Best Restaurants in Rome

When in Rome, eat as Romans do!

There are many things to do in Rome and trying Roman food tops the chart as their menus are a celebration of flavors. 

Their ingredients give a sense of their tradition and treat your tastebuds. 

The best restaurants in Rome are some of the best in the world, so get that appetite ready, as we have handpicked some places you must try. 

Here are some of the best restaurants in Rome.

Trattoria Monti

Trattoria Monti is one of the most famous restaurants in Rome due to its welcoming atmosphere, good food, and sizeable wine list. 

The cuisine and the family who runs the place come from the Le Marche region and feature meat and fish prominently on their menu.

Various tortini (pastry-free pies) are available for vegetarians. 

Pasta lovers can indulge in dishes like tagliolini with anchovies, pine nuts and pecorino cheese.

This upscale restaurant is more difficult to get into than many other great eateries, so booking far in advance is advised. 


Two courses plus wine: €20- €40

Opening hours

Trattoria Monti opens between 12.45 pm and 2.45 pm during the day from Monday to Saturday. 

Timings for the same at night are 7.45 pm to 11 pm. 

On Sundays, the restaurant operates between 12.45 pm and 2.45 pm only. 

The restaurant remains closed during the first week of August and December. 

Address: Via di San Vito,13, 00185 Roma RM, Italy 

Pianostrada Laboratorio di Cucina

Pianostrada Laboratorio di Cucina
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The all-female group of Pianostrada recently moved to a new, larger location near the river Tiber. 

This restaurant is a crowd-favorite because of its inner garden and spacious open kitchen that adds charm to the ambiance. 

You will love the delicious panini made with freshly baked bread and focaccia.

The signature burger of salt cod served in a squid-ink bun is a must-try.

Don’t forget to try their creative salads, pasta, secondi, and homemade desserts and cakes. 


Two courses plus wine: €20- €40

Opening hours

Pianostrada restaurant opens between 1 pm and 4 pm during the day and from 7 pm to midnight, from Monday to Friday. 

On Saturdays, it is operational from 10 am to midnight. 

The restaurant remains closed for the first three weeks of August. 

Address: Via delle Zoccolette, 22, 00186 Roma RM, Italy

Marigold: restaurant and micro-bakery

This cafe-restaurant combines the finest seasonal Italian cuisine with Scandinavian decor. 

Their menu changes daily and offers fresh, foraged ingredients prepared in inventive ways reflecting the philosophy for real and simple food.

These include stracciatella with artichokes and zucchini with cardoncelli mushrooms and walnut pesto. 

You will find organic, seasonal ingredients sourced from small businesses in Italy and a collection of natural Italian wines. 

You must try their specialty, Chicchi coffee by Marigold, made using green coffee beans collected from small farmers and roasted to perfection.

Opening hours

Join them for breakfast and lunch between 9 am to 3 pm from Wednesday to Friday. 

Plan a perfect brunch date from 9 am to 3 pm on Saturday and Sunday. 

The cafe-restaurant remains closed on Monday and Tuesday. 

If visiting during weekdays, it is advised that you make reservations well in advance. 

However, no reservations are required for the weekends. 

Note: Computers are not permitted on weekends and after 12 pm on weekdays.

Address: Via Giovanni da Empoli, 37, 00154 Roma RM, Italy


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This is the ultimate ‘posh’ Roman trattoria and a choice of many for a luxurious experience. 

It is a delightful venue occupying one side of a pretty, cobbled piazza. 

You shouldn’t miss checking out this place near Piazza Navona that made for a perfect honeymoon dinner setting for Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan.

The chef uses the freshest ingredients to create Pierluigi classics.

Like beef fillet with lemon that is slow-cooked for 24 hours and served in carpaccio-thin slices. 

The fresh raw fish that is as good as it gets is a prominent part of the appetizer menu. 

Pair it with a mixed salad with fresh pears, pecorino cheese, and pomegranates for the ultimate lunch.

It’s difficult to find a table at this popular restaurant. Therefore, reserving in advance will be wise. 


For two without wine: €120

Opening hours

Pierluigi restaurant is open throughout the week. 

Lunchtime is from 12 pm to 2.30 pm, and dinner gets served from 7 pm to 11.30 pm.

Address: Piazza de’ Ricci, 144, 00186 Roma RM, Italy


The deli-restaurant Roscioli has become a household name in Rome. 

This culinary wonderland is located only a short distance from Campo de Fiori.

At the deli counter, you can find Roman classics and a delectable selection of fresh cheese, cold meats and pickled goods.

The menu at Roscioli has delectable dishes such as smoked swordfish carpaccio and king prawns prepared with burrata cheese and mullet eggs.

Even a buffalo mozzarella tasting menu is offered, with pata negra or Cantabrian anchovies as options.

Put your nerves to ease with Roscioli’s best cocktails, offering a cool mix of traditional drinks— martinis, gin and tonics, and Negroni.

You can take your pick from a sizeable collection of wine as 2800 bottles are stacked against the wall. 

This popular restaurant is packed with visitors from all over the world. We recommend booking the table in advance if you are planning to visit. 


For two without wine: €70

Opening hours

The restaurant is open every day from 12.30 pm to 4 pm and 7 pm to midnight. 
Address: Via dei Giubbonari, 21, 00186 Roma RM, Italy

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