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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.

Find the Best Restaurants in Rome

  • #1
    Mordi Sandwichouse
    #1 of 14,324 Places to Eat in Rome
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 136 reviewsTripAdvisor (136)
    $ | Italian, Fast Food
    Borgo Pio 181/A, 00193 Rome Italy
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  • #2
    Vulio
    #2 of 14,324 Places to Eat in Rome
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 505 reviewsTripAdvisor (505)
    $ | Mediterranean, Fast Food, European, Street Food
    Via Degli Scipioni 55 200 metri dalla metro Ottaviano, 00192 Rome Italy
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  • #3
    Mizio's Street Food
    #3 of 14,324 Places to Eat in Rome
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 303 reviewsTripAdvisor (303)
    $ | Italian, Fast Food, Mediterranean, Street Food
    Via Degli Zingari 54 A Piazza Madonna dei Monti, 00184 Rome Italy
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  • #4
    Pizza E Mozzarella
    #4 of 14,324 Places to Eat in Rome
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 957 reviewsTripAdvisor (957)
    $ | Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean
    32 Via del Pie' di Marmo, Rome Italy
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  • #5
    FASSANGUE_ La Bottega
    #5 of 14,324 Places to Eat in Rome
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 84 reviewsTripAdvisor (84)
    $ - $$ | Italian, French, Japanese, Sushi, Deli
    Via delle Palme 76/A, 00171 Rome Italy
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  • #6
    Mamasi
    #6 of 14,324 Places to Eat in Rome
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 166 reviewsTripAdvisor (166)
    $ - $$ | Italian, Street Food, Wine Bar
    Via Luciano Manara 64 Incrocio via san Francesco a ripa, 00153 Rome Italy
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  • #7
    Sottocasa Food
    #7 of 14,324 Places to Eat in Rome
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 112 reviewsTripAdvisor (112)
    $ - $$ | Italian
    Via Dei Crispolti 102, 00159 Rome Italy
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  • #8
    Pane e Salame
    #8 of 14,324 Places to Eat in Rome
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 6773 reviewsTripAdvisor (6773)
    $ | Italian, Street Food
    Via di Santa Maria in Via 19, 00187 Rome Italy
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  • #9
    Bread-in
    #9 of 14,324 Places to Eat in Rome
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 1143 reviewsTripAdvisor (1143)
    $ | Italian, Fast Food, Mediterranean, European
    Piazza di Tor Sanguigna, 9, 00100 Rome Italy
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  • #10
    Piro - Osteria di Pesce
    #10 of 14,324 Places to Eat in Rome
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 144 reviewsTripAdvisor (144)
    $$ | Seafood, Italian, Mediterranean
    Vicolo della Cancelleria 36 Traversa Di Corso Vittorio Emanuele, 00186 Rome Italy
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  • #11
    Oh Dog! Hot dog & Burger Store
    #11 of 14,324 Places to Eat in Rome
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 137 reviewsTripAdvisor (137)
    $ | Italian, American, Steakhouse, Fast Food, Barbecue, Street Food
    Via Tuscolana 59, 00182 Rome Italy
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  • #12
    Two Sizes -Tiramisu in Rome-
    #12 of 14,324 Places to Eat in Rome
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 2349 reviewsTripAdvisor (2349)
    $ | Fast Food, Italian, Cafe
    Via del Governo Vecchio 88, 00186 Rome Italy
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  • #13
    Debora of Cuochincasa
    #13 of 14,324 Places to Eat in Rome
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 119 reviewsTripAdvisor (119)
    $ - $$ | Italian, Mediterranean
    00192 Rome Italy
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  • #14
    RIONE XIV bistrot
    #14 of 14,324 Places to Eat in Rome
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 429 reviewsTripAdvisor (429)
    $ - $$ | Italian, Mediterranean, European
    Borgo Pio 21 San Pietro, 00193 Rome Italy
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  • #15
    CasaManco
    #15 of 14,324 Places to Eat in Rome
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 236 reviewsTripAdvisor (236)
    $ | Pizza, Italian
    Via Aldo Manuzio 66C Box 22, Nuovo Mercato di Testaccio, 00153 Rome Italy
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  • #16
    Family Cremeria Artigianale
    #16 of 14,324 Places to Eat in Rome
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 115 reviewsTripAdvisor (115)
    $ |
    Largo Guglielmo Bilancioni 3/4, 00152 Rome Italy
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  • #17
    CiPASSO
    #17 of 14,324 Places to Eat in Rome
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 674 reviewsTripAdvisor (674)
    $ - $$ | Italian, International, Mediterranean, Wine Bar
    Via Dell'Orso 71, 00186 Rome Italy
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  • #18
    Sfiziarte - The Art of Food
    #18 of 14,324 Places to Eat in Rome
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 409 reviewsTripAdvisor (409)
    $ | Italian, Mediterranean, European
    Via Leone IV 101, 00192 Rome Italy
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  • #19
    Fehu
    #19 of 14,324 Places to Eat in Rome
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 89 reviewsTripAdvisor (89)
    $ | Italian, Mediterranean, European, Wine Bar
    Via del Boschetto 129, 00184 Rome Italy
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  • #20
    By Luk Panineria
    #20 of 14,324 Places to Eat in Rome
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 137 reviewsTripAdvisor (137)
    $ |
    Via Giuseppe Libetta 41/43, 00154 Rome Italy
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