Top 5: Rome

Forty-eight hours in the Eternal City

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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.

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