UPDATED FOR 2019: 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 2019. 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, Tavernaccia Da Bruno, Nonna Betta, La Gensola, Antico Arco, Mesob, Pizzarium, Ma Che Siete Venuti a Fa, Open Baladin and Mostò. 

And here are general opening/closing times in August for these and other venues:

Restaurants and Trattorias

Cesare al Casaletto
Via del Casaletto 45 (Gianicolense)
(+39) 06 53 60 15
Open: Thu-Tue (12:45pm-3pm & 7:45-11pm)
Closed: Wednesdays

Salumeria Roscioli
Via dei Giubbonari 21 (Centro Storico)
(+39) 06 68 75 287
Open: Mon-Sat (12:30-4pm & 4pm-12am)
Closed: Sundays, August 15th

La Gensola
Piazza della Gensola 15 (Trastevere)
(+39) 06 58 33 2758
Open: Mon (7:45am-11:30pm) Tue-Sat (12:30-3pm & 7:45-11:30pm)
Closed: Sundays all day, Monday lunch

Antico Arco
Piazzale Aurelio 7 (Trastevere)
(+39) 06 581 5274
Open: Mon-Sun (12pm-12am)
Closed: Never

Tavernaccia Da Bruno
Via Giovanni da Castel Bolognese 63 (Trastevere)
(+39) 06 58 12 792
Open: Thu-Tue (12:30-3pm & 7:30-11:30pm)
Closed: Wednesdays, August 26th to September 19th

Santo Palato
Piazza Tarquinia 4a/b (Appio-Latino)
06.77.20.7354
Open: Tue-Fri (12:30-3:30pm & 8-11:30pm) Sat-Sun (1-3:30pm & 8-11:30pm)
Closed: Mondays, August 12th to 26th

Il Sanlorenzo
Via dei Chiavari 4 (Centro)
(+39) 06 686 5097
Open: Tue-Fri (12:45-2:45pm & 7:30-11pm) Sat & Mon (7:30-11pm)
Closed: Sundays, August 4th – 25th

Piatto Romano
Via Giovanni Battista Bodoni 62 (Testaccio)
(+39) 06 6401 4447
Open: Mon-Sun (12:30-3pm & 7:30-11:30pm)
Closed: August 5th to 31st

Al Moro
Vicolo delle Bollette 13 (Trevi)
(+39) 06 678 3495
Open: Mon-Sat (12:30-3:30pm & 7:30-11:30pm)
Closed: Sundays, August 4th to September 4th

Tempio di Iside
Via Pietro Verri 11 (Colosseo)
(+39) 06 700 4741
Open: Mon-Sat (12-3pm & 7:30-11pm)
Closed: Sundays, August 11th to September 1st

Tram Tram
Via dei Reti 44 (San Lorenzo)
(+39) 06 490416
Open: Tue-Sat (12:30-3pm & 7:30-11pm) Sun (7:30-11pm)
Closed: Sunday lunch, Mondays, August 12th – 23rd

Marigold
Via Giovanni da Empoli, 27 (Ostiense)
(+39) 06 8772 5679
Open: Tue-Thu (8am-5pm) Fri (8am-11pm) Sat (9-3pm & 6-11pm) Sun (9am-4pm)
Closed: Mondays, August 12th to September 3rd

Osteria Bonelli
Viale dell’Acquedotto Alessandrino 172 (Tor Pignattara)
(+39) 329 863 3077
Open: Mon-Sat (1-2:30pm & 8-11pm)
Closed: Sundays, August 3rd to September 2nd

Sorpasso
Via Properzio 31-33 (Prati)
(+39) 06 8902 4554
Open: Mon-Fri (7:30am-1am) Sat (9am-1am)
Closed: Sundays, August 3rd to 27th

Pro Loco DOL
Via Domenico Panaroli 35 (Centocelle)
(+39) 06 2430 0765
Open: Mon-Sat (8:30am-12am)
Closed: Sundays, August 3rd to 26th

Mesob
Via Prenestina 118 (Prenestina)
(+39) 320 564 5436
Open: Every day upon booking (7pm-12:30am)
Closed: Never

