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Five of the best restaurants in Rome

With a number of osterias and trattorias to choose from in the city of Rome, it can be a tricky feat trying to find the best Italian cuisine in the Eternal City. As a little helping hand, here’s five restaurants in Rome with some tips on where to dine.


  • Maranega – This quiet restaurant sits on the Campo de' Fiori. We recommend sitting outside to listen to talented buskers playing music for passers by to enjoy. Maranega serves terrific lobster linguine on one of the most beautiful piazzas in Rome, and is a must visit in the area just south of the Piazza Navona. 

  • Sforno – Taking things back to basics, this pizzeria specialises in oven-baked pizzas made with only the freshest ingredients, with a selection of fine wines and craft beers. The restaurant can be found just outside of the hustle and bustle of Rome but is definitely worth the trip for a romantic evening.

  • Osteria Bonelli – A short walk from Berardi train station, this unassuming restaurant has a homely interior, decorated with wall hangings and drapes separating two dining areas. Not many tourists know about Osteria Bonelli, but the locals love the burrata ravioli and their pan-fried steak.

  • Capo Boi – Capo Boi specialises in fresh seafood cuisine and is renowned for the presentation of its food. For orders, we recommend the polpo alla Vernaccia (octopus) to start and the paccheri asparagi e cernia (asparagus and grouper) to follow.

  • La Taverna degli Amici – Located in the Piazza Margana, the restaurant serves a collection of grilled dishes. House specials include spaghetti alle vongole veraci (Spaghetti with clams) for primo, and filetto di manzo al pepe verde (fillet of beef with green pepper) for secondo.


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