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 2017. 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, La Torricella, Tavernaccia da Bruno, Nonna Betta, Pizzarium, La Gensola, and Ma Che Siete Venuti a Fà.

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

Trapizzino Testaccio
Via Giovanni Branca 88 (Testaccio),
Open: Tuesday through Saturday noon-midnight
Closed: Mondays and August 13-20

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

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

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

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

Via Properzio 31-33 (Prati)
Open: Monday through Friday 7:30am-1am, Saturday 9am-1am
Closed: Sundays and August 5-28

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

Via Prenestina 118 (Prenestina)
Open: Tuesday – Sunday, dinner only, 7:30-10:30pm call ahead!
Closed: Mondays

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: Sundays and August 5-28

Via Valle Corteno 31 (Nomentano)
Open: Daily 7:45pm-11:30pm
Closed: August 11-21

Via Statilio Ottato 110/116 (Tuscolana)
Open: Monday-Saturday 7:45pm-1am
Closed: Sundays and August 11-22

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
Closed: August 1-16; renovations in progress, which may affect re-opening date

Via Fratelli Bonnet 5 (Monteverde)
Open: Mon-Sat 1pm to 3pm & 6pm to midnight
Closed: Sundays and August 11-24

La Torricella
Via Evangelista Torricelli, 2/12 (Testaccio)
Open: Daily 12:30pm-3pm & 7:30pm-12am
Closed August 14

La Gensola
Piazza della Gensola 15 (Trastevere)
Open: Monday through Saturday 12:30pm-3:30pm & 7:30pm-11:30pm

Tavernaccia Da Bruno
Via Giovanni da Castel Bolognese 63 (Trastevere)
Open: Thursday through Tuesday 1pm-3pm & 7:30pm-11pm
Closed: Wednesdays and August 21-28

La Gatta Mangiona
Via F. Ozanam 30-32 (Monteverde)
Open: Daily 7:45pm-11:30pm
Closed August 3-16

Pizzeria Ostiense
Via Ostiense 56 b/c
Open: Wednesday through Monday 6:30pm-1am
Closed: Tuesdays and August 13 to 28

Via delle Rose 54 (Centocelle)
Open: Tuesday through Sunday 6pm-midnight
Closed: Closed Mondays, August 15, and August 21-28