If you’re taking a short break in one of the excellent central Rome hotels, there’s no doubt you’ll be on the lookout for the city’s best food. And what food is most synonymous with Italy? Pizza! There are plenty of places to get a good pizza here, but not all are created equal. Below we make a few recommendations, but there are plenty more. It’s the kind of thing you’ll need to discover for yourself, but this list could give you a head start.
In order to find what has been described as “the best pizza place in Rome”, you’ll need to make the short trek from your chosen central Rome hotels to Sforno. The Neapolitan style pizzas at Sforno have a wonderful thick crust and a chewy base, perfect to support the abundant toppings. You should start with the fritti – fried starters – such as pecorino cheese and black pepper, suppli’alla gricia, pork jowl and fried rice balls – but make sure you leave room for the main event. Not only does this pizzeria offer its customers flavourful traditional pizzas, it also serves up a modern pasta inspired pizza, called cacao e pepe pizza. This pizza is topped with a dense layer of pecorino cheese and ground black pepper – delicious. Customers can choose from the dozens of beverages and craft beers available on the Sforno’s menu to accompany their meal. This pizzeria is closed on Sunday.
La Gatta Mangiona
From afar these pizzas may look ordinary, however, if you take a closer look at the toppings you will soon realise that there are an array of unique flavours to choose from. The contrast in tastes, and the unusual combination of ingredients will definitely tingle your taste buds. As well as pizza there are such delicacies as potato croquettes incorporated with leeks, cod and lemon zest, and the suppli’ con ragu biano, featuring sheets ofella squash, leeks and murals, is famous throughout the world. There are over 200 wines to choose from and divine deserts to finish off your meal. The La Gatta Mangiona is closed on Monday, but if you’re staying in one of the central Rome hotels close to La Gatta Mangiona, we challenge you to visit just once!
This has to be one of the best pizzerias in the city. You have to walk past the many statues bearing the inscription ” Nobis non potuit amavatura” to reach the front door of Li Rioni. They are open from 2:00 to 7:30 pm and there is plenty of seating inside to rest and relax. The service is quick and friendly. The pizzas are of excellent quality here and are served in large volcanic stone bowls.
Other famous pizzerias
antonelli This is a must for foodies of all ages. Their pizzas are made from the finest of ingredients. A tour of the facility is required to fully understand the three cheeses used in their pizzas. There are five kinds of mozzarella to choose from and there are also five kinds of staple vegetables utilised in every pizza. The Trattorico is their top-seller, with its hesqua when you select a pizza of your choice. All the pizzas are baked in a wood burning oven and the mozzarella is cooked right before you choose to eat. You will not leave this place without a pizza or two! So you might need a SKB iseries to carry out all the pizza you will buy.
fantastic norheimer inhoudt stops at all hours of the day and night for its famous nightly tours. You will find this place in the cemetery of San Francisco, in the north-west part of the city. It has its own dedicated bus service called the Fantane delultur. On this night service you will be shown around the grounds and get the opportunity to taste their mouth watering pizzas. The service is quick and very efficient.
la zona Fantastic! is a place to visit at all hours of the day or night for its fabulous centre-demand pizzas. There are many other eating places in Rome that offer great casual or al more formal dining, but few offer the same great casual or al more formal service that la zona offers. Stop by or come for dinner and try their pizzas, where their unique and imaginative toppings will dazzle and delight you.
servizio In the latest developments of the area, Servizio has stepped up to the plate with its innovative productions. Stop by or come and visit this great restaurant at the location of the old tea room.Enjoy the live performances and learn more about the arts at the Servizio bar.
bar Name any bar you wish, but at least while you are there, go into their restaurant and order a pizza.