Best Local Cafés & Restaurants in Rome


(This is a route developed for the Clarice app)

Freshly ground coffee, delicious pizza, handmade pasta, you name it the Italians have it!

From the oldest café in Rome to the hottest restaurants in town, this food tour will satisfy all your cravings.

Sant’Eustachio Il Caffè

This coffee shop has been around since the 1930’s!

Located close to the Pantheon and Piazza Navona, the café is named after Saint Eustace, the patron saint of hunters and firefighters.

The smell of roasted coffee beans will surely lead you to San’tEustachio, that claims to have the best espresso in Rome!

Take the coffee at the bar counter to avoid paying the cover charge or grab a coffee blend and take it home with you.

Bar del Cappuccino

The name says it all, if you’re a cappuccino fan you should definitely stop by here!

Each cup is crafted like a piece of art, with hearts and flower figures drawn over your drink, no template needed.

The man behind this popular café, Luigi Santoro, holds the title of best “Cappuccino Decorator” which lead him to represent Italy in several world events.

The place also serves delicious pastrami and panninis.

Antigua Tazza D’Oro Coffee House

Get your coffee fix at Tazza D’Oro!

Come rain or shine, this café caters for every occasion, from iced-coffees to delicious espressos.

Founded in the 1940’s, the café still roasts its own beans and ships them all over the world!

Antico Caffè Greco

Step foot in the oldest café in Rome!

Established in 1760, Greco has seen many historic figures, from Goethe to Franz Liszt and Henrik Ibsen. To this day, the café remains a popular hangout for local writers and artists.

The coffee itself is a bit pricey but the experience is totally worth it!

Colline Emiliane

Just steps away from the Trevi Fountain stands the acclaimed Colline Emiliane.

This family run restaurant has comforted customers with their food since 1931.

Whether you’re sticking with the basics by having tagliatelle alla bolognese or trying out something different like the pumpkin pasta, you will not be disappointed!

Popular among tourists and locals, Colline is often packed with people, so make sure to book a table in advance.

Trattoria Monti

Good-value food and a friendly environment make Trattoria Monti one of the busiest restaurants in town!

Here you will find typical dishes from the Marche region, featuring fish, meat and several vegetarian options.

The wine list is extensive, the white wine Verdicchio and the red Rosso Conero are definitely worth the sip.

Booking is recommend, but if you’re lucky they might be able to squeeze you in at lunch time!

Trattoria is open every day except Mondays.

Pizza Zizza

Fancy a slice of pizza? Then head over to Pizza Zizza!

Considered one of the best pizzerias in the capital, this small restaurant is a great place to go with your friends and taste several pizzas.

The desserts are also to die for, so make sure to leave room for that!

If you’re overwhelmed by the amount of choices, the staff will gladly suggest you something.

Osteria Bonelli

If you’re after Roman culinary classics, look no further, Osteria Bonelli will sort you out.

Like many restaurants in the city, it’s always best to book in advance or else you will end up standing for a while – though the wait is definitely worth it!

It’s hard to compete with Osteria’s prices, with their 7 euro main dishes, this place is a real bargain!

The menu is displayed on chalkboards that move around the restaurant featuring the daily specials. If you’re feeling adventurous, on Tuesdays and Thursdays,you can try a bit of horsemeat.

While you’re in the area, make sure to check the aqueduct ruins!

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