The best restaurants and eateries near Rome’s Termini Station
Termini Station is Rome’s central railway station, and its biggest transport hub. When visiting the city you’re likely going to cross paths with Termini at least a couple times, especially on your arrival and departure, and it’s useful to know where to eat in the area in case you find yourself hungry and with time to kill. Here is a list of great spots to chow down in the area, from morning to night. Happy hunting!
Montebello Pizza & BarbecueVia di Montebello, 130 (Termini/Repubblica/Castro Pretorio)
Monday to Friday: 12am – 3pm | 7pm-1am; Saturday: 7pm-1am
If you are looking for a menu that pleases different tastes, at Montebello Pizza & Barbecue you are in safe hands. Located at walking distance from Termini station and a few minutes away from Porta Pia, the restaurant proposes a wide range of quality food, from the soft dough of pizza to a lavish barbecue inspired by the national and international traditions. Visitors can enjoy a great meal in the main hall, on the ground floor or up on the rooftop terrace which represents an authentic point of interest.
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Centro RestaurantVia Cavour, 61
Daily 8.30am-12am (Sat from 4pm)
Centro is a restaurant, pasta lab and cocktail bar just around the corner from Termini Station. Open every day, breakfast and lunch to aperitivo and dinner, it’s great for any occasion. Enjoy a classic Italian breakfast of freshly baked pastries, or opt for a full continental breakfast. For lunch and dinner, choose from a fantastic menu, from royal burgers to smoked gnocchi to yellow fin tuna, to incredibly refined desserts. Centro celebrates food in a contemporary way, so prepare to dazzle those taste buds! And remember, it’s a pasta lab, so don’t miss out on their fresh homemade pasta dishes or the live workshop of pasta chefs making pasta inside!
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MaestroVia Torino, 144
+39 344 267 9235
Right across the stunning Teatro dell’Opera and in between Termini Station and the Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore, a new bistrot and cocktail bar where you can eat and drink any time of the day awaits you: Maestro. The menu is complete with Roman and Mediterranean dishes, and with Chef Mirko Campoli at the helm, you’re in for a special treat. Maestro has everything from continental, American and Italian breakfast options. While lunch and dinner will wow you with a selection of juicy hamburgers, Argentinian meat cuts, and delicious pasta dishes. If you’re in the mood for drinks or aperitivo, their vast cocktail selection will blow you away. Choose from a wide range of spirits and a cocktail list personally prepared for Maestro by the famous bartender Giorgio Peis.
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Santa Maria Osteria RomanaVia Gioberti, 28
Santa Maria Osteria Romana is an Italian restaurant and pizzeria offering traditional Roman cuisine footsteps from Termini Station. The restaurant uses fresh, seasonal and high quality produce. Their cured meats and guanciale are sourced from the famous butcher Cecchini in Via Merulana since 1930, so the gricia, the amatriciana or the carbonara are must-tries. For the pizza lovers, if you’re looking for a good pizzeria near Termini Station Santa Maria Osteria Romana is it, offering classic, creative and vegetarian options, as well as gluten free pizza (on request). Santa Maria’s pizza dough is left to rise for 48 hours, making the pizza easily digestible. They also have an ample outdoor area where you can sit down and enjoy aperitivo or after dinner drinks. If you don’t have time for a proper sit-down lunch, they also also have take-away and panini!
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Regoli PasticceriaVia dello Statuto, 60
Mon 6.30am-8.30pm, Tues Closed, Wed-Sun 6.30am-8.30pm
06 487 2812
Regoli Pasticceria is an artisanal pastry shop founded in 1916 and still run by the same family. Carlo and Laura Regoli pride themselves in sharing some of Italy’s favourite traditional dessert recipes, anything from cannoli and maritozzi, to gorgeous cakes. Visit over breakfast for a freshly baked pastry and a caffè, or pop in anytime and let your sweet tooth run wild. Regoli is the perfect place to enjoy a typical Italian pasticceria experience, and to indulge in Italy’s sweetest treasures. And while you’re there, get yourself a take away tray of treats to enjoy later at home or on your train ride!
Mercato CentraleVia Giovanni Giolitti, 36
06 4620 2900
Mercato Centrale is a gourmet food hall conveniently located on one side of Termini Station. The space is inviting with huge vaulted ceilings, open-air seating, and a wonderful selection of food vendors to choose from. Fresh pasta dishes, hamburgers, pizza, ramen, pastries, you name it. Enjoy Roman favourites like Trapizzino, or opt for something more international like sushi. Mercato Centrale is great any time of day, for any occasion, from a quick in-transit coffee break to an extended lunch or dinner with friends. Great space, great food, and uber-convenient, what more could you ask for?
Panificio Roscioli RomaVia Buonarroti, 46/48
Mon-Sat 7am-8pm, Sun 7am-3pm
06 446 7146
Roscioli is a traditional Roman bakery, and a great daytime spot to grab an easy-going bite to eat while enjoying a slice of local life at the same time. Here you’ll find a wonderful selection of freshly baked goods, as well as pizza, sandwiches, hot meals, salads and desserts. Even though it’s small, it’s got a great selection to choose from! Visit for a morning coffee and a freshly baked pastry, or pop in for a slice of their popular Roman pizza over lunch. Whenever you go, be sure to get a packet of their freshly baked biscotti to take home with you, the perfect souvenir to munch on later!
