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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 12,787 Places to Eat in Rome
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 344 reviewsTripAdvisor (344)
    $ | Italian, Mediterranean, Romana, Lazio, Central-Italian
    Via di Porta Cavalleggeri 109/111, 00165 Rome Italy
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  • #2
    StuPisci
    #2 of 12,787 Places to Eat in Rome
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 94 reviewsTripAdvisor (94)
    $ - $$ | Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, Calabrian, Sicilian, Southern-Italian
    Via Bellinzona 11 Dietro Piazza Istria, 00198 Rome Italy
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  • #3
    Coming Out
    #3 of 12,787 Places to Eat in Rome
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 3238 reviewsTripAdvisor (3238)
    $ - $$ | Italian, Bar, Cafe, Mediterranean, European, Romana, Lazio, Central-Italian
    Via di San Giovanni in Laterano 8, 00184 Rome Italy
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  • #4
    Vulio
    #4 of 12,787 Places to Eat in Rome
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 1125 reviewsTripAdvisor (1125)
    $ | Italian, Mediterranean, Fast Food, European, Street Food
    Via Degli Scipioni 55, 00192 Rome Italy
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  • #5
    Two Sizes -Tiramisu in Rome-
    #5 of 12,787 Places to Eat in Rome
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 3159 reviewsTripAdvisor (3159)
    $ | Fast Food, Italian, Cafe
    Via del Governo Vecchio 88, 00186 Rome Italy
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  • #6
    Mizio's Street Food
    #6 of 12,787 Places to Eat in Rome
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 579 reviewsTripAdvisor (579)
    $ | Italian, Mediterranean, Street Food, Romana, Lazio, Central-Italian
    Via Degli Zingari 54 A Piazza Madonna dei Monti, 00184 Rome Italy
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  • #7
    Er Pizzicarolo
    #7 of 12,787 Places to Eat in Rome
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 184 reviewsTripAdvisor (184)
    $ | Italian, Fast Food, Mediterranean, Romana, Lazio, Central-Italian
    Vicolo del Cinque 39, 00153 Rome Italy
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  • #8
    Pizza E Mozzarella
    #8 of 12,787 Places to Eat in Rome
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 1772 reviewsTripAdvisor (1772)
    $ | Italian, Pizza, Romana
    Via di Pie' di Marmo 32, 00186 Rome Italy
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  • #9
    CiPASSO Vineria Bistrot
    #9 of 12,787 Places to Eat in Rome
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 1765 reviewsTripAdvisor (1765)
    $ - $$ | Italian, International, Mediterranean, European, Wine Bar, Romana, Lazio, Central-Italian
    Via Dell' Orso 71, 00186 Rome Italy
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  • #10
    Gelateria Il Dolce Sorriso
    #10 of 12,787 Places to Eat in Rome
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1480 reviewsTripAdvisor (1480)
    $ | Cafe
    Via Torcegno 41, 00124 Rome Italy
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  • #11
    Pane e Salame
    #11 of 12,787 Places to Eat in Rome
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 7695 reviewsTripAdvisor (7695)
    $ | Italian, Street Food, Romana, Lazio, Central-Italian
    Via di Santa Maria in Via 19, 00187 Rome Italy
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  • #12
    Sesamo Pizza e Cucina
    #12 of 12,787 Places to Eat in Rome
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 214 reviewsTripAdvisor (214)
    $ - $$ | Italian, Pizza, Fast Food, Romana, Lazio, Central-Italian, Healthy, Street Food
    Viale di Trastevere 83, 00153 Rome Italy
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  • #13
    Mi'Ndujo - Aura
    #13 of 12,787 Places to Eat in Rome
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 187 reviewsTripAdvisor (187)
    $ - $$ | Calabrian, Southern-Italian, Italian, Fast Food
    Via di Valle Aurelia 30 Centro Commerciale Aura, 00167 Rome Italy
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  • #14
    Borgo 139
    #14 of 12,787 Places to Eat in Rome
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1247 reviewsTripAdvisor (1247)
    $ | Italian, Fast Food, Romana, Lazio, Central-Italian, Deli, Street Food
    Borgo Pio 139 Borgo Pio, 139, 00193, Roma, Lazio, 00193 Rome Italy
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  • #15
    La Baguetteria del Valle
    #15 of 12,787 Places to Eat in Rome
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 176 reviewsTripAdvisor (176)
    $ | Italian, Deli
    Via del Teatro Valle 40 Piazza Navona - Pantheon, 00186 Rome Italy
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  • #16
    Villa Marta
    #16 of 12,787 Places to Eat in Rome
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 392 reviewsTripAdvisor (392)
    $ - $$ | Italian, Mediterranean
    Via Tommaso Traetta 141, 00124 Rome Italy
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  • #17
    PanDivino - Street Food
    #17 of 12,787 Places to Eat in Rome
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 812 reviewsTripAdvisor (812)
    $ | Spanish, Italian, Street Food
    Via del Paradiso 39, 00186 Rome Italy
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  • #18
    Family Cremeria Artigianale
    #18 of 12,787 Places to Eat in Rome
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 130 reviewsTripAdvisor (130)
    $ | Mediterranean
    Largo Guglielmo Bilancioni 3/4, 00152 Rome Italy
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  • #19
    Debora of Cuochincasa
    #19 of 12,787 Places to Eat in Rome
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 131 reviewsTripAdvisor (131)
    $ - $$ | Italian, Mediterranean
    00192 Rome Italy
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  • #20
    Gelateria Il Capriccio di Carla
    #20 of 12,787 Places to Eat in Rome
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 134 reviewsTripAdvisor (134)
    $ | Italian
    Via Agostino Depretis 61, 00184 Rome Italy
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