The 25 Best Pizzerias in Rome
So, you’re in Rome and you want to try some pizza – it’s got to be done, right? But, in a city with countless pizza joints, where on earth do you start? How can you tell the good from the bad, the authentic from the tourist trap? Worry not, we’ve done the hard work for you and have identified the best pizza restaurants in Rome!
We sought out the valued opinions of 30 pizza-loving locals and asked one simple question: where is the best pizza in Rome? And the helpful residents we spoke to were more than happy to share the details of the best pizzerias in Rome! We’ve grouped them by neighborhood, so no matter where in the capital you find yourself, the best pizza in Rome is just around the corner. Buon appetito!
Table of contents:
- The best pizza near Termini
- The best pizza near Piazza Navona
- The best pizza in Trevi
- The best pizza in Flaminio
- The best pizza in Monti
- The best pizza near Bologna/Nomentano
- The best pizza near Vatican City
- The best pizza in Trastevere
- The best pizza in Monteverde/Gianicolense
- The best pizza in Testaccio and Ostiense
- The best pizza in Prati
- The best pizza in Pigneto
- The best pizza in Centocelle
- The best pizza in Cinecittà
The best pizza near Termini
Farinè la pizza
As they say themselves, “do one thing well, it’s enough”, and we can confirm this place makes seriously good pizza. The focus here is on quality over quantity – a small selection of pizzas, each made from leavened sourdough and top-quality ingredients.
Via degli Aurunci, 6, 00185 Roma RM. Tel. +39 (0)6 445 1162. Dinner only. Closed Mondays. Reservations not taken on Fridays or Saturdays.
The best pizza near Piazza Navona
We have it on good authority from the locals we spoke to that the following four restaurants have the best pizza in the Piazza Navona area. And as it’s just around the corner, they also have the best pizza near the Pantheon!
You pay a bit extra at this pizzeria, which opened in 2014 with a focus on top-notch ingredients, but the locals we spoke to say it’s worth every penny. In addition to its delicious pizza offering, the restaurant also boasts an impressive wine list and craft beer selection and offers both indoor and outdoor seating.
Via del Monte della Farina, 28/29, 00186 Roma. Tel. +39 (0)6 647 604 75. Lunch and dinner. Open daily.
Ristorante Pizzeria Pasquino
This traditional Roman trattoria is just steps away from Piazza Navona and offers delicious wood-fired pizzas. It’s also known for its pizza-making classes, so if you’ve ever dreamt of becoming a true “pizzaiolo”, this is your chance! We suggest a visit to try one of their famous pizzas and then book your pizza-making class here to learn to recreate the experience back home!
Piazza di Pasquino, 1, 00186 Roma. Tel. +39 (0)6 689 3043. Lunch and dinner. Open daily.
How can you make pizza even better? Combine it with some smooth jazz tunes, played softly in the background, and you’ve got yourself the Jazz Cafè experience. This unique place offers a great selection of pizzas, as well as traditional pasta dishes in generous portions. Make sure you leave room for their famous tiramisù!
Via Giuseppe Zanardelli, 12, 00186 Roma. Tel. +39 (0)6 6821 0119. Lunch and dinner. Open daily.
Ristorante Al Braciere
This cozy little establishment in Rome’s Centro Storico gets rave reviews from locals and tourists alike. Serving wood-fired pizzas and a selection of other Italian favorites, this highly-recommended pizzeria is just a five-minute walk from the Piazza Navona.
Via della Chiesa Nuova, 12, 00186 Roma. Tel. +39 (0)6 8351 9283. Lunch and dinner. Open daily.
The best pizza in Trevi
Locanda Giulietta e Romeo
Just a minute’s walk from the Trevi fountain, this delightful restaurant is one of the few places in the vicinity that isn’t an overpriced tourist trap. Locals love it because it offers great food at fair prices and the pizza comes highly recommended.
Via del Lavatory, 35, 00187 Roma. Tel. +39 (0)6 6919 0601. Lunch and dinner. Open daily.
The best pizza in Flaminio
L’Antica Pizzeria da Michele
This restaurant, specializing in pizza Napoletana, has just two pizzas on the menu. Priding itself on simplicity and a love of tradition, we can confirm those two pizzas are some of the best pizza in Rome! Choose between the Margherita and the Marinara – either way you won’t be disappointed.
