Rome is the very definition of a 'food capital.' The city itself is the capital of Italy and the food here is out of this world! There are so many great places to eat around here that you won't know where to start. So why not whittle your search down by focusing on a specific area? Like, say, the Trevi Fountain? As one of the most iconic sights in the world, eating near the Trevi Fountain would be quite the culinary experience. But are there noteworthy restaurants in Rome that are located in this area? Yep! They're Il Ristoro dal Patriota, Bar San Marcello, Prosciutteria Cantina dei Papi, Baccano, and Piccolo Buco, to name a few!
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Il Ristoro dal Patriota
Tucked away in a little courtyard that's only a minute away from the Trevi Fountain, Il Ristoro dal Patriota is one of those restaurants in Rome that you'll be happy to stumble into. It's sort of like the perfect place to have a meet-cute like in those early 2000s rom-coms! After making a wish in the Trevi Fountain, you walk towards this place for a quick bite and bump into a new special someone. Doesn't that sound romantic? And while you're here, indulge in Il Ristoro dal Patriota's exquisite Italian cuisine! Dishes of choice? Some spaghetti carbonara or Risotto with Mediterranean fruits!
Bar San Marcello
Though it's named Bar San Marcello, it's not exactly a place to get a beer or wine. In fact, Bar San Marcello is more known as a coffee shop that also serves delicious pastries. Cornetti
(Italian croissant) served with a hot cup of coffee
is just what the doctor ordered after trekking through hordes of tourists to see the Trevi Fountain. Fortunately, Bar San Marcello is only a hop and a skip away from the famous landmark. You don't have to go far to enjoy a coffee break. Don't worry! This is no tourist trap! It's simply one of the best restaurants in Rome.
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Prosciutteria Cantina dei Papi
With various locations all throughout the many neighborhoods
, Prosciutteria Cantina dei Papi really is one of the most in-demand restaurants in Rome! Only a few hotspots have gotten so popular that it has to set up another one or two (or in this case, three!) locations in the same city. But what makes Prosciutteria Cantina dei Papi so popular among locals and tourists alike? Their delicious food, of course! This place serves Italian and Roman food at their most authentic. Think cured meats, local cheeses, and fresh vegetables that came all the way from the Italian countryside. What's not to love?
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Baccano prides itself as the real Mediterranean bistro in the Italian capital. And that's not necessarily far from the truth, considering that its menu isn't just purely Italian. There are hints of French, Spanish, and many other Mediterranean cuisines out there, all prepared exceptionally well by the great Nabil Hadj Hassen and his kitchen staff. Some Catalana di Astice alla 'Baccano,' for instance, is the seafood goodness you need after visiting the Trevi Fountain. Pair that with the expert choices of acclaimed sommelier Daniele Vespa and you've got a culinary experience you won't soon forget!
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No list of must-try restaurants in Rome is complete without a pizzeria! And the one near the Trevi Fountain is none other than Piccolo Buco! To say that the pizza they serve here is delicious is a complete understatement. They're heavenly! You might even argue that they're the best authentic Italian pizzas that you'd taste in Rome! Made with the freshest ingredients, one bite is enough to let you savor all the flavors! A Margherita or a Napoli pizza never tasted so good! Perhaps it's because you're enjoying them after finally seeing the Trevi Fountain in person.
Source: Piccolo Buco
Of all the restaurants in Rome, those near the Trevi Fountain are something else. They serve amazing food, sure, but the fact that they're close to one of the most famous sights in the world truly makes them worth your while!