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Eater’s Guide to the World

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Last week, Eater launched their first global guides, applying the popular Eater 38 model to cities all over the planet. You can find my Eater 38 for Rome here, which includes new spots like Tordo Matto, Sbanco, and Retrobottega alongside my longtime favorites. Frankly, coming up with 38 solid restaurant recommendations was tough and I had to venture out of the category to fill out the list–eating well in Rome is hard now y’all. But IMO takeaway joints like Pizzarium and Mordi e Vai are every bit as important as Armando al Pantheon and Cesare al Casaletto. Venues are listed in geographical order, starting in centro, then branching out to other parts of town. The list will be updated regularly to reflect worthwhile new openings (or to bump venues that aren’t up to snuff). Be sure to check out the other city lists here, especially the greatest Istanbul round-up ever written.

2017-02-17T15:14:58+00:00 May 30th, 2016|Categories: Food & Wine, Press & Articles, Restaurants, Rome & Lazio, Travel|6 Comments


  1. Rick Keegan July 30, 2016 at 11:47 pm - Reply

    Hi Katie, I recently purchased your app for our upcoming trip–9 days in Rome starting 8/25. I really like it, so easy to use and informative (and the photos make me hungry)! When I saw this Eater 38 list, I noticed there is not a lot of overlap with the restaurants listed on your app. Were the two lists developed according to slightly different criteria? Is one more recent? I’m trying to figure out how to best use the information. If a restaurant is on both lists, should that indicate a top priority to try?

  2. Rick Keegan August 1, 2016 at 1:10 am - Reply

    Please ignore my comment, I see there are just a lot more restaurants on your app, Staying up too late planning!

  3. Whitney Sullivan August 7, 2016 at 5:51 pm - Reply

    With all these choices, I am so overwhelmed! I am trying to pick a romantic, intimate spot to celebrate my 2 year wedding anniversary this coming October and I am so lost!

    • Katie Parla August 8, 2016 at 7:43 am - Reply

      if you enjoy fish, Il Sanlorenzo or Tempio di Iside!

  4. Bettina September 24, 2016 at 4:37 pm - Reply

    Hi Kate, Thanks for your great blog! I’ve been reading it as well as your other articles in preparation for my one week in Rome. I had assumed that I could find vegetarian food at most Italian restaurants you’ve recommended like C’e pasta…e pasta or Trattoria Monti or Tavernaccia da Bruno, but now that I’ve read this piece, I’m starting to doubt it. Places like Tram Tram, for example, are more seafood-heavy. Do you have any specific recommendations for vegetarians in Rome? I’ve got Cesare al Casaletto, C’e pasta…e pasta, Flavio, L’Asino d’Oro, Terre e Domus, Pizzarium, Emma/Sforno/Da Remo, Trattoria Monti, and Tavernaccia da Bruno on my list.
    Thanks so much for your help!

    • Katie Parla September 25, 2016 at 8:58 pm - Reply

      Every place can handle dietary restrictions–just ask! There are lots of seasonal veggies in Roman cuisine that may be treated like specials and won’t appear on the menu. Mains tend to be meat or fish, but no one goes out for all the courses anymore, so that leaves vegetarian options for the other courses: antipasti, primi, and contorni

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