Top 7 places for pizza in Rome

Pizza may have originated in Naples, but there are many great places to try this Italian culinary staple 'when in Rome'. Read on to discover our pick of Rome's top 7 pizzerias; the perfect feast for hungry sightseers.
People having Italian Pizza in Rome. Photo: Shutterstock
People having Italian Pizza in Rome. Photo: Shutterstock

People having Italian Pizza in Rome. Photo: Shutterstock


It's hard to think of Italy and Italian cuisine without thinking of the country's twin dietary staples of thin, crispy pizza and indulgent, creamy pasta. Where better to sample these delights than in the culinary capital of Rome? Here you will find our recommendations of 7 of the best pizza places in Rome, drawing on the Neapolitan history of unleavened pizza bases cooked in a wood-fire oven. There truly is no better way to experience the true flavours of this beautiful and exciting city. 

If some of the listings below tickle your taste buds, why not take a look at our Rome travel guide or choose from one of our tailor-made Italian experiences; Italian Cities of the Renaissance or Best of South Italy: Rome, Naples, Sorrento and the Amalfi Coast are just a few of the options waiting to be explored.

 

Dar Poeta

A special yeast-free dough is this Trastevere pizzeria's trademark pizza base and is a favourite with locals and tourists alike. With a choice of rustic interior dining or al fresco dwelling; Dar Poeta's wood-fire, oven-cooked pizzas offer a perfect introduction to this traditional Italian meal. There are also a choice of antipasti and other local delicacies.


Formula Uno

The best and most down-to-earth pizzeria in the San Lorenzo university quarter, which is known as 'pizza central'. Expect a busy, bustling atmosphere, and delicious toppings served upon knife-thin pizza bases. Mingle with students in this purse-friendly pizzeria. 


Da Baffetto

A legendary pizza venue with fast-moving queues that line the street outside all night long. Brash but efficient service adds to the quintessential Roman experience. Expect pizzas as large as you can imagine and a delicious choice of customary Italian desserts; a feast for the eyes as well as the stomach.

Pizza from Pizzeria da Baffetto, Roma. Photo: Sampo Sikiö/FlickrPizza from Pizzeria da Baffetto, Roma. Photo: Sampo Sikiö/Flickr

Napul'é

This restaurant boasts over 40 types of authentic Neapolitan pizza served by the metre. Experience pizza as they do in Naples, prepared by hand and cooked in a traditional wood-burning oven. 


O' Pazzariello

A Neapolitan pizzeria with lots of character in a fairly small, intimate space nestled on a quiet backstreet. An authentic, Italian experience, with a vast menu, offering something to suit all tastes.


PizzaRé

This restaurant come pizzeria come Neapolitan coffeehouse has a huge range of crusty Neapolitan pizzas on offer that are reliable and appetising. Service is swift, friendly and efficient.


Ai Marmi

Thin-crusted pizza baked to perfection in the heart of Trastevere. Watch as food is prepared by the pizza chefs in an open kitchen, to really soak in the local atmosphere. 


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