It may be famous for its historic attractions such as the Colosseum and the Trevi Fountain, but Rome is also renowned for its amazing cuisine. Italian food is adored all over the world and one of the best places to sample this is in Rome. To find out where to eat in Rome, we asked you to tell us about your favourite Rome restaurants over at our Hostelworld.com Facebook page. Here’s what you had to say...
Kinn Peduti says:
There's one restaurant in Via Palestro, 46-48, Roma, who is called Taverna Pretoriana. It's a quite nice place to eat well with a fair price (+-10euros)
This restaurant and pizzeria has a real cosy Roman atmosphere. Here you will find a selection of Italian dishes as well as a full bar. Meals are well priced and it is a popular choice.
Location: Via Palestro 46/48.
I love pastarito! I know near of Via Veneto! It’s fantastic!
Pastarito is a large chain of pizzerias which you will find across Rome and other countries too. It’s the perfect choice for pizza and pasta in an informal setting and for a cheap price. You can build your pizzas with a choice of great local ingredients.
Location: 13 Via Veneto and around the city.
Ristorante Aroma in the Palazzo Manfredi. It could be a bit expensive, but the view is incredible, if don’t want to spend a lot of money just visit in the afternoon for a martini and enjoy the coliseum view...
Ristorante Aroma offers some amazing views of the Colosseum as well as fine dining. A table on the terrace is a must on a fine day in Rome. It is on the expensive side but if you are dining out for a special occasion and not limited to a tight budget, this restaurant is the ideal choice.
Location: Via Labicana, 125.
Opening hours: Open daily for lunch and dinner.
Ryu Kubo says:
The best restaurant I went in Rome was the Salumeria Roscioli, is not so cheap, but it is really good.
Salumeria Roscioli is a family run bakery and restaurant with a great choice of cheese, bread, cured meats and wine. This traditional Italian restaurant offers some of the finest Italian cuisine and is popular with the locals too.
Location: Via dei Giubbonari, 21.
Opening hours:Mon-Sat 9am-6pm.
Oliver Sanz says:
Miscellanea. Amazing salads, staff and Italian atmosphere.
Vladimir Tzvetkov says:
I would definitely recommend Miscellanela!! It has great atmosphere, just the food that one would imagine to eat in Rome and really great staff. I could tell you all about the way that some guys from the staff were trying to impress all the girls at our table by speaking multiple languages and bringing us “sexy wine” from time to time, or about the ITALIAN atmosphere we could feel during the match Rome – Lazio, but you could only see what I mean by going there :)
Miscellanea is a popular pick for international students in Rome because of the cheap prices they offer on food. You can get a salad or a pizza and a drink here for just €7 and students also get a 10% discount. Also, the owner and staff are renowned for being very friendly and helpful.
Location: Via delle Paste 110a (near the Pantheon).
Opening hours: Daily, noon-3am.
L'Antica Birreria Peroni
Daniele Falloni says:
I would suggest that one where you can meet most of Italian people, not just tourists L'Antica Birreria Peroni , just close to Piazza Venezia.
Over 100 years old, L'Antica Birreria Peroni is a popular restaurant in Rome especially amongst locals. The menu boasts popular Italian cuisine served in a traditional Roman style with first and second dishes and great desserts if you still have room. This restaurant also boasts a cosy and friendly atmosphere.
Location:Via S. Marcello 19.
Opening hours: Monday to Saturday noon-midnight.
Sandrine Ansel says:
Luzzi!! Just one block away from the Coloseum. Pizza, pasta, and a service 100% Italian!
Luzzi is a great choice if you are in the vicinity of the Colosseum and looking for some cheap but tasty Italian fare. Here you will find a cosy restaurant and a lot of pizza and pasta dishes for as little as €6.
Location: Via di San Giovanni in Laterano, 88.
Opening hours: Mon-Sat 9am-6pm.
Holly Clarke says:
Mother India...148 via dei Serpenti. Great Indian food with lots of vegetarian and vegan options as well.
If you need a change from all the Italian cuisine on offer in Rome try some Indian food. Mother India is a popular choice for Indian cuisine in Rome with a menu packed full of traditional and authentic Indian dishes.
Location: Via dei Serpenti, 148.
Opening hours: Lunch and dinner.
Shona Harris says:
Ciao Bella! A few years ago now but it was lovely - staff, atmosphere, puppy!!! Perfect location too! X.
Ciao Bella can be found in a great location and it’s frequented mostly by tourists. Here there is a great selection of dishes on offer with the speciality being fish dishes along with a great selection of meat dishes, piazzas and pastas. Prices can be higher here due to its location.
Location: Via Veneto.
Brad Evans says:
Dar poeta in Trastevere.
You will find Dar Poeta in Trastevere which is a very popular area in Rome. This popular pizzeria is frequented by locals and tourists to the area and is a popular pick. Pizzas are cooked in a wood burning oven and the food is spectacular. Care and attention is put into the food and service, and there is a great atmosphere in Dar Poeta.
Location: Vicolo del Bologna, 45.
Opening hours: Daily from 12 noon.
Pizzeria San Callisto
Silvia O'Donovan says:
Pizzeria San Callisto in Piazza San Callisto, the best pizza in the world Ask anyone from Roma!
This pizzeria is a popular choice so expect a wait here if you don’t have any reservations. Pizzeria San Callisto is regarded by some to serve the best pizza in Rome, hence why the tables are always full.
Location: Piazza san Callisto 9.
And many more...
Hilary Jones says:
Cucara Macara in Montesacro...best mexican food in Roma, if ya want a little variety from all the Italian ;) and as far as italian food there is a restaurant in trastevere i forgot the name but it's never as busy as the other restaurants around there but has the BEST italian food! a italian restaurant i can remember the name of with amazing food is Aquila Nera on Via Principe Amedeo and via d manin (between termini station and santa maria maggiore) yum!
Chad Arthur Gasper says:
Raphaelo's... underneath the Piazza di Spagna.. behind the America Express offices
Ann Romasco says:
Andrei Sorin Blotor says:
Ristorante Alla Rampa
Neal J. King says:
Colline Emiliane: Outstanding.
Lauren Fournier says:
Bar Amici was delicious when I was there in the fall!
Bilbao Akelarre Hostel says:
Navona Notte cerca de Piazza Navona! bueno, bonito y barato! los mejillones impresionantes!
So, if you’re planning to visit Rome, make sure to check out some of these great restaurants in Rome.