The Very Best Trastevere Restaurants
Trastevere is one of our very favorite neighborhoods in Rome. It has the vibrancy and zest that we love about Roman culture, but isn’t completely flooded with tourists like other neighborhoods surrounding sites like the Vatican, Coliseum, and other iconic Roman hotspots. Among other things we love about Trastevere, the food scene is worthwhile. This guide to the best Trastevere restaurants is a foolproof list of 10 must-try spots next time you’re in this pocket of Rome! Don’t miss the bonus portion at the end of the post with our favorite sweet treats in Trastevere.
10. Pizzeria La Boccaccia
Pizzeria La Bocaccia is the perfect place for a quick slice of pizza. They have several locations throughout town including Campo de’ Fiori, Rione Monti, Prati, and San Paolo, and the pizza served at the Trastevere location is top-notch. Raised for 48 hours, the dough is cooked for a simultaneously crispy on the outside, and light and fluffy on the inside finish. Order a variety of flavors of their pan pizza for dining in (they have a small amount of seating) or takeaway.
9. La Proscuitteria Trastevere
La Prosciutteria is a cheese and charcuterie lover’s dream come true and it’s also one of the best Trastevere restaurants. Come here for a snack or sit-down meal and enjoy delicious local cuts of meat and cheese paired with fresh, seasonal fruit and homemade spreads. We recommend sharing the gourmet cold cuts platter or grabbing a sandwich made with schiacciata or ciabatta for something on the go.
8. Suppli Roma
Suppli Roma is a great snack stop in Rome and it’s one of our favorite Trastevere restaurants when we’re in the mood for traditional small Roman bites like suppli (hence the name) or other fried snacks like fried baccala, pumpkin flowers, and croquettes. Hungry for more? Suppli Roma serves great pizza by the slice and they typically offer a few different flavors each day.
7. Pizzeria Ai Marmi
Pizzeria Ai Marmi is not only one of the best Trastevere restaurants, but they serve some of the best Roman-style pizza in the Eternal City. Often times packed to the brim, Ai Marmi serves delicious pizza with thin and crispy crust six days each week (closed on Wednesdays) from 6:30 p.m. until 2:00 a.m. Get the basic pizza margherita so you can really enjoy the simple cheese and tomato flavors on your first visit. Don’t expect world-class customer service here, but if you’re in the mood for a low-key restaurant with delicious Roman-style pizza in Trastevere, this is the spot.
Trapizzino invented the beloved “pizza pocket” in Rome, and alongside other popular Rome neighborhoods, you can enjoy their delicious food in Trastevere. Each Trapizzino is filled with melt in your mouth meat & sauce concoctions that are seriously TDF. Can’t decide which one to try? We recommend the chicken cacciatore and the meatball with sauce.
5. Ivo a Trastevere
Ivo is a great all-around restaurant in Trastevere. They serve both delicious pizza and pasta, and service and ambiance are great. If you’re trying to please a variety of ages or appetites, this is your spot. We recommend the white pie with salame piccante or the gnocchi pomodoro.
4. La Tavernaccia Da Bruno
Some call it the Tavernaccia, some call it Da Bruno, but the important thing is that you understand it’s one of the best Trasvetere restaurants. Family-owned and operated, this locally loved spot serves delicious Lazio specialties. The menu changes somewhat regularily and is handwritten- ask your server for the most up to date recommendations. We highly suggest ordering the suckling pig, spaghetti alla gricia, and pizza if you’re there for dinner.
3. Roma Sparita
There are few dishes in Rome that are more satisfying than a plate of cacio e pepe (translated literally as “cheese and pepper”), and if you can only get it once in Rome, go to Roma Sparita, one of the best Trastevere restaurants. The pasta itself is prepared to cacio e pepe perfection, and the bowl composed of cheese is the cherry on the top. Make reservations ahead of time.
2. Seu Pizza Illuminati
Searching for the very best pizza in Trastevere? Look no further than Seu Pizza Illuminati. This modernized Neapolitan pizza is seriously delicious, with flavorful, delicate crust, high-quality cheese and toppings, and cooked to wood-fired perfection. The margherita is the best pizza here, but rest assured that if you want something more there are several classic and innovative options to choose from.
1. Da Enzo al 29
If we could only recommend one of our favorite Trastevere restaurants, Da Enzo al 29 would be at the top of our list. First thing’s first: this restaurant is tiny so either make reservations or plan on at least an hour wait during peak seasons. The fare here is very typical Roman and includes menu items like fiore di zucca and amatriciana. Our only strong recommendation here is to order the rigatoni carbonara. It’s the absolute best in town and you’ll be missing out if you pass on it.
Bonus: Best Desserts in Trastevere
3. Pastries: Le Levain Roma
Yes, we aren’t in France, but it doesn’t mean you should pass by this delightful French bakery in the heart of Trastevere. Le Levain can be easy to miss but always worth going to. Their gorgeous case full of homemade bread, macarons, eclairs, and more will equally satisfy your eyes and palate!
2. Italian Baked Goods: Biscotti Innocenti
Biscotti Innocenti is a very authentic experience when it comes to Italian baked goods. You’ll never have better biscotti in your life, and the “ugly but delicious” cookies are exactly like they sound. Grab a couple to eat when you walk in, and a few for later!
1. Gelato: Otaleg
Otaleg isn’t only the best treat in Trastevere, but it’s also the best gelato in Rome. Period. We are over the moon for the fresh, artisanal gelato that’s homemade daily at Otaleg. They have the perfect combination of classic and quirky flavors, never producing flavors with ingredients that are out of season or artificial. One scoop and you’re done for.