I spent last weekend in Rome. Forty-eight hours doesn’t afford you much time to explore. It’s time enough for three or four meals, and I chose 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 decided 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.
Check back this week for photos, videos, and picks in Rome.
I’ve been going to Roscioli since I lived in Italy and it continues to be perfect. Simple, classic Roman pastas- cacio e pepe, gnocchi alla matriciana, spaghetti alla carbonara- and supreme cured meats. It is almost always my first stop in Rome.
The place for an espresso coretto.
A slice of potato pizza that you will die for.
The only Michelin three star restaurant I ever liked. Heinz Beck doesn’t serve Roman food, per se, but it is so tasty and the view is so spectacular I can’t skip it.