9 Best Restaurants in Rome Italy – The True Italian Meals!

Italy is one of the most famous destinations in the world, not only for its rich cultural heritage and beauty but also for the renowned culinary experiences that one can have there. It is a country that has a diverse cuisine based on Mediterranean-style cooking and also has a huge number of local cheeses, hams, and such delicacies, along with a vast collection of exceptional wines. Rome, being the capital of the country, is perhaps the best place for the traveler to indulge in this great cuisine, as it offers many high-quality restaurants that create sensational dishes that will satisfy even the most demanding customers. This article uncovers the 9 best restaurants in Rome, Italy to help travelers find great places to eat!

1# La Prosciutteria Trevi

La Prosciutteria Trevi is a tiny establishment in the center of Rome in Via Della Panetteria, just a few minutes away from the famous Fontana Di Trevi. As the name suggests, it is a restaurant focusing on Prosciutto, hams, and cheeses accompanied by a variety of fresh bread, pickles, olives, and such accompanying products.

It might sound like something restraining and simple, but in reality, the collection of goods offered is huge, and anyone is free to create his/her own variety that completely fulfills his/her wishes. All of the products are fresh and are supplied by smaller Italian producers. The tiny restaurant manages to have a warm and welcoming, rustic atmosphere, being true to the tradition that it represents Via the products that it offers. If you want to truly experience pure, exceptional Italian food along with a glass of wine, then this is definitely the place to visit in Rome.

2# Pinsere

Pinsere is an excellent restaurant situated in Via Flavia, one that focuses on delivering high-quality pizza at very affordable prices. It is a small and simple pizzeria with a minimal but friendly design, having just a few stands should you want to eat your pizza right away, along with a beer.

The cuisine is phenomenal, especially if you consider the comparatively low prices, and the quality of the ingredients used is also very high. This, combined with the large variety of delicious pizzas that they offer, creates an experience that is essential for the pizza-lover but also worth the visit of anyone that happens to be in the area. Pinsere is the best stop for a tired visitor that spends the morning sightseeing and walking around in the streets of Rome!

3# Likeat

Likeat is an Italian fast-food restaurant that can be found in Corso Vittorio Emanuelle and has a great variety of Panini, the Italian version of the sandwich. The Paninis are made fresh, and you can choose on the spot exactly the ingredients of the sandwich, always having high-quality ingredients that will satisfy even the most demanding of customers.

It is one of the best places in Rome for takeaway food, and an example that proves that sometimes street food can have exceptional quality and freshness, instead of being simply a choice that satisfies hunger.

4# Da Simo… Pane e Vino

Da simo pane e vino restaurant in Rome

This restaurant is located near Piazza Navone, in Via di Parione, and has a menu that combines street food with a more standard restaurant approach. You can find from panini to pizzas, pasta, and oven dishes, all staples of Italian cuisine and all of them come at a very reasonable cost.

The quality of the food is phenomenal and tastes like real home-made food, something quite rare in the case of restaurants that mostly focus on a fast food approach. The atmosphere is warm, and you will definitely feel welcome by the friendly staff that works there. Overall, it is a must-visit experience for those that love simple, honest, and delicious food.

5# Panino Divino

Panino Divino is another Italian fast food restaurant that is situated in Via Dei Gracchi, near Vatican City. The quality and variety of the dishes that can be found here is just phenomenal, including a huge number of cheeses, vegetables, hams, mushrooms, and anything else that one can imagine.

Everything is prepared on the spot, ensuring the freshness and quality of the products that one can taste there. The customers can accompany their dishes with a glass of wine or a beer chosen from the vast selection that the restaurant offers and stay there shortly to enjoy their meal in the simple but typical Italian atmosphere that is characteristic of such establishments.

6# Pane e Salame

Pane e Salame restaurant in Rome

Near Fontana di Trevi, there is one of the best and most famous panini restaurants in Rome. It is Pane e Salame, which can be found in Via di Santa Maria in Via, a restaurant that anyone who happens to be in the surrounding area must visit.

