Where to find the Best Pizza in Rome according to Locals

best pizza in rome

Roman-style pizza is traditionally thin and crispy.

Of course in the Eternal City you can find other varieties of pizza, including the doughy Neapolitan one. Here we’ll stick to the local though.

Have a look at our favorite spots and be ready to taste the best pizza in Rome!



Locals consider this place a true sanctuary of Roman-style pizza, centrally located between Piazza Navona and Campo de’ Fiori.

Baffetto is indeed a must-try pizzeria for those who want to taste thin and crispy pizzas topped with seasonal produce.

Local pizza capricciosa is particularly rich and tasty (tomato sauce, mozzarella, mushrooms, artichokes, sausage and egg). At Baffetto you can’t make reservations but they turn tables very quickly and it is well worth the wait. By the way we do not know if this is the best pizza in Rome…at least is one of our favorites!




Few meters away from Baffetto you can find a second sanctuary of Roman-style pizza. La Montecarlo was founded in 1986 and is one of the most popular family-run pizzerias and trattorias in Rome. Do not get scared by the line at the door. La Montecarlo gets no reservation but their service is super efficient. With a large brigade of local waiters you’ll be served nice and fast….and soon asked to let others in! Democratic, huh?




Do not expect anything fancy or formal, Pizzeria Ai Marmi is a 100% unpretentious, traditional pizzeria in the heart of Trastevere.

Needless to say, the Roman-style pizza (super-thin, crispy and seasoned with fresh ingredients) is Ai Marmi’s highlight.

That’s not all though. Here you can taste also delicious frites. Do not miss the supplì with tomato sauce and mozzarella, the zucchini flowers with anchovies and mozzarella, and the fillets of baccalà!




Historic pizzeria located in a cosy cobbled alley mid-way between Piazza di Santa Maria in Trastevere and Piazza Trilussa.

Dar Poeta is a little jewel and a must-try for true lovers of doughy pizzas and crunchy bruschettas!

Watch out: the place is small and particularly crowded on the weekends.




Nestled in the heart of Testaccio, this pizzeria is most famous for its paper thin, crispy base.

Consistently popular with locals, Remo is particularly busy on the weekends as – according to many – it serves the best pizza in Rome.

The trick here is to keep things simple, which explains why Remo’s pizza margherita is widely famed and almost impossible to top! Traditional supplì and delicious fried zucchini flowers are the must-try starters.




Emma is conveniently located close to Campo de’ Fiori Market. They serve great pizzas made from organic flours along with other food specialties. In fact Emma is not only a pizzeria but also a local style restaurant…and a gourmet food shop!

Booking in advance is highly recommended, especially on the weekends. Weather permitting you can enjoy a nice outdoor too.




Be ready to travel in time to the 70ies as you step in Formula 1, historic pizzeria in San Lorenzo district. This retro-style pizza parlour is inspired by the world of racing cars (hence the name) and is a locals’ favorite. Since La Sapienza University campus is located closeby, the place is also popular with students. Hence the casual, lively…and a bit noisy atmosphere! Needless to say Formula 1 serves Roman-style super thin and crispy pizza along with an array of fried -largely vegetarian- starters. The home made desserts are worth trying too, tiramisù included!



For those who prefer to have pizza as a quick lunch or a yummy snack to-go check our tips for the Best Pizza By the Slice in Rome. Also in our blog you can find more recommendations to eat and drink like a true local!





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