Restaurants in Rome

A little selection af some of my favorite restaurants in Rome:

1: The good, inexpensive and humble favorites

Trattoria Valentino

Via Cavour 293
00184 Roma
Tel. 06 488 13 03

Good and inexpensive restaurant with modest, classic decor, located close to the Roman Forum and Coliseum. Informal service and atmosphere, with the option to eat outdoors in the warmer months. It is advisable to book a table in advance.

“Spaghetti Carbonara” – Charcoal burner Spagetti – is a Roman classic

Hostaria da Nerone
Via delle Terme di Tito 96
Tel. 06 494 07 26

Yet another gem with wonderful location on the Colle Oppio hill, directly opposite the Coliseum. Good, well-prepared Roman specialties that can be enjoyed in the cozy interior or at one of the outdoor tables when the weather is warm – even on a nice, sunny winter day. It is highly recommended to book a table in advance.

“Saltimbocca” – Veal medallions with Parma Ham and sage leaves in a white wine sauce. “Jump in the mouth” is the translation

Ristorante Pizzeria Da Francesco
Piazza del Fico, 29
Tel. 06.6864009

Located in a nice little square close to Piazza Navona. One of the few places in the center of Rome that has maintained its traditional and authentic style, quality and service.
This place is frequented mostly by locals, but welcomes tourists, too.
Typical Roman and Italian cooking including a wood-fired pizza oven. One of the best and most affordable places to have dinner.

2: Good mid-range restaurants…

Trattoria Da Luigi
Piazza Sforza Cesarini, 23
Tel. 06 68 65 946

Centrally located in a lovely square just off the Corso Vittorio Emanuele, which is the major road that connects Piazza Venezia with St. Peter’s Basilica.

Da Luigi serves delicious specialties from the modern Italian cuisine.
Nice decor in old-fashioned, classic style.
Outdoor tables on the pleasant piazza.
It is advisable to book a table in advance.

“Gnocchi alla Romana” – potato gnocchi
is often on the menu in Rome.

Ristorante Archimede Sant Eustacchio
Piazza dei Caprettari, 63
Tel. 06 68 61 616

Located in the quaint neighborhood and tucked away in a small piazza near the ancient Pantheon.
The restaurant is known for its delicious antipasti, good homemade pasta dishes and delicious fish and meat dishes.
Their beef fillet is delicious and worth trying.
Good wine list.
It is advisable to book a table in advance.

Hostaria Costanza
Via del Paradiso, 63
Tel. 06 68 61 717

Enjoy a nice dinner in historic surroundings.
The restaurant is located in the ruins of the ancient Pompey Theatre, near the spot where Julius Caesar was assassinated.
Nice and interesting atmosphere created by the design among the ancient walls. Really good cooking.
Here you can sample the delicious buffalo mozzarella and the homemade warm liver pâté which almost melts on your tongue.
Opportunity to book a table in a separate room for smokers.
It is advisable to book a table in advance.

Ristorante Maccheroni
Piazza delle Coppelle, 44
Tel. 06 6830 7895

Superbly located in the medieval neighborhood between the Pantheon and Piazza Navona.
You can sit outdoors when weather permits.
The place is famous for their typical Roman dishes and big portions.
Excellent pasta dishes. Try their “Trofie con tartufo” – pasta cooked with truffles.
Informal and friendly service.
It is advisable to book a table in advance.

Casa Copelle
Piazza delle Copelle 49
Tel. 06 / 68 89 1707

Situated beside the above mentioned Ristorante Maccheroni.
A little more stylish and slightly higher quality.
Here they make an extra effort with the presentation of the food and a “touch” of nouvelle cuisine.
Their meats are of high quality.
Excellent service and very reasonable prices.
It is advisable to book a table in advance.

3: Exclusive top rank restaurants…

Ristorante Camponeschi
Piazza Farnese 50 / 50 a
00186 Roma
Tel. 06 687 4827

Elegant and tastefully decorated restaurant, situated in one of Rome’s most beautiful squares at Palazzo Farnese. Superb service and refined presentation.
Delicious Roman and Italian specialties of high quality.
You will often find Rome’s jet set and international personalities from the world of the rich and famous in this restaurant.
Dinner reservations compulsory.

Ristorante Casina Valadier
Piazza Bucarest – Villa Borghese
00187 Roma
Tel 06 699 22 090

Elegant restaurant with exclusive 19th century atmosphere situated in a beautiful palace designed by the architect Giuseppe Valadier, who was Napoleon’s architect in Rome.
Great location on the ridge of Monte Pincio in the beautiful Villa Borghese park. From here you can admire an absolutely wonderful panoramic view over much of the center of Rome, with St. Peter’s dome in the distance.
Exquisite and refined service.
Well-prepared delicacies and a wine list second to none.
Compulsory dinner reservations

Ristorante Moma
Via di San Basilio
Tel. 06 4201 1798

Refined yet informal atmosphere in the heart of Rome.
Restaurant, wine bar and cigar room in a warm atmosphere created within a minimalist interior of steel and glass.
The restaurant is located in the center, near the Piazza Barberini and Via Veneto.
The environment is inspired by the MOMA Museum in New York.
Franco and Gastone Pierini, brothers and owners, have a young team with a lot of creativity to the modern cooking, which stems from the most authentic and culinary traditions of the Italian and Mediterranean cuisine.
Friendly and attentive service of a high standard.
A fashionable restaurant with a cosmopolitan clientele.