Some Italian restaurants in Rome tend to be more focused on functionality than aesthetics but it serves them well as these homely trattorias and bistros are full of delicious food made with the freshest ingredients from the markets. In fact, some of these restaurants are family-run businesses that usually serve the same dishes for years, but people do keep coming back every day for more. Most of these restaurants serve a range of fine wines and although you may be enjoying a delicious meal in a straightforward place, take heart that at least it’s not a pretentious restaurant that makes you feel uncomfortable!
So, when in Rome, don’t miss out Trattoria Monti with its excellent food and remarkable wine list and friendly service and options for vegetarians as well. There’s also La Pergola, where you can enjoy delicious Italian food such as potato gnocchi with caviar and chives while looking out over the city from the top floor of the Cavalieri Hotel. Another unmissable Roman eatery would be Bonci Pizzarium where only the best seasonal ingredients go into creating the most delicious pizza you have ever eaten. For thin wood-fired pizza romana, Li Rioni serves you well but if it’s gelato you’re after, then look no further than Fatamorgana with its organic, gluten-free gelato with inventive flavours such as black cherries and beer or baklava.