Where to eat along the Roman coast: fresh seafood in Ostia, Fregene and Fiumicino

Where to eat along the Roman coast – restaurants in Ostia, Fregene and Fiumicino. When you want to escape from the stuffiness and confusion of the city, don’t forget to pack your swimming costume and then head straight to beaches near Rome. Here you can tuck into a huge plate of fried seafood or a mouthwatering dish of spaghetti alle …

The best aperitivo in Rome: ten cocktail and wine bars to know about

The best aperitivo in Rome: if you love swirling fine wines around your glass or have a Masters in Aperol Spritz Tasting, then you read on to find out about the best bars for aperitivo in Rome. At these ten addresses you can enjoy cocktails, wines or craft beers and tuck into cured meats, cheeses and canapés, or even fill …

Avocado mania in Rome, five places where you can eat (and drink) the fruit in gourmet-style

Avocado mania in Rome. Coming all the way from the South American mountains to our tabletops and restaurants, the exotic fruit has become famous thanks to it being packed full of vitamins, antioxidants and energy. It’s versatile, healthy, and most definitely the food of the moment. Francesco Brachetti, Alberto Gramigni and Alessandro Biggi realised the fruit’s potential and last April …

Eating outside in the centre of Rome: the best restaurants with outdoor areas

Eating outside in the centre of Rome. The historical centre of Rome is brimming with restaurants and bistros where you can enjoy lunch or dinner (ignoring the tourist traps, obviously). With the arrival of summer there are now many spots where you can sit outside and enjoy the sunny afternoons or balmy evenings. Among the various restaurants, osterias and trattorias …

Aperitivo on the terrace in Rome, summer 2017: sip on a delicious cocktail at our favourite bars

Aperitivo on the terrace in Rome, summer 2017. What could be better than being surrounded by tropical trees and flowers, sipping on a refreshing cocktail and getting lost in thought? Summer has arrived and so it’s time to hit up Rome’s terraces and rooftops, to enjoy many different types of aperitivo. Read on for the best places for aperitivo on the terrace …

New restaurant openings in Rome, May 2017: from Brazilian-Japanese fusion cooking to Michelin-starred cuisine

New restaurant openings in Rome, May 2017. Some excellent restaurants have relocated, others now have temporary summertime pop-ups, there are lots of new spots to choose from in Rome this month. From Osteria Oliva in Monti, with Michelin star-awarded chef Fabio Baldassarre, to OiSushi in the historical centre, to Acquolina Hostaria, run by the Troiani brothers that has moved to The …

The best fish restaurants in Rome: 12 addresses to suit every pocket

The best fish restaurants in Rome. Finding a trattoria or restaurant that serves fish but isn’t pretentious, kitch or overpriced is always pretty tricky. So we have put together the following list, choosing what we consider to be the best fish restaurants in Rome to suit a variety of budgets. Il Sanlorenzo – In the historical centre Here you can …

The best vegan and vegetarian restaurants in Rome: ten addresses you should know about, including bistros, patisseries and fast food

The best vegan and vegetarian restaurants in Rome. The capital city that’s famous for it’s lamb and amatriciana is actually one of Europe’s most vegetarian and vegan-friendly cities, according to Corriere della Sera. Through from breakfast to dinner time and from bistros to restaurants, the choice for veggies and vegans is getting even wider. You can enjoy delicious dishes that don’t …

Avocado Bar Rome, the first Italian eatery serving the exotic fruit in smoothies and as burgers

Avocado bar Rome, the new restaurant in Monti, serving avocado on toast, as burgers, and in smoothies and milkshakes, salads and tacos. Head there for tasty sweet and savoury dishes. In the wake of the worldwide trend, the first Italian eatery to be totally dedicated to the avocado will open in Monti, the heart of Rome. The aptly named Avocado Bar, devised by a group of young chefs, …

The coolest restaurants in Rome: the addresses you should know about, from Madre’s garden to Zuma’s terrace to the Asian Art at Le Asiatique

The coolest restaurants in Rome. Invigorated by the arrival of spring, we are now getting out of the house on the hunt for good food, wine and – of course – trendy restaurants that juggle both gourmet food and delicious wine; from ceviche at Madre to sushi on the terrace at Zuma, read on for the ten coolest restaurants in Rome. …

