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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
    Vulio
    #1 of 14,787 Places to Eat in Rome
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 809 reviewsTripAdvisor (809)
    $ | Mediterranean, Fast Food, European, Street Food
    Via Degli Scipioni 55 200 metri dalla metro Ottaviano, 00192 Rome Italy
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  • #2
    Mizio's Street Food
    #2 of 14,787 Places to Eat in Rome
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 399 reviewsTripAdvisor (399)
    $ | Italian, Fast Food, Mediterranean, Street Food, Romana, Lazio, Central-Italian
    Via Degli Zingari 54 A Piazza Madonna dei Monti, 00184 Rome Italy
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  • #3
    Pizza E Mozzarella
    #3 of 14,787 Places to Eat in Rome
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 1365 reviewsTripAdvisor (1365)
    $ | Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, Romana, Lazio, Central-Italian
    32 Via del Pie' di Marmo, Rome Italy
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  • #4
    CiPASSO
    #4 of 14,787 Places to Eat in Rome
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 1214 reviewsTripAdvisor (1214)
    $ - $$ | Italian, International, Mediterranean, Wine Bar, Romana, Lazio, Central-Italian
    Via Dell' Orso 71, 00186 Rome Italy
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  • #5
    Mimi e Coco Trast
    #5 of 14,787 Places to Eat in Rome
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 768 reviewsTripAdvisor (768)
    $ - $$ | Romana, Lazio, Central-Italian, Italian, Mediterranean
    Via della Scala 1, 00153 Rome Italy
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  • #6
    Two Sizes -Tiramisu in Rome-
    #6 of 14,787 Places to Eat in Rome
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 2662 reviewsTripAdvisor (2662)
    $ | Fast Food, Italian, Cafe
    Via del Governo Vecchio 88, 00186 Rome Italy
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  • #7
    Pane e Salame
    #7 of 14,787 Places to Eat in Rome
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 7178 reviewsTripAdvisor (7178)
    $ | Italian, Street Food, Romana, Lazio, Central-Italian
    Via di Santa Maria in Via 19, 00187 Rome Italy
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  • #8
    CasaManco
    #8 of 14,787 Places to Eat in Rome
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 282 reviewsTripAdvisor (282)
    $ | Pizza, Italian
    Via Aldo Manuzio 66C Box 22, Nuovo Mercato di Testaccio, 00153 Rome Italy
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  • #9
    Fehu
    #9 of 14,787 Places to Eat in Rome
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 142 reviewsTripAdvisor (142)
    $ | Mediterranean, European, Wine Bar, Southern-Italian
    Via del Boschetto 129, 00184 Rome Italy
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  • #10
    PanDivino - Street Food
    #10 of 14,787 Places to Eat in Rome
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 730 reviewsTripAdvisor (730)
    $ | Italian, Mediterranean, Spanish, Street Food
    Via del Paradiso 39, 00186 Rome Italy
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  • #11
    Sweet Life
    #11 of 14,787 Places to Eat in Rome
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 207 reviewsTripAdvisor (207)
    $ | Italian
    Corso Vittorio Emanuele II 270, 00186 Rome Italy
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  • #12
    Villa Marta
    #12 of 14,787 Places to Eat in Rome
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 340 reviewsTripAdvisor (340)
    $$ | Italian
    Via Tommaso Traetta 141, 00124 Rome Italy
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  • #13
    Borgo 139
    #13 of 14,787 Places to Eat in Rome
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 925 reviewsTripAdvisor (925)
    $ | Italian, Fast Food, Mediterranean, Deli, Street Food
    Borgo Pio 139 Borgo Pio, 139, 00193, Roma, Lazio, 00193 Rome Italy
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  • #14
    Debora of Cuochincasa
    #14 of 14,787 Places to Eat in Rome
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 122 reviewsTripAdvisor (122)
    $ - $$ | Italian, Mediterranean
    00192 Rome Italy
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  • #15
    Family Cremeria Artigianale
    #15 of 14,787 Places to Eat in Rome
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 124 reviewsTripAdvisor (124)
    $ |
    Largo Guglielmo Bilancioni 3/4, 00152 Rome Italy
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  • #16
    Paninoteca Slurp
    #16 of 14,787 Places to Eat in Rome
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 732 reviewsTripAdvisor (732)
    $ | Italian, Fast Food
    Via Degli Scipioni 62, 00192 Rome Italy
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  • #17
    Sfiziarte - The Art of Food
    #17 of 14,787 Places to Eat in Rome
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 560 reviewsTripAdvisor (560)
    $ | Italian, Mediterranean, European
    Via Leone IV 101, 00192 Rome Italy
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  • #18
    El Maiz Roma
    #18 of 14,787 Places to Eat in Rome
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 180 reviewsTripAdvisor (180)
    $ | Latin, Venezuelan
    Via Tolemaide 16, 00192 Rome Italy
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  • #19
    Bread-in
    #19 of 14,787 Places to Eat in Rome
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 1286 reviewsTripAdvisor (1286)
    $ | Italian, Fast Food, Mediterranean, European, Romana, Lazio, Central-Italian
    Piazza di Tor Sanguigna, 9, 00100 Rome Italy
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  • #20
    RIONE XIV bistrot
    #20 of 14,787 Places to Eat in Rome
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 574 reviewsTripAdvisor (574)
    $ - $$ | Italian, Mediterranean, European, Romana, Lazio, Central-Italian
    Borgo Pio 21 San Pietro, 00193 Rome Italy
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