One of the best parts of travelling in Rome is the culinary delights the city has to offer. We sampled many homemade pizzas, pastas, salads and too many desserts in a number of restaurants throughout Rome. Here are 5 things you must eat when you’re in Rome.

There are a number of things you must eat when you’re in Rome. It goes without saying that you have to induldge in a huge homemade pizza, and a delicious pasta dish, but there are a few other things you need to try.

Suppli, is a traditional Italian street food, now served in many restaurants alike. Suppli are rice balls coated in breadcrumbs, with a melted mozarella centre. Many people serve it with ragu (bolognese) sauce. This is something you need to try, they are incredibly delicious, and cheap too!

Biscotti, is an Italian cookie. Typically baked with flaxseeds and Italians (and tourists) can enjoy them with a cup of coffee. If you fancy something sweet, definitely try a Biscotti.

Italian Biscotti

And ultimately, speaking of fancying sweet things, let’s not forget about the Gelato. Italians are known for making some of the best homemade icecreams in the world. You definitely have to try a range of flavours.

TIP! Rome is known to be an expensive city, so we were expecting to pay big prices for food. While we were there, we found many 2 or 3-course deals for under 15€. Look out for good prices and offers! Many restaurants are competing with each other so there are deals to be found.

Here are a number of restaurants we found in the city, where you can happily eat for 15€ or less!


Click on the links for reviews of each restaurant.


Porta Castello

Largo di Porta Castello, 28, 00193, Roma

A beautiful Italian restaurant in the heart of Vatican. Porta Castello was our favourite restaurant in Rome.



Borgo Pio, 146, 00193 Roma

Just two streets down from the Basilica church, we found a lunch deal for 10€ at Ciao Restaurant.


L’insalata Ricca

Piazza del Risorgimento, 5-6, 00192 Roma

Means ‘The Delicious Salad’. L’insalata Ricca is lovely restaurant with a huge variety of fresh salads (and pizza’s of course).



Via della Panetteria, 14, 00187 Roma

A couple of streets down from the Trevi fountain lies Mannozzi Restaurant, offering a meal deal for 13€.