meal! Rome is an amazing city for food lovers. But there are some not so great spots. It’s worth the effort to know where the good spots are and how to find them. Save time researching by bookmarking our growing list of favorite places to eat in Rome.
16 Places • 32 Saves • ago
Free
Roscioli Salumeria con Cucina
@heathercarlson
I'm a fan of everything Roscioli does, and recommend having lunch in the wine cellar or at the bar when you're in Rome. Pros at Roman cuisine, if they have a tasting menu when you go- GET IT!
Add to
Details
Supplizio
@heathercarlson
THE place for suppli. All kinds of delicious cheesy savory suppli! Get a tray of several kinds to try/fight over.
Add to
Details
Roscioli Caffè Pasticceria
@heathercarlson
Everything I've had here is outstanding. Pop in for an espresso & maritozzi on your way to anywhere in the center of Rome.
Add to
Details
Cul De Sac
@heathercarlson
We love this place and have been coming here for years. The wine list is extraordinary. The food, delicious. Don’t miss the assorted local meat & cheese plates. I love their onion soup and get it every time I come. They have a smattering of pastas and other small plates. My husband loves their Roman beef rolls, my daughter craves their meatballs and mashed potatoes. Craving salad? Their Greek salad is delicious!
Add to
Details

Armando al Pantheon
@heathercarlson
Classic Roman food, done very very well. 👌👌
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Details
Pierluigi
@heathercarlson
Longstanding favorite in Rome for seafood near the Jewish Ghetto. Classy & perfect for a romantic dinner out.
Add to
Details
Trattoria Polese
@heathercarlson
This tasty restaurant has a lovely outdoor dining area sitting on the edge of a small park. I love this spot for their excellent pasta specials (try whatever is in season) and take away pizza when staying in the neighborhood. Bonus points for great covered outdoor patio & the fact that they are open all day- so it's easy to eat a nice dinner at 6 if you're jet lagged or traveling with kids. Pop by or call for a reservation if you're wanting to go during a busy time.
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Tulipane
@heathercarlson
Lovely bakery/café with delicious bites & friendly staff.
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Details
Giggetto
@heathercarlson
A classic in the Jewish Ghetto. We come back often when in Rome & love their eggplant parmigiana, fried artichokes & baccala. Call ahead for a reservation.
Add to
Details
Il Goccetto
@heathercarlson
Excellent neighborhood wine bar with small plates. I recommend picking what sounds good to eat and then asking your waiter to pair a wine to go with it. Makes a great early light meal/dinner spot for jet lagged travelers.
Add to
Details
Antica Friggitoria La Masardona Roma
@heathercarlson
Super busy & great pizzeria. We love getting takeout from here- don't forget an order of suppli to accompany your pizza.
Add to
Details
Osteria da Zi Umberto
@heathercarlson
A favorite for years now- everything we’ve ever eaten here has been superb. The staff are kind and accommodating, reservations a must!
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Details
Trattoria Da Teo
@heathercarlson
Classic trattoria with excellent pasta & a cozy vibe.
Add to
Details
Ristorante Sette Oche in Altalena
@heathercarlson
Unassuming place with a stellar Cacio e pepe!
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Details
Pizzeria Dar Poeta
@heathercarlson
Great neighborhood pizza restaurant (for take away or eat at the restaurant) don’t miss trying their suppli.
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Details
Bar San Calisto
@heathercarlson
Legendary bar in Trastevere, worth the visit. A favorite of locals and visitors.
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Details

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CURATED BY
Certified travel advisor, Italy travel expert & founder of Smitten Italy Travel Co. Think of me as your Italy travel planning BFF! Let’s plan your best (and most delicious) trip ever. ✌️
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