Rome's Best Value Restaurants and Snack Places

When traveling in Rome on a budget or simply wanting to get bang for your buck, there are many options on hand. But with many places in the historical center catering to tourists, it can be difficult to know where to go. So we've rounded up 10 of Rome's best value outlets. Trattoria or pizzeria dining in Rome is the best for value, with a classic carbonara or pizza setting you back less than €10. Da Enzo (Trastevere) or Flavio al Velavevodetto (Testaccio) serve up authentic roman fare and a 2-course meal plus wine will only set you back about €20. Pizza is always a sure bet for a low budget meal and Da Remo is one of the city's best. Pizza by the slice is another great option for a quick, easy and cheap meal and Antico Roscioli in the center is a great option. Also in the center, Il Pinsere offers a twist on pizza by the slice making individual mini pizzas with a wide range of toppings including some local specialties like buffalo mozzarella and zucchini flowers. A tavola calda, kind of like a cafe or take away, is another great option for a cheap lunch on the go and I Suppli fry up a whole lot of local treats like baccala (salt cod) and suppli (the classic roman crumbed riceball with a mozzarella filling) and offer a daily pasta and pizza selection for less than €10. With these tips you won't go hungry in Rome or break the bank. 

The motto at Frizzo is, 'Where do you want to go today?'. With an international, but predominantly American style menu, they aim to transport you gastronomically. Super cool for an aperitivo, it is open all day and you order on an ipad! It's one...  Read More

San Giovanni/Termini/Colle Oppio

The Kebab House is located in the heart of San Lorenzo, Rome's lively student quarter right by Termini station. This isn't just any old kebab shop. All the products are made fresh on site and there might even be a wait for your kebab with each...  Read More

The Via Veneto outpost of large Italian high end food and restaurant chain Eataly, L'hamburgheria is a great budget option for the upscale Via Veneto neighbourhood. High quality beef, load of variety and a good selection of local craft beer....  Read More

For traditional cucina romana (Roman cuisine), the best place to go to is Da Enzo. It's literally a hole-in-the-wall with maybe about 10 or 12 tables. Da Enzo definitely does up the most mind-blowing carciofi alla giudia (Jewish style fried...  Read More

It's not often you can say you've eaten in an ancient landfill site. Located within Monte Testaccio, this entire hill was created from Romans dumping their amphorae (pots used to store liquids), and the dining room is decorated with these...  Read More

Located in the heart of the working class district of Testaccio, Remo's pizza is pretty hard to top. This pizza place is most famous for its paper thin(literally) pizza. Menus don't exactly exist here, so be prepared to have in mind what kind of...  Read More

San Giovanni/Termini/Colle Oppio

Il Pinsere is a whole-in-the-wall pizza shop located a short distance from Termini station and Piazza della Repubblica. Frequented by locals and people who work in the area, the lunchtime rush is madness but a lot of fun. Unlike most pizza al...  Read More

This hole-in-the-wall take-out joint is a Trastevere institution. Suppl? were the poor man's dish created to recycle old risotto rice, and happily delicious too. While many other places sell bland fried balls in the name of suppli, these are the...  Read More

Airport - Fco
Cul de Sac

The oldest and also one of the best-stocked wine bars in Rome lies in the heart of the eternal city, just a few steps from the beautiful Piazza Navona. Long and narrow with a series of wooden benches with fishermans nets hanging, the bar...  Read More

This bakery near Campo de' Fiori is a favorite with the locals. Its pizza a taglio, or pizza by the slice, comes out of the oven piping hot and fresh to keep customers happy. The toppings range from a simple margherita (tomato sauce and...  Read More


Meet Maria Pasquale

Born to Italian parents, Maria always knew Rome was her destiny, although she was raised in Melbourne.

She has a formal background in political science and policy and now runs her own event...  More About Maria

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