The 22 best rooftop bars in Rome
Looking to spend a balmy evening doing aperitivo or dinner with a panoramic view over the city? Here are our favourite rooftop bars with a view in Rome for summer…
Les Etoiles @ Hotel Atlante Star
Via dei Bastioni 1 (Prati)
Les Etoiles Rooftop Cocktail Bar: 10am-1am
Lunch: daily 12.30pm – 3pm
Restaurant: 7.30pm-10.30pm, Tuesday closed
Les Etoiles Rooftop Cocktail Bar offers a truly spectacular panoramic view of Rome encompassing 360° of terracotta rooftops and some of the city’s most impressive monuments. The view takes in the best view we’ve ever seen of the facade and dome of St. Peter’s Basilica.
Via Sistina, 69 (Centro Storico)
Rooftop: daily 12.30pm – 12am
Cielo is a glamorous rooftop bar at the very top of the Spanish Steps. Come to enjoy an aperitivo and bar menu, with live music from 7pm to 10pm. The rooftop is lined with red and white striped umbrellas so you might think you were in Positano if it wasn’t for the spectacular city views.
Tiziano Terrace by Monti View
Via Cavour, 185 (Monti)
Rooftop Breakfast Buffet: daily 7am – 10.30am
Rooftop Bar & Bistro: Monday – Saturday 5.30pm – 11.30pm
Located in the Monti neighbourhood, and up on the 5th floor of the Monti Palace Hotel, this terrace boasts tall windows, a cosy outside area, an impressive bar, and a lovely seating area where customers can enjoy their meals in the sun. It’s the perfect place for the summer (and winter) months!
Singer Palace Hotel
Via Alessandro Specchi, 10 (centro storico)
Jim’s Bar: 5pm – 11.30pm
Restaurant: 7am – 11am, 12.30pm – 3.15pm, 7.30pm – 10.45pm
The Singer rooftop is an oasis with an unbelievable view, allowing its guests to enjoy a bird’s eye view of the Roman rooftops and Via del Corso just a stone’s throw away from the Trevi Fountain. Whether you choose to visit the rooftop for lunch, cocktail hour, dinner, or drinks, Singer staff will pamper you all the way through.
I Sofà @ Hotel Indigo St. George
Via Giulia, 62 (Campo de’ Fiori)
Roof Terrace Bar: 8am-1am
Roof Terrace Restaurant: 12pm-2.30pm; 7pm-10.30pm
Take a break from your sightseeing and enjoy an aperitif or dinner at I Sofà Bar Restaurant & Roof Terrace. Operating under the culinary hands of Chef Filly Mossucca, this rooftop bar and restaurant provides a gastronomic retreat for its visitors. On the weekend they host dinner with live music from 7pm.
La Terrazza del Cesàri
Via di Pietra 89/A (Pantheon)
Bar: 6pm – 12am
For an aperitivo or an after dinner drink during the summer months, La Terrazza del Cesàri should definitely be on your list. Not just because it’s located in the oldest hotel in Rome – founded in 1787 – but because it’s a hidden retreat from which you can admire the hustle and bustle of the city tucked away in an exclusive setting.
Sky Blu Pool Terrace @ Aleph Rome Hotel Curio Collection by Hilton
Via di San Basilio, 15 (Via Veneto)
Sky Blu Rooftop Bar: 12pm-12am
Sky Blu Rooftop Restaurant: 12.30pm–2.30pm; 7pm-10.30pm
Head to the 6th floor of the Aleph Hotel near the Trevi Fountain to get scenic views overlooking the city. Not only does this rooftop terrace have a restaurant and a separate bar/lounge area, it also has a pool for those hot summer months! Enjoy a beautiful Roman sunset or stay for a pool party filled with music, food/drinks, and good company.
Radisson Blu es. Hotel Roma Rooftop
Via Filippo Turati, 171 (Termini)
Restaurant Sette: 12.30pm-6pm; 7.30pm-10.45pm
Bar Zest: Bar 10.30am-12am
Restaurant Zest: 6.30am-10.30am; 12.30pm-6.30pm; 7.30pm-10.45pm
Chill listening to some music over aperitivo, dine on gourmet award-winning Italian dishes at Restaurant Sette, or just take in the surrounds with a cocktail in hand at their gorgeous poolside rooftop bar. Many surprises await you 30 meters above the air in the beating heart of the Esquilino neighbourhood.
Via Santa Maria dell’Anima, 30 (Navona)
“La Grande Bellezza” Rooftop: 6pm-12am
Head to the fourth floor of the Eitch Borromini Palazzo Pamphilj to have your jaw drop as you admire the suggestive panorama from the stunning Terrazza Borromini. Sip your cocktail or glass of wine in this splendid rooftop terrace nestled between the bell tower and the dome of Sant’Agnese in Aragone.
La Terrasse Cuisine & Lounge @ Sofitel Rome Villa Borghese
Via Lombardia, 47 (Via Veneto)
La Terrasse Cuisine & Lounge: 12pm-3pm; 7pm-10.30pm
Bar: 10.30am-12am. Sun 11pm-12am
Pair one of the most beautiful views of Rome with amazing Mediterranean cuisine with a French twist. This rooftop restaurant and bar is the perfect place to soak under the sun and enjoy la dolce vita.
