Late Night Food Guide

Late Night Food Guide in Rome

Where to eat late at night in Rome

It’s after midnight and you are in need of sustenance. Whether you have a hankering for a slice of pizza, a pasta dish or you want to indulge your sweet tooth with a sorchetta (a flat croissant topped with Nutella and whipped cream), your case of the late-night munchies can be cured at the following Roman establishments. Here is a list of the best street food joints, bakeries, and restaurants in Rome that offer late night food.

Il Sorchettaro
Via Cernaia 47a
Mon-Sat 9pm- 7am; Closed Sunday
Home of the Sorchetta, and a favorite among Romans for their late night Pizza, Il Sorchettaro is one of the most well known places to grab pizza or one of their signature Sorchetta pastries with a “doppio schizzo” (literally double squirt of chocolate and cream) after a night out in town.

La Base
Via Cavour 274/276
Mon-Sun until 5 am
Known for its famous clientele and late night hours, La Base is a restaurant, pizzeria, steakhouse and pub. The extensive menu and funky atmosphere draw an eclectic crowd of hungry partygoers, theatre people and international visitors until 5am. A great place for a night-cap and people watching, or for a meal.

Alì Baba
Via dell’Arco di Travertino, 27
Mon-Sun 10am-5am
If you’re in the mood for kebab, the perfect place for you is undoubtedly Ali Baba, the historic vendor of the famous oriental food that boasts the reputation of being the best in Rome. Open until 5 in the morning, it has become a regular stop for night owls, perhaps struck by sudden hunger at the end of the evening! Here you will find quality meat and a wide range of condiments; the kebab can be served on a plate or in a wrap, and you can choose between the traditional size and the XL size!

Ai Marmi
Viale Trastevere, 53
Thu-Tue 6.30pm-2.20am
This simple and laid-back pizzeria is perfect for families and large groups looking for good, honest food at an equally honest price. Commonly praised for its suppli and fried zucchini flowers, as well as its efficiently prepared pizzas, you will never leave Ai Marmi feeling hungry or unsatisfied.

Caffè Merulana
Via Merulana, 138
Daily 11am-4am
A historic venue in the capital, always a point of reference for both the daytime and nighttime crowd. A relaxing atmosphere with soft lights and jazz music, offering an excellent wine list and a wide range of cocktails to accompany traditional dishes, from Roman pasta dishes to grilled meats, and outstanding homemade desserts.

Premiata Panineria al Pigneto
Via Fanfulla da Lodi, 53
Daily 7.30pm-3.30am
The secret to the success of Premiata Panineria lies in the carefully selected ingredients, from the bread to the sauces, all crafted by hand. Try their gourmet burgers, tasty hot dogs, and freshly prepared fried delights. And don’t forget to experience the thrill of crossing the secret door you’ll find in the venue, beyond which awaits… a surprise!

200 Gradi
Piazza del Risorgimento 3
Mon-Thur 10am-3am; Fri-Sat 10am-4am; Sun 11am.3am
200Gradi is a sandwich shop located in the heart of Prati, near St. Peter’s. Its strength lies in the quality of the naturally leavened bread, baked to perfection at a temperature of 200 degrees. The sandwiches are named after the neighborhoods and districts of Rome! This is the perfect place for artisanal and high-quality street food, which also offers numerous options for vegetarians.

Paninoteca Orfeo
Via Tuscolana 574
Fri and Sat 6:30 pm-6 am; Sun 6:30-4:00 am
For a late night snack or early morning breakfast in Rome, Paninoteca Orfeo’s delicious paninis hit the spot after a long night of dancing and debauchery.

Via Ettore Rolli, 50
Open daily, h24
Born in 1960, the Maritozzaro is one of the gastronomic legends of Rome. Here, you’ll find a wide variety of this typical Roman sweet, which consists of a small loaf made with flour, eggs, honey, butter, and salt. Cut in half, it is traditionally filled with whipped cream and optionally enriched with pine nuts, grapes, and candied orange zest.

Il Pangocciolaio
Via dei Magazzini Generali 15
Tue-Sat 7pm-5 am
Il Pangocciolaio caters to the sweet tooths among us and sells a wide selection of “pangoccioli” (fluffy chocolate chip buns with a thin, fluffy crust) and croissants until 5 am. Try one of the many delicious fillings such as pistachio cream, nutella or apricot jam!

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