Best and Delicious Food you Must Eat in Rome

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Do you like to eat tasty and delicious food? Then know more about the most delicious food in Rome. we have discussed all the tasty food items which you must try in Rome. All the food items which we discussed are very famous and very tasty in Rome. We will share all the personal experiences with you in Rome. Would you like to try the top 10 Rome food items, pasta is the best food without starting famous food in Rome. You can also get proper details of Rome in our Rome Tour Guide article which includes top tourist attractions & things to do in Rome. Here are some of the best food items list mentioned below which are very famous in Rome and also mentioned with the best restaurants in Rome which offer these foods.

Best Food to Eat in Rome

Rigatoni Carbonara

Rigatoni Carbonara is an Italian pasta that is made of eggs, its name was changed in the middle of 20 century. The name is first attested in 1950 when it was declared publicly in the newspaper after the Allied liberation of Rome in 1944. Rigatoni Carbonara was declared as a roman dish when many Italians citizen eats eggs and bacon at a time.

It is made with cheese, pepper, and eggs.  Rigatoni Carbonara is a simple and superb dish, but it becomes delicious with good cheese and orange-yolked farm fresh eggs. You must try this Rigatoni Carbonara if you are going Rome.

Recipe Name: Rigatoni Carbonara

Average Rating: 4/5 stars.

Top Restaurant: Trattoria Da Enzo. 

Location: Trattoria Da Enzo al 29.

Bucatini Amatriciana

Bucatini Amatriciana is also known as salsa all amatriciana is a traditional Italian pasta sauce. Bucatini Amatriciana is made with Italian cured meat(guanciale), Pecorino cheese, tomato and some different variation of onion. Bucatini Amatriciana was developed from the town of Amatrice. Amatriciana provides world-class pasta in Italian cuisine.   

This name amatriciana originated from gricia, it is modern dwellers of Rome. this dish becomes famous in the 19th to 20th centuries in Rome. Bucatini is a special type of pasta and Amatriciana is the sauce. It is made with Pecorino Romano cheese, white wine, San Marzano tomatoes, black pepper, pork cheek, and chili.

Recipe Name: Bucatini Amatriciana

Average Rating: 4.5/5 stars.

Top Restaurant: Trattoria Vecchia Roma.

Location: Via Ferruccio, 12B/C, 00185 Rome.

Tonnarelli Cacio e Pepe

If you went to Rome and you didn’t eat that pasta, then your journey was not complete. The meaning of Cacio e Pepe is “cheese and pepper”.

 It is made with black pepper, Pecorino Romano(it is hard and salty Italian cheese made from sheep milk)and Spaghetti (along with thin, solid, cylindrical pasta). As usual, the pasta is boiled in salted water then mixed with black pepper with little hot water. the hot water melts cheese in the water. Some common thing is about Cacio e Pepe how simple the ingredient is but this is so hard to make well. 

Recipe Name: Tonnarelli Cacio e Pepe

Average Rating: 3.5/5 stars.

Top Restaurant: Trattoria Da Enzo. 

Location: Trattoria Da Enzo al 29.


Supplì is an Italian snack, suppli was first sold in friggitoria, where the common fried are sold. Suppli is a common server in Italy. This supplì is looking very tasty, like a small, rounded.

Supplì is made with chicken rice, giblets, (with include heart, liver, gizzard), mincemeat (it is a mixture of dry fruit and spices) or provatura (it is a kind of cheese) and a piece of mozzarella (Italian cheese). The Supplì is fully coated with bread crumbs. 

Recipe Name: Supplì

Average Rating: 4/5 stars.

Top Restaurant: Via di S. Francesco a Ripa, 137. 

Location: Via di San Francesco a Ripa 137, 00153 Rome

Pizza Al Taglio

Pizza Al Taglio is also known as pizza al taglio in Rome. it is a variety of pizza baked in rectangular trays shape and also sold in rectangular shape and sold per Kg or per grams. This square pizza was invented in Rome, there are many styles and variations present in the Rome market. It is made with tomato sauce, cheese, basil, rosemary, and garlic. 

Some typical toppings include Artichokes (it is a variety of species), Asparagus (it is a perennial flowering plant), Eggplant (brinjal), Ground meat, onions, potatoes, sun-dried tomatoes. Gorgonzola. This pizza is sold in the market with three different flavored cheese pizza, vegetable pizza, and meat pizza

Recipe Name: Pizza al taglio

Average Rating: 4.3/5 stars.

Top Restaurant: Pizza al taglio.

Location: Via della Meloria, 43, 00136 Rome RM, Italy


Maritozzi is a special dessert of Lazio. There are many different variations like Roman Maritozzo (it looks like a round shape), Marritozzo Marche(looks like a small loaf pointed at the ends), Maritozzo from Puglia(its shape is like a braid). 

It is made with butter, honey, eggs, flour, and salt. Traditionally Maritozzi is enriched with Pine nuts, grapes, and orange peels.

Recipe Name: Maritozzi 

Average Rating: 4.6/5 stars.

Top Restaurant: Regoli Pastry shop.

Location: Via dello Statuto, 60, 00185 Roma RM, Italy.


In Rome, Artichokes is also known as the name Green artichoke. it is a species of cultivated special for food. The size of the flower grows up to 1.4-2m, its leaves grow 50-82 cm. This flower is available in November in all the local markets in Rome. Two popular way to find the best artichokes

1: Jewish style (to find deep Deep fried)

2: Roman Style (parsley, stewed with mint and garlic)

RecipeName: Artichokes 

Average Rating: 4.2/5 stars.

Top Restaurant: Piperno Restaurant.

Location: Via Monte dè Cenci, 9, 00186 Roma RM, Italy


You should check Saltimbocca, an Italian dish that is famous in Rome. It is made of prosciutto, veal lined,  oil or saltwater marinated in wine. it cooks with butter wine and butter which consist of prosciutto, veal, and sage rolled up are also mixed in saltimbocca.

Recipe Name: Saltimbocca 

Average Rating: 4.6/5 stars.

Top Restaurant: Saltimbocca ristorante.

Location: Via di Tor Millina, 5, 00186 Roma RM, Italy


Your trip will not complete without eating gelato, the best gelato is found in Sicily. you can search for the best place for Gelato with real ingredients. The best shop in Rome is Neve di latte and otaleg for Gelato. It is made with milk and sugar with low in fats, 70% less air and flavoring than other kinds of frozen dessert.

Recipe Name: Gelato

Average Rating: 5/5 stars.

Top Restaurant: You Local – Rome.

Location: Via Tevere, 46, 00198 Roma RM, Italy


In 1961 it was researched by an Italian chef named Stefano Callegari. It is famous street food in Rome Bakers made thick, triangular wedges of pizza, and filled them with Roaman classics like meatballs with green sauce.

Recipe Name: Trapizzino 

Average Rating: 5/5 stars.

Top Restaurant: Trapizzino | Testaccio

Location: Via Giovanni Branca, 88, 00153 Roma RM, Italy


If you are planning to visit Rome and you are searching for tasty and delicious food in Rome this blog will definitely help you to Tasty all delicious food in Rome. You can also enjoy wine and cocktails of the best bars in Rome. You must try all the food items all food items are most popular in Rome.

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