The 26 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…
Terrazza Les Etoiles @ Hotel Atlante Star
Via dei Bastioni 1 (Prati)
Rooftop Cocktail Bar: 5.00pm – 1am
Restaurant: 7.30pm – 10.30pm; 12.30pm – 3pm (only weekend)
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.
Cielo Bar @ Hotel de la Ville
Via Sistina, 69 (Centro Storico)
Bar: 12pm – 12am
Restaurant: 12.30pm -3pm; 7.30pm – 10.30pm
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 @ Monti Palace Hotel
Via Cavour, 185 (Monti)
Rooftop Bar & Bistro: everyday 5pm – 11.30pm (from May 22 to August 7)
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!
Sky Garden Organics Pool terrace by Red Bull @ Aleph Rome Hotel
Via di San Basilio, 15 (Via Veneto)
Opening Times: Wednesday to Saturday, 6pm to midnight
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.
Mama Shelter Rooftop
Via Luigi Rizzo, 20 (Prati/Trionfale)
Opening Hours: 6pm – 12am
There’s an awesome new addition to the Cipro-Vatican-Prati area of Rome and just in time for summer rooftop season! Mama Shelter has reopened its rooftop bar. Enjoy panoramic views overlooking Rome, the Vatican and St. Peter’s Basilica while you eat, drink, and mingle in the cool open air featuring the same live music from their downstairs bar and restaurant. Much like the rest of the Mama Shelter Hotel, the atmosphere at Mama’s Rooftop is delightful and welcoming yet sophisticated and glamorous. And the crowd is a good mix from business and young professionals to local singles and international tourists visiting.
Singer Palace Hotel
Via Alessandro Specchi, 10 (centro storico)
Jim’s Bar: 4pm – 12am
Restaurant: 7am – 11am, 12.30pm – 14.45pm, 7.00pm – 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.
Mùn – Rooftop Cocktail Bar @ DoubleTree by Hilton Rome Monti
Piazza dell’Esquilino, 1 (Monti)
Opening times: Mon – Fri 6pm – 12am; Sat – Sun 12pm – 2am
When daylight falls, Mùn – Rooftop Cocktail Bar is ready to welcome dinners, parties and events with its panoramic view over the rooftops of the city and the Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore, one step closer to the moon. An elegant atmosphere characterized by warm and natural tones, enriched by the tantalizing selections of Chef Alessandro Caputo, served in combination with the signature cocktails of Mixologist Antonio De Meo.
I Sofà Restaurant & Roof Terrace @ Hotel Indigo St. George
Via Giulia, 62 (Campo de’ Fiori)
Roof Terrace Bar: 12pm – 12am
Roof Terrace Restaurant: 7pm-10pm (Monday closed)
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 Biagio Maiuri, this rooftop bar and restaurant provides a gastronomic retreat for its visitors.
Otto Roof Bar @ W Hotel Roma
Via Liguria, 26-36 (Veneto)
Opening times: Wed-Sun 5pm – 11pm
Enjoy the view from the Otto Rooftop Bar, located on top of the new W Hotel in Rome. It is surrounded by lemon trees and accompanied by live DJ music. Here, you can sip on a drink, and enjoy raw fish and pizza from Pierdaniele Seu– award-winning pizza chef and the new rising pizza star of Italy.
Mirabelle @ Hotel Splendide Royal
Via di Porta Pinciana, 14 (Via Veneto)
Aperitivo: 5pm – 11pm
Restaurant: 7.30pm – 10.30pm
Mirabelle is a romantic roof garden footsteps from Via Veneto where you can indulge in a menu entirely characterized by Italian produce. Executive Chef Stefano Marzetti’s creations paired with the 900 wine labels and the 360-degree panoramic views over Rome, encompassing Villa Borghese and the Eternal City’s monuments, make Mirabelle the perfect culinary and sensory experience.
Terrazza Hey Güey @ Chapter Roma
Via di S. Maria de’ Calderari, 47 (Jewish Quarter)
Opening time – Two shifts: 6pm – 8.30pm | 8.45pm – 11.30pm
Hotel Chapter’s new terrace Hey Guei is revolutionizing the Roman landscape with accessible and contemporary luxury dedicated to Mexico. Uniting street art, healthy food, mixology and gastronomic excellence in an old building in Rione Regola, the terrace feels like taking a mini vacation to South America. Expect signature empanadas and mezcal drinks in a subtropical oasis among classic Roman rooftops. The menu is Mexican, prepared by Chef Victor Cuenca in an open kitchen and displayed on a blue Ape Piaggio food truck.
