Let me start with my favorite pizza place on this trip! Located in the neighborhood “San Lorenzo” (where apparently most good pizza places are), Formula 1 serves one of the best pizzas in Rome. The location is pretty simple and has a grungy vibe. You’ll hear lots of Italian chatter and might have some problems ordering your pizza in English- but it will be an amazing experience! (I went back here a couple of times)
farinè la pizza
If you would like to go to a fancier, but still affordable pizzeria check out this place. You can order small pizzas here as well so you can easily eat lots of different types.
Another great Pizza place in a student area. Lots of locals seem to come here to watch sports and the entire restaurant is sports themed. (In case you are wondering: I was so excited to eat that I wasn’t able to take a picture of the entire pizza)
If you are walking around Trastevere and are looking for a non-stereotypical snack, drink or full meal this is the place to go. The Café is full with pop-art, cool designs and elabroate furniture. Their specialty is “Around-the-world”-Cocktails, which looked amazing!
I stumbled into this place on my very first day in Rome for lunch. I wasn’t disappointed. This was probably the most “legit” Italian place I went to. Nobody spoke English and I felt like they were surprised to see a tourist walk in. They had pretty good pizza, but their Seafood really sealed the deal for me!
My favorite pasta place I went to. Lots of locals think so too! Definitely make sure to get a reservation though, as it is always crowded. They also have a great selection of wines, if you are up for a wine night!
La Casa Del Caffè Tazza D’oro
This is a pretty typical coffee place to go to. It is right next to the Pantheon and great for a quick cup of coffee at their bar to get an energy boost while sightseeing.
SAID dal 1923
As a chocolate enthusiast I was really looking forward to go to this chocolate factory. You can get everything from delicious pralines, to chocolate covered fruit or even sit down at their café. Delicious!
I ate more gelato on this trip than I’m proud of. Here’s a list of my favorite Roman gelaterias:
This is a pretty classic Italian gelato place. They have a great amount of extremely tasteful flavors.
If you love vegan food or are lactose intolerant, this is your place to go!
This is a pretty fancy gelato experience. You can get crazy flavors here like rosemary-honey-yogurt or white chocolate-basil!
Come il Latte
I love the style of this gelateria. They have a great variety of flavors and also sell pastries. A little bonus: There are chocolate fountains where they will cover your ice cream cone with chocolate in.