Via Flaminia, 82, 00196 Roma. Tel. +39 (0)6 3260 0432. Lunch and dinner. Open daily. Reservations not taken.
Boasting a contemporary setting and slick Scandanavian design, this restaurant uses only organically-produced dough for its famous pizzas. We recommend the pizza amatriciana, made with hemp flour and topped with guanciale (cured pork cheek) and pecorino cheese.
Via dei Prati della Farnesina, 76, 00135 Roma. Tel. +39 (0)6 5272 3038. Lunch and dinner. Closed Mondays.
The best pizza in Monti
The following recommendations also apply if you’re looking for the best pizza near the Colosseum as the neighborhood of Monti is just a short walk from Rome’s historic amphitheater.
Having started life as a small family-run establishment in Pescara in 1948, Tonda now has an impressive number of international branches, with more opening soon. This one is just a ten-minute walk from the Colosseum and serves a wide selection of delicious pizzas with varied toppings that include Stilton cheese, steamed potatoes, and the famous “Tonda sausage”.
Via Urbana, 112/113, 00184 Roma. Tel. +39 (0)6 481 5319. Lunch and dinner. Open daily. Late opening until 2.00 am on Fridays and Saturdays.
Li Rioni a Santiquattro
Offering some of the best pizza near the Colosseum, this bustling pizzeria is popular with locals and tourists alike. Family-run since 1986, it offers delicious Roman pizzas for you to savor while you enjoy the restaurant’s quirky decor.
Via dei Santi Quattro, 24, 00184 Roma. Tel. +39 (0)6 7045 0605. Dinner only. Closed Tuesdays.
The best pizza near Bologna/Nomentano
Its pizza Napoletana has won glowing reviews online and deservedly so. This small but lively restaurant also offers a selection of other Italian dishes, all at fair prices, but go for the pizza – you won’t regret it.
Via del Carroccio, 9, 00162 Roma. Tel. +39 (0)6 4423 7018. Dinner only. Closed Mondays.
Santi Sebastiano e Valentino
Don’t be surprised if you see more locals than tourists at this delightful bakery. It offers a small but perfectly formed selection of pizzas and has both indoor and outdoor seating.
Via Tirso, 107, 00198 Roma. Tel. +39 (0)6 8756 8048. Lunch and dinner. Closed Sunday evenings.
This charming restaurant opened in 2018 and has already made a name for itself among Rome’s pizza lovers. Divided into four rooms, it manages to accommodate a large number of people while still maintaining that all-important cozy vibe. The menu has all the usual Italian favorites but here, the pizza is king. Expertly crafted from a dough that manages to combine the softness of the Napoletana with the crunchiness of the Romana, we highly recommend it.
Piazza Lecce, 9, 00161 Roma. Tel. +39 (0)6 4754 9953. Lunch and dinner, Sunday to Friday. Dinner only on Saturdays.
Along with the traditional sourdough, this pizzeria also offers several other dough options for their pizzas, including alternatives such as Senatore Capelli flour, enkir (the oldest cereal in the world) and farro, a protein-filled grain often used as a healthier alternative to rice. The restaurant prides itself on its strict use of seasonal ingredients, with a mission to, “make delicious pizza, served with care, in beautiful spaces.”
Via Mantova, 5, 00198 Roma. Tel. +39 (0)6 4565 4390. Lunch and dinner. Open daily.
The best pizza near Vatican City
The Vatican City is a city-state with clearly defined borders, effectively an independent country surrounded by Rome. At around 100 acres, it is, in fact, the smallest country in the world. Eating is not permitted inside St Peter’s Basilica or in the Vatican Museums and Gardens, although this ban doesn’t extend to St Peter’s Square. The Vatican Museums have two cafes open to the public but everywhere else in Vatican City – offices, accommodation, a bank, stores – is off-limits to the public. Beyond the city-state’s border however, you will find countless pizzerias within a few minutes’ walk.
Loved by locals in the know, this restaurant provides delicious and fairly-priced pizzas, accompanied by excellent house wine. We highly recommend a visit to try their pizza Romana.
Via Germanico, 105, 00195 Roma. Tel. +39 (0)6 323 1163. Lunch and dinner, Monday to Friday. Dinner only on Saturdays and Sundays
The best pizza in Trastevere
SEU Pizza Illuminati
This place serves up the classic pizza Napoletana along with some other creative pizzas (including a sweet version). If you can’t get a table, the bar overlooks the kitchen – take a seat there and you can watch the magic happen.
