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Best Places to Eat (Dinner + Gelato!) in Rome, Italy

Ristorante Mino, Rome, Italy

Italian food is by far my favorite cuisine. I absolutely love pasta! And though I could eat pasta every day, there are so many more Italian dishes to try in Rome. Check out this post for where to eat and what you should eat in Rome, Italy.

Roman Cuisine You Should Try

Each area of Italy is known for certain foods. These are just a few of the foods you should try in Rome:

  • Pizza al taglio — “pizza by the slice”; this Roman street food favorite is generally sold in square slices
  • Spaghetti Carbonara — or any pasta carbonara, really; this is pasta with a creamy egg-based sauce, pieces of cured pork jowl, and black pepper
  • Cacio e Pepe — literally “cheese and pepper”, that’s it

Where to Eat Lunch and Dinner in Rome

Opera Ristorante

Opera Ristorante, Rome, Italy

Located just down the street from Castel Sant’Angelo, Opera Ristorante has pasta and pizza. We tried a few different pizzas. The pizzas were pretty big and you could definitely share them between two or three people.

Via Paola, 48, 00186 Roma RM, Italy

La Bottega Ristorante Punturi

La Bottega Ristorante Punturi, Rome, Italy

La Bottega Ristorante Punturi was located near our hotel, the Empire Palace, so it was the perfect location for us. Their restaurant has pasta and wines, and right next door is their pizzeria.

So you can order pizza also in the restaurant, but we stuck with some traditional pasta dishes. They also have really good prosciutto.

Via Flavia, 46, 00187 Roma RM, Italy

Ristorante Mino

Ristorante Mino, Rome, Italy

We went to Ristorante Mino with our bus tour group. Here, they served us house wines and a 5-course meal of prosciutto, pasta, salad, veal, and gelato. It was so good but way too much food to eat!

Via Milazzo, 20, 00185 Roma RM, Italy

Pinsere Roma

Pinsere Pinsere Roma, Rome, ItalyRoma, Rome, Italy

Pinsere Roma is a quick and easy pizza place. It has nearly 5 stars on every online review site, and it has earned it!

You can either eat standing up outside or take your pizza to go. We took ours back to the hotel. The pizzas are almost personal-sized; they can feed one or two people.

Via Flavia, 98, 00187 Roma RM, Italy

The Piola

Another restaurant right around the corner from our hotel, The Piola has pasta dishes and hamburgers. And both pasta and hamburger were so good that I forgot to take a picture!

Via Quintino Sella, 24, 00187 Roma RM, Italy

Where to Eat Gelato in Rome

Come il Latte

Come il Latte, Rome, Italy

Come il Latte is one of the best-rated gelaterias in Rome and, bonus!, it was right around the corner from our hotel! We braved the pouring rain to eat this gelato, and it was well worth it! They have a ton of flavors to choose from. And it was a good price for three scoops, a waffle, whipped cream, and a drizzle of chocolate.

Via Silvio Spaventa, 24/26, 00187 Roma RM, Italy

Trevi Cafe S.R.L.

Trevi Cafe S.R.L., Rome, Italy

Being around Trevi Fountain, I expected gelato to be more expensive, but Trevi Cafe S.R.L. actually wasn’t bad. It’s no-fuss gelato with a great view!

Via del Lavatore, 48, 00187 Roma RM, Italy

Gelateria La Romana

Gelateria La Romana, Rome, Italy

Gelateria La Romana is another highly rated gelateria with a ton of flavor options. They had a good bit of seating inside so you could sit and enjoy your gelato.

Via Venti Settembre, 60, 00187 Roma RM, Italy

Where to Stay in Rome, Italy

More Things to Do in Rome

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Best Places to Eat (Dinner + Gelato!) in Rome, Italy

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