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The 10 Best Pizza Restaurants in Rome, Italy

The 10 Best Pizza Restaurants in Rome, Italy

Cuisine Crawl 6 MINS READ
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So you’re traveling to Rome, and are craving to try the city’s famous pizza. Fabulous idea! However, with such a massive array of restaurants available, it can be hard to pin down exactly where to eat.

To help you have a memorable gastronomic experience while visiting the Italian capital, we’ve created a thorough guide to the best pizza restaurants in Rome. Whether you’re seeking to try the city’s famous al taglio pizza (by the slice), the traditional Roman-style pizza, or ones with modern twists and creative ingredients, you’re sure to find a lip-smacking restaurant on this list.

Read on to discover the best pizza places, also known as pizzerias, in Rome!

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Pizzarium

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Pizzarium was founded by Gabriele Bonci in 2003 in the Prati region of Rome, adjacent to the Vatican. It’s regarded for serving the greatest pizza al taglio (pizza by the slice), which is considered one of the best foods to try in Rome.

The potato and mozzarella, onion, or tomato pies are finest with the simplest toppings, so that’s what you should try first. Supli‘ (rice croquettes) are available hot out of the fryer at lunchtime and are incredibly tasty.

Vegan and vegetarian options are available.

Address: Via della Meloria, 43, 00136 Roma RM, Italy

Il Trapizzino

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Trapizzino is a popular Roman street snack that may be found in cities such as Rome, Milan, Turin, Florence, Trieste, and New York.

Stefano Callegari, an experienced pizza maker, devised Trapizzino ten years ago. The concept of a trapizzino is a white triangle-shaped pizza pocket that’s closed on the sides and prepared with the same soft wheat flour and yeast dough, packed with Roman gastronomy and other international cuisines’ sauces. The menu includes everything from tongue-in-green sauce to braised oxtail, meatballs, zighin (spicy meat stew), pig belly Roman style, and much more.

Vegan and vegetarian options are available.

Address: Piazza Trilussa, 46, 00153 Roma RM, Italy

La Gatta Mangiona

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La Gatta Mangiona is a pizzeria that serves not only a variety of pizzas but also sweets, appetizers, handcrafted desserts, and a large selection of beers, and wines.

Italian cuisine is the backbone of La Gatta Mangiona: their handcrafted Roman pizza, Neapolitan style pizza, or its delicious monkfish, is always a delightful experience. And if you’re feeling like eating something sweet, don’t hesitate to order their tiramisu and panna cotta, which are all delicious. Their lemonade is amazing!

La Gatta Mangiona is known for its beautiful design and welcoming ambiance.

Vegan and vegetarian options are available.

Address: Via Federico Ozanam, 30-32, 00152 Roma RM, Italy

Seu Pizza Illuminati

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Seu Pizza Illuminati is the pizzeria owned by Pier Daniele Seu and his wife Valeria Zuppardo, opened on 2018 in the historic Porta Portese district of Rome. Seu’s pizza speaks a new language, gourmet pizza, modern but with a strong link with the past. He likes to define it as “swollen,” a mixture of puffy and crispy, a dough that combines the traditional honeycomb of Napolitan pizza without compromising the typical crispy texture of Roman pizza.

A pizza concept that is “enlightened,” breaking away from the cliché of street food to become lofty and unique!

Vegan and vegetarian options are available.

Address: Via Angelo Bargoni, 10 – 18, 00153 Roma RM, Italy

L’Elementare

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L’Elementare is beautifully located in the Trastevere neighborhood. There you can enjoy a scrocchiarella and pizza fritta, or a large Roman pizza, some fantastic suppli croquettes, or some interesting cheese and pepper spaghetti.

You’ll need to try their incredible tiramisu!

Vegetarian options are available.

Address: Via Benedetta, 23, 00153 Roma RM, Italy

Pinsere

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Pinsere is a pizzeria that offers incredible Roman pizza, speck, and mozzarella. One of the fantastic alternatives available is that they offer takeaway, so if you feel like eating while strolling Rome’s streets, you can!