It may be a bit more expensive than many of the other fast food restaurants that one can find in Rome, but they manage to supplement this by offering a wider variety and arguably many times more thoughtful and high-quality dishes. The decor is also outstanding, as they manage to combine gourmet with home aesthetics and thus create a very successful blend.

7# La Prosciutteria Trastevere

La prosciutteria trastevere restaurant in Rome

Another exceptional restaurant that can be found in Rome is Prosciutteria Trastevere, in Via Della Scala in the Trastevere area. It is a prosciutteria of the highest quality and most beautiful environment, where one can relax after a tiring day and enjoy a plate of delicious food and great wine.

The quality is once again phenomenal and the prices, while not being as low as in many other prosciutterias in Rome they remain within some reasonable boundaries. One can order from a huge variety of products, all of them representing the great culinary tradition of Italy in this type of food.

8# La Fata Ignorante

La Fata Ignorante is a modern Italian restaurant in the Testaccio area of Rome, in Via Giuseppe Giulietti, a restaurant that offers Italian and Mediterranean cuisine of the highest quality.

It offers a large variety of dishes, from entrees to desserts as well as a rich collection of Italian wines, being an excellent choice for a special occasion dinner, or in general, a choice for anyone that wants to eat in one of the best restaurants that can be found in the entire city of Rome. The decor is simply magnificent and the dishes that are served there are absolutely delicious!

9# La Pergola

La Pergola restaurant in Rome

La Pergola is one of the most famous restaurants in Rome, as it offers world-class cuisine and it has been awarded 3 Michelin stars, the only restaurant in Rome with such a success. It can be found in the Rome Cavalieri, Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, and offers one of the best views of Rome along with an outstanding, high-class atmosphere that accompanies such an outstanding restaurant.

The quality of dining there transcends simple definitions and becomes a unique culinary adventure, one that is essential for those that love the most exceptional of all restaurants and want to dine not only to eat but also to live an experience at the same time. For all food lovers, La Pergola is simply the best restaurant that can be found in the area of Rome and one of the best in Italy, a feat which is just outstanding considering that it is a country renowned for its level of culinary services.




All these restaurants mentioned above provide excellent meals with fresh and high-quality ingredients thanks to the trademark of Italian cuisine. Next time that you are visiting Rome don’t miss the chance to indulge in these outstanding lunch and dining options!

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4 thoughts on “9 Best Restaurants in Rome Italy – The True Italian Meals!”

  1. In the four trips that I have taken to Europe, I haven’t yet managed to go to Italy, so after reading your post here on the best restaurants in Rome, I must find a place for it on my next trip to Europe.

    The restaurants you describe here look fabulous and I can only visualise the wonderful food that they would serve.

    What I can see from here is that Rome is a culinary mecca and being the capital it has the greatest choice in Italian food, probably because it attracts the most tourists than any other part of Italy.

    I shall dream on for now about visiting here and hope to one day make it a reality.

    • Hi Adrian

      Thank you for the kind comment:)

      If you didn’t travel to Italy yet, then I highly suggest to so for your next holidays! Italy is one if not the most beautiful country in the world, well to me and the food is incredibly delicious:)

      This is not really exact about Rome. Generally the food is much more delicious in small villages than in big towns. You’ll find more traditional dishes there, especially in the mountains..

      If you have the chance to visit Italy, then don’t hesitate!

      Thank you again for the comment and wish you a fantastic day!

  2. Hi Daniella

    I have been to Italy several times and each time visited many different restaurants, cafes and etc. I think you can’t go wrong with dining options in Italia as it is well know for tasty cuisine and Italians are proud to flaunt their tasty meals. I usually prefer finding tiny family restaurants or cafes due to the cosy atmosphere there and meals they offer are usually inherited for generations.

    • Hi Arta,

      Yes, you are totally right, it is tough to go wrong in Italy as the food is absolutely delicious there, but there are some exceptions like everywhere else in the world. So it is good to know the ones that stand out of the crowd!

      Family restaurants have warm atmosphere and you can easily feel like home. I love it too! I love Italy:)

      Thank you for the comment and wish you a wonderful day!


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