Pizza, Pasta and Panoramas: The Best Restaurants in Rome

When it comes to eating out in Rome, if you're not in the know, restaurants can be a little hit or miss. Restaurants in the Eternal City come a dime a dozen and so do tourist traps unfortunately. That's why it helps having an inside source like 10Best to guide your palate in the right direction. If traditional Roman fare is what you're looking for, you can't go wrong with little hole-in-the-wall restaurants like Da Enzo or mouth-watering paper thin Roman-style pizza at Remo in Testaccio. And head to Open Baladin where all the locals are on the hunt for great burgers and craft beer - the latest foodie phenomena to hit Rome.

Or perhaps you're looking for something a little bit more up scale to make your Roman Holiday complete? How about a 3-Michelin star dining experience at the exclusive rooftop restaurant, La Pergola that boasts one of the most stunning views of the Roman skyline? Now that's what we call living La Dolce Vita!

Wherever you choose to eat, always take the advice of your waiter. If there is something fresh in or in season, you can bet it's going to be delicious. And be adventurous. You might not get an opportunity to order every day some of the classics that make up Roman cuisine and this is your chance. 

Buon appetito!

La Pergola


For those looking to add a little more bling to their dining experience and when money isn't a question, eating at La Pergola restaurant is the icing on the cake. It will turn your Roman Holiday into the ultimate Dolce Vita experience. The...  Read More

Grappolo D'Oro Zampanò


When it comes to being in the Campo de' Fiori area, it's easy to stumble upon a slew of tourist trap restaurants and bad service. Because the neighborhood is a main attraction for tourists, many restaurants care little about the quality of ...  Read More

Agata e Romeo


Agata and Romeo Caraccio run this quintessential temple to Roman fine dining that has been in Agata's family for three generations. Romeo is the expert sommelier with over 1500 labels in his cellar and Agata, his wife, is in the kitchen...  Read More



Hostaria Dino e Toni is your typical family run trattoria that continues to win over locals and tourists everytime. The small restaurant is located just a short distance from the Vatican Museums. It's best known for its variety and large...  Read More

Taverna dei Fori Imperiali


Alessio and his wife Maria have created a homey ambiance in their small, family-run restaurant. Here, just a stone-throw away from the Coliseum, enjoy the beauty of Italian cuisine and hospitality. The recipes are a selection of Sicilian, Roman...  Read More



If you're looking for a pub or birreria that's all about 'Made in Italy', look no further than Open Baladin near Campo de' Fiori. Some might classify it as a pub. While others as a locale that specializes in hand crafted beer. In fact, Open...  Read More

Jewish Quarter


Located in one of Rome's most characteristic neighborhoods, Hosteria da Giggetto serves up traditional Jewish Roman cooking old school style. A well-worn but much-loved traditional restaurant, tourists and locals alike flock to the outdoor...  Read More



Located in the heart of the working class district of Testaccio, Remo's pizza is hard to top. This pizza place is most famous for its paper thin (literally) pizza. Don't be thrown off by the size of the pizza. You CAN finish one on your own...  Read More



If you ask a Roman who knows their food where you should head for real food they will undoubtedly send you to the area of Testaccio, not far from the historical center. Ask them where to eat in Testaccio for authentic cucina romana - they'll say...  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


Meet Maria Pasquale

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

An award winning food and travel writer, in addition to 10Best USA Today she also...  More About Maria