Clorofilla Cucina e Distillati
Vicolo delle Grotte, 17 (Campo de’ Fiori)
Italian gourmet cuisine as well as Roman delicacies with a twist are in store for you at this urban jungle footsteps from Campo de’ Fiori. From seasonal tartares to carbonara with truffle shavings, you’re in for a pleasant surprise at Clorofilla. And make sure to come back over and over again, Chef Gianmarco Iorio changes the menu every three months, offering only top quality seasonal produce. And did I mention that everything is homemade – yes even the bread and sauces.
Forno Campo de’ Fiori
Campo De’ Fiori, 22
Open Mon-Sat, 7.30am-8pm
This famous bakery, right on the piazza, has earned its popularity perfectly executing the Roman street food classics. The forno turns out fresh and delicately seasoned pizza bianca in abundance daily and many gather to grab a slice, stuffed with mortadella or bresaola, perfect for munching while perched upon the base of the Giordano Bruno statue.
Piazza della Quercia, 23
Open daily, 12am-4pm, 7-11.30pm
Not overly frilly, yet perfect for a special occasion, La Quercia serves Roman cuisine with finesse. The restaurant is romantic in its peacefully tucked away location, far from the hubbub of the neighborhood. La Quercia serves many simple but fresh pasta dishes – the pici with asparagus and black truffle is not to be missed.
Via Monserrato, 11
Open daily, 6pm-11pm
Hence its name, Local sources all of its food and drink from within the region of Lazio. A hole-in-the-wall eatery, this spot becomes quite social in the evenings, providing low-key outdoor seating in the form of milk crates and wooden stools. We recommend a bottle of their organic wine and tagliere of meats and cheeses.
Osteria da Fortunata
Via del Pellegrino, 11
Open daily, 12pm-1am
It almost doesn’t matter whether you settle for the amatriciana or the gricia at the Osteria da Fortunata; the pasta itself is more than worth the visit. Take a look through the big front window as you approach the restaurant at the two chefs rolling and cutting fresh pasta dough into every shape imaginable.
Via delle Zoccolette, 22
Open Tues-Sun, 10am-11.30pm
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Original in concept and creativity, Pianostrada is the brainchild of four talented women who sought to bring quality, delectable street food to Rome’s center. Using both organic and local products, the team prepares a range of panini filled with typical ingredients such as burrata cheese and sundried tomatoes. For the more adventurous type, sample the salted cod fish burger.
Piazza de Ricci, 144
Open daily, 12pm-3pm, 7pm-11.30pm
Both a restaurant and cocktail bar, this fine-dining spot focuses its menu on top quality seafood straight from the ports nearest Rome. Pierluigi is a perfect outdoor choice for lunch and dinner on very special occasions. Beautifully dressed diners fill the small jewel-like piazza in the warmer evenings enjoying gorgeously prepared baccala’, octopus and prawns.
Via dei Chiavari, 34 (Forno Roscioli)
Via dei Giubbonari, 21/22 (Restaurant)
Roscioli oversees both a bakery and a restaurant. Their forno is known for its superb pizza al taglio. Roscioli’s ristorante, meanwhile, is great for a relaxed, sit-down meal: despite its gourmet, somewhat upscale menu, the dining experience is casual due to its shop-like interior lined with jarred goods, bottles of wine and glass cheese display case.
Piazza del Teatro di Pompeo, 20
Open Sun-Thurs,11am-11.30pm; Fri-Sat, 11am-1am
This is where to find the most beautifully refined variations of Italy’s most beloved dessert. The tiramisù fanatic can choose from flavors ranging from pistachio and frutti di bosco to rum and many more, all made with organic ingredients.