Coffee, suppli, gelato, pasta, and wine—here’s how to cram a lot into one day while still making time for a bit of sightseeing.
March 31, 2023
Cesare looks like an average neighborhood trattoria, but the food is far from it. Come for a low-key Sunday lunch.
February 28, 2023
Fafiuchè in Monti is a great place to come for an early lunch or dinner in Rome.
Piatto Romano in Testaccio is the perfect place to come for a long lunch when you want to eat classic Roman food.
Baccano is one of the few good restaurant near the Trevi Fountain that makes some of the best carbonara in Rome.
Beppe e i Suoi Formaggi is located in a narrow space in the Jewish Ghetto where you can try a wide variety of cheeses.
Pigneto Quarantuno is 20 minutes outside of the historic center of Rome, but the seasonal pastas are worth the trip.
Latteria Trastevere is a wine bar with great daily pasta specials and a leafy outside space.
Trattoria Pennestri in Ostiense has both classic Italian dishes and things you don't often find in Rome, like chocolate mousse and seared duck breast.
Trapizzino in Trastevere serves delicious filled pockets of dough that make for a great snack or even a full meal.
Trattoria Trecca serves an excellent traditional Italian menu in a lively dining room in Ostiense.
Come to Camillo in Piazza Navona to have a great meal of pastas, tempura, and hamburgers outside of normal Italian dinner hours.
You must eat deep-fried whole artichokes at Giggetto al Portico d'Ottavia, a Roman Jewish restaurant in the Jewish Ghetto.
Testaccio Market is one of Rome's best covered markets and many of the stalls have been in families for generations.
When you need some quick and delicious pasta after traveling, go to al42 Street Food Gourmet in Monti.
Mercato Centrale in Rome is open all day and has everything from pizza to pasta to ramen.
Campo de' Fiori
È Passata la Moretta is a simple, family-run trattoria in Campo de' Fiori.
Come to La Taverna dei Fori Imperiali for lunch after touring the Colosseum and Roman Forum.
A legendary spot that's been around over 50 years, Armando al Pantheon is where you want to be for simple pastas and Roman classics.
Part deli counter, part excellent restaurant, Roscioli is a must-visit on any trip to Rome.
Start your meal at Colline Emiliane with the house antipasto before moving on to excellent pasta.
Rocco is a classic Roman trattoria in Monti that hits the sweet spot between a big night out and a casual weeknight dinner.
July 7, 2022
Part fresh pasta shop and part kosher takeaway, C'è Pasta...e Pasta is a great local place to try Roman Jewish cooking.
December 9, 2016
Located near Rome’s historic film and television studios, Sforno serves Naples-style pizzas on a residential block.
Mercato Trionfale is Rome’s largest public market - while it doesn't look like much from outside, inside is full of quality products and produce.