Restaurants

The best restaurants in Rome, according to experts

The winners of our Experts' Choice award cover hearty local classics, fresh regional fare and inventive Italian fusion.

Our Experts' Choice award honors over 5,000 of the best hotels, restaurants and attractions around the world. Italy is famous for its food, so it’s no surprise that the Eternal City is home to a large number of the winning restaurants.

When in Rome… enjoy hearty local classics, fresh regional fare and inventive Italian fusion with the help of our guide to these Experts’ Choice restaurants by neighborhood. Or, view the full list of our recommendations in Italy’s vibrant — and delicious — capital.

Enjoy inventive twists on Italian culinary classics at this elegant, intimate establishment in the heart of the city’s historic district.

This elegant, family-run restaurant near Piazza Navona offers quintessential Italian specialties and an exceptional wine list.

This deli and wine shop-turned-restaurant is the perfect spot for a quick meal during a busy day of sightseeing.

Enjoy contemporary Italian cuisine and wine in a chic, rustic atmosphere on the Gianicolo Hill.

This sleek, foodie favorite specializes in light, contemporary Italian fare.

A favorite for its seafood, this hidden gem serves up Sicilian-influenced cuisine in an intimate setting.  

Enjoy fresh mediterranean fare and a rooftop garden offering fantastic panoramic views of Vatican City and Rome at the city’s only three-star Michelin establishment.

Brought to you by the “Michelangelo of pizza,” this unassuming hole-in-the-wall joint offers fresh-cooked pizza al taglio (in all its rectangular glory) with a range of fresh, creative toppings.

A cozy trattoria serving up hearty fare in the style of the Marche region, including specialities like hand-made egg pasta and game.

A family-run, long-standing establishment tucked away in a side street near the Trevi Fountain, specializing in the hearty cuisine of the northern Emilia Romagna region.

This buzzing local institution and favorite among Rome’s elite offers high-end Italian classics enjoyed in the polished interior or on the outdoor patio.

This Italian fine dining favorite serves up innovative, seasonal fare in an elegant wood-paneled space.

Enjoy Italian haute cuisine in an elegant historic palace in Villa Borghese with spectacular panoramic views of the city.

This hole-in-the-wall, family-run Roman eatery and wine bar near many of the city’s famous ancient monuments is the perfect stop during a day of sightseeing.

In the heart of the historic Ghetto neighborhood, this elegant trattoria serves up terrific traditional Roman fare.

Dug into Monte Testaccio, an ancient mound of Roman pot sherds, this well-known establishment -- originally opened to take advantage of the nearby slaughterhouses, now long gone -- has been a favorite for its offal since 1887.

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Enjoy gorgeous views of the rooftops of Rome  and modern Italian cuisine in a romantic setting at the top of the Hassler Hotel.

A favorite among foodies, this rustic local institution has been serving up traditional Roman fare for almost a century.

This cozy trattoria, a favorite among locals, is a great stop for Pugliese and Roman cuisine.

Serving up Sicilian specialities and delicious desserts, this café is perfect for light fare, a quick snack or some treats for your picnic.

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