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Restaurants in Rome


Choose Area:

- Roman Forum and Colosseum Distric

- Via Veneto

- Spanish Steps

- Trevi Fountain

- Vatican Distric

- Pantheon - Navona Square

- Campo de Fiori

- Jewish section

- Trastevere



Rome offers you a wide range of places to eat, both for a fast lunch on the way while visiting touristic actractions and a romantic dinner in a warm atmoshere. Visitors can try the world cooking or the typical roman receipts...

Roman Forum and Colosseum district:


- Hotel Forum Roof Garden Restaurant ֠Elegant exclusive hotel in the heart of ancient Rome rich in intimacy and personal charme. From the terrace dining room, either indoor or outdoor, guest can enjoy a wonderful view of the Roman Forum and Capitoline Hill. Lunch and Candlelight dinner served ࡬a carte. Closed on Sunday evening.

Via Tor d衃onti, 25. Tel. 066792446.


- La Base ֠A favorite place for day ֠sleepers (those who party until dawn), very frequented also by famous showbiz personalities. American Ѷ0s-style ambience and a varied menu ranging from pizza, pasta, salads to excellent meat. Beer on tap and live music in a young and effervescent atmosphere, just a few steps away from the Roman Forum and the Colosseum. Always open until 5,00 a.m.

Via Cavour, 274. Tel. 064740659. Reservations recommended.


- Grottino da Rino - In this large and welcoming restaurant located near the Circus Maximus and across from the FAO, enjoy spaghetti with shrimp (speciality of the house) as well as a vast selection of fresh fish dishes (from the Italian sea). Extensive list of the best Italian wines. Open Monday ֠Saturday from 12.00 p.m. to 3.00 p.m. and from 7.00 p.m. to midnight. Closed Sunday.

Viale Aventino, 40 (in front of FAO). Tel. 065750497. All credit cards accepted. (ã)


- Il Mos輯b> ֠This restaurant/pizzeria is situated just below the staircase leading to the Church of San Pietro in Vincoli (St. Peter in Chain). According to tradition, the two chains used to imprison St. Peter are conserved under the altar. Inside is also the majestic statue of Moses (Mos詠created by Michelangelo. Specialties include rigatoni al Mos蠨with bacon, tomatoes, cream and porcini mushrooms), lombata al Mos蠨with cognac, mushrooms, olives and artichokes) nad homemade desserts like the millefeuille with cream and wild berries. Pizza by the meter. Open until 2 a.m.

Via Cavour, 256/a. Tel. 064884004.


Trattoria San Teodoro ֠This charming restaurant is situated in one of the most magical spots of ancient Rome near the Roman Forum. Fresh ingredients and traditional preparations with a special touch. Examples include sea bass carpaccio, spaghetti with scampi tails and pecorino cheese, angler fish in a stew of tomato, courgette flowers and thyme, veal cooked in nutmeg and figs with vanilla ice cream, Grand Marnier and hot chocolate. Wine list for conoisseurs and courteous service. Always open. Via dei Fienili, 49/50/51. Tel. 066780933. All credit cards accepted.




Via Veneto (Dolce Vita)


Harry's Bar ֠An elegant restaurant and American bar located on the exclusive Via Veneto. Try the strudel di carciofi alla romana (Roman ֠style artichoke strudel), riso al salto and tagliata di manzo (a king sized sirloin steak). Excellent wine cellar. Bar open from 11.00 a.m. to 2.oo a.m. Restaurant open from 12.30 p.m to 2.45 p.m. and from 7.30 p.m. to 1 a.m.

Via Vittorio Veneto, 150. Tel. 06484643. Reservations suggested. All credit cards accepted.


limpo Roof Garden ֠With one of the most breathtaking views in the city, this elegant restaurant situated on the rooftop of the Hotel Bernini Bristol serves cuisine that is just as spectacular. Mediterranean flavors and creative genius combine to awe diners with dishes of exquisite taste and beauty: spelt tagliolini with scampi, chick peas and Roman greens, a braid of sole and salmon with a vegetable caponata and melon ice with candied skins of citrus fruits flavored with jasmine. Wine list for connoiseurs and high class service. Reservations recommended. Open daily. Sunday brunch.

Piazza Barberini, 23. Tel. 0642010469.


Le Sana Souci ֠A first rate restaurant near the sophisticated Via Veneto. Excellent service, a luxurious setting and top Italian cuisine. Specialities include terrine de fois gras with truffles, spaghetti with lobster and cherry tomatoes, crown of lamb plus marvelous souffl곮 Desserts are an anthology of delight : chocolate, vanilla and Grand Marnier souffl곮 From the cellar, the best of French and Italian wines. Open daily, evenings only.

Via Sicilia, 20. Tel. 0642014510. Reservations recommended. E-mail : All credit cards accepted.


La Terrazza dell'Eden ֠Award ֠winning establishment located in the heart of  Rome with a panoramic view unlike any other. World-renowned chef Enrico Derflingher prepares light, delicate Mediterranean dishes for patrons at both lunch and dinner.

