The best restaurants in Rome

Rome is an open-air museum city that you never get tired of visiting again and again. Its Mediterranean atmosphere, Italian accent and history will make your stay in Rome a journey back in time. Colosseum, Roman Forum, Trevi Fountain, Vatican City, Spanish Square… You will pass from Ancient Rome to the Renaissance at the bend of a street. Fasten your seat belt!

Italian cuisine is known all over the world. Pasta, pizzas, antipasti… will no longer have any secrets for you. Here is a selection of good restaurant tips in Rome.

#1 Restaurant in Rome: Il pagliaccio

Il Pagliacio is an elegant and warm Italian restaurant. The decoration is traditional with a wooden ceiling and stone walls. Its chefs offer you the opportunity to discover original recipes combining various inspirations: cuttlefish cannelloni stuffed with artichokes, roasted duck with Asian mushrooms and tapioca, mango fritters and yoghurt and rose water soup….

Address: Via dei Banchi Vecchi, 129, Rome

Telephone: +39 06 688 09 595

Type of cooking: Italian revisited

Budget: more than 50 € / person

#2 Restaurant in Rome: Da Baffetto

Considered by many to be the best pizzeria in Rome. A few steps from Piazza Navona, this restaurant is very popular, and people often queue there before they can have a table. Relaxed, noisy and lively atmosphere, its decoration is simple with its paper tablecloths. The menu offers special pizzas and brusquettes. Huge, thin and light pizzas… for a low price! It’s a must!

Address: Via del Governo Vecchio, 114, Rome

Telephone: +39 06 686 1617

Kitchen: Pizzas

Budget: – from 25 € / person

#3 Restaurant in Rome: La Pergola

La Pergola is located on the top floor of the luxurious Cavalieri Hilton Hotel in Rome. Once you enter, you will admire the magnificent frescoes on the ceiling and enjoy the panoramic view of Rome. La Pergola is ideal for a romantic and unforgettable meal. A dinner at the Pergola in Rome will be a highlight of your stay. Heinz Beck, the chef, has already received 3* in the Michelin Guide. A magical moment, a perfect meal and a warm welcome. Booking in advance is highly recommended, proper dress is required and jacket is required for the gentleman.

Address: Via Alberto Cadlolo 101, Rome

Telephone: +39 06 350 92 055

Cooking: inventive (3* in the Michelin guide)

Budget: more than 50 € / person

#4 Restaurant in Rome: Montecarlo

Montecarlo is one of the best pizzerias in Rome. The setting is typical and the prices very cheap. Located between Piazza Navona and Campo dei Fiori, Montecarlo is a small and friendly restaurant that does not take reservations. So, keep your fingers crossed and don’t go too late. The walls are covered with photos of the owner posing with international stars, the tablecloths are made of paper and the dishes are delicious. Antipasti, pasta, Pizzas, tiramisu… All the traditional recipes are widely represented. A tribute to Italian cuisine at a very reasonable price. Not to be missed!>

Address: 13 Vicolo Savelli, Rome

Telephone: +39 06 686 1877

Cooking: Pizza

Budget: – from 25 € / person

#5 Restaurant in Rome: La Buca di Ripetta

The restaurant La Buca di Ripetta is surely a reference in Roman gastronomy. This charming trattoria is in the heart of the historic centre, not far from the Plaza del Popolo. Its chef blends Roman and Tuscan recipes and offers an inventive cuisine. It is an ideal restaurant for a lunch.

Address: Via di Ripetta, 36, Rome

Telephone: +39 06 321 93 91

Cooking: traditional, Italian

Budget: between 25 € and 50 € / person