Er BuchettoVia del Viminale, 2F
Mon-Fri 10am–3pm & 5pm–9pm, Sat 10am-2.30pm
329 965 2175
Er Buchetto is a charming little eatery and a great spot to pop in for a quick, cheap, no-fuss sandwich and a glass of vino over lunch or dinner. You can choose from a variety of meat and cheese sandwich fillings, but we recommend you go straight for the porchetta, a traditional Italian pork roast. Er Buchetto’s porchetta comes from the southeast town of Ariccia, well-known for it’s super porchetta-making skills. Get yourself a fresh panino (sandwich) filled with sliced porchetta, and you will not forget it! Enjoy the authentic vibe of this little hole in the wall, hanging with the locals and eating one of the simplest but tastiest sandwiches of your life!
Trattoria Vecchia RomaVia Ferruccio, 12/b/c
Mon-Sat 12.30pm–3pm & 7-11pm
06 446 7143
Trattoria Vecchia is a family-run eatery close to Termini in the Esquilino neighbourhood. Born out of a traditional wine cellar in 1916, Trattoria Vecchia, meaning “Old Rome”, prides itself in preserving the flavors of the past. Their extensive menu has a wonderful selection of traditional Roman specialities to choose from, but be sure to look out for their popular Cacio Pepe and Amatriciana pasta dishes. Or, if you want to enjoy a traditional sit-down dinner and don’t know where to start, simply order their full course menu which includes starters, first course, second course, dessert, coffee & liqueur, water and vino! Easy as that!
Said dal 1923Via Tiburtina, 135
Tues-Thurs 10am-12.30am, Fri 10am-1:30am, Sat 12pm-1:30am, Sun 12pm-12am
06 446 9204
For all the chocolate lovers out there, this is a sweet option! Said dal 1923 is the oldest chocolate factory in Rome, and also doubles up as a shop, restaurant, and chocolate bar in winter. It’s a cool place to visit, with a decadent selection of chocolates in interesting flavours and an elegant and cosy atmosphere to add to the experience. Great any time of day, whether you just want to pop in and buy some artisanal chocolates to take home with you, or if you choose to sit down and indulge a richy and creamy hot chocolate, a slice of cake, a glass of vino or even a meal. No matter when you go, a chocolate experience awaits!
Caffè FondiVia Magenta, 61
Mon-Sat 7am-1am, Sun 7am-1pm
06 9818 6527
Fondi is a warm and friendly bar and caffe, just minutes walk from Termini Station. Open for breakfast, lunch, drinks and coffee, it’s a great spot to hangout any time of day. Visit over breakfast for one of their popular cappuccinos and a pastry. Or over lunch for a sandwich and a freshly squeezed orange juice. Better yet, visit as the day closes for drinks with friends and some live music! From morning to night, coffee to cocktails, Fondi offers a cool spot to hang out, with an inviting mix of locals and visitors. It’s one of those chilled home-away-from-home type places you can pop into anytime!
Trattoria Dell’OMOVia Vicenza, 18
Mon-Sat 12.30pm-3pm & 7.30pm-10.45pm
When in Rome, a sit-down Italian family-style meal is a must, and going to a Trattoria is the first step in the right direction. Trattoria Dell’OMO is a small family-run restaurant close to Termini Station, serving tasty traditional home-style Italian food. Their menu is big, so be sure not to miss their bucatini all’amatriciana, cacio pepe and classic carbonara pasta dishes. Dell’OMO celebrates the genuine simplicity of Italian cooking, using only the best ingredients and cooking with heart. Spend some time with the locals enjoying some Italian home-cooking coupled with house wine. Nothing fancy, just down-to-earth local cuisine at its best!
Gelateria Come Il LatteVia Silvio Spaventa, 24/26
Sun-Thurs 11am-11pm, Fri-Sat 11am-12am
06 4290 3882
Come il Latte is an elegant and modern gelateria, serving some of the creamiest artisanal gelato in Rome. It’s important to understand that ice-cream and gelato are not the same, and this is where you’ll taste the difference. Using only the freshest ingredients, and offering a lovely selection of flavours, including gluten-free options, you’re in for a treat. And to top it off, you have the option of having melted chocolate in your cone and whipped cream on top, yes please! Not all gelato is created equal, and this place definitely stands out with it’s deep creamy flavours and good prices. It’s a winner!
Trattoria MontiVia di S. Vito, 13
Tues-Sat 1pm-2.45pm & 8pm-10.45pm, Sun 1pm-2.45pm
06 446 6573
Trattoria Monti is a small family-style restaurant, renowned for its hearty Italian home-cooking. Although they have a full menu of tasty dishes to choose from, look out for their fresh homemade pasta dishes, and other interesting options like roasted game. Great for a leisurely dinner with friends, indulging in the local cuisine, sipping on wonderful house wine, soaking up the warm atmosphere from starters through to desserts. Off the beaten path, and sure to leave you full and happy! Just remember, it can get busy, so be sure to book a table in advance to avoid waiting.
Trattoria dell’omo – you can try to eat where the locals eat. If you’re a tourist, they don’t want you there. Waited outside, only ones in line, for almost an hour. Everyone else who walked up was seated. We assumed they had reservations. People would come out and they kept telling us 10 more minutes, over and over. Then spoke Italian in front of us saying these two don’t have any idea what we’re saying. Then they mocked us, saying they’d cook fast because they were closing.