As you may have read in previous posts, I’ve visited Rome in the beginning of April. I’ve eaten loads of food, drank a lot of wine and beer, and been to some restaurants that are worth mentioning to you!
The thing with these restaurants is that you should not be put off by the interior, cause more often than not it is not that attractive. Try to stay out of the more touristy parts, to avoid the typical “tourist foods”. Read more about finding a restaurant in Rome here (or any big city for that matter).
Here’s where you should go to enjoy some authentic Italian food when in Rome:
Trattoria au Musea Vaticani
Best. Pizza. Ever. Located about two streets away from Vatican Museum, this is a typcial trattoria. Italians come here to enjoy their lunch. There’s an amazing hostess who talks to literally everyone, and makes you feel welcome. You might even get a Pizza Bianca, Pecorino cheese and some pastries for free!
Via Sebastiano Veniero 78
This restaurant has a magnificent view on the Foro Traiano and the Via dei Fori Imperiali, overlooking the Altare della Patria constructed in honour of King Vittorio Emmanuele I. I would advise you to sit outside on the balcony, otherwise I’d go elsewhere, cause it’s really the view that makes this place so special.
Foro Traiano 2
La Taverna dei Monti
Located in Quirinale, in a side alley where you would easily walk by. Don’t. It has the most amazing food, all traditional, and home made tiramisu (which you do not get in all restaurants, don’t be fooled). The house wine is just as flavourful. The owners are sweet people, with heart for their business. Try the vongole and gnocchi al pesto when you’re there!
Via del Boschetto 41
Il Giardino Di Giulia E Fratelli
Okay, so this one is so precious to me that I kind of want to keep it a secret all for myself. On the long Via Appia Antica you’ll find an oasis of peace and calm, where you can also eat tremendously tasty food. Family owned, the mother of Giulia runs this place, and does so with so much pleasure and joy! The wine is made by the restaurant itself (they own multiple places along the Appian Road), and they did one fine job! Perfect for lunch, I suggest the antipasti platter as a starter, and the canneloni as a main.
176 Via Appia Antica
Close to Termini station, this is a historical restaurant that’s been in service for almost 100 years. Opened by Miss Elettra back in 1923, this family owned restaurant has a special place in the menu for their risotto’s: a risotteria with 9 different kinds! You can sit outside, or inside, and are welcomed with a glass of Prosecco.
Via Principe Amadeo 72a/74
What are some of your favourite restaurants in Rome if you’ve been? Which one of these would you like to visit?
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Great post that will be helpful on my next trip to Rome. Thanks.
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Glad I could help! Have you already planned your trip?
What wonderfully loving descriptions – I can almost taste and smell this food!
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Thank you so much!