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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
    Bono Bottega Nostrana
    #1 of 15,208 Places to Eat in Rome
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 190 reviewsTripAdvisor (190)
    $ | Romana, Italian, Fast Food, Lazio, Central-Italian
    Via di Porta Cavalleggeri 109/111, 00165 Rome Italy
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  • #2
    Vulio
    #2 of 15,208 Places to Eat in Rome
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 1066 reviewsTripAdvisor (1066)
    $ | Italian, Mediterranean, Fast Food, European, Street Food
    Via Degli Scipioni 55, 00192 Rome Italy
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  • #3
    La Baguetteria del Valle
    #3 of 15,208 Places to Eat in Rome
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 135 reviewsTripAdvisor (135)
    $ | Deli
    Via del Teatro Valle 40 Piazza Navona - Pantheon, 00186 Rome Italy
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  • #4
    PanDivino - Street Food
    #4 of 15,208 Places to Eat in Rome
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 790 reviewsTripAdvisor (790)
    $ | Spanish, Italian, Street Food
    Via del Paradiso 39, 00186 Rome Italy
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  • #5
    Mizio's Street Food
    #5 of 15,208 Places to Eat in Rome
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 501 reviewsTripAdvisor (501)
    $ | Italian, Mediterranean, Street Food, Romana, Lazio, Central-Italian
    Via Degli Zingari 54 A Piazza Madonna dei Monti, 00184 Rome Italy
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  • #6
    Coming Out
    #6 of 15,208 Places to Eat in Rome
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 2595 reviewsTripAdvisor (2595)
    $ - $$ | Italian, Bar, Mediterranean, European, Pub, Romana, Lazio, Central-Italian
    Via di San Giovanni in Laterano 8, 00184 Rome Italy
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  • #7
    Two Sizes -Tiramisu in Rome-
    #7 of 15,208 Places to Eat in Rome
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 2919 reviewsTripAdvisor (2919)
    $ | Fast Food, Italian, Cafe
    Via del Governo Vecchio 88, 00186 Rome Italy
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  • #8
    Pizza e Mozzarella
    #8 of 15,208 Places to Eat in Rome
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 1669 reviewsTripAdvisor (1669)
    $ | Italian, Pizza, Romana
    Via del Pie di Marmo, 32, 00186 Rome Italy
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  • #9
    CiPASSO Vineria Bistrot
    #9 of 15,208 Places to Eat in Rome
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 1633 reviewsTripAdvisor (1633)
    $ - $$ | Italian, International, Mediterranean, European, Wine Bar, Romana, Lazio, Central-Italian
    Via Dell' Orso 71, 00186 Rome Italy
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  • #10
    Pane e Salame
    #10 of 15,208 Places to Eat in Rome
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 7561 reviewsTripAdvisor (7561)
    $ | Italian, Street Food, Romana, Lazio, Central-Italian
    Via di Santa Maria in Via 19, 00187 Rome Italy
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  • #11
    Sesamo Pizza e Cucina
    #11 of 15,208 Places to Eat in Rome
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 171 reviewsTripAdvisor (171)
    $ - $$ | Italian, Pizza, Fast Food, Romana, Lazio, Central-Italian, Healthy, Street Food
    Viale di Trastevere 83, 00153 Rome Italy
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  • #12
    Borgo 139
    #12 of 15,208 Places to Eat in Rome
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1186 reviewsTripAdvisor (1186)
    $ | Italian, Fast Food, Romana, Lazio, Central-Italian, Deli, Street Food
    Borgo Pio 139 Borgo Pio, 139, 00193, Roma, Lazio, 00193 Rome Italy
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  • #13
    CasaManco
    #13 of 15,208 Places to Eat in Rome
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 321 reviewsTripAdvisor (321)
    $ | Pizza, Italian
    Via Aldo Manuzio 66C Nuovo Mercato di Testaccio, Box 22, 00153 Rome Italy
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  • #14
    RIONE XIV bistrot
    #14 of 15,208 Places to Eat in Rome
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 709 reviewsTripAdvisor (709)
    $ - $$ | Italian, Mediterranean, European, Romana, Lazio, Central-Italian
    Borgo Pio 21 San Pietro, 00193 Rome Italy
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  • #15
    Sweet Life
    #15 of 15,208 Places to Eat in Rome
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 238 reviewsTripAdvisor (238)
    $ | Italian
    Corso Vittorio Emanuele II 270, 00186 Rome Italy
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  • #16
    Gelateria Il Capriccio di Carla
    #16 of 15,208 Places to Eat in Rome
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 115 reviewsTripAdvisor (115)
    $ | Italian
    Via Agostino Depretis 61, 00184 Rome Italy
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  • #17
    Family Cremeria Artigianale
    #17 of 15,208 Places to Eat in Rome
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 127 reviewsTripAdvisor (127)
    $ | Mediterranean
    Largo Guglielmo Bilancioni 3/4, 00152 Rome Italy
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  • #18
    Fehu
    #18 of 15,208 Places to Eat in Rome
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 183 reviewsTripAdvisor (183)
    $ | European, Romana, Lazio, Central-Italian, Mediterranean, Southern-Italian
    Via del Boschetto 129, 00184 Rome Italy
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  • #19
    Debora of Cuochincasa
    #19 of 15,208 Places to Eat in Rome
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 127 reviewsTripAdvisor (127)
    $ - $$ | Italian, Mediterranean
    00192 Rome Italy
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  • #20
    Arena del Gelato
    #20 of 15,208 Places to Eat in Rome
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 889 reviewsTripAdvisor (889)
    $ | Italian
    Via di Porta Castello 8/A Borgo Pio 1, 00193 Rome Italy
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