Top brunch (and lunch) hangouts in Rome

Top brunch hangouts in Rome
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The top spots for classic American brunch, or traditional Italian style lunch in Rome.

Italians have welcomed the popular tradition of brunch with open arms, and Rome has several brunch spots that do the classic American brunch justice. But here’s the thing, Italians also have an enduring history of the long lunch, “Sunday lunch” to be exact, a cultural institution, a weekly tradition, a time to be with family and friends.

Lucky for you, these two concepts live beside one another in perfect harmony – so whether you miss bacon and eggs, or you want to dive into the Italian lifestyle and enjoy the unlimited-choice of an Italian-style lunch, you can have the best of both worlds in Rome.

 

AMERICAN STYLE BRUNCH

 

Coromandel

Via di Monte Giordano, 60 (Navona)
Sat – Sun, 11am – 3pm
Price: à la carte menu

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At Coromandel you can order from a tasty range of buffet foods, including bagels, croque madame, pancakes, eggs benedict, and scrambled eggs alongside teas and fruit juices. Your chosen treats will be served on dainty china in the restaurant’s cosy setting. This is one of the best in town.

Il Maritozzo Rosso

Vicolo del Cedro, 26 (Trastevere)
Sundays, 12pm – 3.3opm
Price: a la carte

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To start your Sunday on the right foot, head to Il Maritozzo Rosso for their delicious brunch. There’s an a la carte brunch menu with everything you have ever dreamed of: from the Benedict Maritozzo, spongy omelettes, pancakes with maple syrup and vegetable woks, to carrot cakes, pancakes and cheesecakes, and of course, the classic maritozzo with whipped cream and more! You can also order a Maritozzi Burger la carte, which come with either beef or salmon, and of course a vegetarian Maritozzi Burger couldn’t be missing.

Babington’s

Piazza di Spagna, 23
Everyday, 10am – 9pm
Price: à la carte menu

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It’s one of the only (if not the only) places in Rome where you can have freshly baked and authentic English muffins, a proper Eggs Benedict with imported Scottish salmon or the classic ham, and a traditional English breakfast spread with poached eggs and crispy Irish bacon. Try their homemade cheesecake, add a glass of champagne, and you’ll be in brunch heaven – also known as Babington’s.

Bakery House

Corso Trieste 157 (Nomentana)/ Via Riano, 11 (Ponte Milvio) / Viale America, 89 (Eur)
Sat – Sun, 11am – 4pm
Price: à la carte menu

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The brunch at Bakery House adheres to the traditional US style, with a menu that includes scrambled eggs and bacon, ham and cheese omelettes, pancakes, Eggs benedict, French toast, bagels, and stuffed sandwiches. Every dish is accompanied by fresh orange juice and American coffee.

Dolce

Via Tripolitania, 4 (Trieste/Nomentana)
Sundays 12pm – 3pm
Price: à la carte menu

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Craving some fluffy pancakes drizzled in syrup? Or some waffles with homemade vanilla ice-cream and fresh fruit? Maybe you’re more of an Eggs Benedict type? Whatever your American craving, Dolce will definitely deliver. Come by this gorgeous restaurant with a lovely outdoor space to indulge in a delicious a la carte brunch. From omelettes with up to three ingredients of your choice to homemade cakes and more, Dolce will become your new home away from home when it comes to Sunday brunch!

Babette

Via Margutta, 1 (Piazza del Popolo)
Tue – Sun from 9am
Price: a la carte

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Homemade pastries are the specialty in this elegant and sweet bistro. A range of pasta, meat, soups, and desserts complete their Italian colazione, which we’d describe more as a brunch. Their forte are the eggs, in every shape and form – scrambled, fried, a la coque – their yummy homemade cakes and their crepes with jam. However it is the outside courtyard that makes Babette stand out, offering the perfect space to enjoy a relaxed brunch during summer.

HOTEL BRUNCH

 

Hotel Eden – Il Giardino Restaurant & Bar

Via Ludovisi, 49 (Spagna)
Mon – Sun, 12.30pm – 3pm
Price: €80 excluding water and coffee

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Come treat yourself to a dreamy brunch at the luxury 5-star Hotel Eden. Michelin-starred Chef Fabio Ciervo will dazzle you with a rich brunch that will meet any taste and desire. Once seated, you’ll indulge in a brunch tasting menu that changes weekly. Ciervo’s brunch menu ranges from cold dishes, including carpaccios, a first-class selection of cured meats, salads and rustic cakes, to hot dishes such as parmigiana, mini burgers, soups, risottos, pasta, meat and seafood. And of course, an American touch to brunch couldn’t be missing: pancakes, waffles, muffins, cupcakes and much more await you! And to conclude,a selection of pastries by Pastry Chef Ezio Redolfi.