47 Circus Roof Garden @ Fortyseven Hotel
Via Luigi Petroselli, 47 (Circo Massimo)
Opening Times: 12pm – 12.30am
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.
Via Ostiense, 193 (San Paolo)
Opening times: Sun-Thur 4pm – 2am; Fri-Sat 4pm – 3am
Angeli Rock, located right by Basilica di San Paolo Fuori le Mura, is a mix between an open space club and a ristopub. With four levels including a rooftop, a covered garden, and indoor rooms, it is fitting for any occasion: Sunday brunch, lunch, smart-working, aperitivo, dinner, and drinks.
Alto Cocktail Bar @ Hotel The First Musica
Lungotevere Dei Mellini, 27 (Prati)
Opening Time: 6pm – 2am
Alto, an extraordinary rooftop cocktail bar, is located on the sixth and seventh floors of the brand-new boutique Hotel The First Musica. Expect 5-star service, excellent signature cocktails, and food offerings that will allow you to have a ‘long’ aperitif, available from 6pm until closing time. Try the Roman-style or fried pizza from 180gr, catch of the day tartare and carpaccio, oysters, salmon up to mini burgers, and club sandwiches. On the seventh floor, a roof dominated by an olive tree and an incredible and unusual view of the Tiber awaits you.
Rooftop Spritzeria Monti
Via dei Serpenti, 108 (Monti)
Opening times: Mon – Fri 6pm – 12am; Sat -Sun 6pm – 1am
Spritzeria Monti opened in June 2020 and it quickly became a favorite spot for Roman apertivo. The rooftop provides a breathtaking view of the Monti district and a straight-line view of the Colosseum. As the name suggests, the star of Spritzeria’s menu is Aperol Spritz in many variations, including a new Spritz of the day every day. The food menu includes bruschette, guacamole, and hummus. Reservation is encouraged.
Via Santa Maria dell’Anima, 30 (Navona)
“La Grande Bellezza” Rooftop: 12pm – 12am
Reservation required at 391.3114523
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 with restaurant nestled between the bell tower and the dome of Sant’Agnese in Agone.
Settimo Roman Cuisine & Terrace @ Sofitel Rome Villa Borghese
Via Lombardia, 47 (Via Veneto)
Restaurant: 12pm – 3pm; 7pm – 10.30pm
Bar: 12pm – 12am
Pair one of the most beautiful views of Rome with amazing contemporary Roman cuisine with a French twist. This rooftop restaurant and bar is the perfect place to soak under the sun and enjoy la dolce vita.
La Terrazza del Cesàri
Via di Pietra 89/A (Pantheon)
Bar: 4pm – 11.30pm
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.
Il Giardino @ Hotel Eden
Via Ludovisi, 49 (Via Veneto)
Restaurant: 7pm – 10.30pm
Bar: 10am – 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: 7.30pm – 10pm
Sky Bar: 4pm – 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.
Acquaroof Terrazza Molinari @ The First Hotel
Via del Vantaggio, 14 (Popolo)
Acquaroof Bar: 12pm – 11pm
Acquaroof Restaurant: 7.30pm – 10.30pm
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)
Roof Garden Restaurant: 7am-10.30am; 7.30pm-11pm | 12.30pm – 3.30pm (only weekend)
American Bar: 2pm-12am, 1pm-12am (only weekend)
With arguably the best view of the Roman Forum, the old-fashioned 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 great stop.
Zuma Bar, Lounge & Terrace
Via della Fontanella Borghese, 48 (Spagna)
Opening Time: 6pm-1am (Sun-Thu); 6pm-2am (Fri-Sat)
Located in Palazzo Fendi, 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.
The Bramante Terrace @ Hotel Raphael
Largo Febo, 2 (Piazza Navona)
Mater Terrae Restaurant: 12.30am-3pm, 7pm-10.30pm
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 at Mater Terrae Restaurant.
Up Sunset Bar @La Rinascente
Via del Tritone, 61 (Barberini)
Opening time: Mon – Fri 3pm-9pm; Sat-Sun 10am-9pm
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.
Via di Pietralata, 159 (Nomentana)
Opening time: Sun-Wed 9am-4pm; Thurs – Sat 6pm – 2am
Come one come all to Lanificio’s stunning loft and rooftop to enjoy their refreshing drink and food menus! The summer season has officially kicked off at Lanificio, with service at the table for aperitivo, dinner and after dinner. Reservations are recommended!
All a bit too snobby, I prefer somewhere more funky/casual: Colosseum Hotel, Gallia Hotel, Colonna Palace.