Via Ludovisi, 49. Tel. 0647812752


Cioa Bella ֠An elegant and characteristic restaurant with typical Roman dishes and specialities created by the Chef. We recommend linguine with lobster, spaghetti with shrimp, shrimp cocktail, grilled fish and filet with porcini mushrooms. Open daily 12.00 p.m. to 11.30 p.m. Closing day varies.

Via Veneto, 12. Tel. 064824155. Credit cards accepted.


La Veranda ֠Located in the Hotel Majestic in central Via Veneto, this elegant restaurant offers both traditional Italian and International cuisine. A speciality is the beef filet in Armagnac sauce. Service with white gloves and candle-lit tables create an enjoyable atmosphere. All dinners receive an aperitif on the house. Open Monday ֠Saturday from 12.30 p.m. to 3.30 p.m. and from 7.30 p.m. to 11.00 p.m.

Via Veneto, 50. Tel. 06421441. All credit cards accepted.


Ristorante Asador Caf輯span> Veneto ֠A NEW OPENING IN ROME: offering the antique Argentinian tradition of ԁsadoԬ meat slowly roasted in classic gaucho fashion before an open fire. At Caf衖eneto, in the heart of Rome an elegant and prestigious Italian restaurant with a large selection of fresh fish and Mediterranean cuisine suitable for all occasions. Open for lunch and dinner. Closed Monday.

Via Veneto, 118 ֠120. Tel. 064827107. Reservations recommended Reservations recommended.


Alex Caf輯font> ֠An elegant veranda, facing the famous Chiesa dei Cappuccini, forms the outside of this restaurant situated on the famous Via Veneto. Specializing in Italian cuisine with dishes ranging from fettuccine with king prawns to other typical Italian and International dishes. The gazebo is open as both a restaurant and American style bar serving a selection of first class wines. Open every day 10.00 p.m. to 1.00 a.m. All credit cards accepted.

Via Vittorio Veneto, 20. Tel. 064823618. All credit cards accepted.


Edoardo ֠With 25 years of experience in the restaurant business, Edoardo offers specialities from the Abruzzi as well as other delicious dishes of Italian cuisine. In a refined atmosphere in the center of Rome, Edoardo suggests his clientele to try seasonal products and fresh fish. Each evening is livened up with music from the piano bar. Quality, courtesy and reasonable prices. Open Monday ֠Saturday from 1.00 p.m. to 3.30 p.m. and from 7.30 p.m. to 1.00 a.m.

Via Lucullo, 2 (Via Veneto). Tel. 06486428. All credit cards accepted. (ãé beverages included.


George's ּspan style="mso-spacerun: yes">  on Via Marche, right off Via Veneto, is most central (not far from the heartbeat Piazza Barberini), and the discreet staff and clubby atmosphere are just perfect for doing business--and for dining well. Here, one of the most professional and best-trained staffs in Rome will serve you in elegantly decorated dining rooms. If the weather is fair, you may want to request a table in the lovely garden. Making those deals go down even easier is one of Rome's finest wine cellars.

Via Marche 7; tel. 06/ 42084575.


Ristorante del Giglio ֠Typical Roman cuisine as well as original preparations, including mixed boiled meats and fresh seafood dishes. Professional, courteous, multilingual staff takes care of its clientele in a spacious neoclassic interior with wood accents. Open since 1908, Giglio has been in the Vittucci family since 1952 and is directly across from the Rome Opera House. Open Tuesday ֠Saturday 12.00 p.m. ֠3.00 p.m., 7.00 p.m. ֠11.00 p.m., Monday 7.00 p.m. ֠11.00 p.m.

Via Torino, 137 ֠137/a. Tel. 064881606. All credit cards accepted.


Girarrosto Toscano ֠For the most delicious and tenderest bistecca alla fiorentina (beefsteak Florentine style) in Rome, head for Girarrosto Toscano, off Via Veneto. The chefs grill the meats to perfection, using only virgin olive oil, salt, and pepper for seasoning. You get an array of other dishes as well, including one of the best selections of antipasto in town, everything from vine-ripened melon with prosciutto to a delectable Tuscan salami. Oysters and fresh fish from the Adriatic are also served. Via Campania, 29   tel. 064823835. All credit cards accepted.


Ristorante Tiffany ֠Located in the heart of the dolce vita, just off  Via Veneto, Tiffany specialises in Italian as well as typically Roman cuisine. Specialties include Silana carpaccio (with rughetta, parmigiano, marinated mushrooms and cherry tomatoes), green gnocchi in a cream of scampi sauce, tempting rigatoni (with mixed fish) and fresh fish every day. Have fun with the hot white stone brought to tables to cook meats. Wine served in typical straw-covered jugs. Enjoy the air conditioned environment or the out door tables in the summer. Open every day 12.30 p.m. to 3.00 p.m. and 6.30 p.m. to 12.00 a.m.

Via Ludovisi, 39/40. Tel. 064825013. All credit cards accepted.


Il Tinello ֠Located near the Via Veneto is this established restaurant dating to the early 1950s, a favorite haunt of international celebrities. The comfortable, spacious rooms are decorated with period furnishings. Choose from International cuisine, an imaginative selection of traditional Roman dishes and pizza. Accompany your meal with a wine from the well-stocked cellar. Enjoy live performances every evening of Roman and Neapolitan songs. Air-conditioning and outdoor tables. Open noon to midnight.