Jacopa

Via Jacopa de’ Settesoli, 7 (Trastevere)
Sunday for lunch
Preice: €25 beverages excluded

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Inside the San Francesco a Ripa hotel, you’ll find – Jacopa, a young and contemporary reality in Trastevere. On hotel’s splendid terrace overlooking the Roman rooftops, in addition to the intriguing aperitif and dinner proposal, you’ll also be able to indulge in Sunday brunch (while during the colder months of the year, brunch will be served in the restaurant on the ground floor). Get ready to dive into their American and Italian style brunch: from caesar salad, pancakes and hamburgers to soups, first and main courses of the day. The menu changes weekly.

Hotel Rome Cavalieri – Ristorante Uliveto

Via Alberto Cadlolo (Trionfale)
Sunday for lunch
Price: €85 adults, €40 kids

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The Rome Cavalieri was the first to bring brunch to Rome, more than forty years ago. Executive Chef Fabio Boschero along with the Uliveto team offers a gourmet brunch, using the best ingredients the Italian peninsula has to offer. The chef will welcome you with several appetizers served at the table. The first and second courses are served à la carte while cold dishes such as salads, raw – both meat and fish – and desserts are buffet style, chosen by you and prepared by the chefs in the various live stations. You can decide which fish to taste, its seasoning and its preparation method, in tartare or carpaccio. Don’t forget to leave room for dessert: pastry chef Dario Nuti’s trolley is full of goodies!

 

ITALIAN STYLE BRUNCH

 

Proloco Trastevere

Via Goffredo Mameli, 23 (Trastevere)
Sundays 12pm – 3.30pm
Price: €25 per person

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Get ready for “Il Pranzo Contadino” a.k.a. the “Farmer’s Lunch” – the first brunch dedicated to products from small producers in the Lazio region. Brunch is served at your table and includes Il piatto del contadino, a rich assortments of cheese, cured meats, seasonal vegetables and other hot and cold specialties form Lazio; a first or main course of your choice and the dessert of the day. Bread and water are included too.

MadeITerraneo

Via del Tritone 61 – Via Due Macelli 23 (Centro)
Daily
Price: a la carte

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MadeITerraneo, Terrace Restaurant & UP Sunset Bar, are captained by chef Riccardo Di Giacinto and wife Ramona Anello. A modern place with a slightly retro design, MadeITerraneo, on the top floor of the Rinascente in via del Tritone, offers an out-of-the-ordinary Sunday brunch. You’ll find the savoury maritozzi and the light Moussaka of aubergines; the Felicetti Spaghetti with tomato and basil and the chicken with Marrakech aromas. Not to mention the pizzas made with lievito madre yeast. The menu concludes with a vast assortment of desserts including sweet maritozzi, macarons, lavender crème brûlée with apple and cinnamon, butter cookies, carrot cake, tiramisu and ice cream.

Acqualunae

Piazza dei Quiriti 19/20 (Prati)
Sunday for lunch
Price: €45, beverages not included

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In the Prati neighbourhood, Acqualunae stands out as a unique reality. The chef and owner Emanuele Paoloni offers an original Sunday lunch menu: every week a new seasonal 7-course menu is presented. The experience starts off with the chef’s welcome with a glass of prosecco. An extra virgin olive oil tasting with homemade bread and salts follows. Afterwards, get ready for a starter followed by a first course, a main course, a pre-dessert, dessert and small pastry!

Porto Fluviale

Via del Porto Fluviale, 22 (Ostiense)
Sat – Sun 12.30pm – 4pm
Price: €20 per person or a la carte

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Porto Fluviale has an American diner-style atmosphere. It welcomes the pace of the weekend with a €20 fixed price menu composed of 13 mini courses including starters, first courses, main courses, a side dish and desserts. Each week you will find a different menu that reflects the market offer. Among the most famous dishes are their burgers, arancini, cured meats and cheeses. If you prefer to order à la carte there is no problem: Porto Fluviale leaves this option too!

