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What to Eat in Rome

Rome is overflowing with restaurants, from trattorias that cook up family recipes spanning generations to fusion restaurants that plate up the latest culinary trend. Don't miss out on Roman specialties – such as artichokes, which are so beloved they have a protected status from the European Union. Try them at Rome's Nonna Betta. Cacio e Pepe is a simple pasta dish flavored with Pecorino Romano cheese and black pepper, and it originated in Rome. If you add smoked pork jowl and egg, you get another Roman pasta dish, carbonara. 

Although the Lazio province – the region in which Rome sits – doesn't produce the world-renowned wines of other parts of the country, Rome nonetheless overflows with wine. Try a glass or two at popular wine bars, such as Enoteca il Goccetto, Cul De Sac or Trimani Enoteca – or with your meal at just about any of Roma's restaurants. 

Coffee is an art in Rome, and to enjoy one of the best espresso drinks, try out the Caffe Sant'Eustachio, established in 1938, or the Antigua Tazza d'Oro near the Pantheon. 

If you're looking to dine at Michelin-rated establishments, you'll have quite a few options. La Pergola, housed inside the luxe Rome Cavalieri Hotel, has three stars, while Il Pagliaccio, which serves up a modern twist on traditional Italian dishes, has two stars. 

For a more rustic, homestyle (not to mention cheaper) dining experience, visitors might want to try out Casa Manco for pizza and Pane e Salame for sandwiches, among several thousand other establishments. If you have limited time in Rome and are interested in a culinary crash course, consider signing up for a food tour. Most tours last several hours and include tastings at a variety of local shops and restaurants. Popular operators include, Cook With Us in Rome, Eating Italy Food Tours and LivItaly Tours.

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  • #1
    Pausa Panino
    #1 of 12,896 Places to Eat in Rome
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 124 reviewsTripadvisor (124)
    $ | Italian, Bar, Pub
    Circonvallazione Ostiense 259, 00154 Rome Italy
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  • #2
    Bono Bottega Nostrana
    #2 of 12,896 Places to Eat in Rome
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 512 reviewsTripadvisor (512)
    $ | Italian, Mediterranean, Romana, Lazio, Central-Italian
    Via di Porta Cavalleggeri 109/111, 00165 Rome Italy
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  • #3
    Lounge Sushi Bar
    #3 of 12,896 Places to Eat in Rome
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 71 reviewsTripadvisor (71)
    $ - $$ | Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Japanese Fusion
    Via Daniele da Samarate 24, 00125 Rome Italy
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  • #4
    La Nicchia Cafe
    #4 of 12,896 Places to Eat in Rome
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 113 reviewsTripadvisor (113)
    $ | Italian, Mediterranean, Healthy, International, Street Food
    Via Cipro 4L, 00136 Rome Italy
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  • #5
    Er Pizzicarolo
    #5 of 12,896 Places to Eat in Rome
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 305 reviewsTripadvisor (305)
    $ | Italian, Mediterranean, Deli, Healthy, Romana, Lazio, Central-Italian
    Vicolo del Cinque 39, 00153 Rome Italy
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  • #6
    StuPisci
    #6 of 12,896 Places to Eat in Rome
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 184 reviewsTripadvisor (184)
    $ - $$ | Italian, Seafood, Fast Food, Mediterranean, Healthy, Sicilian, Southern-Italian, Calabrian
    Via Bellinzona 11 Dietro Piazza Istria, 00198 Rome Italy
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  • #7
    Vulio
    #7 of 12,896 Places to Eat in Rome
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 1174 reviewsTripadvisor (1174)
    $ | Italian, Mediterranean, Fast Food, European, Healthy, Street Food
    Via Degli Scipioni 55, 00192 Rome Italy
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  • #8
    Two Sizes -Tiramisu in Rome-
    #8 of 12,896 Places to Eat in Rome
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 3263 reviewsTripadvisor (3263)
    $ | Fast Food, Italian, Cafe
    Via del Governo Vecchio 88, 00186 Rome Italy
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  • #9
    Mizio's Street Food
    #9 of 12,896 Places to Eat in Rome
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 620 reviewsTripadvisor (620)
    $ | Italian, Mediterranean, Street Food, Romana, Lazio, Central-Italian
    Via Degli Zingari 54 A Piazza Madonna dei Monti, 00184 Rome Italy
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  • #10
    Mi'Ndujo - Aura
    #10 of 12,896 Places to Eat in Rome
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 467 reviewsTripadvisor (467)
    $ - $$ | Calabrian, Southern-Italian, Italian, Fast Food, Deli, Healthy
    Via di Valle Aurelia 30 Centro Commerciale Aura, 00167 Rome Italy
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  • #11
    Pasta in Corso
    #11 of 12,896 Places to Eat in Rome
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 425 reviewsTripadvisor (425)
    $ | Italian, Mediterranean, Romana, Lazio, Street Food
    Corso Vittorio Emanuele II 273 Piazza Navona, Castel Sant'Angelo, Vaticano, Chiesa Nuova, Campo di fiori, 00186 Rome Italy
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  • #12
    Pinsitaly Tuscolana
    #12 of 12,896 Places to Eat in Rome
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 77 reviewsTripadvisor (77)
    $ | Italian, Pizza, Deli, Central-Italian
    Via Degli Ottavi 6, 00174 Rome Italy
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  • #13
    Pizza E Mozzarella
    #13 of 12,896 Places to Eat in Rome
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 1820 reviewsTripadvisor (1820)
    $ | Italian, Pizza, Romana
    Via del Pie di Marmo 32, 00186 Rome Italy
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  • #14
    That's Amore Barbecue
    #14 of 12,896 Places to Eat in Rome
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 79 reviewsTripadvisor (79)
    $ - $$ | American, Barbecue
    Via Ugo Ojetti 482, 00137 Rome Italy
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  • #15
    La Baguetteria del Valle
    #15 of 12,896 Places to Eat in Rome
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 228 reviewsTripadvisor (228)
    $ | Italian, Deli
    Via del Teatro Valle 40 Piazza Navona - Pantheon, 00186 Rome Italy
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  • #16
    Coming Out
    #16 of 12,896 Places to Eat in Rome
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 3270 reviewsTripadvisor (3270)
    $ - $$ | Italian, Bar, Cafe, Mediterranean, European, Healthy, Romana, Lazio, Central-Italian
    Via di San Giovanni in Laterano 8, 00184 Rome Italy
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  • #17
    CiPASSO Vineria Bistrot
    #17 of 12,896 Places to Eat in Rome
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 1783 reviewsTripadvisor (1783)
    $ - $$ | Italian, International, Mediterranean, European, Wine Bar, Romana, Lazio, Central-Italian
    Via Metastasio 21, 00186 Rome Italy
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  • #18
    Gelateria Il Dolce Sorriso
    #18 of 12,896 Places to Eat in Rome
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1503 reviewsTripadvisor (1503)
    $ | Cafe
    Via Torcegno 41, 00124 Rome Italy
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  • #19
    Villa Marta
    #19 of 12,896 Places to Eat in Rome
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 410 reviewsTripadvisor (410)
    $ - $$ | Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, European
    Via Tommaso Traetta 141, 00124 Rome Italy
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  • #20
    Pane e Salame
    #20 of 12,896 Places to Eat in Rome
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 7809 reviewsTripadvisor (7809)
    $ | Italian, Street Food, Romana, Lazio, Central-Italian
    Via di Santa Maria in Via 19, 00187 Rome Italy
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