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Food Inspiration Magazine is the online magazine for foodservice professionals in search of inspiration and innovation. With the magazine we collect, enrich and spread inspiration. The free subscription magazine is published eight times per year and is an abundant source of inspiration for food and hospitality professionals. Our readers can be found in the U.S., Northern Europe, Latin America and Asia.

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Of course you can have your fill of pizza, pasta, and tiramisu. The key, however, is finding the best places to do so. Food Inspiration has lined up 8 spots to get you started.

Food in Rome is rich and poor, calm and chaos, classical and modern.

  Floris Heuer      Floris Heuer & Maaike de Reuver     Xiao Er Kong

Cityguide Rome

Eating in the eternal city

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Is this the best pizza al taglio in the world? Owner Gabriele Bonci makes a strong case with is unique flavor combinations at his pizza empire in Prati, near the Vatican. Try the Pizza lasagna, the pizza with white truffle and leek, or the artichokes and ricotta, the porchetta and pepper, the potato and beets… or settle in for a classic tomato and mozzarella.

Ice cream parlor La Romana is a certified hit with the locals, in no small part because of the cones filled with molten chocolate on the spot and the freshly made whipped cream draped over the gelato. Italians know and love their ice cream. Expect lines well into the late evenings.

Salotto42 is on the Piazza di Pietra, one of Rome’s more stunning public squares. This cocktail bar is run by a former model, guaranteeing a cool atmosphere and a host of famous guests. Movie stars, directors, musicians and the Roman jetset are frequent visitors. They have a seperate menu devoted entirely on variations on the Spritz, and each cocktail comes with a selection of small bites.

Pasticceria Boccione is located in the heart of Rome’s Jewish neighborhood. The ricotta cakes with sour cherries or chocolate that the nonna’s here make  are famous throughout the city. These ‘cheesecakes’ were invented to get around a dairy ban in the 16th century. By hiding ricotta in cakes they could sneakily sell and enjoy this amazing product.

Pianostrada in Trastevere only has three tables, but this restaurant run by two mother-daughter duos is worth a visit. Look for Italian classics with a modern twist, made in full view of the guests. If you pay attention you might even learn a thing or two

In Rome, everyone knows Roscioli. The Roscioli family has been a fixture of the city’s food scene since 1824. The restaurant now encompasses a deli, a bakery, and a wine and coffee bar. Towering cabinets filled with bottles, a staggering display of Italian delicacies and heaping baskets filled with freshly baked bread are just a few of the wonders on display here.

On the Piazza Delle Coppelle the young and the hip gather to share food and drinks. The tiny square is filled with tables and surrounded by ancient Roman buildings. The orange-yellow streetlights create a nighttime atmosphere nothing short of magical. For a late night cocktail be sure not to miss speakeasy Club Derriere. The entrance is located in a closet at Osteria Delle Coppelle.

At Eggs they make everything with—you guessed it—eggs. Surprisingly refined bites are served in eggshells and a seperate menu lists unusual types of pasta carbonara with tuna, zucchini flowers, truffles, burrate, pistache and citrus. Eggs started in a small space with four total seats, but have since found a larger venue, still in Trastevere.

Food in Rome is rich and poor, calm and chaos, classical and modern.

Of course you can have your fill of pizza, pasta, and tiramisu. The key, however, is finding the best places to do so. Food Inspiration has lined up 8 spots to get you started.

  Julia Daalder Sander van der Meij

  2 min

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Is this the best pizza al taglio in the world? Owner Gabriele Bonci makes a strong case with is unique flavor combinations at his pizza empire in Prati, near the Vatican. Try the Pizza lasagna, the pizza with white truffle and leek, or the artichokes and ricotta, the porchetta and pepper, the potato and beets… or settle in for a classic tomato and mozzarella.

Ice cream parlor La Romana is a certified hit with the locals, in no small part because of the cones filled with molten chocolate on the spot and the freshly made whipped cream draped over the gelato. Italians know and love their ice cream. Expect lines well into the late evenings.

Salotto42 is on the Piazza di Pietra, one of Rome’s more stunning public squares. This cocktail bar is run by a former model, guaranteeing a cool atmosphere and a host of famous guests. Movie stars, directors, musicians and the Roman jetset are frequent visitors. They have a seperate menu devoted entirely on variations on the Spritz, and each cocktail comes with a selection of small bites.

Pasticceria Boccione is located in the heart of Rome’s Jewish neighborhood. The ricotta cakes with sour cherries or chocolate that the nonna’s here make  are famous throughout the city. These ‘cheesecakes’ were invented to get around a dairy ban in the 16th century. By hiding ricotta in cakes they could sneakily sell and enjoy this amazing product.

Pianostrada in Trastevere only has three tables, but this restaurant run by two mother-daughter duos is worth a visit. Look for Italian classics with a modern twist, made in full view of the guests. If you pay attention you might even learn a thing or two

In Rome, everyone knows Roscioli. The Roscioli family has been a fixture of the city’s food scene since 1824. The restaurant now encompasses a deli, a bakery, and a wine and coffee bar. Towering cabinets filled with bottles, a staggering display of Italian delicacies and heaping baskets filled with freshly baked bread are just a few of the wonders on display here.

On the Piazza Delle Coppelle the young and the hip gather to share food and drinks. The tiny square is filled with tables and surrounded by ancient Roman buildings. The orange-yellow streetlights create a nighttime atmosphere nothing short of magical. For a late night cocktail be sure not to miss speakeasy Club Derriere. The entrance is located in a closet at Osteria Delle Coppelle.

At Eggs they make everything with—you guessed it—eggs. Surprisingly refined bites are served in eggshells and a seperate menu lists unusual types of pasta carbonara with tuna, zucchini flowers, truffles, burrate, pistache and citrus. Eggs started in a small space with four total seats, but have since found a larger venue, still in Trastevere.