The Best Pizza In Rome – Tried & Tested Pizza Places in Rome (2021 UPDATE)
By the slice, by the pie, Rome-style, Neapolitan. So many options and so many places, but where can we find the best pizza in Rome?
The Best Pizza in Rome – Find the Top Pizza Places in Italy’s Capital
With so much variety and so many options and styles, it’s pretty hard to decide which are the best pizza places in Rome. We have for sure sourced and tried the top choices in the city and these are the ones listed here.
1. Bonci’s Pizzarium, for me the best pizzeria in Rome
I’m not alone in the club of Pizzarium fans. Founded and managed by pizzaiolo Gabriele Bonci, Pizzarium is the temple of the best pizza al taglio in Rome. For his pizza by the slice, he’s been considered the king of the pizza and dough-rising methods.
Located in Prati area, Pizzarium is the perfect stop after you visit the Vatican Museums, from which is about 10 minutes walking. It’s a small place and the queue is always there. While you are likely to find often classics like Margherita, Pizza Rossa and with potatoes, the toppings change constantly, even several times every hour as it’s always crowded and trays keep coming out of the oven continuously.
Pizzarium is not cheap. We bought pizza for lunch for two (quite a few slices but still enough for two only) plus a couple of supplì and potato croquettes and we spent around 40 euro. But if you are looking for the best pizza in Rome and you are in for lunch or dinner on-the-go, this is your place.
Address: Via della Meloria 43. Website.
2. Seu Pizza Illuminati, one of the best gourmet pizza in Rome
This is a relatively new pizzeria in Rome Trastevere neighborhood. They opened in 2018 and their product is a truly delicious gourmet pizza with very original toppings. While you will also find some classics such as Margherita, mostly are unusual combinations and ingredients. There are many vegetarian options and also some vegan. Toppings and flavors change depending on the season, so the menu is hardly repeated for too long.
You do need to book because even though it’s quite a wide restaurant, it’s often packed. We went on a Saturday evening, and usually, weekends are the busiest days, but I think booking is recommended also during the week. It’s open only for dinner and Tuesday is closed.
You can find Pier Daniele Seu’s pizza also at the Mercato Centrale in Termini station.
Address: Via Angelo Bargoni 10. Website.
3. La Pratolina, one of the best traditional pizza in Rome
At La Pratolina, they’ve been serving the best pizza Roman-style since 2001 in the sophisticated Prati neighborhood. Oval-shaped and thin, here you will order the Roman “pinsa“, a reinterpretation of the ancient tradition when farmers that milled the grains they could find, millet, barley, spelt, added some herbs and made it more stretched than the pizza we know today.
The place is very cozy and traditional, the staff lovely and helpful. Some of the toppings you will find are red radish and gorgonzola cheese, wild boar, caciocavallo cheese and Bronte pistachio in their “Emiliana”, one with caciocavallo cheese, truffle cream, mushrooms and speck cured meat in their signature “Pratolina” pizza.
Super easy to reach as it’s super close to Lepanto metro station, line A, it’s open only for dinner. Prior booking is highly recommended as it’s pretty much always packed, especially on weekends.
Address: Via degli Scipioni 248. Website.
4. Il Piccolo Buco, where to eat in Rome near the Trevi Fountain
The name translates into “little hole”, and this is just what this Rome restaurant/pizzeria is: tiny, narrow and you will likely elbow the guests of the neighboring tables. But it’s worth it.
An ancient Roman bakery from 1916, the owner Luca Issa wants to keep alive the old traditions and blend them with new combinations and experiments. His attention to the detail, to the highest quality of the ingredients and a 48-hour leavening show in the products that come out of the oven.
One of the best pizza in Rome, some toppings you can try are the yellow Margherita with yellow tomato sauce, the pizza with sausage and chicory if you like a bit of a bitter taste, cheese and pear for some sweetness and many others with different cured meat typical from the different Italian regions. Once out of the oven and before being served, every pizza is finished with a drizzle of organic olive oil, different for each topping.
They serve also other dishes in case some guests prefer pasta or a second course.
Address: Via del Lavatore 91. Website.
5. Emma Pizzeria con Cucina, one of the favorite thin-crust Roman-style pizza in Rome
This is also a good Rome pizzeria in the city center, a stone’s throw from Largo Argentina and Campo de’ Fiori. Here frozen products are banned, only high-quality fresh ingredients.
The dough is a blend of organic flours concocted by the famous Roman baker Pier Luigi Roscioli, and the style is Roman, crunchy and thin. Some of the ingredients used for the toppings are the fiordilatte mozzarella Terra Roma, the Pomilia tomato, anchovies from Sicily, cured meat from different parts of Italy.
Also here, they make other dishes too in case someone doesn’t feel like pizza.
Address: Via del Monte della Farina 28. Website.
6. Pinsere, one of the best pizzerias in Rome for traditional pinsa
As the name suggests, Pinsere offers a stretched, oval-shaped pinsa street food-style. For this type, it’s considered one of the best pizza places in Rome.
