UPDATED FOR 2018 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 2018. 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, Antico Arco, Mesob, Nonna Betta, Pizzarium, Trapizzino Testaccio, La Gensola, Ma Che Siete Venuti a Fà, and Open Baladin. 180g Pizzeria Romana and Antico Forno Roscioli are considering staying open August 15 but had not decided at the time of publication.

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)
Open: Thursday to Tuesday 12:45-3pm & 7:45-11pm and Wednesday August 15

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

Sorpasso
Via Properzio 31-33 (Prati)
Open: Monday to Friday 7:30am-1am, Saturday 9am-1am
Closed: August 3 to 28

Pro Loco DOL
Via Domenico Panaroli 35 (Centocelle)
Open: Monday to Saturday 8:30am-12am
Closed: August 4 to 26

La Gensola
Piazza della Gensola 15 (Trastevere)
Open: Daily 12:30-3pm & 7:45-11:30pm
Closed: They may decide to close one day a week in August, call to make sure they are open

Tavernaccia Da Bruno
Via Giovanni da Castel Bolognese 63 (Trastevere)
Open: Thursday to Tuesday 12:30-3pm & 7:30-11:30pm
Closed: August 20 to September 13

Santo Palato
Piazza Tarquinia 4a/b (Appio-Latino)
Open: Tuesday to Fri 7:30-11:30pm, Saturday and Sunday 1-3:30pm & 7:30-11:30pm
Closed: August 6 to 21

Antico Arco
Piazzale Aurelio 7 (Trastevere)
Open: Daily noon to midnight

Il Sanlorenzo
Via dei Chiavari 4 (Centro)
Open: Tuesday to Friday 12:45-2:45pm & 7:30-11pm, Saturday and Monday 7:30-11pm
Closed: August 4 to 26

Mesob
Via Prenestina 118 (Prenestina)
Open: Daily 7pm-12:30am

Kiko Sushi Bar
Piazzale del Verano 90 (San Lorenzo)
Open: Tuesday to Sunday 1-2:30pm & 8-11pm
Closed: August 5 to 20

Piatto Romano
Via Giovanni Battista Bodoni 62 (Testaccio)
Open: Daily 12:30-3pm & 7:30-11:30pm
Closed: August 10 to 31

Al Moro
Vicolo delle Bollette 13 (Trevi)
(+39) 06 678 3495
Open: Monday to Saturday 12:30-3:30pm & 7:30-11:30pm
Closed: August 4 to September 2

Nonna Betta
Via del Portico D’Ottavia 16 (Ghetto)
Open: Wednesday to Monday noon-3pm & 6-10:30pm

Tempio di Iside
Via Pietro Verri 11 (Colosseo)
Open: Monday to Saturday 12-3pm & 7:30-11pm
Closed: August 12 to September 2

Tram Tram
Via dei Reti 44 (San Lorenzo)
Open: Tuesday to Saturday 12:30-3pm & 7:30-11pm, Sunday 7:30-11pm
Closed: Mondays, August 13 to 20

Osteria Bonelli
Viale dell’Acquedotto Alessandrino 172 (Tor Pignattara)
Open: Monday to Saturday 1-2:30pm & 8-11pm
Closed: August 5 to 26

Mazzo
Via delle Rose 54 (Centocelle)
Open: Monday to Friday 6pm-midnight, Saturday 12:30-3pm & 6pm-midnight
Closed: August 15 and August 19 to September 15

Pizzerias

Tonda
Via Valle Corteno 31 (Nomentano)
Open: Monday to Saturday 7:45pm to 11:30pm
Closed: August 11 to 23

Sforno
Via Statilio Ottato 110/116 (Tuscolana)
Open: Monday to Saturday 7:30-11:30pm
Closed: August 10 to 24

Pizzeria Ostiense
Via Ostiense 56 b/c
Open: Daily 6:30pm-1:30am
Closed: August 13 to 26

180g Pizzeria Romana
Via Tor de’ Schiavi 53 (Centocelle)
Open: Wednesday to Monday 7:30-11:230pm
Closed: They may close on August 15

Sbanco
Via Siria 1 (Appio-Latino)
Open: Daily 7:30-12pm
Closed: August 11 to 21

Street Food, Bakeries, and Takeaway Joints

Trapizzino Trastevere
Piazza Trilussa 46 (Trastevere)
Open: Daily 10am to 1pm
Closed: August 15

Trapizzino Testaccio
Via Giovanni Branca 88 (Testaccio)
Open: Normally Tuesday to Sunday noon-1am but from August 5 to 27, open evenings only, from 6pm-1am
Closed: Mondays, August 13th to 17th

Antico Forno Roscioli
Via dei Chiavari 34 (Centro Storico)
Open: Monday to Saturday 7am-8pm, Sunday 8:30am-4pm
Closed: They may close on August 15

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

Panificio Bonci
Via Trionfale 36 (Trionfale)
Open: Monday to Wednesday 8:30am-3pm & 5-8:30pm, Thursday to Saturday 8:30am-8:30pm
Closed: August 4 to 27

C’è Pasta e Pasta
Via Ettore Rolli 29 (Trastevere)
Open: Sunday to Thursday 8:30am-3pm & 6-9:30pm, Friday 8:30am-3pm
Closed: August 12 to 28

Supplizio
Via Dei Banchi Vecchi 143 (Centro)
Open: Monday to Saturday 11:30am-4pm & 4:30-9:30pm
Closed: August 4 to 19

Forno Campo de’ Fiori
Piazza Campo de’ Fiori 22 (Centro)
Open: Monday to Friday 7:30am-2:30pm & 4:45-8:00pm, Saturday 7:30am-2:30pm
Closed: August 15

Boccione “Il Forno del Ghetto”
Via del Portico d’Ottavia, 1 (Centro)
Open: Sunday to Thursday 8am-7:30pm, Friday 8am-3:30pm
Closed: August 4 to 27

Cafès, Craft Beer Pubs and Wine Bars

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

Open Baladin
Via Degli Specchi 5-6 (Centro Storico)
Open: Daily noon-2am
Closed: Never

Litro
Via Fratelli Bonnet 5 (Monteverde)
Open: Monday to Thursday 12:30-3:30pm & 5:30-midnight, Friday 12:30-3:30pm & 5:30pm-1am, Saturday 12pm-1am
Closed: August 10 to 20

Osteria di Birra del Borgo
Via Silla 26/a (Prati)
Open: Monday to Sunday noon-2am
Closed: August 14 to 15

Mostò
Viale Pinturicchio 32 (Flaminio)
Open: Monday to Saturday 6:30pm-1:30am
Closed: August 5 to 28

Il Goccetto
Via dei Banchi Vecchi 14 (Centro)
Open: Tuesday to Saturday 11:30am-2pm & 6pm-midnight
Closed: August 5 to 28

Roscioli Caffè
Piazza Benedetto Cairoli 16 (Centro)
Open: Monday to Saturday 7am-11pm, Sunday 8am-6pm
Closed: August 13 to 23