Via Angelo Bargoni, 10 – 18, 00153 Roma. Tel. +39 (0)6 588 3384. Lunch and dinner, Monday to Friday. Dinner only on Saturdays and Sundays.
Marmo is Italian for marble and this popular pizzeria has long marble tables where convivial locals mingle with hungry tourists. We have it on good authority that it serves up some of the best pizza in Trastevere. Outdoor seating also available for the summer months, or you can join the happy customers inside and watch your pizza being prepared in the open kitchen.
Viale di Trastevere, 53, 00153 Roma. Tel. +39 (0)6 580 0919. Dinner only. Closed Wednesdays.
The name means, “at the poet’s house”, and some locals say this place serves the best pizza outside Naples – high praise indeed! Tucked away among the beautiful alleyways of Trastevere, grab a table outside if it’s warm enough (and you’re lucky enough to get one!). The fabulous pizzas are reasonably priced considering the location.
Vicolo del Bologna, 45, 00153 Roma. Tel. +39 (0)6 588 0516. Lunch and dinner. Open daily.
The best pizza in Monteverde/Gianicolense
La Gatta Mangiona
Just fifteen minutes from Trastevere (take tram no. 8 or bus H), those in the know heartily recommend the pizza Napoletana at this charming cat-themed eatery. (Those with feline-related allergies or phobias need not worry, cats can be seen in the restaurant’s décor only, not wandering around the premises!)
Via Federico Ozanam, 30-32, 00152 Roma. Tel. +39 (0)6 534 6702. Dinner only. Open daily.
The best pizza in Testaccio and Ostiense
Pizzeria Da Remo
This lively spot is well-loved by locals. It doesn’t take reservations and you’ll usually have to queue for a table after 8.00 pm. Trust us, it’s worth it. Serving some of the most delicious, thin-crust pizzas, Da Remo is a Roman institution. Don’t miss it if you’re in the neighborhood.
Piazza di Santa Maria Liberatrice, 44, 00153 Roma. Tel. +39 (0)6 574 6270. Dinner only. Closed Sundays.
From the same creative owner of Tonda in Monti and Sforno in Cinecittà, Sbanco offers tasty pizza Napoletana, made with only the best ingredients, served alongside Stefano Callegari’s creative supplì (stuffed, fried rice balls, similar to Sicilian arancini).
Via Siria, 1, 00179 Roma. Tel. +39 (0)6 789 318. Dinner only, Tuesday – Saturday. Lunch and dinner on Sundays. Closed Mondays.
The best pizza in Prati
The name means yeast in Italian and this busy restaurant, split into three rooms and with an outdoor seating area, offers great pizza and a good selection of beers from Italian brewer Birra del Borgo. Yet another success story from Roman pizza chef Stefano Callegari.
Via Andrea Doria, 12, 00195 Roma. Tel. +39 (0)6 4423 8421. Lunch and dinner, Sunday – Friday. Dinner only on Saturdays.
The best pizza in Pigneto
Serving up some of the city’s best pizza Napoletana, Margarì prides itself on using only top-notch ingredients sourced from Naples. Reservations are recommended.
Via Marco Vincenzo Coronelli, 30, 00176 Roma. Tel. +39 (0)6 2170 0650. Dinner only. Open daily.
The best pizza in Centocelle
180g Pizzeria Romana
If you’re curious about the name, it’s to reflect the fact that each pizza here is made from 180 grams of dough, stretched by hand. And as the rest of its name indicates, this joint specializes in pizza Romana, which locals say is definitely worth the pilgrimage from the city center!
Via Tor de’ Schiavi, 53, 00172 Roma. Tel. +39 391 144 6575. Dinner only. Closed Tuesdays.
The best pizza in Cinecittà
The very first restaurant from the man who brought us Tonda and Sbanco (see above), here’s another pizzeria that doesn’t disappoint and has an impressive drinks list to boot. Serving delicious pizzas to hungry Romans since 2005, Sforno may be tucked away near the end of Metro line A but trust us, it’s worth the journey.
Via Statilio Ottato, 110-116, 00175 Roma. Tel. +39 (0)6 7154 6118. Open for lunch and dinner on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, dinner only Thursday – Monday.