With so many pizzerias in one city—and country for that matter—naming the “best” pizza places in Rome would simply be impossible. But if you’re in Italy’s capital and don’t know where to start off your pizza journey, this list will come in handy. We’ve chosen five of our favorite authentic pizzerias in Rome with the help of our Italian staff at Spotahome and by looking at other Rome-based bloggers’ recommendations. It’s true that Roman pizza is said to have a thinner and crispier crust than pizzas from other regions of Italy, which we happen to love. But if you’re fond of a thicker crust, not to worry. We assure you these slices with satisfy your pizza craving. Enjoy!
1. Pizzeria Giacomelli, Via Faà di Bruno, 25
Romans have enjoyed the legendary Giacomelli for generations. This locals’ favorite serves extravagant pizzas in different sizes. You can choose different types of pizzas, whether they be traditional or more innovative, Roman or otherwise. Their homemade desserts are also a delight. Many famous people have visited Giacomelli in the 20th and the 21st century, evidenced by the photographs hanging on the wall.
2. Dar Poeta, Vicolo del Bologna, 45
Located in Trastevere, this pizzeria is popular among Romans and tourists alike, so it may get quite hectic at times. If you want some peace and quiet, you might want to try some other places, but if you’re up for the challenge and have some authentic Roman pizza, this is your place. It’s quite an experience…
3. Baffetto, Via del Governo Vecchio, 114
Always packed to the brim with hungry locals and travellers, this restaurant in Via del Governo Vecchio offers traditional Roman pizza that are truly outstanding. Not to mention, they’re very economical compared to the average Roman pizzerias. Quite typically Roman but also attracts many tourists, so beware if you want to avoid them!
4. Er Panonto, Via Enrico Cravero, 10, Città Metropolitana di Roma
The famous name of this place says it all, and the location Garbatella fully reflects its Roman identity. The pizzas are of course divine; they’re cooked in a wooden oven! It’s almost always packed, so try to make a reservation, if that’s possible at all…
5. Fermentum, Via Lemonia 214 (Cinecittà)
Fermentum’s staples are the easily digestible pizzas made with their special yeast in a wooden chalet in Aqueduct Park (Parco degli Acquedotti). The menu is quite diverse with imaginative interpretations of all kinds of pizzas. Try it out!
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