Via di Porta Pinciana, 16/b. Tel. 06486847. All credit cards accepted.


Hostaria al Vero Amatriciano ֠Amatrice, a small town just outside Rome, is famous for its strong flavours and country cooking, like bucatini allӡmatriciana (pasta with tomato, pecorino cheese and guanciale, similar to bacon), farro (spelt cooked in soup) with porcini mushrooms, farro polenta with truffles or porcini mushrooms, succculent roast mutton and delicate veal cutlets. This family-run establishment located near Piazza Barberini is a sure bet for an excellent, hardy meal. Open Monday ֠Saturday 12.30 p.m.- 3.30 p.m. and 7.00 p.m.- midnight. Closed Sunday.

Via Rasella, 34/35. Tel. 064818836. All credit cards accepted.




Spanish Steps area


The Hassler Roof Top Restaurant ֦nbsp; The first roof restaurant opened in Rome with an amazing view over the heart of the Eternal City. For its wonderful location, at the top of the Spanish Steps, this restaurant is considered one of the most suggestive in Rome. The ideal atmosphere to enter the spirit of Rome: this is the promise of an ancient Swiss family according to the tradition of  a smart hospitality. Sunday Brunch, business lunch and lum苤inner with piano music are realized here.

Piazza Trinitˤei Monti, 6. Tel. 06699340.Reservations recommended. Credit cards accepted.


El Toul༯font> ֠ Best Decor  By night chic Romans and savvy foreign visitors alike show up at El ToulࠨThe Hayloft), an elegant establishment set near the fabled Caff鋇reco and some of the most fashionable boutiques in Rome. It's no bargain, but once you see the sumptuous setting and, more important, enjoy the cuisine, you'll think it's worth the price. Haute cuisine is served in a subdued, tasteful setting of antiques, paintings, ever-so-discreet lighting, and to-die-for flower arrangements

Via della Lupa 29B; tel. 06/6873498  All credit cards accepted.


Al 34 ֠Located in the center of the town near the Spanish Steps, this restaurant is warm and inviting. Specialities include sepia fettuccine with seafood, king prawns, verzino pasta with garlic, botargo and zucchini, swordfish alla siciliana, tonnarelli with scampi and radicchio, a special cut of veal, beef tagliata with arugola and balsamic vinegar and various cuts of beef. Also known for its excellent Roman cuisine. For dessert, tiramis顡nd crunchy semifreddo.  

Open Tuesday ֊Sunday from 12.30 p.m. to 3.00 p.m. and from 7.00 p.m. to 11.00 p.m.

Via Mario deҠFiori, 34. Tel. 066795091. All credit cards accepted.


Il Gabriello ֠Welcoming restaurant next to the Spanish Steps in the wine cellar of a 17th C. palazzo on the cityӳ list of protected historic monuments. Kindness and traditional cooking by Sig.ra Silvia, Vincenzo and Chef Gabriele, and in the dining room, host Claudio. Dishes include bombolotti pasta with shrimp and porcini mushrooms, tonnarelli with cherry tomatoes and mozzarella, Angus beef, filet al Brunello di Montalcino, fish allӡcqua pazza (fresh fish arrives daily) and Roman specialties. Air-conditioning. Vast wine list, house red (Chianti). Open Monday ֠Saturday 7.00 p.m. to 1.00 a.m. Open for lunch Tuesday ֠Friday from 1.00 p.m. to 3.00 p.m. Closed Sunday.

Via Vittoria, 51. Tel. 0669940810. All credit cards accepted.


Ristorante G. Ranieri ֠Giuseppe Ranieri, born in Naples in 1826, was Queen Victoria of Englandӳ chief cook. He later settled in Rome and established this restaurant, still today in business since 1843. Members of Royal families, artists and illustrious visitors in Rome have been here to taste the renowned cuisine. House specialties include fish dishes and Chianina meat from Tuscany. The high-quality wine list is made up of mostly Italian labels, and the restaurant boasts a capacity of 60 people. Private room available. Open Monday to Saturday 12.30 p.m. to 2.30 p.m. and 7.30 p.m. to 11.30 p.m. (kitchen closes at 10.30 p.m.). Closed Sunday.

Via Mario deҠFiori, 26. Tel. 066793335. Reservstions recommended. All credit cards accepted.


riginale Alfredo Imperatore ֠Worldwide known restaurant, where you may enjoy the best fettuccine in the world, mixed by the magic hands of Alfredo himself with the golden fork and spoon presented to him by MARY PIKFORD and DOUGLAS FAIRBANKS. Alfredo is considered the EMPEROR OF FETTUCCINE.

Piazza Augusto Imperatore, 30. Tel. 066878734 ֠066878615. Reservations recommended.


