Da Enzo al 29
Via dei Vascellari, 29
Mon – Sat: 12:30pm – 3pm & 7:30pm – 11pm
An experience at da Enzo’s is about as close to a home-cooked meal in nonna’s kitchen as you are likely to find in Trastevere. Starkly-lit and strictly no-frills, this authentic trattoria keeps loyal patrons coming back for more thanks to its quality, rustic dishes. Think Roman primi classics including Cacio e Pepe and Amatriciana, as well as decadent meatballs in rich tomato sauce.
Piazza dei Ponziani, 7
Mon – Sat: 1pm – 3pm & 8pm- 11pm
If you envisioned sampling true Roman cuisine inside the warmth of a vine-clad villa, da Teo may be the perfect haunt for you. Specialising in white truffles and porcini mushrooms, the culinary staff skillfully prepare a range of hearty dishes suited to any palette. Also specialising in seafood-oriented pasta dishes as well as tasty zucchini flowers, da Teo won’t disappoint.
Il Maritozzo Rosso
Vicolo del cedro, 26
Mon – Sat: 12pm – 12am
Il Maritozzo Rosso brings a gourmet twist to Rome’s traditional maritozzo. What’s a “maritozzo”? It’s a typical Roman dessert consisting of a small loaf cut in half stuffed with plenty of whipped cream. But forget il maritozzo’s classic whipped cream filling and say hello to savoury and gourmet combinations that will make your taste buds tingle. Think a maritozzo filled with crispy guanciale and cacio e pepe, or the maritozzo with stracciatella from Puglia, anchovies from Sciacca and yummy baby spinach. These are just two of the 30 different recipes the owners have created.
Pizzeria ai Marmi
Viale di Trastevere, 53
Thurs – Tues: 7pm – 2am
Pizzeria Ai Marmi
When in Rome, do as the Romans do, which means abandoning any preconceived notions of sampling thick-crusted pizza; here it’s all about doing it thin! Perhaps one of Rome’s most iconic and recognised pizzerie, Ai Marmi has been serving tasty, no-frills pizzas for decades in its very casual and relaxed environment. A favourite of ours is the margherita with gooey buffalo mozzarella.
Seu Pizza Illuminati
Via Angelo Bargain, 10-18
Wednesday – Monday, 7pm – 12am
On the edge of Trastevere, close to the Tiber River, you can find Seu Pizza Illuminati, a restaurant great for groups of all ages to enjoy eating the finer pizzas in life. Immersed in a culture full of pizza expertise, Seu Pizza Illuminati is the ultimate heaven for the pizza lovers in your life. What I find so delicious about this restaurant’s pizza is the thick and doughy crust – crucial to the overall pizza eating experience.
Via della Scala, 71
Open daily: 11am – 11.30pm
When conjuring images of Italian culinary extravagance, there are the staple contenders: mozzarella, carbonara, and of course prosciutto. Recognising the latter’s importance in the Italian antipasto tradition, la Prosciutteria captured a niche market, and has devoted itself to serving a decadent mix of cut hams off the bone. Sample one of their mixed platters, and couple it with a fine red.
Coffee Pot Trastevere
Via del Politeama, 12
Open daily: 7pm – 2am
Ever thought of pairing spanish-inspired tapas with traditional Japanese cuisine? Well Coffee Pot has done just this, and it seems to be working. Set in an uber-cool, collective space featuring lounge and an outdoor patio for the summer months, this is the type of place you don’t want to leave in a hurry. Specialising in sushi and tacos, all that’s left is a drink from the extensive cocktail menu.
Via Natale del Grande, 52
12pm to 4pm & 7pm-11pm
Eggs Restaurant is an egg and carbonara heaven, open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. It’s a small and contemporary bistro with a rich and varied menu in which the egg is the star of the show. Along with organic hen eggs, there are also ostrich, quail, and sea urchin eggs plus caviar!
Checco er Carettiere
Via Benedetta, 10
Open daily: 12pm – 11:15pm
Rome is well-known for its hearty kitchen, and it’s holy staple-pasta trinity: Carbonara, Amatriciana, and Cacio e Pepe. Whichever is your penchant, rest assured that Checco Er Carettiere will deliver. Since the 1900s, this rustic taverna has been treating its customers to typical Roman dishes. Wanting something a little heartier? They also specialise in fish dishes.
Vicolo della Renella, 94
Mon – Sat: 7:30pm – 12am
While Rome is not necessarily synonymous with a seaside town, it certainly packs a punch when it comes to its decent selection of seafood restaurants. Trastevere’s Vizi is no exception to the rule. Serving indulgent dishes under the watchful culinary eye of Chef, Fabio Di Felice, pastas are perfectly paired with seafood, and the wine selection is sound.
Vicolo del Cinque, 58
Tues – Sun: 7:30pm – 11:30pm
Michelin starred, elegant, and aesthetically modern, Glass Osteria is the place you go to for that special occasion in Rome. With its menu often changing, diners can be treated to something a little more unique than what they may usually find in a typical osteria. Award winning resident Chef, Cristina Bowerman, specialises in seafood and beef dishes, one of which is the signature beef tartare, dressed with truffle. Vegetarian options are also available.
Piazza Mastai, 1,2,3,4
Open daily: 12 – 3pm / 7.30pm – 12am
Serving typical food in a rather old-fashioned environment reminiscent of 1960s Italy, Pucci is lovable kitsch; and its food is fine too! Serving classics, in particular a hearty selection of secondi, Pucci is your consistent go-to destination for simple Italian cooking. On Sundays they often host ‘Brunch and Vintage’, which is your chance to sample brunch goodness and try in-house vintage gems.
