Category Archives: Rome Restaurant Reviews

Looking for the perfect meal out? From pizza to fine dining, these Rome restaurant reviews will guide you to the best food in the city.

Tazza d’Oro Coffee Near the Pantheon

coffee granita in front of the pantheon in Rome

Tazza d’Oro near the Pantheon has always had a special place in my coffee-loving heart. In addition to the incredible location, the old school coffee bar makes a mean granita di caffe.  Tazza d’Oro (Golden Cup) opened in a building next to the Pantheon in 1946. More than a simple coffee bar, this is a […]

Er Buchetto: Porchetta in Rome

close up of porchetta panino in Rome at er buchetto on golden bread

It is hard to resist the urge to remodel. I have seen neighborhood spots transform over the years and those older, traditional eateries in Rome seem harder and harder to find. And then there’s Er Buchetto, which quite obviously hasn’t changed in decades. The tiny porchetta shop near Termini Station has been open since 1890. […]

Where to Eat Artichokes in Rome

fried artichoke at Al Pompiere in rome

Artichokes may not be the first food that comes to mind when you think of Rome – after all there are mountains of cheesy carbonara and crispy pizza alla romana to work through. However, there are few vegetables more beloved in the Eternal City than the Roman artichoke. Artichoke season in Rome begins in November […]

The Most Romantic Restaurants in Rome

Is there anything dreamier than sharing an evening murmuring sweet nothings over plates of perfect pasta with your one true love? Throw in a bottle of Italian wine, some candlelight, and a little mood music and you may have stumbled upon one of the most romantic restaurants in Rome.   There are lots of things […]

Imago Restaurant at the Hassler Hotel in Rome

Dimly lit interior of Imago restaurant with widely spaced tables and large windows to the left and back

You can instantly tell that something special is happening as soon as you take your first bite at Imago. The Michelin-starred restaurant atop Hotel Hassler is known for the creative flavors that Chef Francesco Apreda dreams up to serve to guests while they gaze out over the domes and rooftops of Rome. Apreda was born in […]

Al Pompiere Restaurant in Rome

interior set with tables at al pompiere restaurant in rome

There is something a little rough about Roman cooking. It is a cuisine based on the quinto quarto (the fifth quarter of the animal including tripe, oxtail, intestines). These meats are all usually stewed and generously dusted with savory but sharp pecorino cheese. Roman dishes are my go to, but there are other moments when you […]

Restaurants off the Beaten Path in Rome

The center of Rome is filled with a mix of truly fantastic and honestly horrible restaurants. Some are pure tourist traps, and others are booked out weeks in advance due to their well-deserved popularity. So if you want to outsmart the crowds and head to a more local spot, you might want to look for […]