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Eat in Rome

carefully crafted collection of non-touristic places to eat

for your dolce vita in Rome

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200 Gradi (i.e. 200 degrees) - the best panineria in Rome, hands down. Rumor has it 3 corporate lawyers quit their jobs and opened this marvelous place. It is near Vatican, at Piazza del Risorgimento 3
00192 - Roma. You can also call them at +39 0639754239. Always fresh and delicious.

La Zanzara (i.e. mosquito) home of Roman food in Prati neighborhood. Not far from Vatican and famous shopping streets. Always full of locals enjoying tasty Italian dishes. The exact address is ViaCrescenzio, 84.   


Dulcamara - this place near Milvio bridge is special. The neighborhood is generally known for nice places and good food, and Dulcamara represents that. Quiet, elegant but tasty and open-hearted. The address is Via Flaminia, 449 

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Ai Tre Scalini (i.e. on 3 steps) more than 100 years old bottiglieria in Monti, Rome. A place where poets and musicians created masterpieces by having marvelous food and great wine. An atmospheric place, always full.  Via Panisperna, 251

PizzaRé - delicious pizza in the middle of the city. All well-known pizzas are here, but my favorite is Calzone. Surprisingly good quality in the heart of touristic Rome. Moderately priced. The address is Via di Ripetta, 14 

Rosso is good for pastas. It is in a walking distance from Circo Massimo on Viale Aventino, 32. Perfect when you plan to have a food break before or after visiting famous Orange Garden or Coliseum.

Atlante Hotel Roof Garden and Bar. A bit pricey, but with unparalleled view and aura. Best for aperitivo and light snack or coffee. Hint: ask for chinotto with orange and ice with your coffee. Near Vatican. Address is Via Giovanni Vitelleschi, 34  

Bonci Pizzarium - probably the best pizza by slice in the world. Praised by well-known food gourmands for its freshness, quality ingredients and variety. Worth waiting in a queue. Not far from Vatican. Address is Via della Meloria, 43


Sciascia Caffè 1919 is where you will try the best coffee in Rome. It is a café with more than 100 years of history, as the name says. They import, roast and serve their own coffee. Also not far from Vatican at Via Fabio Massimo, n.80/a. If you ever try better coffee in Rome - let us know.

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Pompi is where Romans go for tiramisù. Pompi has a few shops in the city, the one near Trevi fountain is at Via Santa Maria in Via, 17.

Certainly, gelato is also worth buying there.  

Colbert - restaurant with excellent food and unforgettable view. You can never find it, unless you know where it actually is. And once you find it, you fall in love. Find Villa Medici at Viale della Trinità dei Monti, 1 and go inside. 

Ginger Sapori e Salute - fresh, authentic and very tasty food here. Ginger now has two addresses in Rome, so select what is best for you. It is Via Borgognona, 43-46 and  Piazza di S. Eustachio, 54