Here are our suggestions on where to find the best pizza in Rome.
Quite what the Italians manage to achieve from a circle of bread and cheese is still something of a wonder to we stranieri. And like an amply-stuffed crust, Rome is fully capable of satisfying any foreigner’s lust for a quality pizza.From al taglio on-the-go to a sit-down dinner with friends, there are so many options available, we could write a book. But, while we wait for a publishing deal, here are our top picks.
Seu Pizza Illuminati
Highest quality ingredients, attention to dough maturation processes, and constant research for wine and beer offerings are at the center of the Seu Pizza Illuminati experience.
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A young and close-knit team led by Pier Daniele Seu welcomes you every evening from 7 p.m. onwards, except Tuesdays, in their hip, fun Testaccio location with a robust menu that will honestly satisfy anyone in your group, and fantastic service.Address: Via Angelo Bargoni 10 / tel. (+39) 06 588 3384
The tiny shop is usually full to burst around lunchtime, so you’ll have to cram yourself into a corner and keep standing to chow down on your doughy delight.
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Found near the Cipro metro stop close to Vatican City or at the Mercato Centrale in Termini train station or in the Prati neighborhood.Address: Via Trionfale 30 / tel. (+39) 06 39749663
Panattoni (Ai Marmi)
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Firm favourites are their margherita, napoletana and marinara, but other combinations like sausage and courgette flower are to die for. Closed on Wednesdays, open for dinner only.
Address: Viale Trastevere 53-59 / (+39) 06 580 0919
Pizzeria La Boccaccia
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Everything is carefully selected and prepared with love to bring the best pizza to life. Simplicity is a virtue!
Order pizza by weight or by the slice, and try a variety from the options that change hourly from one of their many locations (Trastevere and Monti are our go-tos.)
Address: Via di Santa Dorotea 2 / (+39) 320 775 6277
Sant’Isidoro Pizza & Bolle
High quality pizza accompanied by a tide of bubbles and cocktails.
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Bubbly wines and experimental ingredients are the high points of this modern restaurant dedicated to the idea of elevating pizza to a never- seen- before level of decadence.With two locations in Rome, in Vittorio and Ostiense, this new, young pizzeria is a must- add to your list.
Address: Via Oslavia, 41 / (+39) 06 8982 2607
La Gatta Mangiona
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Located just down the road from the Janiculum Hill, it is a great dinner spot.And, in case you were wondering, despite the quirky name, no cats are involved in the making of these pizzas.
Address: Via Federico Ozanam 30 / (+39) 06 534 6702
Found in the San Giovanni neighborhood, this pizzeria is a favorite for locals.
Address: Via Siria 1 / (+39) 06 789318
Sforno is an excellent pizzeria from the established and ever curious chef Stefano Callegari. The pizzas are made with a special selection of flour and baked in a wood-fired oven at very high temperatures to guarantee lightness and flavor.It is a Neapolitan pizzeria in the Tuscolano neighborhood near Cinecittà.
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The place itself is simple and usually quite noisy as it is always full of locals.Its “fritti” are certainly worth trying here and the prices are just right. Open for dinner only.
Address: Via Statilio Ottato 110 / (+39) 06 7154 6118
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The atmosphere is friendly, with plenty of Roman-style banter and flirty wisecracking waiters.Address: Viale dei Monfortani 18 / (+39) 06 338 8481
Address: Via del Monte della Farina 28 / (+39) 06 6476 0475
By Catherine Evans