When to Eat in Rome: Breakfast, Lunch, Aperitivo & Dinner Times

PIzza at Casamanco at the Testaccio Market in Rome

Forget your eating schedule back home—it’s time to immerse yourself in Roman culture by embracing local eating times. All European countries have different eating schedules: northern countries tend to dine earlier while southerners grab their meals later. And time is so relative: 6 p.m. is “dinner time” in London yet “aperitivo time” in Rome, which […]

Where to Eat in Rome on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day

Plate of pasta in Rome

We Italians say that “quel che si fa a capodanno si fa tutto l’anno”—what you do on New Year’s, you do all year.  So don’t go crazy searching for the perfect place to celebrate the New Year and instead reserve your table at one of these great restaurants. From foodie havens to party-like atmospheres, we’ve […]

Where to Eat on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day in Rome

Dish at Casa Coppelle restaurant in Rome

We Romans take Christmas Eve dinner and Christmas Day lunch very seriously.  Official preparations for Christmas begin on December 8, the day of the Immacolata. This is when we put up our Christmas trees (the Vatican included!), and families inevitably start planning Christmas Eve dinner and Christmas Day lunch.  If you’re traveling to the Eternal […]

A Crash Course in Italian Cheeses

Real Parmesan is one of the most beloved Italian cheeses.

In Italy, cheese isn’t just something you eat. It represents where you are from and the history of your region. As you might have guessed, this means there are a lot of different cheeses in Italy.   Just like with bread, cured meat and pasta shapes, cheese in Italy is a geographical marker. Wherever you […]

An Insider’s Picks for Where to Eat Near the Trevi Fountain

First up in our pasta shapes guide: spaghetti.

Finding a restaurant near iconic landmarks like the Trevi Fountain is risky business—the possibility of ending up in tourist traps is very real.  And this isn’t just true in Rome; it’s an international fact. So imagine if you get hungry and need to figure out where to eat near the Trevi Fountain. What a nightmare, […]

7 Great Places to Eat Near Termini Station

Cacio e pepe pasta

Termini is more than a train station. It’s a gateway to one of Rome’s most diverse areas—and therefore, some of its best eating. Termini is Rome’s main railway station, and invariably will be where your train arrives if you’re coming from Florence, Venice or any other major city. Inside of it, there are the usual […]

Guide to Buying Wine in Rome: Where to Shop & Sip

Doing a tasting before buying wine in Rome isn't required, but it sure is fun!

Italian grocery stores have a decent selection of wines. But to dive into the real world of vino, get yourself to the famous enotecas—a mix between wine stores and bars where Italian and international wines are the protagonists.  It’s not just about wine here. At an enoteca, you’ll be able to sit down, enjoy a […]

7 Trattorias in Rome for the Italian Meal of Your Dreams

Velavevodetto is the best trattoria in Rome for cacio e pepe.

When we Romans want to indulge in authentic local cuisine, there’s no place like a trattoria: a rustic, family-run restaurant with generous portions. Cucina romana is known for its simple ingredients, and for the most heavenly antipasti, classic primi and hearty secondi, these no-frills, family-run spots are your best bet. So you don’t waste valuable […]

4 Perfect Days of Eating in Rome

Start the second of your four days in Rome with coffee and pastries at Linari, a beloved bakery in Testaccio.

We have a saying: “one life isn’t enough for Rome.” And it’s probably true. But if you only have four days in Rome, here’s where you should eat, drink and hang out. Photo Credit: Abbie Stark, Text Overlay: Devour Rome Food Tours An itinerary for four days in Rome In theory, finding places to eat […]

Behind the Bite: Prosecco

What is Prosecco? It's an affordable, delicious sparkling wine that gives better-known Champagne a run for its money.

Prosciutto. Parmigiano. Prosecco. There are certain words that just recall Italy. But when it comes to the last one, the love for it is often coupled with a justified confusion. Say “Prosecco” to someone, and the image that will come to their mind is a chalice of golden, bubbly liquid, sipped on a terrace in […]

Your Complete Guide to Eating Alone in Rome

One of the most delicious forms of pizza alla romana is served up by the slice, making it easy to eat on the go.

You’re in the Eternal City. The sun is setting over the Tiber. It’s undeniably romantic and now…you have to eat dinner alone in Rome? All the better! Farewell, long conversations about what’s for dinner that end in hangry arguments. When you’re eating alone in Rome, you get to decide what sounds good. And if you’re […]

5 Authentic Places Where You Can Eat in Rome in August

Da Cesare is one of our favorite picks for where to eat in Rome in August. They serve up some of the best pasta all'amatriciana in town!

Rome changes in August.  The center of the city is still swollen with tourists, eager to get in a trip before summer ends. But step out into the residential neighborhoods and you’ll see scores of empty parking spots and shuttered businesses.  Why?  Because Rome is mercilessly hot and humid in August, and many Romans escape […]

The 6 Best Places for Coffee in Rome + Essential Coffee Vocab

Ordering coffee in Italian isn't as complicated as it seems. A latte is just what you think it is.

Everyone knows the wonders of the world are best explored caffeinated. The good news is, you’re in Rome. The possibly not-as-great news is, you may be suffering at the hands of that beast known as jet lag.  Luckily, we have the solution, because you’re in the land of un buon caffè (a good coffee). Below […]

Rome Then & Now: Cafes

Rome's Ponte Milvio district is home to some of the best food, coffee, and wine in town.

When you think of Italy, we bet you think of pizza, pasta and coffee. But let’s focus on the third thing for now. There’s a good reason why Italy is synonymous with charming sidewalk cafes and flavorful coffee—in fact, it would practically be a sin to come here and not indulge in an espresso, cappuccino […]

Behind the Bite: Pizza alla Romana

One of the most delicious forms of pizza alla romana is served up by the slice, making it easy to eat on the go.

This post is part of our Behind the Bite series: deep dives into the dishes that we can’t stop thinking about. Pizza is the most iconic of Italian foods and one of the few Italian words to have penetrated into almost every language worldwide. It’s also one of the few Italian foods that comes close […]

Behind the Bite: Artichokes in Rome

Artichokes in Rome are a favorite product at the local market.

This post is part of our Behind the Bite series: deep dives into the dishes that we can’t stop thinking about. When it comes to eating artichokes in Italy, all roads, as ever, lead to Rome. Artichokes, carciofi in Italian, are omnipresent in Rome. You see them bundled up in restaurant windows, piled high in […]

What We Would Eat in Rome If We Had Only One Day

If you're not sure what to eat in Rome: we've got three words for you: cacio e pepe.

There’s a lifetime’s worth of meals to be eaten in Rome. But sometimes you’ve only got one day. Rome is Italy’s capital and biggest city, with literally thousands of great restaurants, bars, pizzerias, gelato shops and bakeries that we could recommend if you’re hungry. The good thing, though, is that Rome is still a relatively […]

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