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The 10 most authentic restaurants and cafés in Rome

Are you planning your trip and you’re craving authentic Italian restaurants and cafés in Rome? Keep reading and you will find exactly what you are looking for!

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ArVolo Ristorante Pizzeria is one of the best in Italy. The pizza is really yummy and there are gluten-free and vegan options, too. It is very popular among the locals so you’d better make a reservation beforehand. 

Pinsa e Buoi dei… San Giovanni will not disappoint you. It offers an amazing wine list that you will love. It may be a little expensive but it is totally worth it. Enjoy an authentic Italian meal, while having a break from your sightseeing.

Come and spaghet it!

Lo convento is a nice place with wonderful dishes and fresh fish. Although it is not in the city center, you can go there by driving or taking a taxi. However, food will reward you and will make your belly happy.

Ristorante Da Orazio a Caracalla is located across the road from the Baths of Caracalla. You can enjoy the delicious dishes in the big garden of the restaurant. It is a pleasant surprise with reasonable prices and friendly staff.

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Chill out o’clock

Giolitti is one of the busiest gelaterias in Rome very close to Palace Montecitorio. The great variety of flavors combined with good prices results in a lot of people waiting, but the service is quick. Except for the ice cream, try a shot of coffee or a tasty cup of hot chocolate.

La Gelateria Frigidarium is a must-visit. Find your favorite gelato flavors and then dip them in white or brown chocolate. How could you resist this?

Palazzo del Freddo Giovanni Fassi is a wonderful place one of the most ancient gelaterias in Rome. Semifreddo here is a must! You will find different variations of the usual ice cream and many drooling treats.

Il Gelato di Claudio Torcè is 1km away from “Basilica San Paolo” metro station. Here you will find the best chocolate gelato ever! Ice cream flavors are handmade and they use only fresh ingredients, fresh fruit, milk and eggs.

Don’t feel Depresso, have some Espresso!

Do you need an energy boost? Just steps away from the Pantheon you can spot the Caffè Sant’Eustachio. Here you can have the original coffee experience, you just drink it and go. There is the option to sit on a table, but then the prices are higher. 

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La Casa del Caffe Tazza d’Oro is also located near Pantheon. Take deep breathes of this amazing coffee smell and buy some beans to take back home. Let the coffee rest for a bit and then add some whipped cream, too. In Rome’s Sightseeing’s Audio Tour you will discover even more secrets and tips!

Let us know which of the above Italian authentic restaurants and cafés in Rome did you visit by tagging @cliomusetours in your photos! We can’t wait!