From pastas to pizzas to delectable desserts, here are the top 7 places to eat in Rome.
1) Trattoria Dell’OMO
This family-owned trattoria is located very conveniently near Termini Station. I almost walked past it at night as I couldn’t see the sign and it seemed pretty quiet outside. But surprisingly, there were a lot of diners inside. The pasta was delicious and the cheese complemented the tomato sauce. While I was there, I saw a lot of locals eating this leafy vegetable dish called cicoria and I decided to give it a try. At first I thought it was something closely related to spinach but I found out that it is actually dandelion greens. The taste was quite unique, a little bitter but not unpleasant. I also loved the atmosphere of the place. They made the effort to go around asking people if they were happy with their meals. This place is a restaurant you must visit for traditional roman food.
Hours: 12:30 pm – 03:00 pm, 07:30 pm – 10:45 pm, closed on Sundays
Address: Via Vicenza, 18, 00185 Roma RM, Italy
2) Ba’ Ghetto
While looking for Jewish-Romanian food, I stumbled across Ba’ Ghetto.
As I wanted to try as many dishes as possible, I opted for their tasting menu. After some consideration, I went with the first option – Antico Ghetto as I knew I wanted to try the artichokes.
The appetizer – fried zucchini and anchovies pie, was really unique. It was mushy and seasoned well. The artichoke was crispy on the outside with a soft center – it was rather tasty. The pasta was not too soft nor too hard, it was cooked really well. And lastly, the dessert was a great end to all the dishes before. Overall, I was really satisfied with everything. Not only were the portions satisfactory, they tasted really good!
Hours: 11:00 am – 11:00 pm, Fridays 11:00 am – 03:00 pm, Saturday 07:00 pm – 11:30 pm
Address: Via del Portico d’Ottavia, 2/A, 00186 Roma RM, Italy
3) La Renella Forno Antico Trastevere
After reading rave reviews about La Renella Forno Antico Trastevere, I finally visited it. I was spoiled for choices, everything looked so delicious. The pizza I loved the most was the one with the parma ham and the most unique pizza to me was the one with the zucchini flowers. Pizzas were sold according to weight and it was really affordable for large portions. Besides the pizzas, I tried a Cannoli. It was decadent and really rich. If you are looking for the best pizzas in Rome, look no further, you have to come here!
Hours: 07:00 am – 12:00 am, Fridays and Saturdays 07:00 am – 03:00 am
Address: Via del Moro, 15, 00153 Roma RM, Italy
Supplì is a quintessential part of Roman street food. In its most basic form, it is a fried ball of rice with tomato sauce and mozzarella. Where better to try this than to try it at a place aptly named Supplizio. I decided to try the classic version of the Supplì and I liked it very much. The outside is crispy while the insides were soft and well seasoned. I would definitely recommend this place to anyone who wants to try Supplì.
Hours: 11:30 am – 16:00 pm and 16:30 pm – 22:00 pm, closed on Sundays
Address: Via dei Banchi Vecchi, 143 – 00186 – Rome
5) Pasticceria Regoli
After seeing multiple pictures of the fluffy humongous whipped cream filled Maritozzos, I was convinced that I had to try it. What I really liked about it was that it wasn’t too sweet, making it possible to eat one whole Maritozzo in one sitting. I even ate another pastry that was filled with whipped cream right after the Maritozzo. However, two was my limit.
Hours: 06:30 am – 08:20 pm, closed on Tuesdays
Address: Via dello Statuto, 60, 00185 Roma RM, Italy
6) Pompi Tiramisù
While searching for the best food in Rome, Pompi Tiramisu was mentioned quite a few times. And I’m glad I decided to give it a try. While they had a variety of flavors to choose from, I decided to go with the traditional tiramisu. The texture was creamy and the flavors were bold, I thoroughly enjoyed eating it.
Hours: 11:00 am – 09:30 pm
Address: Via della Croce, 82, 00187 Roma RM, Italy
While there are many places that sell Gelato in Rome, Giolitti is a place you have to visit. The queue started outside the store but it moved quickly. However, once you reach the part where you get to choose your flavors, the orderly line disappears as everyone is crowding around the display to get their orders heard. It was all worth it as the Gelato was so creamy and delicious – definitely the best Gelato I’ve ever had.
Hours: 07:00 am – 01:00 pm
Address: Via degli Uffici del Vicario, 40, 00186 Roma RM, Italy
These were the places I thought served the most delicious food in Rome. Let me know in the comments whether you have tried any of the food listed above and if you liked them!
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