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The Best Seafood Restaurants In Rome

The Best Seafood Restaurants in Rome

As proud locals and big foodies we do love sharing tips and insights for the best food experiences in Rome.

Here’s a list of our favorite Seafood Restaurants in Rome, spread around the historic center and its surroundings. 

Enjoy and do not hesitate to ask for any further tips!

1. BENITO E GILBERTO

Benito e Gilberto is one of the best seafood restaurants in Rome and for sure one of our favorites!

Set a few steps away from St. Peter’s Square, in the heart of Borgo district, this place has served delicious seafood from the 1950ies (!) in a charming venue. And at a great value for money.

Booking is recommended as Benito and Gilberto is consistenly popular with both tourists and locals.

2. PIERLUIGI

Pierluigi is a mile stone in Rome for big foodies and seafood lovers.

Conveniently located a short walking distance from Campo de’ Fiori, this historic restaurant is the perfect choice for a romantic dinner or a special event in the Eternal City.

Here you can taste some of the best fish carpaccios and pastas with seafood in Rome, all paired with the finest Italian and International wines. 

Weather permitting you can seat outdoors and enjoy the magical atmosphere of Piazza de’ Ricci, a hidden gem in the heart of Renaissance Rome.

  • Address: Piazza de’ Ricci 144 (Campo de’ Fiori area)
  • Website: www.pierluigi.it

3. OTTAVIO

Ottavio is located close to the Basilica of Santa Croce in Gerusalemme and it’s considered by locals one of the best fish restaurants in Rome.

Its elegant venue is the ideal setting to savor perfectly roasted fresh fishes, juicy tartares and lucullian platters of raw scampi, prawns and lobsters.  

Desserts are home made and top notch.

Making a reservation a few days in advance is highly recommended.

  • Address: Via di S. Croce in Gerusalemme 9 (San Giovanni area)
  • Website: www.ottavio.it

4. TEMPIO DI ISIDE 

Tempio di Iside is a true Roman institution for seafood lovers.

Its large and curated venue is located at the feet of the Colle Oppio, a few meters distance from the Colosseum, where you can still admire the basement of the ancient Rome temple dedicated to Isis, the Egyptian goddess of fertility (hence the name of this great restaurant).

Here the menu features the very best of Mediterranean cuisine and varies daily according to the freshest available ingredients.

Dress up and be ready for a once-in-a-lifetime culinary experience at Tempio di Iside!

5. IL SANLORENZO 

Nestled in the very heart of Renaissance Rome, just a few steps from Campo de’ Fiori, Il Sanlorenzo not only features an unparallel location but also serve high-end seafood specialties. 

Here the secrets are the simple cooking and freshness of the ingredients, daily delivered from Civitavecchia and Anzio seaports.

Make sure to secure your table in advance as the venue is small and consistenly popular with both locals and tourists.

6. CAPO BOI 

According to locals Capo Boi is one of the best seafood restaurants in Rome.

Its classy yet cozy venue is located a few minutes drive North of Rome’s historic center, just off the unique Coppedè district.

Capo Boi serves outstanding crudi (raw marinated fish) and sea urchins along with a large variety of other fish delicacies.

Not to be missed a couple Capo Boi’s Sardinian specialties: pane carasau (super thin and crunchy bread) and seadas (delicious fried dough filled with cheese and seasoned with honey. Simply perfect as a dessert!).

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