Our Tasty Guide to the Best Pizzerias in RomeAugust 25, 2017 10:00 am
Forget the pasta for a second, here’s some of the best pizzerias in Rome!
While Rome may be renowned for being the birthplace of carbonara, it’s worth trying one of Italy’s greatest imports – pizza. From classic margaritas to adventurous gourmet toppings, grab a slice at some of the most popular pizzerias in Rome below.
Cacio pepe pizza? Yes, please 😛 We are no longer casual about pizza, we don’t just go out of our way for Sforno, a great spot near #Rome’s Cinecittà, but we pretty much deprive ourselves of all pizza for days until we get here. It is that good. I go nuts just for the dough- @dariusaryadigs loves a basic margherita. And this? Well, it is a simple antipasto- best had with a cold Duchesse de Bourgogne, on the advice of @tastegeorgia. Click the geotag to find it exactly where it is and how to get there #🍕
For a Neapolitan-style pizza, head to Sforno where creativity abounds and both locals and tourist crave their offerings. As one of Rome’s most popular pizzerias, it’s best to book in advance but it’s all worth it. Their Cacio e Pepe pizza is world famous, bringing the classic pasta staple to pizza bases with a healthy dusting of peppery Pecorino cheese. It’s also worth venturing into their appetiser selection for some fritti, their fried zucchini flowers are finger licking good.
La Gatta Mangiona
This restaurant translates to ‘the greedy cat’ in English and we totally understand why. You’ll have finished one of their delicious pizzas before you know it and taste the quality with every bite. This restaurant prioritises seasonal ingredients, premium dough and goes to town with their flavour combinations (plus there’s a long list of craft beers if that’s more your speed).
Twelve years ago I walked past this pizzeria in Testaccio and thought, well hello ( like Leslie Philips) but had no intention of staying in Rome. But then I did stay, and this became a Sunday night ritual, (the endless ritual around food is something I love about the way Italians eat) . We start with fried things, courgette flowers and fat peices of salt cod battered and fried or rice croquettes filled with mozzarella that stretches like a great looping string…then for me Napoli with extra anchovies. To finish a nameless amaro that you are not sure whether to drink or use to strip paint ( it is delicious). @rachelaliceroddy going red for a takeover.
Pizzeria da Remo
If you like your pizzas thin-crusted and packed with flavour, Pizzeria da Remo is the place to be. Everybody else in Rome is clued into it as well so get there early for dinner, otherwise risk missing out on their simple yet mouthwatering wood-fired pizzas. Located out in the trendy Testaccio neighbourhood, it’s always bustling with energy and every table is laden with their signature margherita pizza.
If you’re not up for a massive meal, Pizzarium serves up thick gourmet pizzas by the slice. Run by Gabriele Bonci, a renowned Roman pizza maker, its little storefront may be humble but the food is nothing if not fancy. Using seasonal ingredients and a complex dough-making process, you’ll find creative combinations like mascarpone and anchovies, steak and blue cheese as well as the classics.
La pizza romana es muy parecida a nuestra pizza a la piedra. Usan palote para estirar la masa y la cocinan a menos temperatura que Napoles logrando una masa más crocante y seca. Ésta tenía crudo y Gorgonzolla, un queso azul típico de Italia. Obviamente combinada con una birra, y claro, Peroni. Se viene mucho Roma para el programa. Se viene @hashtagviajeros. ¡Seguilos!
There’s no bells and whistles here – Ai Marmi’s all about the pie and nothing else. Named after its long marble tables, it’s great value for money with fantastic pizza for a fraction of the price. Their suppli and fried zucchini flowers are popular favourites as well (in fact, the latter are occasionally used as toppings) and nobody leaves with an empty stomach. Located out in Trastevere, it’s also open late if you’re looking for something to fill the midnight hours.
Everyone surely knows about #pizza, but let me introduce you its glorious roman relative: the one and only “Pinsa”, a lighter ad crunchy version of the famous one, with an enriched quality topping 🍅🇮🇹 // Tutti sicuramente conosceranno la pizza, ma chi di voi riconosce questa prelibatezza? È la “Pinsa”, sua cugina romana, dalla base fragrante e saporita! #BonAppetit #ItalianFood #FoodPorn #pinza #pinzandbeer #InstaFood #FoodBlogger #TheGoodLife #InstaDaily #PhotooftheDay #Italy #Rome #lapratolina #rome #eatingout
If you’re out near the Vatican City, La Pratolina is a great place to stop off for a meal. It’s closer to traditional Roman pizza and comes in an oblong shape, all with a thin yet slightly raised crust crust. Prosciutto’s the name of the game here, with pizza dough made from a mixture of flours for a rich unique taste.
Located in the heart of Rome, Emma is undoubtedly one of the fancier options on the list and an ideal date night option. While it’s less pizzeria and more of a proper sit-down restaurant, there’s no debating the quality of these pizzas – especially as it’s associated with the Roscioli Group who have some of the bakeries and delis across the capital. Think top of the line mozzarella, olive oil and dough baked with generations of experience.