//Restaurants in Rome
1 06, 2021

Where to Eat & Drink & Shop for Food in Rome in 2021

2021-06-02T14:31:37+02:00June 1st, 2021|Categories: Food & Wine, Gastronomic Traditions, Pizza, Restaurants, Rome & Lazio, Rome Dining Advice|44 Comments

Updated June 1, 2021, the day some places in Rome are opening for the first time in 9 months and others are welcoming indoor dining once again, increasing their capacities and therefore potential revenues. If you are planning a visit to Rome, please keep in mind how fragile the restaurant business is right now. It's [...]

19 06, 2018

Guide to the Best Gelato in Rome, Updated Summer 2018

2018-06-27T20:20:07+02:00June 19th, 2018|Categories: Food & Wine, Gelato, Rome & Lazio, Rome Dining Advice, Travel|43 Comments

Update: My guide to the best gelato in Rome was updated for the summer of 2018. In Rome, eating gelato is a year-round ritual, and since the temperatures have soared recently, the city is officially in high gelato season and I am on my 2-scoops-a-day diet. On that note, I think an update of my [...]

4 11, 2017

Eating in Rome on a Sunday

2017-11-04T19:48:42+01:00November 4th, 2017|Categories: Food & Wine, Restaurants, Rome & Lazio, Rome Dining Advice|45 Comments

UPDATED FOR 2017: Every Sunday I run into the same predicament. I want to eat a really good meal out, but somehow during the week I've forgotten how tough it is to get a last minute table. Inevitably I scramble for reservations and try to accommodate my increasingly picky palate. Don't make my habitual error; [...]

31 10, 2017

Rome’s Artisanal Gelato Shops Continue to Grow

2018-06-27T20:19:25+02:00October 31st, 2017|Categories: Food & Wine, Gelato, Rome & Lazio, Rome Dining Advice|6 Comments

When Carapina's only Rome location closed earlier this year I was sad for two reasons. First, I loved the clean flavors at this Florence-based gelato shop. Second, I was afraid its closing signaled that the artisanal gelato bubble had burst. It's been 4 years or so since all-natural gelato had its moment. The peak was [...]

3 01, 2017

Be.Re. Serves Craft Beer and Trapizzini Near the Vatican

2017-02-17T15:14:44+01:00January 3rd, 2017|Categories: Beer, Carbs, Food & Wine, Restaurants in Rome, Rome & Lazio, Rome on a Budget|Tags: |0 Comments

Photo Credit: Be.Re. Under normal circumstances, I don't do reviews of places that have just opened. It's rarely fair to the reader--or to the venue. Launching a new restaurant or bar is massively challenging and the first few months are essential to a business for working out the kinks. I'll try a spot [...]

1 01, 2017

Trattoria Al Moro Serves Roman Classics Near the Trevi Fountain

2017-02-17T15:14:44+01:00January 1st, 2017|Categories: Food & Wine, Fried Foods, Gastronomic Traditions, Restaurants in Rome, Rome & Lazio|Tags: |6 Comments

In most cases, a Roman menu featuring over a hundred items is a big old bandiera rossa signaling you've landed in a tourist trap. Trattoria menus in particular tend to be focused, featuring a handful of local dishes under each heading, often reflecting the season or the day of the week (giovedì gnocchi, venerdì pesce, [...]