Gusto

Piazza S. Apollinare 41 (Navona)
Daily from 11am
Price: a la carte

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This restaurant has a more modern feel than the others on this list. While they actually serve breakfast, due to their opening time and great selection of food we’re describing this more as brunch. Their menu ranges from meat, seafood, pizza and pasta to familiar favourites such as bacon and eggs. There is also a variety of vegetarian options. Be sure to leave room for a dessert of cheesecake, doughnuts and cupcakes!

Il Margutta Vegetarian Food & Art

Via Margutta, 118 (Popolo)
Daily 12.30pm-3.30pm
Price: weekdays €15, weekend €25 buffet

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For those more health-conscious amongst us, Il Margutta offers a surprisingly wide variety of dishes, and you can indulge guilt-free in the knowledge that the dishes are vegetarian and organic. Their colorful and fragrant buffet is composed of over 50 recipes prepared with organic products and cooked with special ovens that safeguard the nutritional values ​​of the raw materials, enhancing their flavors. Brunch is available daily, but at weekends you’ll be able to enjoy an unlimited buffet accompanied by live music.

Necci

Via Fanfulla da Lodi, 68 (Pigneto)
Sat – Sun 11am – 3.30pm
Price: à la carte menu

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Bar Necci is a funky diner made famous by the Italian director Pier Paolo Pasolini, who shot parts of his 1961 film “Accattone” here. The lunch is specifically Italian, and offers specialty house-made pasta dishes as well as lots of cakes, such as the Sunday brunch specialty: cheesecake!

Rosti

Via Bartolomeo D’Alviano, 65 (Pigneto)
Sat – Sun 12pm – 4pm
Price: €20

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Rosti’s interpretation of brunch, entitled “Nonna’s lunch” invokes memories of a delicious Italian homemade lunch from grandma in the company of family. The dishes remind diners of familiar places and the comfort of home. For € 20 you can try 5 appetizers, 3 first courses, 2 main courses, 1 side dish and 2 desserts. The dishes can also be ordered individually in the whole portion and the entire menu is always available with pizza, fried food and grill. You’ll find different dishes from entrée, mains, and sweets including seasonal vegetables, meats, pasta and homemade desserts: the perfect way to feel at home when away from home.

Hopside

Via Francesco Negri, 39/41 (Ostiense)
Sundays 12pm – 3pm
Price: a la carte

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Hopside has turned itself from an old warehouse to a funky little brewery that attracts not only home brewers but also brunch aficionados. Their brunch style is Italian and American with a variety of sour and sweet dishes. At this brunch you can taste handmade beers to match your choice of a range of dishes. From Eggs Benedict, Croque Monsieur, Omelette, and your personalized eggs by choosing from a list of additions from the “Pimp my eggs” menu) to delicious burgers with their own list of pimped up additions.

Doppio Zeroo

Via Ostiense, 68 (Ostiense)
Sat – Sun 12.30pm – 3.30pm
Price: €16 (Sat) kids €12 (Sat), €20 (Sun) kids €15 (Sun)

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This menu is a mix of American and Italian brunch and lunch options. There are entrees, pasta, and salads, as well as, meats and of course, lots of cakes and fresh fruit. It has a classic brunch-lunch fusion with a stylish atmosphere and an friendly and eclectic crowd.

INTERNATIONAL STYLE BRUNCH

 

Le Serre by Vivi

Via Decio Filipponi 1 (Monte Mario)
Daily
Price: €20-25 

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Surrounded by a garden and plants in Monte MArio, Le Serre by Vivi has recently opened. In this huge space packed with a delightful outdoor area you’ll be able to enjoy brunch: scrambled eggs and bacon, homemade yogurt with granola, homemade cakes and avocado toast are just some of the dishes to order. The centrifuges are fresh and the selection of hot drinks is also wide. Pre-formed menus of 20, 23 and 25 euros can be ordered, each with a precise selection of food.

