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The 42 Best Restaurants in Rome, According to a Local Expert

It’s the easiest thing in the world to plan your tour of Rome’s sights—after all, you can’t walk five minutes without bumping into something ancient and amazing. It’s a little harder to find the best restaurants in Rome, which are often surrounded by packed-out tourist traps. Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. This list has everything from pasta perfected and ravioli reinvented to pizza that takes the form to a whole new level and tiny osterias just ready to be ‘that story’ you tell when you get home—and everything in between. Read on for our picks for the best restaurants in Rome catering to every cuisine and craving, every vegetarian and omnivore, and adventurous eaters and cautious diners alike.

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Every restaurant on this list has been selected independently by Condé Nast Traveler editors and reviewed by a local contributor who has visited that restaurant. Our editors consider both high-end and affordable eateries, and weigh stand-out dishes, location, and service—as well as inclusivity and sustainability credentials. We update this list as new restaurants open and existing ones evolve. This story has been updated with new information since its original publish date.