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Rome Food Guide: Where and what to eat in Rome?

Foodie Guide - Rome, Where and what to eat?

Rome is one of those cities that you can just explore and get lost in for days if not weeks, and that is especially the case with food spots in Rome, Italy! All the best spots to enjoy amazing Italian food are on this list so that you can create your perfect itinerary when visiting this Bucket list travel destination!

Also, since Rome is such a historic city in European history and in the world, it translates that to its simple plates and creating a real culinary experience for anybody visiting.

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Where and what to eat in Rome, Italy?

Little small cafe located right next to the Vatican city, it is a perfect morning spot to relax before exploring Rome or Vatican City. They offer fresh morning pastries alongside with freshly brewed coffee.

Pastry and Coffee at Caffe Delle Commari
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Opened in 1971, Pasticceria Linari is committed to quality and friendly service.

They offer some of the best pastries in Rome and on site, and there are a number of them to choose from.

Sweet pastry with coffee at Pasticceria Linari Rome
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Mercato food hall is a marketplace/food hall that is a must-visit place. Filled with over 18 food artists, a pub, and a bar you will be sure to find something for anybody from Italian traditional dishes to international dishes that people love.

Burger at Mercato centrale food hall in Rome
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Offering a mixture of Napolitana and Roman pizza, this restaurant is a local favorite so book ahead if you wish to go here.

Pizza at La Gatta Mangiona in Rome
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Restaurant that is known to be standing there for the past five decades, Armando al Pantheon is a known restaurant for its traditional dishes such as spaghetti Ajo Ojo e peperoncino (spaghetti with garlic, oil, and chile) and coda alla vaccinara (oxtail braised in tomato and celery) which are one of the best in the whole city. The prices are modern and you won’t break a bank here.

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Opened in 1968, this restaurant does not only offer traditional Italian food, it offers amazing meat meals and lasagne is a crowd favorite on Sunday’s. Wines from Slovenia and Italy round up this excellent restaurant menu.

Pasta at Taverniaccia da Bruno in Rome
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If you are looking for pizza slices, this is a must destination. Arguably the best pizza in city Pizzarium is a hole-in-a-wall pizza stand that is always crowded but trust me it is well worth it to wait.

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A great restaurant to have a nice dinner where you can dress up or just go casual, this restaurant has some of the best reviews online, and have some of the best food in Rome.

Besides the amazing food, Giulia offers some of the best cocktails in Rome. Food ranges from Risotto to Crispy beef, so you will find something.

Couples food at Giulia in Rome
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One of the most luxurious restaurants in Rome, this is more of a palace than a restaurant. If you are looking to have a romantic and beautiful dinner in Rome, then this is a place to be.

Located next to Spanish steps and looking over them gives that romantic feels, alongside with Casina Valadier having some of the best food in Rome.

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The best Gelato in Rome, this shop opened in 2012 and has been a crowd favorite since then.

Otaleg’s rich and creamy all-natural gelato is made from high-quality ingredients like Valrhona chocolate, bourbon-Madagascar vanilla beans, and much more, so be sure to visit.

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Considered by the locals and tourists alike to be one of the best tiramisu spots in Rome for decades, Pompi Tiramisù offers just that, tiramisu!

This place also offers great espresso and cappuccino, so you can have that there also.

Tiramisu at Pompi Tiramisu in Rome
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Hello! I’m Sara, a Croatian native. I’ve traveled all over the world and have knocked out some amazing cities and countries off my bucket list.

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