Dal Bolognese -, you can not only take in this fascinating scene but also enjoy fine Bolognese cuisine as delectable and enticing as the spectacle unfolding before you. Sometimes, however, the scene is so lively it's hard to concentrate on the food. Join the fashionable young actors, models, and artists from nearby Via Margutta who descend at night on Piazza del Popolo, which is said to be haunted by the ghost of Nero. The square still retains its fashion, whereas Via Veneto long ago faded with the memories of la dolce vita. Young men with their silk shirts unbuttoned (the better to show off what they view as their Davidesque chests), alight from sports cars to go on the prowl.

Piazza del Popolo 1-2; tel. 06/3611426


Gusto ֠Light wood and sleek steel dominated the minimalist chic ambience of this very hip restaurant, pizzeria and wine bar. Inside is a shop with books related to cuisine, gastronomic specialities and kitchen gadgets. The cuisine is creative Mediterranean with international influences. Live music, Saturday and Sunday brunch 11.30 p.m. to 3.30 a.m. and take out.

Piazza Augusto Imperatore, 9. Via della Frezza, 23. Tel. 063226273. Always open until late. Alll credit cards accepted fod DC.


Osteria Margutta ֠Soft lighting, background music, posters and dedications complete the atmosphere. Try specialties like the tonnarelli Margutta, linguine with prawns, hand-made tortelloni and baked turbot with potatoes. Select from the wine list or try the ownersҠown Frascati. Homemade desserts like chestnut mousse flamb變Open for late night dining. Art exhibits held on the premises. Monday ֊Saturday from 12.30 p.m. to 3.00 p.m., from 7.30 p.m. to 1.30 a.m. (kitchen open until 12.00 a.m.). Closed Sunday.

Via Margutta, 82. Tel. 063231025. Credit cards accepted : V, MC, D.


Mangiamoci ֠Regional Italian cuisine (with a rich array of typical salami and rare cheeses served with fruit mustard) and young atmosphere characterized by a modern design influenced by an American-style. Dishes include fusilli with speck and zucchini, fava-bean taccole, rigatoni alla gricia, duck piccata with lemon, tempura, original salads, stuffed focaccia and super pizzas. More than 100 red and white wine labels in the international cellar (served also by glass) and cocktail bar with a wide range of whiskeys and distillates. Music in the background and candle-lit ambience. Multilingual personnel. Open seven days a week in December, dinner only.

Via di San Sebastianello, 6a (Piazza di Spagna). Tel. 066780546/48. All credit cards accepted. Reservations recommended.


Margutta Vegetariano Ristorante al Pantheon ֠In a characteristic piazza near the Pantheon, enjoy vegetarian pizza made with various types of flour (soy, spelt, buckwheat) and pasta dishes such as rustic garganelli with courgette flowers and pecorino cheese. Important and special selection of national and foreign wines, beer and cider. Dine outside among plants and flowers in warm weather. Well-lighted interior (four rooms), painting and sculpture exhibits. Welcoming and refined furnishings. Under same ownership is Margutta Vegetariano Ristorarte (Via Margutta, 118. Tel. 0632650577). Open every day from 10.30 a.m. to 1.00 a.m.

Piazza Rondanini, 53. Tel. 0668134544. All credit cards accepted. (ã)


Naturist Club ֠Located in Romeӳ central shopping area, a macrobiotic and organic foods restaurant. Vegetarian cuisine and fresh seafood at dinner. Inviting interiors and candle-light dining. Organic wine  and beverages are available. Buffet menu at lunch. Snacks. Organic ingredient sold. Open Monday ֠Saturday from 12.30 to 3.30 p.m., from 7 to 11.30 p.m. Closed Sunday.

Via della Vite, 14 4th floor. Tel. 066792509. Credit cards accepted : MC, V.


Rome Hotels – Exclusive and prestigeous 4 or 5 stars hotels hidden in the very inner old town, at few steps from the main attractions and entertainment places, such as Spanish Steps or Trevi Fountain....


Trevi Fountain 


Le Lanterne ֠Traditional as well as creative Italian cuisine, located between the Trevi Fountain and Piazza Venezia in a historic 18th C. palazzo. A specialty of the house is the fresh baked turbot with potatoes. Large dining room available for banquets. Regional and Roman wines. Open seven days a week from 12.30 p.m. to 3.00 p.m. and 7.30 p.m. to midnight.

Via della Pilotta, 21A. Tel. 0669924458. All credit cards accepted




Vatican district


Ristorante il Matriciano ֊ A long-established and widely respected family dining room. It's not fancy, but the price is right, and in summer you can opt for a sidewalk table. Let your kids feast on good, reasonably priced, homemade fare that includes such crowd pleasers as ricotta-stuffed ravioli. At the next table you're likely to see some priests from the Vatican dining. It's a safe, wholesome environment, and the food really is tasty.

Via dei Gracchi 55; tel. 06/3212327. All credit cards accepted.


Il Re di Quadri ֠Situated in an elegant building only steps from St. Peterӳ, this new restaurant offers courteous service, a refined ambience and excellent cuisine prepared by Chef Quirino. Specialties include homemade cavatelli pasta with oil and pecorino cheese, seafood soup with mussels, clams and shrimp and baked beef filet with guanciale (a type of bacon). Well-stocked wine cellar. Reservations recommended. Open for dinner only. Closed Sunday.

