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Here are my tips for great food & more in Rome.

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*Important notes at the bottom of the page.



RESTAURANTS & TRATTORIAS

VATICAN AREA/PRATI:


Romolo alla Mole Adriana €€

Alla Rampa Dei Gracchi €€

Arlù €€

Ristorante Gianni e Simona €€-€€€

TRASTEVERE:

Le mani in pasta €€

Da Enzo al 29 €€-€€€

Osteria der Belli €€-€€€

Taverna Trilussa €€-€€€

Roma Sparita €€

Santo €€-€€€

Antica Pesa €€€

Spirito Di Vino €€€

Trattoria da Augusto €-€€

CITY CENTRE:

Armando al Pantheon (Pantheon) €€

Roscioli (Campo De' Fiori) €€€

Urbana 47 (Monti) €€

TESTACCIO:

Da Bucatino €€

Da Felice A Testaccio €€€

FISH

CITY CENTRE:

Il Tempio Di Iside (Colosseum) €€€-€€€€

Sa Tanca Crostaceria (Viminale) €€€

TRASTEVERE:

Osteria der Belli €€ – €€€

La Tonneria Pesce e Vino €€

PIZZERIAS
(round pizza, evening only)


TRASTEVERE:

Dar Poeta

Peppo €€

I Marmi

Da Ivo a Trastevere €€

CITY CENTRE:

Pro Loco Pinciano (Porta Pia Area) €€

Antico Forno della Soffitta (Porta Pia Area) €€

Sorbillo (Piazza Augusto Imperatore) €€

Li Rioni (Colosseum) €€


PIZZA SHOPS
(by the slice)


TRASTEVERE:

La Boccaccia (Trastevere)

I Supplì (Trastevere)

Casa Manco (Trastevere)

CITY CENTRE/PRATI:

96 Ore (Prati)

Antico Forno Roscioli (Campo de' Fiori)

Alice (Several Venues)

GELATO

La Romana
(Several Venues)

Neve Di Latte (Prati)

Otaleg (Trastevere)

Gelateria Dei Gracchi (Several Venues)

Fata Morgana (Several Venues)

I Caruso (City Centre)


TIRAMISÙ

Two Sizes
(Piazza Navona)

Mr. 100 Tiramisù (Piazza Navona)

Pompi (Several Venues)

Zum (Campo de' Fiori)


SICILIAN CANNOLI

I Dolci di Nonna Vincenza
(Campo de' Fiori)

L'Involtino (Prati)

Mizzica (Piazza Bologna)

STREET FOOD

Trapizzino
(Trastevere/Testaccio)

I Supplì (Trastevere)

Dar Filettaro (Campo De' Fiori)

Mordi e vai (Testaccio Market)

BREAKFAST
(sweet, the Italian morning "sugar fix")


Roscioli
(Campo De'Fiori)

Barberini (Testaccio)

Panella (City Centre)


WINE BARS/STORES

Enoteca Costantini
(Prati)

Enoteca Regionale Palatium (City Centre)

Enoteca Buccone (City Centre)

La Barrique (City Centre)

Al Vino Al Vino (Monti)

Roscioli (Campo de' Fiori)

Trapizzino Trilussa (Trastevere)

Il Goccetto (City Centre)


PUBS/BEER

Open Baladin
(Campo de' Fiori)

Ma Che Siete Venuti a Fa (Trastevere)

075 (Circus Maximus)

Be.Re (Vatican Area)

COOL CENTRAL AREAS
(to hang out at night)

Trastevere

Monti

Campo de' Fiori

Piazza del Fico (off Piazza Navona)

Via del Governo Vecchio (off Piazza Navona)

LIVE MUSIC

Gregory's
(Spanish Steps)

Charity Cafe (Monti)

Big Mama (Trastevere)

Alexanderplatz (Vatican Area)

Live Alcazar (Trastevere)

Pimm's Good (Trastevere)

Scholar's Lounge Irish Pub (City Centre)

Alvarado Street (Pigneto)

Vinile (Ostiense)

BUFFET APERITIVO

Momart
(a bit off City Centre)

Oasi della Birra (Testaccio)

Panella (City Centre)


*IMPORTANT NOTES:

  • Please remember that dining in Rome doesn't usually offer impeccable service. If your party's food doesn't come out at the same time, the staff seems uninterested and absent minded, menu items are not in stock or it takes 20 minutes to get the bill, this can be normal, do not take it personally. Actually, when places are particularly informal, sometimes the ruder the waiter the better the food. Hey, when in Rome...
  • TIPPING POLICY: though tipping in Italy (in restaurants) is not mandatory it doesn't mean that people don't tip! It's usually expected especially in touristy areas and in general it's customary when the service is good (in this case it's kind of rude not to tip). Some restaurants might still charge the service fee (which includes bread) but not a single cent of that money goes into the waiter's pocket. You might take that into account if the service fee is too high (over 2.50 per person) and reduce the tip which is usually 5-10% of the total bill. Also, feel totally free not to tip when you receive poor service.
Restaurants: 5-10%

Tour Guides: 10%

Coffee/breakfast at a bar/cafe: a few cents

(usually to round up the small bill)

Cabs: no tipping required unless you really feel like. My advice is to use Uber.



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