I typically do Rome in just a weekend. Forty-eight hours doesn’t afford much time to explore, but it’s time enough for three or four meals, and I choose them wisely.
This is not the definitive list of the best restaurants in Rome, but the spots that, when faced with the endless options in the Eternal City, I decide to spend my precious hours.
If you have more time, also visit…
- Al Ceppo for classic old school
- Antica Pesa for tradition and the old Cinecitta world
- Arcangelo for modern Italian
- Asino d’Oro for a true Roman meal with journalists
And If you’re willing to make the trek, Osteria da Cesario in San Cerario merits a day trip for lunch.