The best cheap seafood in Rome, five affordable restaurants to try

The best cheap seafood in Rome, five affordable restaurants to try

The best cheap seafood in Rome: five affordable restaurants to try. It’s difficult to dine out on a delicious fish supper without breaking the bank, which is why we have put together this list of small osterie and trattorie that serve high quality and fairly priced fish dishes.

The best cheap seafood in Rome


Da Franco ar Vicoletto

pesce low cost a roma

At Franco al Vicoletto in San Lorenzo you can enjoy simple fresh fish dishes. There’s a set menu costing between 25 to 30 euros or you can order from the à la carte menu. The ‘Tiberio’ menu starting at 25 euros includes a mixed seafood salad, sautéed mussels and clams, fried vegetables and anchovies with octopus, a mixed fish grill, lemon sorbet and a quarter of a litre of house wine.

Da Franco Ar Vicoletto, via Dei Falisci 2, Rome. Tel. 06 495 7675 Facebook


La Santeria di Mare

pesce low cost a roma

This locally namedpizzicheria di pesce (fish delicatessen) in Pigneto has a laid back, retro feel. We highly recommend the fish pagnotelle (small round loaves) for 10 euros and the greater amberjack fish alla cacciatore for 12 euros.

La Santeria di Mare, via Del Pigneto 209 Rome. Tel. 06 8923 0730 Facebook


Peppo al Cosimato

Peppo al Cosimato serves traditional peasant fish recipes. The eatery opened in via Natale del Grande in 2017 under the same owners as Caffè Perù. Among the dishes on offer, you can enjoy bruschette with marinated anchovies and mackerel (3 euros), lasagne with cuttlefish (10 euros), and the catch of the day (14 euros). It’s a large restaurant with an outdoor terrace.

Peppo al Cosimato, via Natale del Grande 9, Roma. Tel. 06 581 2048 Facebook


La Pesceria Re di Roma e Barberini


This fantastic fishmonger has both a small restaurant and a street food stall. You choose your preferred fish at the bar and then sit down to eat. The spaghetti alle vongole for €12.50, fried calamari for €10.50 and fish balls for €9.50 come highly recommended.

La Pesceria Re di Roma, via Appia 234 Rome. Tel. 393 883 4361 Facebook  – La Pesceria Barberini, via di San Nicola da Tolentino 23, Rome. Tel. 06 4290 3789 Facebook


La Vongola Vorace

pesce low cost a roma

This small trattoria serving fish in Tormarancia offers, among many dishes, a fish trio (panzanella salad with shell fish, cured salmon and marinated anchovies) and pici (pasta) with clams for 10 euros.

La Vongola Vorace, Largo Luigi Antonelli 15 Rome. Tel. 06 3105 5314 Facebook

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