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. And with gourmet outlets like Giulietta and the new Seu Pizza Illuminati, it's never been a more exciting time to sample some of the best in the Eternal City. 

Roman pizza is the paper thin and crispy crust variety and while it is the norm here, innovative flavor combinations are popping up everywhere and you can also find the classic Neapolitan style if that's what you like (but we say - 'when in Rome...'). 

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, it's customary to accompany your pizza with beer and more and more pizzerias are including craft beers on their menus. 

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 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 your taste or budget, Rome has got all pizza lovers covered.



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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



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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



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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



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



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Meet Maria Pasquale

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

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