They also serve unusual ice creams and substantial parfaits, spectacular wine, cordial, and lager. You can also have a latte, a refreshing lemonade, or an espresso. A bit of everything!

It boasts a welcoming ambiance and an incredible exterior.

Vegan and vegetarian options are available.

Address: Via Flavia, 98, 00187 Roma RM, Italy

Ai Marmi

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Located in the Trastevere, Ai Marmi offers Roman-style pizzas, calzones, croutons, cod fillets’, beans all’uccelletto, bruschetta, mixed appetizers, desserts, seasonal fruit, and alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks.

The traditional thin Roman pizza is the focus of the Ai Marmi pizzeria, so, if you’re a fan of thick-crust pizza, this is the spot to avoid! This antique pizza, located on Viale Trastevere, 53, just a few minutes’ walk from the Garibaldi bridge, has become a Trastevere icon. Every day, dozens of people flock to this pizza parlor to eat what some consider to be Rome’s best pizza. There will always be some downtime (10-20 minutes), so don’t wait until you’re hungry enough to eat an elephant before going!

Vegetarian options are available.

Address: Viale di Trastevere, 53-59, 00153 Roma RM, Italy

Trattoria Da Francesco

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Osteria “Da Francesco” was founded in the heart of Rome by Francesco Boni and Amalia Tognoloni. They opened the restaurant in Fico square, just a few meters from Navona square, in 1957.

The restaurant became a destination for authentic regional cuisine. The current chefs, Mario and Iris, aspire to serve a cuisine that combines tradition and creativity, as well as the most popular Roman dishes.

The Italian cuisine served at this restaurant is loved throughout Rome. Try its soft cod, excellent carbonara pasta, and ossobuco. Da Francesco offers a delicious tiramisu and a semifreddo. It offers a variety of outstanding cordials, house wines, and amaretto to its visitors.

Vegan and vegetarian options are available.

Address: Piazza del Fico, 29, 00186 Roma RM, Italy

Pane e Tempesta

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Located in the beautiful Monteverde Nuovo, Pane e Tempesta is a delicately decorated pizzeria. Enjoy a delicious meal there, like freshly baked bread, pizza slices with fresh ingredients and interesting blends of flavor, and traditional circular pizza. Don’t miss out on their pasta, either! The gorgeous biscuits and unusual panettone are Pane e Tempesta‘s staples.

Vegan and vegetarian options are available.

Address: Via Giovanni De Calvi, 23, 00151 Roma RM, Italy

Emma Pizzeria Con Cucina

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Located in the historic center of Rome, it’s exactly in the place where Pompey’s theater was located in Roman times and 50 meters from the place where Julius Caesar was assassinated. Fun, huh?

Emma was founded on the idea of using only the finest raw resources as ingredients in traditional Italian cuisine. Without making any concessions, making the selection of raw ingredients a crucial part of Emma’s cuisine.

Every season, they have only the finest. Emma owns and operates a pizza parlor, but there’s also cuisine, a delicatessen, and a wine store with a focus on organic products.

Vegan and vegetarian options are available.

Address: Via del Monte della Farina, 28, 00186 Roma RM, Italy

FAQ

What is the most popular pizza place in Rome?

The best pizza restaurants in Rome:

  • Pizzarium;
  • Il Trapizzino;
  • La Gatta Mangiona;
  • Seu Pizza Illuminati;
  • L’Elementare;
  • Pinsere;
  • Ai Marmi;
  • Trattoria Da Francesco;
  • Pane e Tempesta;
  • Emma Pizzeria Con Cucina.

What pizza is Rome known for?

Rome is known for the pizza al taglio (pizza by the slice), which has a rectangular shape, and slightly crispier crust compared to the Neapolitan pizza.

Does Rome have good pizza?

Yes, Rome is well-known for its delicious pizza, known for its signature crust, with a dough that’s almost like flat focaccia.


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