Even Better than Your Nonna’s: The Best Tiramisu in Rome

Every Italian knows not all tiramisùs are created equal.   

When thinking of Italian desserts, the first thing that comes to mind is tiramisù. Spongy lady finger biscuits are dipped in coffee, covered in layers of creamy mascarpone and sprinkled with dark chocolate powder—it’s definitely the “pick-me-up” dessert we crave in Italy. And lucky for you, Rome is packed with delicious places to enjoy it. To save you from wandering aimlessly around the city in search of the perfect tiramisù, we’ve got you covered with this list of the best tiramisù in Rome.

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If you're looking for the best tiramisu in Rome, skip the tourist traps and head to one of these authentic spots instead.

1. ZUM

Footsteps from Campo de’ Fiori, you’ll find one of Rome’s greatest tiramisù institutions. Short for zucchero (sugar), uova (eggs) and mascarpone, ZUM is famous for its delicious small tiramisù portions and their creative takes on this classic dessert.

Definitely order the classic one, but take advantage of their small portions, and don’t miss trying their inventive pistachio and hazelnut flavors, too.  

Also note they offer both gluten-free and lactose-free options.

ZUM is home to some of the most innovative and best tiramisu in Rome.
Tiramisu comes in many delicious varieties at ZUM. Photo credit: Sasha Fujin

2. Two Sizes

You guessed it—this tiramisù oasis footsteps from Piazza Navona is famous for offering tiramisù in two sizes—small and big. Their small size option means you have to taste their wide variety of amazing flavors.

From classic and caramel, to strawberry and pistachio, Two Sizes offers new flavors every month—it’s the perfect excuse to stop by this charming pasticceria to taste of one of the best tiramisùs in Rome.

Two Sizes serves up some of the best tiramisu in Rome in—you guessed it—two sizes!
The best desserts come in small packages—to give you a chance to sample multiple flavors without getting full! Photo credit: Pawel Loj

3. Su Tiramisù

Get ready for a contemporary twist on classic tiramisù. Underneath the soft layers of mascarpone lies the secret to Su Tiramisù’s popularity: a crunchy round wafer that releases a delicious flavor once broken.

Dig into your tiramisù with your spoon, and taste the crispy twist on traditional tiramisù. From passion fruit and strawberry, to pistachio and hazelnut, you’ll have plenty of options to choose from. The one thing we know for sure? There’s no doubt you’ll be back for more.

4. Pompi

Known as the king of tiramisù, Pompi’s tiramisù is so amazing that its brand is listed as one of the excellencies of made in Italy.

Their tiramisù is so good that it’s many Romans’ go-to pasticceria when it comes to ordering their tiramisù birthday cake.

The mascarpone is heavenly, the lady fingers spongy, and the chocolate chunks layered on top give it the perfect crunchiness.

With six shops scattered around Rome, there’s no excuse for not tasting Pompi’s tiramisù.

Pompi serves up some of the best tiramisu in Rome. If you don't believe us, ask a local!
Tiramisu? You mean “heaven on a plate?” Photo credit: Buffet Colosseum

5. Flavio al Velavevodetto

While not exactly a tiramisù shop, this trattoria in the Testaccio neighborhood serves a mean tiramisù. Definitely reserve a table to taste their renowned cacio e pepe, but remember to leave some space for their delectable tiramisù.

Flavio al Velavevodetto’s tiramisù by the glass is creamy, chocolaty and oh-so-yummy. One pro tip we’ve learned the hard way? Don’t make the mistake of sharing—one portion won’t be enough!

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