7 best restaurants in Trastevere, Rome

The Trastevere district in Rome 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. If you want a great dining experience with traditional Italian food, then Trastevere is the place to go. 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.

Map of the best restaurants in Trastevere

1. Il Duca In Trastevere

This place 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 (aka homely and warm) and the waiters are super friendly. Here you can try some Roman classics like artichokes (carciofi alla Romana or carciofi alla Guida) or cacio e pepe. And if you are into truffle you must try their truffle ravioli.

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The delicious truffle pasta from Il Duca in Trastevere, the cute cobblestone street outside.

2. Mimi e Coco

This restaurant is actually so good we went there twice on our 4 day trip to Rome. It’s located at one of the many cute alleys in Trastevere. The atmosphere is trendy, the food is great and the price is reasonable. They serve traditional Italian food – and they won’t let you leave until you try their homemade biscottis accompanied with limoncello! I can really recommend their cacio e pepe, it was really delicious (all the other pasta and pizza dishes are probably great as well!).

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

3. Ivo a Trastevere

Just like Il Duca, this place doesn’t look much from the outside. It is located a few blocks away from the cute alleys, 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 always filled with people, and I can totally understand why. They are famous for their delicious pizzas! I can really recommend this place when visiting Rome.

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The cosy backyard at Pianostrada.

4. Pianostrada

This place 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. Pianostrada serve high quality Italian food but with a twist. They call themselves “a kitchen laboratory”. They focus on fresh ingredients sourced from the 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.

Psst. Pianostrada has a really 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. Pizzarius Roma

Walking around in Trastevere and in need of a quick lunch? Then head over to Pizzarius Roma. This great pizza shop serve 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 fast food the Italian way, and I love it.

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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 spritz, grab some food from the buffet and enjoy it outside on the little square before you head to the cute alleys in Trastevere for food. Freni e Frizoni is open everyday from sunset until late.

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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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