Rome’s Best Restaurants & Bars 2020



Seafood Restaurant in the popular Testaccio District with industrial design, large windows, open space kitchen and soft lights. Fish comes from Anzio, seaside town on the Lazio coast, directly by one of the owners. Chef Enrico Camponeschi offers a creative cuisine with respect for the raw material.

Via Aldo Manuzio 28, Rome. Tel +390645550020


From an idea by Riccardo Di Salvo and Chef Giancarlo Cancelli, this new project of culinary experimentation comes to life inside the SambaMaki Restaurant of viale Regina Margherita. A single tasting path changes the ordinary and aims to surprise. Giancarlo Cancelli’s kitchen is a kitchen of freedom, the irrational and anarchic beauty of creative disorder.

Viale Regina Margherita 168, Rome. Tel +39068415075

Barrique By Oliver Glowig

The charm of the barrel cellar combined with the culinary experience by Oliver Glowig. This is “Barrique”, the restaurant of the Poggio le Volpi wineyard, half an hour’s drive from the center of Rome, in the heart of the Castelli Romani. In 2019 Chef Glowig decided to concentrate entirely on this project in Italy with which he is oriented to earn his sixth Michelin Star assisted by Maitre & Chef Sommelier Dario Campanella. For those who love wine and haute cuisine in a natural context and in direct contact with the territory.

Via Fontana Candida 3/C, Monte Porzio Catone (RM). Tel +39069416641

Drink Kong

Multi-faceted cocktail bar directed by bartender Patrick Pistolesi. His “Japanese Room” is inspired by Tokyo’s hidden bars. Entirely built in cherry wood, the room hosts tastings of cocktails and distillates. A wall of the room is entirely reserved for real treasure chests where you can keep your precious bottle under lock and key.

Piazza San Martino ai Monti 8, Rome. Tel +390623488666

Legami Sushi & More

The name tells a story of interlacement of tastes, perfumes and cultures: Legami (bonds) comes togheter Asian, Carioca and even Italian influences. Organized on two floors in an early 1900s Art Nouveau Villa, with lounge area and corner bar dedicated to aperitifs or after dinner, the restaurant combines the pleasure of food with the chic atmosphere of the spaces.

Via Po 2a, Rome. Tel +390645505196

Moma Restaurant

For his dishes Chef Andrea Pasqualucci starts from the raw material and enhances it. Each course is a stage for the product: refined, local, first choice ensures Gastone Pierini, owner of the restaurant with his brother Franco. The Restaurant earned Michelin Star with the 2020 Guide.

Via di San Basilio 42/43, Rome. Tel +390642011798

Off Club

The geometry of the spaces and the interior design, made of clean lines and essentiality, with the soft and diffused light, evoke Japan. But Off Club is not a fusion restaurant. Chinese-Japanese inspired dishes and Italian ingredients and aromas giving life to a “joint kitchen”. Off Club has a metropolitan style and an international approach but a deeply Italian soul. It extends over 400 square meters distributed on two floors, with a bar corner and an outdoor area.

Via Di Casal Bertone 64, Rome. Tel +390649772523

Settimo Roman Cuisine & Terrace

“Settimo” is the Restaurant of renovated Sofitel Rome Villa Borghese Hotel which is overlooking The Eternal City and Villa Borghese Gardens. It’s an eclectic place where a panoramic restaurant, a lounge area and a bar mingle. The menu is a journey on the best of traditional roman kitchen, revisited in a modern key by Executive Chef, Giuseppe D’Alessio. Thanks to a porch and self-propelled glass windows, boundaries between interior and exterior disappear and making the new space a unique view of Rome and Roman flavors. A perfect combination to create a full sensory experience.

Via Lombardia 47, Rome. Tel +3906478021

The Court at Manfredi Palace

It’s not the classic Roman terrace but an unrivaled street level. The Court, the new cocktail lounge of Manfredi Palace, overlooks the Ludus Magnus, the ancient gym of gladiators, and the Colosseum is the backdrop. In addition to high-level cocktails by Bar Director Matteo Zed, it offers the gourmet experience signed by Aroma’s Executive Chef Giuseppe Di Iorio (1 Michelin Star). The Court is certainly among the place to be in Rome.

Via Labicana 125, Rome. Tel +390677591380

Verve Restaurant

In one of the most iconic street of the historical center, between Navona square, Farnese square and Trastevere, Verve – Restaurant of DOM Hotel – is the perfect choice for those desiring to catch the hidden Rome, sheltered from touristic routes and to discover typical but soft roman cuisine. The framework is an ancient and aristocratic palace of the XVII century, capable of stirring up typically roman atmospheres while keeping, at the same time, an international and transversal glance. Exactly like the kitchen of Chef Adriano Magnoli, that draw inspiration from Roman tradition but softening strong flavors and has, moreover, with a touch of oriental evocation.

Via Giulia 131, Rome. Tel +390631076828

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