Via Germanico, 170/b. Tel. 0636000169. All credit cards accepted





Pantheon - Piazza Navona area



Alfredo alla Scrofa ֠Who hasnӴ heard of  Ԇettuccine allӁlfredoԠmade with his coveted secret recipe since 1925? Try also the fusilli with fresh clams and porcini mushrooms. Alfredoӳ spacious interior is decorated with autographs and dedications by artists and actors from the past and present. Open from 12.30 p.m. to 3.00 p.m. and from 7.30 p.m. to 11.00 p.m. Closed Tuesday.

Via della Scrofa , 104. Tel. 0668806163 / 066864219. All credit cards accepted.


Antica Trattoria Polese ֠Dine outside in the suggestive Piazza Sforza Cesarini, steps away from Piazza Navona. Set in the historic Palazzo dei Borgia. Inside is a beautiful basement with vaulted ceilings. Dishes include spaghetti with clams, tonnarelli pasta with cheese and pepper, veal alla fornara (very tender), chicken breast with cream and mushrooms and baked lamb. In the evening, pizza is also available. Homemade desserts and a good choice of regional wines. Air-conditioning. Open daily except Tuesday from 12.00 p.m. to 3.00 p.m. and from 7.00 p.m. to midnight.

Piazza Sforza Cesarini, 40. Tel. 066869543.


Ristorante Enoteca Capranica ֠This restaurant, a fixture in Romeӳ high dining landscape, has a completely original feature: it derives from one of the cities oldest winecellars. Its location inside the renaissance-era Palazzo Capranica, just a stoneӳ throw from the Pantheon and Montecitorio, provides a suggestive ambience, making it an ideal setting for its renowned cuisine, with simple, refined dishes spanning the Mediterranean culinary culture.

Piazza Capranica, 99/100. Tel. 0669940992. Closed on Sunday and Saturday lunch.


Maccheroni ֠Near Piazza Navona and the Pantheon. The rustic structure of the interior adds to the charming ambience, as does owner Luciano Flamini. Maccheroniӳ menu offers traditional homemade Roman cuisine such as maccheroni matriciana (either the red version, with tomatoes, bacon and pecorino cheese, or the white, without tomatoes) as well as Italian regional specialties. The wine list includes house wine, Chianti, and Italyӳ finest labels. Open Monday ֠Saturday from 12.30 p.m. to 3.00 p.m. and 8.00 p.m. to 12.00 a.m.

Piazza delle Coppelle, 44. Tel. 0668307895. All credit cards accepted.


Lagan༯span> ֠Located in the heart of Rome under the famous Tower of the Monkey, this Գmall but greatԠrestaurant is inviting and warm, with host Sig. Laganʠ and his wife ready to welcome you. Appetizers include mixed platters either with seafood or prosciutto S. Daniele and buffalo mozzarella, while pasta dishes such as tagliolini allҠAmmiraglia with seafood and risotto with cream of scampi make great first courses. Vegetables, raw fish and chateaubriand are also served. Fresh fish arrives daily. Variety of local dishes and vast selection of wines. Open daily from 1.00 p.m. to 3.30 p.m. and from 7.00 p.m. to midnight. Closed Wednsday. All credit cards accepted.

Via dellҠOrso, 44. Tel. 0668301161.


Montevecchio ֠Situated in a hidden piazza (Piazza Navona), Montevecchio is now run by skilled chef and owner Pietro Mirto Randazzo, with important experiences in some of the best restaurants. The cuisine, based on seasonal ingredients, is rich in ideas amd imagination : sea truffles with black truffle, filet of rock fish with a saffron and courgette flower sauce, carr芠 of lamb with glazed scallion and grapes, variations on the duck theme and caramellized peaches on a moscato wine and currant sauce. Extensive wine list, cozy atmosphere and professional staff led by Enrico Balsani. Open daily 7.30 p.m. ֠111.30 p.m. Closed Monday.

Piazza di Montevecchio, 22/a. Tel. 066861319. All credit cards accepted.


Opera Caf衒oma ֠Located in the historical centre, between the Pantheon and Piazza Navona, this restaurant is also a pizzeria, coffee bar, cocktail and wine bar, tea room and pub where major beers ֠Guinness, Cruzcampo, Menabrea, Maiselӳ Weisse, Kilkenny ֠are served. The ambience is inspired by the Teatro dellҠOpera, while the furnishings have a modern touch. Open daily from 10.00 a.m. until late. Piazza dei Caprettari, 56/60. Tel. 066877707 / 066877954.


Osteria al Vecchio Pegno ֠Situated steps from Piazza Navona in a tranquil alleyway enjoy fresh Mediterranean cuisine and pizza (made in the wood-burning oven, only at night) : seafood antipasti, spaghrtti baked in foil or with clams, baked sea bass and grilled gilthead bream, saltimbocca and Ԣurn your fingersԠlamb. Good homemade desserts, suitable wine list and professional service. Outside tables during warm weather. Reservations recommended.

Vicolo Montevecchio, 8. Tel. 0668807025. Open every day from 12.30 p.m. to 2 a.m. All credit cards accepted.


