where to eat in rome

In this section I list some of my favorite places to enjoy good food in Rome, divided by the topic on which they focus. For example, are you looking for gluten-free meals? Best breakfast bets in the Eternal City? All of Roma's produce markets? The 10 best picnic baskets and locations? Vegetarian restaurants? Look no further than the bottom of this page.

· Looking for some of the best pizzas in Rome?

· Wine-lovers on the hunt for a good wine list first, and food to boot?
Check this article on wine bars and enoteche in Rome.

· Here's a list of my favorite places for the Best gelato in Rome

· On the hunt for true Roman recipes? Click here for the best cucina romana.

· Some of Rome's trendiest neighborhoods attract for the art and history.
Here's where you can get the best food in Trastevere and great meals by the Vatican.

· Exploring the modernist architecture and museums in the EUR neighborhood of Rome, and feeling hungry? Here are some of the best places to eat in EUR.

· The posh Parioli district of Rome is home to great museums, parks, beautiful residential avenues and superb dining. Find them in my list of where to eat in Parioli.

· The outlying districts of Rome are where you'll find the best meals. Here's a list of where to eat in Centocelle, Quadraro and Torpignattara

· Click here for where to eat in Acilia, Ostia and Fiumicino

· And here for where to eat in Ostiense, Garbatella and Portuense

· If you love pasta, pizza, focaccia and cannoli, but think a trip to Italy as a celiac will be unforgiving... you'll have to think again, for there is wide choice in gluten-free Rome.

· Here's an article in which I list vegetarian restaurants and health food stores.

· Hungry after Michelangelo or the MAXXI? Check out the best museum restaurants in Rome.

· Traveling to Rome on a shoestring? Here's a list of places for true value dining in Rome.

· Love fish? Listed here are some of Rome's best seafood restaurants.

· Visiting the Eternal City with kids? Some of the best child-friendly restaurants in Rome.

· Here's my list of some of the best cocktails in Rome.

· Summers in the Eternal City can get dreadfully hot, but not in these climate-controlled restaurants in Rome.

· If the first meal of the day is your favorite, here's a complete guide to Rome's best breakfast best
· Here's a list of places where you can find raw milk in Rome.
· A few tips on where you can find croissant and cornetti dealers who bake their flaky goods from early morning to the middle of the night.

· In this complete list, I provide a full index of Rome's neighborhood and farmer's markets.

· If you're planning to cook a meal in Rome, you can also shop for all the right ingredients in some of Rome's best specialty stores and local foodie shrines, like the best fishmongers, bakeries and delis in town.

· Sightseeing in Rome? Make sure you know where the best wine, gelato and pizza near the monuments are first!

· A list of where you can pack the best picnic hampers in Rome.

· Love dolce? Peruse my list of Rome's best sweet tooth landmarks, divided into accessible categories, between pastry shops, cafes, bakeries, chocolate shrines and more...

· Some of the best food can be had in the outskirts of Rome. This is a selective index of Rome's outlying gems.

· Take your time at a cafe, while updating your journal, and check out my favorite spots for writing and snacking in Rome.

· Feeling homesick for a decent burger in Rome?
·Yearning for some passable Mexican fare?
· Looking for great Japanese food in Rome?
· Check out my favorites among Rome's most romantic restaurants.

For more inspiration, check out the Restaurant+Rome categories on Casa Mia Blog and on my restaurant blog Forchettine, I share some of my favorite food experiences (in Italian).

All photos by Andrea Di Lorenzo


  1. Great blog! Love the sections in "where to eat in Rome" it has all the categories I was looking for! Thanks for writing.

    1. Thank you! Please feel free to request new categories!

  2. Hello, some great tips here! We are travelling to Rome for Christmas and would love see a "Christmas day lunch" category or hear of any recommendations you might have. Travelling with young kids and staying in the Coliseum area. Thanks!

    1. Hi Unknown,
      non-registered or anonymous comments tend to not show up on my notifications, hence the delayed reply. Hope you did eventually find a fun place for Christmas Day lunch. I usually suggest heading over to the Jewish Quarter, at Nonna Betta or Ba'ghetto

  3. Hi Eleonora. I've really enjoyed exploring your blog. I will be in Rome over Christmas and was wondering if you had any recommendations for child-friendly restaurants (the less touristy the better!) that I could take the family to for Christmas lunch and dinner around the Colosseo.

  4. Hello! Loved your suggestions on restaurants and gelato! On a very recent trip to Rome, we ate at Sorpasso, da Teo, and fior di Luna.. They were all spectacular. We also enjoyed Tiberino! Thanks for this article.. I'm hoping to find something similar about Venice :)

    1. Glad you enjoyed it! Thanks for your comment.
      Have lots of Venice suggestions, will eventually come around to putting them together in a similar post, or an app maybe :)