Italy is well known for having amazing food. When you're visiting Rome as a tourist, it's not always easy to get a decent lunch without ending up in a tourist trap that will give you low quality food for overinflated prices. Here are 5 restaurant recommendations for your next visit to Rome where you will have incredible food without getting ripped off!
This chain of restaurants originated in Naples, and their main value is making you feel like a guest of a Neapolitan house, no matter if you're a tourist or a local. They have now expanded all over Italy, and there's a few of them in Rome too.
They offer a great variety of first and second dishes, as well as multiple different pizzas. Their
Pizzeria La Montecarlo
Our hotel recommended us this place as 'one of the best pizzas in Rome', and they weren't wrong!
Their pizzas are made following the traditional Roman style, with a thin, crispy dough. You can find them off Piazza Navona, and I'd suggest that you book in advance - they tend to be pretty packed!
- Restaurant: La Montecarlo
- Location: Vicolo Savelli, 1
- Price range: €
Antica Trattoria Due Colonne
Right in the heart of Rome, in between Fontana
You can choose from a great variety of traditional Roman dishes. I tried the
Il Giardino Romano
Jewish Romans had their own cuisine, and there's no better place to try it than in the former Jewish Ghetto.
Il Giardino Romano specialises in traditional Jewish food from the ghetto, and I can tell you that it will be quite different from what you can order in any other Roman restaurant. You can't miss the artichokes, chicory in a sauce of anchovies, or pumkin flowers. You can, of course, find pizzas as well, many of them with a Jewish twist!
- Restaurant: Il Giardino Romano
- Location: Via del Portico d'Ottavia, 18
- Price range: €-€€
- Website: ilgiardinoromano.it
Hostaria Dino & Tony
Now, if you're looking for THE REAL Roman experience, you have to try this one!
Located just a few minutes away from the Vatican Museums, this traditional
- Restaurant: Hostaria Dino & Tony
- Location: Via Leone IV, 60
- Price range: €-€€