Rome is home to some of Italy's best pizza

Whoever said the best pizza can only be found in Naples, was certainly mistaken. Contrary to common belief, some of Italy's most delicious pizza can be found in Rome. Roman pizza is the paper thin and crispy crust variety and while it is the norm here, you can also find the classic Neapolitan style if that's what you like. You're really in for a treat with many of Rome's pizzaioli (pizza-makers) consistently striving for excellence and innovation.

If it's a sit down pizzeria meal you're having, do as the Romans and start off by ordering fritti. These are fried treats and generally include suppli (rice ball), potato croquettes, stuffed zucchini flowers and salt cod fish (baccala). In Rome you accompany your pizza with beer. 

For a modern setting and where the pizza rarely disappoints, Emma is right in the historical heart. If it's a truly authentic Roman pizza experience you're in the market for, head to Ai Marmi (Pannatoni) in Trastevere - you will most likely have to wait for a table and then sit elbow to elbow with other diners, but it's worth it.  For the best pizza margherita in town go to Da Remo in Testaccio and for a little different lunchtime snack, try Il Pinsere.

Rome's favourite street food pizza al taglio (pizza by the slice) is more and more popular and for some slices that won't disappoint, head to Bonci's Pizzarium or I Suppli in Trastevere - here the bake their pizzas in old style thin trays and their marinara is one of the best in town. 

Whatever you're after, Rome has got all you pizza lovers covered.

Open only at night, La Pratolina, located in Prati and not far from the Vatican this place is great for a little different take on classic Roman pizza. Pizza here is called a pinsa - a rectangular shaped slab served on a plate. It's still the...  Read More


La Gatta Mangiona is located in the Monteverde neighbourhood, completely away from the historical center and tourist area but close enough and easy to reach. Most of the clientele are locals here and you will truly feel you've ticked 'authentic...  Read More

San Giovanni/Termini/Colle Oppio

Located a stone's throw from Termini Station and Piazza della Repubblica is this family run cosy treasure. The pizza will make you think you're in Napoli with it's fluffy crust, thin center and freshest of ingredients. The classic margherita is...  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

Surrounded by dozens of tourist trap restaurants in Trastevere, Da Ivo remains a bustling neighborhood pizzeria and authentic in both its service and menu. Like many of the Rome old guard pizza joints, you can stand at the counter and watch the...  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

Gabrielle Bonci has been dubbed the 'Michelangelo of pizza making' and he deserves every accolade. Baker turned pizza magician, he's famed for his experimental toppings (he is said to use 1,500 ingredients per year ranging from melon to...  Read More

Unlike real roman pizzerias, Emma is open during the day. Every day and every night for that matter. Part of the famous Roman bakery group, Roscioli, you can bet the focus here is on quality. In a large and modern dining space, smack bang in the...  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

This popular pizzeria located in the cuore of Trastevere is one of the best when it comes to serving up that perfect Roman pizza: light, thin and crispy crust. It's extremely sought after not only by tourists but by locals themselves. For years,...  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