Ponte e Parione ֠Next to Piazza Navona is this very typical restaurant which recalls the old Roman inns of the 1800s. Other than all kinds of pizza, try typical Roman recipes and excellent Italian dishes including fresh buffalo mozzarella, fettuccine with zucchini and shrimp and strozzapreti pasta chicory and speck (a kind of smoked ham). In the summertime, enjoy outdoor dining. Beer on tap and good wine labels. Open every day from 11.30 a.m. to 3.30 p.m. and 6.00 p.m. to 2.30 a.m. Via S. Maria dellҠAnima,62. Tel. 0668308780. All credit cards accepted.


Da Luigi ֊ Located on picturesque Piazza Sforza Cesarini not far from Piazza Navona. Patrons can dine in a large external patio area and enjoy typical Roman and Mediterranean dishes : octopus carpaccio, fettuccine alla Luigi (shellfish, tomato and arugula), baked turbot with potatoes. Open for lunch and dinner. Closed Monday.

Piazza Sforza Cesarini, 23/24. Tel. 066865946 ֠0668805463. Credit cards accepted.


La Maddalena ֠Near the Pantheon, take pleasure in Roman dishes revised with a special touch of imagination. Delicious first dishes include :Maddalena linguine, green pasta with filet of grouper, gnocchi with pesto and clams and tagliolini with chicory and gorgonzola cheese. Among suggested second courses are sole prepared in the Գcent of the woodsԠstyle and filet on a big crouton. Rich Maddalena salads and genuine buffalo mozzarella cheese with seasonal side dishes. Desserts include lemon cake and a special semifreddo ice cream of yogurt and wild berries. All is accompanied by excellent wines carefully chosen by Signor Clemente.Open every day from 12.00 p.m. to 3.30 p.m. and from 6.30 p.m. to midnight.

Piazza Maddalena, 4. Tel. 066833633. All credit cards accepted.


Cul de Sac ֠This intimate winebar / restaurant, with outdoor tables in nice weather, boasts over 1400 Italian and foreign wines. Delicacies include homemade pat謠baccalࡢrandade, pizzoccheri pasta della Valtellina, Roman tripe, ox-tail, onion soup, cream of red lentil soup and chickpea tortes. Located near Piazza Navona. Open from 12.30p.m. to 3.30 p.m. and from 7.00 p.m. to 12.30 a.m.; closed Monday for lunch. Piazza Pasquino, 73. Tel. 0668801094. Credit cards accepted.


Dolce Vita ֠Located on the splendid Piazza Navona, try exquisite cocktails accompanied by excellent Mediterranean cuisine. Live music by street musicians. Get a great tan while enjoying Italian-style breakfast. Frequented by actors. Inside you can admire splendid photos by Nino Barillari. Opens at 7.30 p.m.

Piazza Navona, 70/70A: Tel. 0668806221.


Ecce Bombo ֠Enjoy a soft, inviting atmosphere with candle-light dining near Piazza Navona (al fresco dining in  warm weather). Sample the delicious pappardelle pasta with eggplant or rigatoni with broccoli and sausage, filet with whiskey, calfӳ liver with grapes, veal scaloppini with apples, various salads, and homemade desserts. Open Monday ֠Saturday from 6.00p.m. to 2.30 a.m., Sunday from 12.00 p.m. to 3 p.m. and from 6.00 p.m. to 2.30 a.m.

Via di Tor Millina,22. Tel. 0668803469. All credit cards accepted.


Tosca ֠Whether itӳ for specialties like sliced beef prepared in vinegar, linguine with lobster, tagliolini with asparagus and scampi or for pizza, this central spot next to the interesting church of S. Andrea della Valle near Piazza Navona is inviting and is decorated with themes from Pucciniӳ Tosca (the first act set in the above-mentioned church). Open seven days a week from noon to midnight.

Largo dei Chiavari, 83/84. Tel. 0668805505. All credit cards accepted.


La Focaccia ֠Only 100 meters from Piazza Navona offering Mediterranean cuisine with particular attention to Neapolitan culinary traditions. Their specialty is paccheri with eggplant and ricotta cheese. Neapolitan pizza, gnocchi e cavatelli, falafela and other Jewish dishes are also available. Nice selection of white and red wine from all over Italy, homemade desserts and wine tasting by the glass. Seats 80. After theater dining. Open every day 7.00 p.m. ֠1.00 a.m.

Via della Pace, 11. Tel. 0668803312. All credit cards accepted.


Il Bacaro ֠Only steps away from the Pantheon is this charming restaurant, specializing in traditional Italian cuisine and offering a range of first courses such as spaghetti with mullet roe and artichokes and rigatoncini with pesto or rocket pesto. Hot beef carpaccio with soft chicory and white truffle oil is a tasty second course. Delicious desserts, extensive wine list (300 labels). Enjoy dinner outside or a romantic candle-lit meal inside. Open daily 12-2.30 p.m. and 7.30 p.m. to 12.30 a.m. Closed Sunday all day and Saturday for lunch.

Via degli Spagnoli, 27. Tel. 066864110. Reservation necessary. Credit cards accepted.