The best jazz clubs in Rome: seven spots for music lovers

The best Jazz Clubs in Rome. What makes a jazz club truly authentic? Many would say it’s the music. But it’s not just that. It’s the atmosphere that makes each club unique – the shabby sofas, worn wooden tables, the mirrors on the wall and dim lighting. The patrons of the New York jazz scene know it well, having visited …

Pizza e Tata in Rome, one of the best Neapolitan pizzerias in Tuscolana (with supplì by Dandini)

Pizza e Tata Rome, a Neapolitan pizzeria in Tuscolana. Neapolitan pizza, Umbrian style and Roman supplì: Pizza e Tata has recently opened in Rome’s Tuscolana district. The new pizzeria is endorsed by Spirito Divino, the multi-award winning pizzeria in Montefalco, Umbria. Unusually for a Neapolitan pizzeria, Pizza e Tata also has a Roman touch thanks to chef Arcangelo Dandini, who offers fried treats …

Breakfast with a view in Rome: five breath-taking bars and cafes, from Colbert’s at Villa Medici to Caffè Ciampini

Breakfast with a view in Rome. While we may know Rome’s beautiful views very well, we never tire of them. So why not indulge in breakfast en plein air on the terraces and in the gardens of Rome’s bars and cafes? Of course, as always with beauty there’s a price to pay, so be prepared to pay through the nose …

Easter 2017 in Rome: the best restaurants for lunch and brunch this weekend

Easter 2017 in Rome. Where will you be? At the seaside, on a countryside retreat or staying in the city? If you are staying in Rome, willingly or unwillingly, for the Easter holidays, you certainly shouldn’t resign yourself to eating in. You’ve come to the right place to read a guide on where to eat out on Easter Sunday and …

Brunch in Rome at the weekend: the best restaurants and cafes

Brunch in Rome at the weekend: the best restaurants and cafes. In Rome too, weekend brunch has become a popular pastime. From traditional English breakfast to Italian-style Sunday lunch, there are many restaurants and bistros serving brunch from morning until late afternoon. Here we have chosen our favourite, making sure to include restaurants that range in price and cuisine, and …

The best carbonara in Rome: from Pipero’s to Roscioli’s, and from Marzapane’s to Eggs’

The best carbonara in Rome. While we all want to know which restaurant serves Rome’s best carbonara, we mustn’t forget that it’s a nerve-racking and challenging task. And it’s certainly not made any easier by the fact that Romans consider carbonara the queen of all pastas. But someone will have to do the dirty work, and taste each and every …

Romeo and Giulietta Rome: Bowerman’s new restaurant, pizzeria and ice cream parlour in Testaccio

Romeo and Giulietta by Cristina Bowerman, in Rome, Testaccio. Tel. 0632110120. In Piazza dell’Emporio you’ll find many things; a restaurant and a bakery, an ice-cream parlour and a deli, a Neapolitan and Roman pizzeria. Located in an enormous converted showroom that can seat well over a hundred, is this creative culinary space at the bottom of the Aventine Hill in Testaccio, Rome. After …

Eggs Rome: breakfast and carbonara at Trastevere’s new bistrot

Eggs Rome, Trastevere: breakfast and carbonara  Tel: 065817363. We’ll let you in on a little secret, it’s us (Puntarella Rossa) behind Rome’s new restaurant that’s totally dedicated to… Eggs. Out of what was once Pianostrada, in vicolo del Cedro 26, comes the product of a pairing between artisan tiramisù bottega Zum and Puntarella Rossa. Eggs will be our base: a central spot …

Where to eat near Piazza Navona in Rome: the best restaurants at the Pantheon

Where to eat near Piazza Navona in Rome and at the Pantheon. While Rome’s historic center is glorious (we’re looking at you, Colosseum) we sadly can’t say the same of its most of its eateries. After all, postcard-worthy sights attract tourists, which in turn reap lackluster restaurants that have no qualms about serving you a microwaved carbonara. But if you know …

New restaurant openings in Rome february 2017: sixteen places from Materia to Ugo, Altrove to Rosemary

New restaurant openings in Rome february 2017:  there is a great deal of variety among the new restaurant openings this season, from large established names to intimate new locales. Collegio, the new enoteca of Piazza Capranica signed by the Santarelli family (we’ve written about it here), should be open by the end of the month, rumors say the 27th of …