Marigold

Via Giovanni da Empoli 37 (Ostiense)
Sat – Sun 9am – 3pm 
Price: a la carte

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Domenico, a chef of Calabrian origins, and Sofie, a Danish pastry chef, have created one of the most interesting and atypical realities in the Roman scene. In the Ostiense area, Marigold stands out as a bakery with a welcoming and essential restaurant, in perfect European style. In addition to snacks and breakfast, lunch and dinner, on weekends you can indulge in their seasonal brunch. There is fresh fruit with yogurt and granola, sandwiches of the day and then of course a vast assortment of eggs: soft-boiled with homemade rye bread, fried with sage, or in an omelette version with cheese, and if you fancy desserts, find the best English pastry line in Rome with brownies, carrot cake and buttermilk pancakes with maple syrup. The drinks are also excellent: among the most particular is the unfiltered apple juice.

Queen Makeda

Via di San Saba, 11 (Aventino)
Sundays 12.30pm – 3.30pm
Price: €20 per person, €12 euro for children inclusive of animation

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On Saturday and Sunday, Queen Makeda offers an International brunch plus a variety of meats from the typical English Sunday Roast; including rotisserie lamb, chicken, pork, and beef. Let’s not forget the sweets: brownies, muffins, cupcakes, pancakes with maple syrup and other delightful cakes created in the Makeda kitchen.

Treefolk’s Public House

Viale Trastevere 192
Sundays for brunch, Mon – Fri business lunch
Price: €23 (beverages excluded) or €29 (with unlimited American coffe + a Bloody Mary), €11 business lunch

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One of the new openings in Trastevere is Treefolk’s Public House, which takes the gastropub concept to a whole new level. In addition to the wide range of beers and drinks on one hand, and fine dining on the other, chef Valerio Mattaccini prepares the traditional English Breakfast: there are eggs with mushrooms, tomatoes, beans, toast and bacon. And these can be prepared in several variations: scrambled, bull’s-eye and benedict for example. Obviously, there is plenty of room for desserts such as pies and brownies up to the more Roman maritozzi, both sweet, with cream or ricotta and sour cherries, and savoury, stuffed with creamed cod or oxtail, to name a few. And you know what the beauty is? You can taste all this, and more, in an unlimited way at the fixed price of €23 on Sunday (beverages excluded), otherwise for €29 euros with no limits American coffee and a Bloody Mary of your choice among the 6 possible. While from Monday to Friday there is a business lunch for €11 with water and coffee included.

Mediterraneo at MAXXI

Via Guido Reni, 4a (Flaminio)
Sat – Sun 12pm – 3pm
Mandatory reservation
Price: a la carte

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Medïterraneo, the restaurant and garden at MAXXI, has launched their “Brunch in the city” formula. After Barcelona and Madrid, the brunch formula arrives to Rome revolutionizing the concept of ​a Roman Saturday. Get ready for a Saturday brunch with international food, DJ sets and design. Dishes include chicken club sandwiches with fries, mazara bowl, avocado toast over the classic egg and bacon with toast, roasted tomato and caramelized onion. While on Sundays there is a family lunch: the idea comes from chef Emanuele Pompili who creates classic Italian Sunday dishes such as fettuccine or tortellini alongside traditional European brunch dishes such as croque-monsieur, club sandwiches or eggs benedict. The menu is à la carte and also includes combined formulas.

Le Carré Français

Via Vittoria Colonna 30 (Centro)
Sundays 9am – 12pm
Price: €32 

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In the heart of Rome, a stone’s throw from Piazza Cavour, Le Carré Français offers brunch with an unlimited formula at a price of €32 euros per person. The offer includes typical homemade Breton savoury biscuits, sweet crêpes, raw milk cheeses from a French dairy artisan, classic croque madame and croque monsieur, quiches and much more. Everything is strictly homemade. It’s the perfect brunch spot for riends and family, immersed in the lively atmosphere of the modern bistro reminiscent of a French brasserie

Latta

Via Antonio Pacinotti, 83 (Ostiense)
Sundays for lunch
Price: a la carte

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Inspired by the 1950’s American soda companies and taking into account the two biggest trends in the beverage world right now (natural, low abvbeverages) Latta offers high quality drinks and food at affordable prices in a casual, cool setting. The food menu is inspired by pub food, offering a modern street food version with a Roman twist. In this industrial-style pub boasting a pleasant outdoor area, on Sundays you can find an interesting lunch selections with fermentation as the theme. Next to alcoholic or non-alcoholic drinks, rigorously fermented at home, you can enjoy the rustic bread bruschetta with roasted cherry tomatoes, basil and peaches in different textures, or the classic croque monsieur based on cooked ham, dark cheese and bechamel. There’s also an ad hoc menu for children.

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