The 7 Best Restaurants in Trastevere, Rome

Looking for the best restaurants in Trastevere, Rome? The Trastevere district in Rome, Italy, is full of genuine restaurants and taverns. This picturesque neighborhood is off the beaten path and represents the best-preserved corners of Rome, at least when it comes to food. The restaurants are lined up in small alleys and serve pasta and pizza that are to die for. So skip the tourist traps – in this Best Restaurants in Trastevere guide I’ll help you navigate the food scene of this authentic area.

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Map of the best restaurants in Trastevere

This Google maps points out the best Trastevere restaurants. As you can see, all restaurants are located close to each other – making it easy to create your own Rome food tour with traditional Roman cuisine.

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Best Restaurants in Trastevere

If you want a great dining experience with traditional Italian food and classic Roman dishes, then Trastevere is the place to go. Here are my 7 favorite Trastevere restaurants.

1. Il Duca In Trastevere

Il Duca doesn’t look much from the outside, but once you’re in and try their homemade pasta you won’t be disappointed. Located in the very center of Trastevere, Il Duca is great for both lunch and dinner. The atmosphere is genuinely Italian and the waiters are super friendly. Their menu consists of typical Roman food like fried artichokes (both carciofi alla Romana or carciofi alla Guida), cacio e pepe, and much more. And if you like truffles you must try their truffle ravioli!

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Truffle pasta at one of the best restaurants in Trastevere
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The delicious truffle pasta from Il Duca in Trastevere, the cute cobblestone street outside.

2. Mimi e Coco Trast – Best restaurant in Trastevere!

Mimi e Coco Trast is actually so good we went there twice during our 4 days in Rome. It’s located in one of the many cute alleys in Trastevere. The atmosphere is trendy, the food is great and the prices are reasonable. They serve traditional Italian food, and they won’t let you leave until you try their homemade biscottis accompanied by a glass of limoncello. I can highly recommend trying one of their pasta dishes, especially their incredible cacio e pepe. But honestly, all their pasta and pizza dishes looked delicious!

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Two pizzas at one of the best restaurants in Trastevere

Pizzas from Ivo a Trastevere, olives from a market nearby.

3. Ivo a Trastevere

Just like Il Duca, Ivo a Trastevere doesn’t look much from the outside. It is located a few blocks away from the heart of Trastevere, but well worth the walk. Ivo a Trastevere is homely and loud, it feels like you’re visiting a huge Italian family dinner. The restaurant is famous for its pizzas, making it a popular dining place for both locals and visitors.

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The cosy backyard at Pianostrada.

4. Pianostrada

Pianostrada serves high-quality Italian food but with a twist. They call themselves “a kitchen laboratory”. They focus on fresh ingredients sourced from farms around Rome, and every dish is carried out with brilliance. This restaurant is popular (and a bit fancy) so make sure to reserve a table before you go there.

Pianostrada is actually not in Trastevere, it’s located just across the Tiber river from Piazza Trilussa. It will take you no more than five minutes to walk from Trastevere, and it’s definitely worth it.

Psst. Pianostrada offers outdoor seating in its cozy backyard – the perfect spot for a glass of cava.

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Pizzas from Pizzarius Roma, cute bottles from a nearby market.

5. Bona Pizza Roma

Walking around in Rome and in need of a quick lunch? Then head over to Bona Pizza Roma. Just like Pianostrada, Bona Pizza is not located in Trastevere, but really close (and trust me, it’s worth crossing the river for this pizza!)

Bona Pizza serves delicious to-go pizza slices. I mean.. how about a fluffy crust topped with fresh tomatoes, homemade pesto, rocket salad, and the freshest mozzarella of them all? This is street food the Italian way.

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The aperitivo buffet at Freni e Frizoni.

6. Freni e Frizioni

Freni e Frizoni is a trendy bar located near Piazza Trilussa, just by the Tiber river. This is the perfect place for an aperitivo. The drinks are a bit expensive, but then you also get their vegetarian aperitivo buffet for free! Go here early, buy one of their delicious aperol spritzes, grab some food from the buffet and enjoy it outside on the little square before you head to the alleys in Trastevere for even more food.

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The aperitivo from Andreotti Trastevere, a nearby street.

7. Andreotti Trastevere

Andreotti Trastevere is a small aperitivo place where you can enjoy an Italian aperitivo with a great selection of cheese and wine. The place is nothing fancy, just a genuine Italian restaurant with a great atmosphere and delicious food. It’s definitely worth a visit when you’re in Rome.

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Where to stay in Trastevere, Rome

Trastevere is a popular place to stay in Rome. It’s an authentic Roman area, and not as touristy as the areas around the Spanish steps or Trevi Fountain. See all your hotel options in Trastevere here, or see specific hotel recommendations below.

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