In Rome, there are a slew of great trattorie, pizzerie and outdoor café scene, especially in the centro storico. While there's great selection of restaurants to choose from in the historic center, there's also a bunch of tourist traps as well. Therefore, one has to be very careful when choosing a place to eat.
When it comes down to starting off your day right, there's nothing more important than finding that perfect place to have a cappuccino. Whether you're looking for a spot where you can be lazy and lounge the morning away people watching or just a bar where you can get a quick coffee before you hit the sights, there is no shortage of cafés and bars to choose from.
One of the most popular cafés to have both coffee and a drink before dinner is Caffè della Pace near Piazza Navona. This historic bar has often been a backdrop for movies and commercials thanks to the lush ivy that drapes over the building and its wonderful outdoor seating area. For a scene that's a bit quieter with delicious tarts and cakes, check out Caffeteria d'arte al Chiostro del Bramante and Caffè Novecento. Otherwise, if sitting down is not important for you, a great place to grab a good cup of Italian Joe is Tazza d'Oro. Here, you'll have one of the best coffees in Rome and the place is always bustling inside!
Hai fame (hungry)? For some pizza on the run, before you head on over the Pantheon, check out Da Remo's pizza al taglio (pizza by the slice). Remo makes the best pizza with salame, pumpkin and/or pancetta. The calzones aren't too shabby either! If you prefer to sit down and have a pizza, check out Re Cafè and Da Baffetto.
Last but not least, there's dessert to think about. If gelato is what you're after, the best places to hit up are Il Gelato near Piazza Augusto Imperatore and Giolitti near the Pantheon. Giolitti is a historic gelateria that features all of the classic flavors. Meanwhile, Il Gelato serves up flavors that will tantalize your palate (over 100 different flavors to choose from)! Otherwise, why not try some of the best tiramisù you'll ever have in your life at Bar Pompi, near the Spanish Steps?