Minerva Roof Garden @ Grand Hotel De La Minerve
P.zza della Minerva, 69 (Pantheon)
Minerva Roof Garden: 6.30am-10.30am; 12.30-3pm; 7.30pm-11pm.
Il Bar Le Cupole: 9am-1am. The hotel’s indoor bar moves to the terrace in the warmer months.
With good food and even better views, Minerva Roof Garden is an incredible place to enjoy sunset in Rome with a view of the Pantheon. Whether you choose to stop by for a full five-course meal or just share a cocktail with a friend, it surely won’t disappoint.
Il Giardino @ Hotel Eden
Via Ludovisi, 49 (Veneto)
Il Giardino Ristorante & Bar: 7am-1am
Il Giardino is a Mediterranean rooftop restaurant and bar that has become a hotspot to admire views of countless historic sites. While for the epitome of romance, head to the Michelin-starred restaurant La Terrazza, also under the guidance Chef Fabio Ciervo, offering equally spectacular views of the Eternal City.
Terrazza dei Papi @Mecenate Palace Hotel
Via Carlo Alberto, 3 (Termini)
Roof Garden Restaurant: 6.30-11pm
Sky Bar: 5pm-12am
Get a taste of Rome’s skyline at the wonderful rooftop of the Terrazza dei Papi. With 360° views of Rome paired with a candlelit dinner with regional and Mediterranean dishes, you’re in for a special experience.
Via Luigi Petroselli, 47 (Piazza Venezia)
47 Circus Roof Garden Restaurant: 12pm – 11.30pm
From the Jewish Quarter to Circo Massimo, 47 Circus Roof Garden offers sensational views of Rome. Enjoy an aperitivo or dinner, take in the unparalleled views of Forum Boario and Piazza della Bocca della Verità, and watch the city illuminate during the evening.
Acquaroof Terrazza Molinari
Via del Vantaggio, 14 (Spagna)
Acquaroof Bar: daily 6pm – 2am
Acquaroof Restaurant: *soon also for breakfast and lunch
Linger over lunch, enjoy a perfectly-mixed cocktail for aperitivo, and stay on for dinner at Acquaroof while taking in the breathtaking views of Rome. Located on the rooftop of The First Hotel, this restaurant offers stunning panoramic views of the Eternal City, paired with a sweeping menu.
Hotel Forum Rooftop
Via Tor de’ Conti, 25-30 (Monti)
RoofGarden Restaurant: 7am-10.30am; 12.30pm-3.30pm; 7.30pm-11pm
American Bar: 5.30pm-1am
With arguably the best view of the Roman Forum, Roof Garden is a must on the list of any rooftop lover. Whether you are just grabbing lunch between tours or settling down for the day with a nice meal, this is a guaranteed unforgettable stop. No matter where you are seated you are sure to have the best seat in the house.
Zuma Bar, Lounge & Terrace
Via della Fontanella Borghese, 48 (Spagna)
Opening Time: Sun-Thu 6pm-1am; Fri-Sat 6pm-2am
This high-end Japanese fusion chain from London landed in Rome in 2016 and it’s an ‘in’ crowd hangout. Carefully mixed cocktails, views that stretch out over Trinità dei Monti and with at least half of what’s on the full Zuma restaurant menu, it’s great for an aperitivo or dinner.
Sky Stars Bar at A.Roma Lifestyle Hotel
Via Giorgio Zoega, 59 (Pamphilj)
Opening time: 9pm – 1am (closed Monday)
This panoramic rooftop bar has been selected as one of the 100 Best Bars in Italy. Along with beautiful views of St. Peter’s Basilica you can order from a great selection of drinks at Sky Stars Bar.
D.O.M. Rooftop Restaurant & Bar
Via Giulia, 131 (Campo de’ Fiori)
Opening Time: 6pm – 1am
For your summer nights, sit at D.O.M. Hotel’s rooftop terrace boasting “the Great Beauty” style views of the Roman rooftops, churches and Gianicolo Hill.
Largo Febo, 2 (Piazza Navona)
Restaurant: 12am-2.30pm, 7pm-10pm
Enjoy one of the most evocative panoramic views of the Eternal City at La Terrazza del Bramante. The views stretch from the Roman rooftops to St. Peter’s and Castel Sant’Angelo, beyond the Quirinal Palace and the Spanish Steps. As you take in the views, enjoy lunch or dinner with seasonal and organic food.
Up Sunset Bar @La Rinascente
Via del Tritone, 61 (Barberini)
Opening time: Daily 9.30am – 11.45pm
Footsteps from the Trevi Fountain you’ll find the ultra-modern department store La Rinascente and its myriad of shops and restaurants. For one of the best bird’s eye views of Rome, head to the rooftop terrace Up Sunset Bar. Enjoy an aperitivo from 5pm till 9pm (along with their savoury maritozzi) or an after dinner drink.
Posh Terrace @Palazzo Naiadi
Piazza della Repubblica, 47 (Repubblica)
Opening time: Daily 10am – 12am
Head to Palazzo Naiadi’s rooftop terrace to get views of the ancient Thermal Baths of Diocletian and reconnect with the soul of the past from a chic venue. Right on Piazza della Repubblica, Posh Terrace is the perfect place to enjoy a sunset aperitif.