As proud locals we love to share tips and recommendations for you to enjoy the best trattorias in Rome.
Here’s a list of our favorite family-run spots to taste Roman specialties in nice locations at a great value for money.
1. TRATTORIA DA TEO
Da Teo is a historic trattoria in the heart of Trastevere, yet far from the tourist crowds!
Definitely one of our favorite places to taste traditional Roman cuisine in a nice and casual atmosphere.
Not to miss their “tortino di puntarelle and buffalo mozzarella” and delicious home made desserts!
Booking is recommended as the place is consistenly popular with locals.
- Address: Piazza dei Ponziani 7/a (Trastevere)
- Website: www.trattoriadateo.com
2. LA TAVERNA DEI FORI IMPERIALI
Cosy, family-owned trattoria in Via della Madonna dei Monti, a few steps away from the Imperial Forums.
At the Taverna dei Fori Imperiali freshly-made Roman dishes are served in a cozy and welcoming venue.
Weather permitting you can seat outdoors and enjoy the magical atmosphere of Monti, one of the best districts to go out in Rome!
Hot tip: go for the best pasta all’amatriciana (a tasty sauce made of tomato, pecorino cheese and cured pork jawl) and coratella alla Romana in Rome!
- Address: Via della Madonna dei Monti 9 (Monti)
- Website: www.latavernadeiforiimperiali.com
3. DA ARMANDO AL PANTHEON
Da Armando is one of the best trattorias in Rome’s historic centre.
Family-run and traditional style, they serve authentic Roman specialties at a moderate price, since 1961! Definitely worth a visit for a great food recharge during your sightseeing across the Pantheon area.
We recommend you make a reservation (especially for dinner), since the restaurant is small and consistently popular with both locals and tourists.
- Address: Salita De’ Crescenzi 31 (Pantheon)
- Website: www.armandoalpantheon.it
4. FLAVIO AL VELAVEVODETTO
A truly unique location escavated inside the Monte Testaccio, Ancient Rome “dump” where terracotta jars used to be collected after use.
This fascinating trattoria has also a nice outdoors to enjoy traditional local specialties (pasta cacio & pepe and Roman style saltimbocca are absolutely worth trying!) and great local wines.
Booking in advance is highly recommended, especially on the weekends, as this is one of the best trattorias in Rome.
- Address: Via Monte Testaccio 97/99 (Testaccio)
- Website: www.ristorantevelavevodetto.it
5. SALUMERIA ROSCIOLI
Salumeria Roscioli is a must visit place for big foodies and one of Rome best trattorias.
Family owned since mid-19th century, it’s located in the heart of Renaissance Rome, few steps away from Campo de’ Fiori Market.
The cosy store hosts a fabolous deli shop (where you can find some of the best Italian wines, cheeses, cured meats, olive oils, balsamic vinegars, etc.) and a delicious restaurant where you can taste traditional Roman specialties and fine charcuteries.
Being a really small venue, it is highly recommended making a reservation at least few days in advance.
- Address: Via dei Giubbonari 21-22 (Campo de’ Fiori)
- Website: www.salumeriaroscioli.com
6. CUL DE SAC
Historic winebar-trattoria founded in 1977 and located in a cozy square, two minute walk from Piazza Navona.
Warm atmosphere, quick and informal service, great selection of charcuteries, cheeses and wines (more than 1500 labels!).
That’s not all though…Cul de Sac also serves traditional Roman dishes (stewed oxtail, Roman-style tripe, pasta all’amatriciana), along with great house specialties (snails with green sauce, home made ravioli, meatballs, etc.).
- Address: Piazza di Pasquino 73 (Navona Square)
- Website: www.enotecaculdesacroma.it
7. SORA MARGHERITA
Founded in 1927, Sora Margherita is a precious sanctuary of Roman culinary tradition.
It is located in a cosy square in the heart of the Jewish district. A great setting to taste unparalleled Roman delicacies daily prepared only with season ingredients.
Tips: do not miss Sora Margherita’s deeply fried artichocks (“carciofi alla giudia”), grilled lamb ribs (“abbacchio alla scottadito“), Roman-style tripe (“trippa alla romana“) and a mouth watering cake with ricotta cheese and cherry jam (“torta con ricotta e visciole“).
Definitely one of the best trattorias in Rome!
- Address: Piazza delle Cinque Scole 30 (Jewish district)
- Website: www.soramargherita.com
8. LA FIASCHETTA
La Fiaschetta is a cozy and authentic Roman trattoria. A real gem a stone’s throw from Campo de ‘Fiori, in the splendid setting of Via dei Cappellari.
Absolutely recommended for lovers of local cuisine and good wine, La Fiaschetta boasts a large cellar and even a small oil shop, with the opportunity to taste and buy excellent olive oils.
Special mentions for an exceptional pasta alla gricia (made with crispy cured pork jawl and creamy pecorino cheese) and the very delicate polpette al pomodoro (meatballs with tomato sauce)!
In short, there are many reasons to try La Fiaschetta, one of the best trattorias in Rome on the border between the ancient Regola and Parione districts.
- Address: Via dei Cappellari 64 (Campo de’ Fiori)
- Website: La Fiaschetta
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