UPDATED FOR 2022: Visiting Rome in August used to mean eating badly or seldom, but things have changed in recent years (including due to the covid crisis…places just can’t afford to close) and now gastronomic-minded visitors need not compromise. Some great restaurants in Rome will be open for most of the 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 2022. They were accurate when published. Still, be sure to confirm openings before turning up. And 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. Latteria in Trastevere, one of my favorite wine bars, is open all month long, including Ferragosto. Meanwhile some other favorites like Cesare al Casaletto and Himalaya Palace are open throughout the month of August, only shutting on their regular closing day (Wednesday and Monday, respectively).

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 14 lunch and 15 all day

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 15-September 16

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 13-31

Piatto Romano
Via Giovanni Battista Bodoni 62 (Testaccio)
(+39) 06 6401 4447
Open: Mon-Sat (12:30-3pm & 7:30-11:30pm)
Closed: Sundays, August 9-September 5

Tempio di Iside
Via Pietro Verri 11 (Colosseo)
(+39) 06 700 4741
Open: Mon-Sat (12-3pm & 7:30-11pm)
Closed: Sundays, August 12-September 5

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 13-16

Casalino Osteria Kosher
Via del Portico d’Ottavia, 1e, 00186 Roma RM
(+39) 06 7978 1514
Open: Sun – Thu (10AM – 12AM); Fri (10AM – 4.30PM); Sat (9.30PM – 12PM)

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, and August 12-25

Antico Arco
Piazzale Aurelio 7 (Trastevere)
(+39) 06 581 5274
Open: Mon-Sun (12pm-12am)
Closed: Tuesdays

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, August 14-21

Himalaya Palace
Circonvallazione Gianicolense, 277  (Gianicolense)
(+39) 06 5826001
Open: Tue-Sun (12:30-3:00pm & 7:30-11pm)
Closed: Mondays

Enoteca L’Antidoto
Vicolo Del Bologna 18 (Trastevere)
+39 342 300 6808
Open: Wed-Sun 4-11pm
Closed: August 16-31

Romanè
(+39) 06 6975 6884
Open: Sun-Mon (11:30AM – 12:30PM)
Closed: August 15-22

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: Sundays, August 7-22

Pro Loco DOL
Via Domenico Panaroli 35 (Centocelle)
(+39) 06 2430 0765
Open: Mon-Sat (8:30am-12am)
Closed: Sundays, August 6-24

Sinosteria
Viale Guglielmo Marconi, 586
(+39) 06 9259 2048
Open: Wednesday to Monday 11:30-2:30 & 6:30-8:30pm
Closed: Mondays and August 9-18

Pizzerias

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

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

Pizzeria Ostiense
Via Ostiense 56 b/c
(+39) 06 5730 5081
Open: Mon-Sun (6:30pm-1:30am)
Closed: August 9-24

Markets, Street Food, Bakeries, and Takeaway Joints

Rome’s markets remain open Monday through Saturday, though many stalls have already closed for holiday and will re-open in September. You’ll still be able to find provisions at a handful of places in Mercato Trionfale, Mercato di Testaccio, and in the other roughly 120 markets throughout the city. Meanwhile, La Tradizione near the Cipro Metro is staying open throughout the month except August 15. It’s closed, as usual, Sundays. They also have a pop up happening at the Cinema Festival on Isola Tiberina through early September.

Trapizzino Trastevere
Piazza Trilussa 46 (Trastevere)
(+39) 06 581 7312
Open: Tuesday-Sunday (12pm to 1pm)
Closed: August 14-15

Trapizzino Testaccio
Via Giovanni Branca 88 (Testaccio)
(+39) 06 4341 9624
Open: Aug 8th – 11th and Aug 17th – 19th evenings only (6pm-1am).
From August 20 open everyday 12pm-12am
Closed: August 12-16

Antico Forno Roscioli
Via dei Chiavari 34 (Centro Storico)
(+39) 06 68 64 045
Open: Mon-Sat (7:30am-8pm) Sun (8:30am-6pm)
Closed: August 15

Pizzarium
Via della Meloria 43 (Trionfale)
(+39) 06 39 74 5416
Open: Mon-Sat (11am-10pm) Sun (12-4pm & 6-10pm)
Closed: Mondays

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

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 8-24

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 15

Ma Che Siete Venuti a Fà (beers only)
Via di Benedetta 25 (Trastevere)
(+39) 06 6456 2046
Open: Everyday (11am-2am)
Closed: August 15

Open Baladin
Via Degli Specchi 5-6 (Centro Storico)
(+39) 06 68 38 989
Open: Everyday (12pm-2am)
Closed: August 14-21

Latteria
Vicolo della Scala, 1
Open: Daily 6pm-1am
Closed: Never

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 10-30

Litro
Via Fratelli Bonnet 5 (Monteverde)
(+39) 06 45 44 7639
Open: Mon-Sat (6pm-midnight)
Closed: Sundays, August 10-20

Latta
Via Antonio Pacinotti, 83, 00146 Roma RM
(+39) 06 88923791
Open: Mon-Fri (6PM – 2AM); Sat (11AM- 2AM); Sun (11AM – 12AM)
Closed: August 11-21

La Mescita
Via Luigi Fincati, 44, 00154 Roma RM
(+39) 333 301 5847
Open: Sun – Thu (6PM – 12AM); Fri – Sat (6PM- 2AM)
Closed: August 11-21

Fischio
Piazzale degli Eroi, 00136 Roma RM
(+39) 328 785 1342
Open: Mon – Fri (8AM – 11PM); Sat – Sun (6PM – 2AM)
Closed: August 13-17