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Visiting Rome in August used to mean eating badly or seldom, but things have changed in recent years (sadly due to the mounting economic crisis which no longer permits many businesses to shutter for a month) and now gastronomic-minded visitors need not compromise. Some great restaurants in Rome will be open for the entire month, so whether you want fine dining, the city’s best gricia, pizza, or some down-home offal, you won’t be disappointed.

Please note, these openings have been updated for 2016. They were accurate when published. Be sure to book well in advance and bear in mind that August 15 (The Feast of the Assumption aka Ferragosto) is a national holiday and most (but not all!) businesses citywide will be closed. The following places will be open August 15: Cesare al Casaletto, Nonna Betta, Romeo, Pizzarium, Pipero al Rex, Metamorfosi, Mesob, Ma Che Siete Venuti a Fà, Open Baladin (beer only), La Torricella, Tavernaccia da Bruno, and La Gensola. August opening days/times for various venues appear below:

Trapizzino Testaccio
Via Giovanni Branca 88 (Testaccio),
Open: Tuesday through Saturday noon-midnight
Closed: August 8-17; from August 3 to 7 & 18-23, Trapizzino is only open 6pm-midnight

Cesare al Casaletto
Via del Casaletto 45 (Casaletto)
Open: Thursday-Tuesday 12:30-3:00pm & 7:30-11:00pm

Roscioli
Via dei Giubbonari 21 (Centro Storico)
Open: Monday through Saturday 12:30-4:00pm & 7:00pm-midnight
Closed: August 15, Sundays

Antico Forno Roscioli
Via dei Chiavari 34 (Centro Storico)
Open: Monday through Friday 7:00am-7:30pm, Saturday 7:00am-3:00pm
Closed: August 15

Nonna Betta
Via del Portico D’Ottavia 16 (Ghetto)
Open: Daily 12pm-3pm & 7pm-11pm

Sorpasso
Via Properzio 31-33 (Prati)
Open: Monday through Friday 7:30am-1am, Saturday 9am-1am
Closed: August 3-20

Romeo
Via Silla 26A (Prati)
Open: Monday through Saturday 9am-midnight, Sunday 10:30am-midnight

Pizzarium
Via della Meloria 43 (Trionfale)
Open: Monday through Saturday 11am-10pm, Sunday noon-4pm & 6-10pm

Pipero al Rex
Via Torino 149 (Esquilino)
Open: Monday through Saturday, dinner only, 7pm – 10:30pm
Closed: August 15th

Metamorfosi
Via Giovanni Antonelli 30/32 (Parioli)
Open Monday through Saturday, dinner only, 8pm – 10:30pm
Closed: August 15

Mesob
Via Prenestina 118 (Prenestina)
Open: Tuesday – Sunday, dinner only, 7:30-10:30pm

Pro Loco DOL
Via Domenico Panaroli 35 (Centocelle)
Open: Shop is open Monday thru Saturday from 9am-11pm; restaurant is open from noon-3pm & 7-11pm
Closed: August 8-24

Tonda
Via Valle Corteno 31 (Nomentano)
Open: Daily 7:45pm-11:30pm
Closed: August 13-24

Sforno
Via Statilio Ottato 110/116 (Tuscolana)
Open: Monday-Saturday 7:45pm-1am
Closed: August 13-24

Ma Che Siete Venuti a Fà (beers only)
Via di Benedetta 25 (Trastevere)
Open: Daily 11am to 2am

Open Baladin
Via Degli Specchi 5-6 (Centro Storico)
Open: Daily noon-2:00am

Litro
Via Fratelli Bonnet 5 (Monteverde)
Open: Mon-Sat noon to midnight
Closed: August 10-25

La Torricella
Via Evangelista Torricelli, 2/12 (Testaccio)
Open: Daily 12:30pm-3pm & 7:30pm-12am

La Gensola
Piazza della Gensola 15 (Trastevere)
Open: Monday through Saturday 12:30pm-3:30pm & 7:30pm-11:30pm
Closed: Lunch only August 7 – 27

Tavernaccia Da Bruno
Via Giovanni da Castel Bolognese 63 (Trastevere)
Open: Thursday through Tuesday 1pm-3pm & 7:30pm-11pm
Closed: August 24-September 14

La Gatta Mangiona
Via F. Ozanam 30-32 (Monteverde)
Open: Daily 7:45pm-11:30pm
Closed August 13-16

Pizzeria Ostiense
Via Ostiense 56 b/c
Open: Wednesday through Monday 6:30pm-1am
Closed: August 8 to 22

Mazzo
Via delle Rose 54 (Centocelle)
Open: Tuesday through Sunday 6pm-midnight
Closed: Closed from August 14 until September 20

Panificio Bonci
Via Trionfale 36 (Trionfale)
Open: Monday to Wednesday 8:30am-3pm & 5pm-8:30pm and Thursday to Saturday 8:30am-8:30pm
Closed: August 8 to 28