Il Cantuccio ֠Prestigious restaurant only steps from Piazza Navona and across from the Senate. Excellent dishes include bombolotti pasta with king shrimp and zucchini, gilthead bream in a zucchini and potato crust and tagliata of entrecote with rosemary. Gracious garden for outdoor dining. Top-rate wines. Open every day from 12.30 p.m. to 3.30 p.m. and from 7.30 p.m. to 2.00 a.m. Corso Rinascimento, 71. Tel. 066833567. All credit cards accepted.




Campo de Fiori



Roy Costantin ֠Situated in the historical centre of Rome, the Roy Costantin Restaurant invites you to try its fish specialities and a unique flamb衳ervice that will make the dish of your choice deliciously exciting. Open until late.

Piazza S.Paolo alla Regola, 40. Tel. 066869602. (Between Campo deҠFiori and Via Arenula ֠behind M. di Grazia e Giustizia)


Hearthbreak Cook's Brasserie  ֠ WeӲe not talking about the usual systems used for recycling air such as air-conditioners, but about an actual terrace on one of the most famous squares in the world : Campo deҠFiori. Every night, a pilgrimage pratically takes place, young folks and those a little ԬessԠyoung from all over Rome get together along with foreigners, and when having fun is goal, a visit to Heartbreak Cookӳ Brasserie is obligatory because you can try typical Roman dishes, pizza, huge salads and the house wines. Open every day from 9.30 a.m. to 1.30 a.m.

Piazza Campo deҠFiori, 53/54. Tel. 066875530. Credit cards accepted.


Ristorante S. Anna ֠Near the Campo deҠFiori, delicious first courses like spaghetti al profumo di bosco and succulent second courses like fresh bass baked in rock salt, plus Roman-style pizza. Rustic sorroundings complete the atmosphere of this establishment in a historically notorious location near where Julius Caesar was killed. Open Monday ֠Saturday 12.00 p.m. to 3.00 p.m. and from 7.00 p.m. to 11.00 p.m. Closed Sunday.

Via di SantҠAnna, 8/9 (Largo Argentina). Tel. 0668307190. All credit cards accepted.




Jewish section



Vecchia Roma - Best Trattoria  In the heart of the old Jewish Ghetto, a short walk from Michelangelo's Campodoglio, is Vecchia Roma, a landmark trattoria that's been feeding savvy Roman foodies for years. Even movie stars have been slipped this address as a place where they can enjoy good food and the "paparazzi will never find you." The antipasto selection is prepared fresh daily and is one of the finest in the area. The pasta and risotto dishes are succulent, and the meats--especially the lamb roasted in Roman ovens to crispy perfection--are from excellent cuts.

Via della Tribuna di Campitelli 18; tel. 06/6864604 All credit cards accepted.


Giggetto al Portico D'Ottavia ֠Tucked behind the ancient Portico dҠOttavia, glimpse historical Rome and taste good Roman and Jewish cooking in a rustic, friendly setting. Specialities include : Jewish-style artichokes, fried salt-cod filets, chicory shoots with anchovy sauce and stuffed zucchini flowers. All accompanied by pleasant wines from the Castelli and other regions. Closed Monday.

Via del Portico dҠOttavia, 21/a. Tel. 066861105. Credit cards and travellers cheques accepted.


Il Portico ֠Located in the heart of the Jewish Ghetto, this charming restaurant serves local food like rigatoni with offals, Roman tripe, green gnocchi in gorgonzola cheese, Jewish-style artichokes and Ԣurn-your-fingersԠlamb. Pizza served for lunch and dinner. To complement your meal, house wines from the Castelli Romani and Italian wines on request. Dining al fresco. Open daily from 12.30 to 3.30 p.m., from 6.30 p.m. to 12.30 a.m.

Via del Portico dҠOttavia, 1/E. Tel. 066864642. All credit cards accepted.


La Taberna del Ghetto Kosher ֠This restaurant situated in the heart of the Jewish ghetto serves genuine Jewish Roman, exclusively kosher, cuisine. Dishes are therefore prepared with healthy products that respect the Jewish norms (under the supervision of the rabbinical offfice of Rome) : Jewish-style artichokes, homemade pasta, agnolotti pasta in meat sauce, bucatini allҠamatriciana, anchovies with endive, grilled meat, fresh fish, lamb, grilled veal escalopes with lemon, homemade cake. Kosher wines, air-conditioned interior. Take ֠away for Shabbat. Open daily 12 to 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. Saturday, opens at 9 p.m. after the Shabbat. Closed Friday for dinner.

Via del Portico dҠOttavia, 7B/8. Tel. 0668809771. All credit cards accepted.







Alberto Ciarla ֠ For not only the best but the most beautiful seafood restaurant in Rome, go to Alberto Ciarla. This place was among the first to create new and innovative preparations of seafood, which Romans traditionally have either fried or put into soups. Overcooked seafood is definitely not on the agenda; some Romans even tried raw fish for the first time here. Although this restaurant doesn't enjoy the fame it did when it first opened, it's just as good as ever. Dishes are perfectly seasoned and designed to bring out the natural flavor of the sea.

Piazza San Cosimato 40; tel. 06/5818668. All credit cards accepted.