Via del Politeama, 23-25
Mon – Sat: 7pm – 12am
Set on a patio, amidst draping vines and soft light, Taverna Trilussa is the ideal outdoor dining experience for a romantic night. Serving Roman classics since 1910, this elegant restaurant serves the usual primi suspects (we recommend the Amatriciana) as well as more original pasta interpretations such as Tagliolini with truffle.
TiberinoVia del Politeama, 23-25
Mon – Sat: 7pm – 12am
The historic bar Tiberino, located on one of Rome’s most romantic locations, the Isola Tiberina, is now a restaurant and bistrot efficiently serving classic, trusty Roman dishes always certain to please. During the day, stop by for a pick-me up coffee in Tiberino’s caffetteria, or an afternoon gelato at the gelateria, or aperitivo on a balmy summer evening in the cozy piazzetta.
Via della Lungaretta, 101
Sun-Thurs 12pm-11:30pm – Fri-Sat 12pm-12am
Although Carlo Menta is not one of the first names that comes up when asking where to eat in Rome, it’s a safe bet. From the classic roman pizzas and pastas, to signature dishes from all over Italy, Carlo Menta’s true strength lies in its variety and prices. In fact keep in mind that you need a reservation, and that you and your party must all be present before they seat you! With one of the most affordable menus – €4 for a round margherita pizza – you’ll leave Carlo Menta with a full stomach, and wallet!
Alle Fratte di Trastevere
Via delle Fratte di Trastevere, 49/50
Mon- Sun 12-11om, closed Wednesdays
Here at Alle Fratte di Trastevere, the cooks know what’s good. With a typical osteria image and menu, what’s special about Alle Fratte are its American specialties. With an original NYC cook, you can find everything you might be craving from back home. Fresh bagels, pumpkin spice latte, apple crumble, homemade brownies, bacon, and much more are what sets this place apart from the rest. With the best of both worlds, Alle Fratte has you covered on all fronts. And on Saturdays and Sundays, they brunch!
Via delle Fratte di Trastevere, 49/50
Mon-Sat 8am-8:30pm, Sunday 9am – 8pm
Hidden in the Trastevere nooks, Le Levain is an irresistible bakery that calls upon the french tradition. True to its name, in english “le levain” means “mother yeast”; a prized ingredient when baking. Used in almost all of their recipes, Le Levain is popular for its homemade delicacies. From buttery croissants, macaroons, eclairs, and original tartes, Le Levain gives cornetti and pasticcini a run for their money. With flocks of students and locals often filling the bar, you’ll be able to experience Paris in Rome for a meal!
Vicolo del Bologna, 45
Translated, this osteria’s name means “the poet’s place” and is one of the most loved restaurants in Trastevere. With your typical checkered tablecloths, wooden chairs, and simple tableware you’ll feel right at home. Boasting a long list of pizzas to choose from, you’ll also be able to try different combinations you may have not known about. A personal favorite is definitely the “Cacio e Pepe pizza” that yes is like the pasta, but on a pizza! And no, that doesn’t mean the pasta is physically on the pizza (carb overload x100) but simply a pizza with cacio cheese and black pepper sprinkled on top. Might become your favorite too!
Via Porta Settimiana 1
With a long line of tables outside and the sun always shining on them, Settimiano could become your favorite bar in Trastevere. And not bar as in cocktails and shots, but the classic caffè and cornetto Italian bar. With lovely bartenders and a welcoming interior, you will be pampered and looked after the whole time. In case you don’t want to sit outside no worries, settle down in the other room; perfect for catching up with emails, friends, or a good book. Bask in the sun as you enjoy your cappuccino or try one of their lunch options- sunglasses are a must!
Via della Pelliccia, 27
And just when you thought Trastevere couldn’t get any better, Pico’s proves you wrong. With colorful interior, a delicious mexican/american menu, and an overall happy vibe served by the food and its staff (like Sesa at the cash register and her patient soul) Pico’s knows how to treat its visitors. Burritos, tacos, philly cheesesteaks, and much more are what make this tasty haven a popular destination for meals when in Trastevere. Whether you choose to eat here or take it home, I highly recommend adding churros and extra guac to your order. And yes, Tuesdays are indeed TACO Tuesdays; a corona and 3 tacos for 7 euros!
Piazza Trilussa, 40
On the corner right next to Meccanismo, Eat Street is perfect to grab a quick delicious bite to eat. With gourmet burgers and craft beers, Eat Street specializes in high-end street food. If you aren’t in the mood for burgers though, Eat Street serves up some delicious pasta and vegetarian cuisine as well. Especially great if you’re planning on sightseeing and need a meal that doesn’t involve sitting at a restaurant, here is the place to go. Make sure you try their desserts as well, the cheesecake isn’t New York, but is most definitely up there!
Via Benedetta, 1
With an entrance that may go unnoticed, Mammò is a must-see for anybody looking to eat healthy street food. Small yet well organized, Mammò has a few tables you can eat at and a long list of takeaway items in case the tables are full. With options that range from bagels and salads, to craft beers and cold cut options, you can choose between having a snack or a bigger meal. Vegan friendly, the ingredients are topnotch and carefully paired to guarantee the best results possible. Make sure to give the pastrami salad a go!