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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
    Bono Bottega Nostrana
    #1 of 12,850 Places to Eat in Rome
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 492 reviewsTripadvisor (492)
    $ | Italian, Mediterranean, Romana, Lazio, Central-Italian
    Via di Porta Cavalleggeri 109/111, 00165 Rome Italy
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  • #2
    StuPisci
    #2 of 12,850 Places to Eat in Rome
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 166 reviewsTripadvisor (166)
    $ - $$ | Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, Sicilian, Southern-Italian, Calabrian
    Via Bellinzona 11 Dietro Piazza Istria, 00198 Rome Italy
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  • #3
    La Nicchia Cafe
    #3 of 12,850 Places to Eat in Rome
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 104 reviewsTripadvisor (104)
    $ | Italian, International, Mediterranean, Healthy, Street Food
    Via Cipro 4L, 00136 Rome Italy
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  • #4
    Mizio's Street Food
    #4 of 12,850 Places to Eat in Rome
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 614 reviewsTripadvisor (614)
    $ | Italian, Mediterranean, Street Food, Romana, Lazio, Central-Italian
    Via Degli Zingari 54 A Piazza Madonna dei Monti, 00184 Rome Italy
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  • #5
    Vulio
    #5 of 12,850 Places to Eat in Rome
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 1166 reviewsTripadvisor (1166)
    $ | Italian, Mediterranean, Fast Food, European, Healthy, Street Food
    Via Degli Scipioni 55, 00192 Rome Italy
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  • #6
    Mastrociccia Osteria Pinseria Bistrot
    #6 of 12,850 Places to Eat in Rome
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 337 reviewsTripadvisor (337)
    $ | Italian, Pizza, Seafood, Grill, Romana, Lazio, Central-Italian
    Via del Governo Vecchio, 76 Centro Storico di Roma, 00186 Rome Italy
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  • #7
    Two Sizes -Tiramisu in Rome-
    #7 of 12,850 Places to Eat in Rome
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 3244 reviewsTripadvisor (3244)
    $ | Fast Food, Italian, Cafe
    Via del Governo Vecchio 88, 00186 Rome Italy
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  • #8
    Er Pizzicarolo
    #8 of 12,850 Places to Eat in Rome
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 266 reviewsTripadvisor (266)
    $ | Italian, Fast Food, Mediterranean, Romana, Lazio, Central-Italian
    Vicolo del Cinque 39, 00153 Rome Italy
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  • #9
    La Baguetteria del Valle
    #9 of 12,850 Places to Eat in Rome
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 226 reviewsTripadvisor (226)
    $ | Italian, Deli
    Via del Teatro Valle 40 Piazza Navona - Pantheon, 00186 Rome Italy
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  • #10
    Pasta in Corso
    #10 of 12,850 Places to Eat in Rome
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 418 reviewsTripadvisor (418)
    $ | 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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  • #11
    Pizza E Mozzarella
    #11 of 12,850 Places to Eat in Rome
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 1812 reviewsTripadvisor (1812)
    $ | Italian, Pizza, Romana
    Via del Pie di Marmo 32, 00186 Rome Italy
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  • #12
    Coming Out
    #12 of 12,850 Places to Eat in Rome
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 3266 reviewsTripadvisor (3266)
    $ - $$ | Italian, Bar, Cafe, Mediterranean, European, Healthy, Romana, Lazio, Central-Italian
    Via di San Giovanni in Laterano 8, 00184 Rome Italy
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  • #13
    Villa Marta
    #13 of 12,850 Places to Eat in Rome
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 410 reviewsTripadvisor (410)
    $ - $$ | Italian, Mediterranean, European
    Via Tommaso Traetta 141, 00124 Rome Italy
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  • #14
    CiPASSO Vineria Bistrot
    #14 of 12,850 Places to Eat in Rome
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 1769 reviewsTripadvisor (1769)
    $ - $$ | Italian, International, Mediterranean, European, Wine Bar, Romana, Lazio, Central-Italian
    Via Dell' Orso 71, 00186 Rome Italy
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  • #15
    Mi'Ndujo - Aura
    #15 of 12,850 Places to Eat in Rome
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 327 reviewsTripadvisor (327)
    $ - $$ | Calabrian, Southern-Italian, Italian, Fast Food
    Via di Valle Aurelia 30 Centro Commerciale Aura, 00167 Rome Italy
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  • #16
    Gelateria Il Dolce Sorriso
    #16 of 12,850 Places to Eat in Rome
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1494 reviewsTripadvisor (1494)
    $ | Cafe
    Via Torcegno 41, 00124 Rome Italy
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  • #17
    Pinsitaly Tuscolana
    #17 of 12,850 Places to Eat in Rome
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 73 reviewsTripadvisor (73)
    $ | Pizza, Italian, Mediterranean, Deli, Central-Italian
    Via Degli Ottavi 6, 00174 Rome Italy
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  • #18
    Pane e Salame
    #18 of 12,850 Places to Eat in Rome
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 7800 reviewsTripadvisor (7800)
    $ | Italian, Street Food, Romana, Lazio, Central-Italian
    Via di Santa Maria in Via 19, 00187 Rome Italy
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  • #19
    Gelateria Cambiovita
    #19 of 12,850 Places to Eat in Rome
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 691 reviewsTripadvisor (691)
    $ | Italian, Street Food
    Via del Governo Vecchio 54/55 Near Piazza Navona, 00186 Rome Italy
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  • #20
    CasaManco
    #20 of 12,850 Places to Eat in Rome
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 363 reviewsTripadvisor (363)
    $ | Pizza, Italian
    Via Aldo Manuzio 66C Nuovo Mercato di Testaccio, Box 22, 00153 Rome Italy
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