7 Unknown Restaurants Where the Locals Eat in Rome

Bucatini all'amatriciana is one of the quintessential Roman pasta dishes you need to try.

This blog post was originally posted on March 4, 2019 and was updated on September 23, 2020. As famous as its sights and museums are, Rome is a city of millions of ordinary people, most of whom have a favorite local restaurant “Eating like a local” is a phrase thrown around a lot in travel […]

8 Reasons Why You Should Take a Food Tour in Rome for Kids

A food tour in Rome with kids is the perfect family activity.

Ready to take a break from monument hopping and experience Rome like a local? Join a food tour in Testaccio for a day your family will never forget. You probably already have plans to visit the Colosseum or Vatican Museums with your family. But for a whole new way to see—and taste—the city, we suggest […]

The Essential Itinerary for a Perfect 3 Days in Rome

The Colosseum is a must during 3 days in Rome.

If you’ve only got 72 hours in Rome, you’ll want to make every second count.  You’re planning a trip to Italy and want to see all the bel paese has to offer. That means you’ll be hopping around from one town to the next to get in as much sightseeing as possible!  While 3 days […]

A Love Letter to Rome: Testaccio Market

One of our favorite spots in this Rome market guide is Testaccio.

This post is part of our Love Letter series: first-person accounts of what we love about Rome. I have lived in Rome for nearly nine years, but I still feel like a kid in a candy store when I step into Testaccio Market. The market is honestly one of the reasons I moved to this […]

Behind the Bite: Roman Offal

Coda alla Vaccinara is a classic Roman dish of oxtails in tomato sauce with celery

This post is part of our Behind the Bite series: deep dives into the dishes that we can’t stop thinking about. Inside the anatomy chart that is a typical Roman menu. Roman food has a few essential characteristics. It’s simple. The main seasonings are black pepper, pecorino and mint. And every part of the animal can […]

Our Favorite Rome Restaurants by Neighborhood: Testaccio

At Volpetti Taverna, you can sample all of the fabulous cured meats and cheeses from the neighboring shop

If we had to pick one central neighborhood that just oozed Rome—for food, people and ambiance—it might be Testaccio. Located on the banks of the Tiber, Testaccio is one of Rome’s most popular neighborhoods right now, for its many restaurants, markets, and tranquil daytime atmosphere coupled with a whole section of nightclubs. It wasn’t always […]

5 Street Food Bites in Rome and Where You Have to Try Them

Supplì, a fried rice croquette from Italy.

From ancient artifacts to the new snacks on the block, the Rome street food scene has it all. To misquote the old adage: ‘when in Rome, eat as the Romans do.’ And with street food experiencing a new popularity in the Eternal City, it’s a good place to start. Rome is positively teeming with everything […]