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Top 10  Restaurants in Rome

10. Forno Campo de’Fiori


Looking for something quick and inexpensive yet utterly delicious? Look no further than Forno Campo de’Fiori, a Top 10 Rome pizzeria and bakery. A pay-by-weight operation, this bakery offers high caliber Italian food without the high caliber prices. In addition to the homemade Italian-style pizza, don’t miss their specialty cream and pine-seed cake – molto delizioso! Open Mon – Sat for breakfast and lunch from 7:30 AM – 2:30 PM and dinner 4:40 PM – 8 PM.

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9. Lo Zozzone

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This fast and inexpensive sandwich and pizza joint is the perfect place to grab lunch while exploring the city center of Rome. Their tasty and filling sandwiches are built on pizza bianca... that’s right folks, a pizza sandwich! With endless pizza and panini options, this Top 10 Rome restaurant is an ideal lunch stop for the whole family. Open Mon – Fri 10 AM – 9 PM and until 10:30 PM Sat.

8. La Carbonara

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A classic of Rome since 1906, La Carbonara is a classical entry for our Top 10 Rome restaurants. Combining the highest quality ingredients with infamous Italian flare, this is the place to find the rich and hearty Italian food you’ve been searching for. La Carbonara offers an expansive selection of specialty beers and wines in addition to their mouth-watering food. Book reservations in advance to save your seat! Open Mon – Sat for lunch 12:30 – 2:30 PM and for dinner 7 PM – 11 PM.

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7. Dar Poeta

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A well-hidden gem of The Eternal City, Dar Poeta offers some of the best wood-fired pizza in Rome (arguably, of course). Don’t be fooled by the quaint and intimate location—this Top 10 Rome restaurant is continuously flooded by hungry foodies. With both indoor and outdoor seating options, the atmosphere and food are well worth the wait. Plan ahead and save room for their special nutella calzone. Open daily 12 PM – 12 AM. 

6. Gelateria La Romana

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No trip to Rome is complete without experiencing the wonderful scrumptiousness that is gelato, and certainly no Top Ten Rome dining list either. The experts at La Romana have been creating unbelievably decadent gelato since 1947. The gelato is made with fresh and unique ingredients and can be served in a cup, a cone, or a bun – yes, a bun. For heaping portions, reasonable prices, and an unforgettable gelato experience, La Romana is a must visit.

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5. Fish Market Trastevere

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If you’re searching for a non-traditional meal in the heart of Rome, the Fish Market boasts a delightful selection of fresh fish “for all tastes and all pockets.” Here’s the catch—you get to pick and choose the cut of fish you prefer. Take a break from the hearty and rich Italian food for a meal of refreshingly fresh fish. Open daily for supper from 7:30 PM – 1 AM as well as Sat – Sun for lunch from 1 PM – 4 PM.

4. Marzapane

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Looking for a spot to blend in and hang out with the locals? Marzapane offers a trendy, upscale atmosphere combined with innovative cuisine – a Top 10 Rome restaurant. A large window allows foodies to watch the chef prepare her creative Italian dishes. For a modern environment and a “total sensory experience,” Marzapane is the place to be. Open Mon – Sun (closed Wed) 1 PM – 3 PM and 8 PM – 11 PM.

3. Antica Pesa

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Antica Pesa is the perfect place for a romantic Italian evening, whether in the artfully decorated interior or the exquisite terrace garden of this Top 10 Rome restaurant. A few celebrities have been spotted enjoying the lovely atmosphere and delicious food, including Robert Di Nero and Madonna. This renovated warehouse offers an expansive wine list alongside truly decadent dishes. Enjoy Italian food and maybe catch a glimpse of someone famous! Open for dinner from 6 – 10:30 PM daily and until 12 AM Fri – Sat.

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2. Vivendo

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Elegant, refined food in a 1930’s-40’s themed atmosphere – what could be better? An intimate, gourmet ristorante located in the St. Regis Rome Hotel, Vivendo boasts a Mediterranean style menu paired with an extensive array of wines. Growing in fame over the last twenty years, Vivendo is a lavish and tasteful Top 10 Rome restaurant for intimate events. Open Tues – Sat from 7 PM – 10:30 PM. Note their winter closure dates here, updated annually.

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1. La Pergola

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Located on the highest hill in Rome, how could we keep this incredible Top 10 Rome restaurant out of the number one spot? La Pergola has three Michelin stars and is poised at the top of the Waldorf Hotel—the recipe for perfection. For renowned luxury and upscale Italian cuisine, La Pergola will leave you wholly satisfied. Try the duck foie gras to start or a coffee soufflé to end. Open Tues – Sat 7:30 – 11:30 PM, closed Sun – Mon.

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