Kiko Sushi Bar
Piazzale del Verano 90 (San Lorenzo)
(+39) 06 9484 9822
Open: Tue-Sat (1-2:30pm & 8-11pm) Sun (8-11pm)
Closed: Sunday lunch, Mondays, August 15th, 16th

Pizzerias

Tonda
Via Valle Corteno 31 (Nomentano)
(+39) 06 818 0960
Open: Mon-Sun (7:45pm to 11:30pm)
Closed: August 14th to 21st

Sforno
Via Statilio Ottato 110/116 (Tuscolana)
(+39) 06 7154 6118
Open: Mon-Sun (7:30-11:30pm)
Closed: August 11th to 21st

Pizzeria Ostiense
Via Ostiense 56 b/c
(+39) 06 5730 5081
Open: Mon-Sun (6:30pm-1:30am)
Closed: August 12th to 25th

180g Pizzeria Romana
Via Tor de’ Schiavi 53 (Centocelle)
(+39) 06 6932 4986
Open: Wed-Mon (7:30-11:30pm)
Closed: Tuesdays, August 15th

Sbanco
Via Siria 1 (Appio-Latino)
(+39) 06 789318
Open: Mon-Sun (7:30-12pm)
Closed: August 9th to 19th

Street Food, Bakeries, and Takeaway Joints

Trapizzino Trastevere
Piazza Trilussa 46 (Trastevere)
(+39) 06 581 7312
Open: Every day (12pm to 1pm)
Closed: August 14th and 15th

Trapizzino Testaccio
Via Giovanni Branca 88 (Testaccio)
(+39) 06 4341 9624
Open: Between Aug 5th and from Aug 24th evenings only (6pm-1am) – Normal hours: Tue-Sun (12pm-1am)
Closed: Mondays, August 12th to 16th

Antico Forno Roscioli
Via dei Chiavari 34 (Centro Storico)
(+39) 06 68 64 045
Open: Mon-Sat (7am-8pm) Sun (8:30am-7pm)
Closed: August 15th

Pizzarium
Via della Meloria 43 (Trionfale)
(+39) 06 39 74 5416
Open: Mon-Sat (11am-10pm) Sun (12-4pm & 6-10pm)
Closed: Never

Forno Campo de’ Fiori
Piazza Campo de’ Fiori 22 (Centro)
(+39) 06 6880 6662
Open: Mon-Sat (7:30-2:30pm-4:45-8pm)
Closed: Sundays, August 15th

Panificio Bonci
Via Trionfale 36 (Trionfale)
(+39) 06 3973 4457
Open: (Summer time) Mon-Fri (8:30am-3pm & 5-8:30pm) Sat (8:30am-3pm & 6-8:30pm)
Closed: Sundays, August 4th to 25th

C’è Pasta e Pasta
Via Ettore Rolli 29 (Trastevere)
(+39) 06 5832 0125
Open: Sun-Thu (8:30am-3pm & 6-9:30pm) Fri (8:30am-3pm)
Closed: Friday evenings, Saturdays, August 15th to 28th

Cafés, Craft Beer Pubs, and Wine Bars

Roscioli Caffè
Piazza Benedetto Cairoli 16 (Centro)
(+39) 06 8916 5330
Open: Mon-Sat (7am-11pm) Sun (8am-4pm)
Closed: August 12th to 21st

Ma Che Siete Venuti a Fà (beers only)
Via di Benedetta 25 (Trastevere)
(+39) 06 6456 2046
Open: Everyday (11am-2am)
Closed: Never

Open Baladin
Via Degli Specchi 5-6 (Centro Storico)
(+39) 06 68 38 989
Open: Everyday (12pm-2am)
Closed: July 28th to August 4th

Mostò
Viale Pinturicchio 32 (Flaminio)
(+39) 392 2579616
Open: (May-Aug) Mon-Sat (6:30pm-1:30am) – (Sept-Apr) Tue-Sun (6:30pm-1:30am)
Closed: August 16th to 30th

Osteria di Birra del Borgo
Via Silla 26/a (Prati)
(+39) 06 8376 2316
Open: Mon-Sun (12pm-2am)
Closed: August 14th and 15th

Litro
Via Fratelli Bonnet 5 (Monteverde)
(+39) 06 45 44 7639
Open: Mon-Sat (6pm-12:30am)
Closed: Sundays, August 9th to 25th