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.

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 […]

Trattoria Da Cesare al Casaletto in Rome

Da Cesare restaurant in Rome

There are few restaurants that I recommend in Rome more often than Trattoria da Cesare al Casaletto (sometimes also called “Da Cesare”). I warn people that while it is easy to get to, it is not one of the more central restaurants in Rome. The trip out to Monteverde Nuovo, however, is more than worth […]