Riparte Caf輯b> ֠A restaurant, grill, music bar and exhibition space located in the Ripa All Suites Hotel. Modern and elegant atmosphere. Personalized dishes include spaghetti cacio e pepe (cheese and pepper) with asparagus tips, penne with fresh tomato, porcini mushrooms and bresaola (cured raw beef), Burgundian fondue (available for min. of 2 people), filet of grouper alla ԒiparteԬ carpaccio of tender beef with rughetta and Parmesan cheese and young hen with fennel and pineapple. Vast list of select Italian wines. Live music Monday, Wednsday, Thursday and Saturday. Open from 7.30 p.m. to midnight.Closed Sunday.

Via degli Orti di Trastevere, 1. Tel. 065861816. All credit cards accepted.


Sabatini - In the charming Piazza S. Maria in Trastevere, an historic establishment that is immediately associated and the tasty gems of Italian cuisine. Selected primary ingredients for a line prevailingly sea-inspired, next to traditional Roman dishes : linguine Sabatini (seafood ֠based), spaghetti with clams, grilled fish in citronette and a tender lamb on the skewer. Well-stocked wine cellar and professional service. Outdoor patio.

Piazza S. Maria in Trastevere, 13. Open Thursday ֠Tuesday 12.00 p.m. to 2.30 p.m. and from 7.30 p.m. to 11.30 p.m. Tel. 065812026. Vicolo S. Maria in Trastevere, 18 Open Wednsday to Monday (same opening hours). Tel. 065818307.


Comparone ֠Situated in the heart of Trastevere in Piazza Piscinula, once the sight of ancient baths, Comparone is renowned for its authentic Roman dishes and for guaranteed fresh fish. Appetizers include a fried platter (salt-cod, apple, zucchini flowers, mozzarella). First courses range from classic Roman to light seafood, and entr꦳ are divided between Roman specialties and seafood. Open Tuesday ֠Sunday from 1.00 p.m. to 3.30 p.m. and from 7.00 p.m. and 11.30 p.m.

Piazza del Piscinula, 47. Tel. 065816249


Papa Re ֊Located in picturesque Trastevere, this typical, cozy and inviting establishment boasts an excellent quality / cost ratio. Try the gnocchi with broccoli, tripe or pajata (veal offal) prepared Roman-style. Family run and open until late. Open Sunday ֠Friday from 12.00 p.m. to 3.00 p.m., from 7.00 p.m. to midnight, Saturday from 7.00 p.m. to midnight. Closed Wednesday.

Via della Lungaretta, 149. Tel. 065812069 Credit cards accepted : V, MC.


Il Pastarellaro ֠Founded in 1848, this restaurant, the oldest in Trastevere, serves traditional Roman dishes like fried artichokes and zucchini flowers as well as first courses like bucatini allҠamatriciana and entr馳 like ossobuco. Every evening piano music by pianist Luigi Tumiati ensures a warm, pleasant atmosphere. Open daily (except Wednesday) 1.00 p.m. to 3.30 p.m. and 7.00 p.m. to 11.00 p.m.

Piazza San Crisogono, 33/35. Tel. 065810871 ֠065896801

Credit cards accepted


Roma Sparita ֠Set in Trastevere with outdoor dining on a Medieval square. Favourite dishes include farfalle alla ghiottona, risotto with radicchio and walnuts, beef strips with porcini mushrooms, roast lamb, assorted pizza. During the summer, enjoy outdoor dining. Open Tuesday ֠Saturday 12.30 ֠2.30 p.m., 7.30 ֠11.30 p.m. Sunday open lunch only. Closed Monday.

Piazza S. Cecilia, 24. Tel. 065800757.

All credit cards accepted.


Taberna Piscinula ֠The only pizzeria in Rome with 6 dining rooms each dedicated to famous personalities of the past. Tasty pizzas prepared in a wood-fired oven with a thin Roman crust or the chewier Neapolitan one. Homemade ice cream. Typical wines are perfect accompaniments. Open Tuesday ֠Sunday 1.00 ֠3.30 p.m. and 7.00 ֠11.00 p.m. Closed Monday.

Piazza in Piscinula, 50. Tel. 065812525.


Vincenzo alla Lungaretta ֠In the heart of Trastevere, in business for 50 years, this restaurant offers excellent service. Local Roman specialities are served like rigatoni with offals, linguine allo scoglio and pasta with broccoli and sausage; grilled meat, fresh fish delivered daily, grilled vegetables and artichokes cooked Roman style. Pizza baked in a wood-burning oven is also served. Wines include national labels and names from the Castelli Romani. Open daily 12 ֠4 p.m., 6 until midnight. Via della Lungaretta, 170 / 173. Tel. 065882876.

All credit cards accepted.


Da Vittorio ּ/font> If you try a pie at Da Vittorio , deep in the heart of Trastevere, you'll probably agree with Vittorio's claim that he makes the best pizzas in Rome. The pizza Vittorio--with fresh basil, fresh tomato, Parmesan, and mozzarella--is our favorite. This is a popular, fun place, with outdoor tables in fair weather. The youthful crowd of diners fairly bursts with exuberance (not to mention pizza).

Via di San Cosimato 14A; tel. 06/5800353



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