Blog:  The “Untouchables” (2015 edition) – 101 places to eat and drink in Rome

Posted by on Jan 20, 2015 in General | 1 comment


2015 update for our list of food venues in Rome which we enjoy visiting time and again. According to us these places are to be regarded as “must-visit” because of their constant quality over time in terms of hospitality and offering, to the point that we like to refer to them as “The Untouchables”. Gastronomy of course is not static and we usually update the list at least once a year.

101 addresses in total split in 27 categories.

Each venue has a link to our post when available (if in Italian with automatic translation available below each post) or other helpful sources. You may also want to access our customized google map to see how to get there.

Icons allow especially Rome visitors to quickly understand if it is easy to access the location from main touristic attractions or not:

in Historical Center or within a walking distance (e.g. Trastevere or Termini train station areas)


not difficult to get with public transportation (e.g. Vatican or Testaccio areas)


for more adventurous eaters, requiring a car/taxi ride or a longer trip by bus/metro


Please beware that even though many places could be in more than one category, we have chosen to position them into the category where we feel they provide their best. In addition, the order is strictly alphabetical as we are not so keen on providing rankings.

As usual, we greatly welcome your comments and feedbacks…

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Coromandel (sit-down breakfast)




Tazza d’Oro (Pantheon)


Here a downloadable pocket with our best addresses to eat “cornetti” (croissant) in Rome. Written time ago but still mainly applicable. 

____________BAKER’S SHOP____________

Eataly Roma - Pane

Boulangerie MP


Forno Campo de’ Fiori


Forno Roscioli


Panificio Bonci







Pasticceria De Bellis




You may also be interested to read our best cakes and pastries shops round-up and a special post about Christmas sweets.





Bottega Liberati


Castroni (multiple shops)


Volpetti e Volpetti Più (for a sit-down meal)



Bakery House


Open Colonna


The Perfect Bun


You may also be interested to read our brunch in Rome round-up and download our pocket (2014 update).


______SANDWICH (PANINI)______

Mordi e Vai


Que te pongo


Tricolore Panini


__________ALL DAY__________

Eataly Roma



Romeo Chef&Baker




__________CHEESE SHOP__________

Lo storico Farmer’s Market gestito dalla Coldiretti in via San Teodoro al Circo Massimo - Formaggi

Antica Caciara Trasteverina


Beppe e i suoi Formaggi


DOL – Di Origine Laziale


La Tradizione


__________TEA TIME__________

Assaggi d’Autore


Te’ e Teiere (shopping)


Vivi Bistrot (Navona square in the Palazzo Braschi museum and Villa Pamphili public gardens)



Biscottificio Innocenti - Bilancia e vetrina

Biscottificio Innocenti


Mondo di Laura


Pasticceria P. Cipriani



Pasticceria Bompiani





20 MQ Caffè



Salotto Locarno


Here our 2014 round-up about happy hour in Rome.

_________WINE BAR_________

La Barrique and Remigio


Enoteca Il Goccetto




__________CRAFT BEER__________


Brasserie 4:20


Ma che siete venuti a fa’


Open Baladin



Sisini la casa del Supplì




Here a downloadable pocket with some of the best addresses to eat traditional Roman deep-fried rice balls (“supplì”) and the related post.


_________SIT-DOWN PIZZA_________


Emma pizzeria


La Fucina




Sforno and Tonda


Our round-up about the best traditional pizza places in Rome.

_________PIZZA BY THE SLICE_________


Angelo e Simonetta


Pizza 120 (Acilia)






Trapizzino (multiple sites)


Have a look to our recommendations in the pocket about street food (2014) and the article “A Slice of Rome: Pizza al Taglio” (published by NG Rome).


_________LUNCH & DINNER_________

Traditional Roman and Trattorias

Armando al Pantheon


Cesare al Casaletto


Flavio al Velavevodetto


Roberto e Loretta


Here our downloadable pocket with some of the best venues to eat pasta in Rome (Carbonara, Amatriciana, Cacio e Pepe) and related post.



Contemporary Roman

Antico Arco






Osteria di Monteverde


Salotto Culinario


With a twist


L’Asino d’oro


L’Oste della Bon’Ora (outside Rome, in Grottaferrata)


Sora Maria e Arcangelo (outside Rome, in Olevano Romano)


Le tre zucche


Tram Tram


Vino e Camino






La Baia (outside in Rome, in Fregene)


Pascucci al porticciolo (outside in Rome, in Fiumicino)


Il Sanlorenzo


Il Tino (outside Rome, in Ostia)


Family Friendly

Fattoria di Fiorano




Il Secchio e l’Olivaro (in Testaccio/Porto Fluviale area, Portuense and Garbatella)


You may also be interested to our post “10 places to eat prams & kids friendly“.



Our “Stars”

Glass Hostaria


Marzapane Roma




La Pergola


Pipero al Rex


Stazione di Posta





Gelateria del Teatro


Gori Gelato


Il Gelato di Claudio Torcè and Il Gelato Bistrò




Here our downloadable pocket (2014 update) about gelato.



0-300° Cold and grill (All’Oro al First Hotel)


Caffè Propaganda




Salotto 42




_________FOOD TRUCK_________


Ape Romeo
Pizza & Mortazza

Our round-up about food trucks in Roma.

_________WILL BE UNTOUCHABLES?_________


Mazzo (Contemporary Roman)

La Portineria (Bakery)



Italian version


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