Best Restaurants in ROME


BREAKFAST AND BRUNCH

Bakery House- cost friendly and delicious food; American breakfast dishes; Corso Trieste, 157

Baylon Cafe- vegan friendly cafe; Via di S. Francesco a Ripa, 151

Casa & Bottega- nice place for breakfast; omelettes; coffee; Via dei Coronari, 183 (Via Della Vetrina)

Cafe Giselda- cheap and delicious; quick; Viale di Trastevere, 52 - 58, 00153

Coromandel- American brunch; pancakes; great interior and atmosphere; Via di Monte Giordano, 60

Panella- awesome place for breakfast; assortment of breads; Via Merulana, 54 (Largo Leopardi)

Rec23- authentic American/Italian brunch; Piazza dell'Emporio 2

Salotto 42- trendy brunch spot; only on weekends; Piazza di Pietra 42

Sweety Rome- American-style bakery; Via Milano 48

The Perfect Bun- upscale; good for brunch; great burgers; need reservations; Largo del Teatro Valle, 4

 


CAFES & COFFEE SHOPS

Caffe Greco- one of Europe's oldest cafe's; classical paintings surround the wall; 86 Via Condotti

Caffe Strega- coffee in cool straws; along the Via Veneta; 173 Via Vittorio Veneto

Canova Tadolini- coffee surrounded by sculptures; 150A/B Via del Babuino

Ciampini- cozy place to relax; coffee; ice cream and cakes; 29 Piazza San Lorenzo in Lucina

Rosati- best cafe in Rome; great views and location; 4/5a Piazza del Popolo

Recafe- modern cafe; heart of Rome's shopping center; 36 Piazza Augusto Imperatore

Sabatini- heart of Trastevere; lively area; outdoors; 23 Vicolo Santa Maria in Trastevere


LUNCH

Ai Marmi- great traditional pizza; Viale di Trastevere, 53

Aristocampo- good for on the go, make your own panini's, one location in Piazza la Scala, Trastevere; multiple locations see site

Baffetto- amazing pizza; Roman style, thin and crispy pizza; Via del Governo Vecchio, 114

Cul De Sac- perfect for lunch, by piazza navona; Piazza di Pasquino, 73

Dar Poeta- amazing pizza; Vicolo del Bologna, 45

Eataly- similar to the one in NYC; floors of food; Piazzale XII Ottobre, 1492

Ginger- healthy and fresh; Via Borgognona, 43-44

Giselda Bakery- great traditional Italian food; Viale di Trastevere, 52-58

Insalata Rica-  (one in Trastevere on Via G.C. Santini and one near the Vatican, also one off of Corso Vittorio emanuelle) - any kind of salad you want, all over the place…really good for lunch, there are a lot all over; multiple locations see site

Mordi e vai- great sandwiches; cheap; great local food; Nuovo Mercato Communale di Testaccio, Via Beniamino Franklin, 12/E

Ombre Rossegreat cafegood food and music;  Piazza di Sant'Egidio, 12

Pastifico- Best pasta ever; place closes as soon as they run out of pasta; you only eat what they serve (and it's all amazing); near Spanish steps; Via della Croce, 8, 00187

Pizzarium- delicious pizza; Via della Meloria, 43

Ristorante Ninogreat lunch place right by the bottom of the Spanish steps; Piazza di Porta, 4

Roscioli- hands down best restaurant in Rome; also have an express type place that has breads and pizza; Via dei Giubbonari, 22/22

Volpetti- gourmet grocery store; Via Marmorata, 47

 


DINNER

Al Fontanone- in Trastevere; authentic pizza restaurant; Piazza Trilussa, 46

Al Tre Scalini- Outside in Piazza Navona; great when weather is nice; Via Panisperna, 251

Antico Arco- best bread; near Trastevere; Chic Italian cuisine with gourmet twists; Piazzale Aurelio, 7

Baffetto- amazing pizza; Roman style, thin and crispy pizza; Via del Governo Vecchio, 114

Ba'Ghetto- Restaurant in Jewish ghetto; nice to eat in the main square; Via del Portico D'Ottavia, 57

Casette di Trastevere- Great and reasonably priced; Piazza De Renzi, 31/a

Da Augusto- Get there right at 8 or the line is super long; best ravioli; served to shared tables; Piazza De Renzi, 15

Da Enzo- Tucked away restaurant with sidewalk tables; classic Roman dishes; Via dei Vascellari, 29

Due Ladroni- Great place to go with parentsNeapolitan menu; old vaulted ceilings;  Piazza Nicosia, 24

Eataly- similar to the one in NYC; floors of food; Piazzale XII Ottobre, 1492

Flavio al volvaveldetto- Expensive but worth it; traditional Italian; Via di Monte Testaccio, 97

Gusto- Make reservations for downstairs area; nicer pizzeria and upstairs is local food; fun with a big group; Piazza Imperatore, 7

Hostaria del Moro da Tony- Reasonably priced and good food; Vicolo Del Cinque, 36/37

La CarabonaraClassic Roman dishes; encouraged customers to graffiti the walls; Via Panisperna, 214

La ScalaTraditional Italian; Viale del Parioli, 79

Life- Upscale Mediterranean; fine dining restaurant; expensive; Via della Vite, 28

MaccheroniLaid-back, industrial, chic, homemade Roman cuisine; Piazza delle Coppelle, 49

Piperno- High-end Jewish restaurant; Via Monte De Cenci, 9

Ristocchico- Great Italian cuisine; Borgo Pio, 186

Roscioli- best meal in Rome; everything you can imagine served here; great wine; Via dei Giubbonari, 22/22

Taverna Trilussa- expensive but worth it; Trilussa Square, Trastevere; Via del Politeama, 23-25 


DESSERT

Fior di luna- Gelato in the heart of Rome; Via della Lungaretta, 96

Frigidarium- Gelato; Via del Governo Vecchio, 112

Gelateria Del Teatro- Gelato and sweets; Via dei Coronari, 65

Gelateria Della Palma- Gelato; offers 150 flavors;  Via della Maddalena, 19-23

GioliitiGelato; Via degli Uffici del Vicario, 40

Grom- Gelato; similar to location in NYC; Via della Maddalena, 30a

Old Bridge Gelateria- Gelato; traditional and fresh fruit gelato and yogurt; Viale dei Bastioni di Michelangelo, 5