A clear reference to the old tradition of the Roman countryside, when farmers used to make their makeshift meals with what they could find, usually grains such as millet, barley, oat and spelt blended and mixed with water, salt and herbs and baked on hot stones.
At Pinsere, the pinsa is delicious, light, easy to digest and made with high-quality natural ingredients, preferably seasonal, no chemicals or half-processed foods.
This is more of a street food place than a restaurant. In fact, once you order your pizza, you can either have it on the go or standing at their counter inside or outside. Perfect for a quick lunch that doesn’t make you heavy before carrying on with your sightseeing.
Address: Via Flavia 98. Website.
7. Trapizzino, famous Rome street food pizza
This is very much a one-of-a-kind pizza. In fact, it has the shape of a typical bar-style “tramezzino” with the dough of a pizza and one of the traditional Roman recipes as filling.
Read everything about it and where to find it in my detailed post about my experience at Trapizzino’s.
8. Angelo e Simonetta Pizza a Taglio
Arguably the best pizzeria in Rome’s Via Nomentana, Angelo and Simonetta serve a spectacular pizza by the slice that never fails to deliver. With a slow and long leavening that makes it easy to digest, according to many, this is the best pizza in Rome prepared on the baking tin.
The toppings change every day and ingredients are perfectly combined, making this a great lunch on the go or sitting on their tables outside.
Address: Via Nomentana 581. Website.
9. Pinsa e Buoi Ristorante-Pinseria in Rome
This is a restaurant where you can order the traditional Roman pinsa comfortably sitting at their tables instead of ordering a slice on the go. Here you can also order from a pretty wide menu dishes from the Roman tradition as well as other regions.
They are in San Lorenzo and San Giovanni neighborhoods, both pretty central and easy to reach. Recently they opened also in the residential Parioli area.
Address: Via dello Scalo San Lorenzo 15; Viale Carlo Felice 51/53; Via Salaria 217. Website.
10. La Gatta Mangiona, a favorite pizzeria in Rome
Another address much cherished by the locals for one of the best pizzerias in Rome, La Gatta Mangiona is open only for dinner. In their menu, you will find the classics like Margherita, Marinara and Capricciosa, and also original toppings like “Thai-style” with oriental spices, Gallurese with chili salami and Sardinian pecorino cheese, and Calabrese with ‘nduja cured meat and dried tomatoes.
Address: Via Ozanam 30-32. Website.
11. Sforno, original pizza and craft beer in Rome
Open only for dinner, Sforno is another of the favorite and for many best pizza places in Rome. Not exactly in the city center, it can be reached by metro A, Subaugusta station.
Slow and natural leavening, original toppings and artisan Italian and international beers, this pizzeria is one of the creations of Stefano Callegari in partnership with Antonio Pratticò, beer and wine expert.
If you are a fan of Roman cuisine, you can definitely try their famous pizza “cacio e pepe” like the popular local pasta dish. Some other options they suggest trying are the pizza “Testarossa”, “Greenwich” and “Iblea”.
Address: Via Statilio Ottato 110/116. Website.
12. Sbanco, classic and original pizza in Rome’s Appio Latino quarter
Sbanco is yet another creation of pizzaiolo Stefano Callegari, the one of Sforno, Tonda and the famous Trapizzino, just to be clear. The menu here includes the red pizzas, the white ones and the “special” ones.
Among the classics, both red and white, you will find well-known options like Margherita, Marinara, Bufala mozzarella and Pachino tomato, or more original creations like Fumo (smoked Provola cheese with Speck from Alto Adige cured meat) and Cacio con le Pere (four types of cheeses and pear).
The Special ones include the now popular Cacio e Pepe, borrowed from the Roman tradition, and Greenwich (Stilton blue cheese and Porto wine).
If you are very hungry, do start your meal with some of their guilty fried antipasti, or if you are not into pizza, you can order a salad or a choice from the main course menu.
Address: Via Siria 1. Website.
13. Tonda, original pizza creations
We couldn’t really leave this out. Tonda, too, has the signature of Rome’s busiest pizzaiolo, Stefano Callegari. Launched in 2011 in the Montesacro area, here you can tuck into their much-appreciated fried appetizers before ordering their very original creations.
Some of their inventions? A topping of mozzarella marinated in the Campari drink, potatoes, cured meat and orange twist, or smoked salmon, mozzarella, potatoes and dill.
Like at Sbanco pizzeria (above) also here you can order the famous Greenwich with Stilton blue cheese and Porto wine
Address: Via Valle Corteno 31. Website.
14. 180g Pizzeria Romana, one of the best pizza in Rome’s Centocelle
This relatively new pizza place opened in the once uneventful, now vibrant Centocelle neighborhood. 180g Pizzeria Romana serves a round, thin and crunchy Roman-style pizza and was quickly welcomed by locals.
Alongside classics like Margherita and Marinara, guests can enjoy high-quality toppings often borrowed from the local tradition such as gricia, carbonara, amatriciana and cacio e pepe. Or more creative toppings like raw ham from Bassiamo, grilled baby artichokes and mozzarella cheese, sausage and baby broccoli, sausage and chicory, and plenty more.
For the gluttonous in you, their starters include a guilty choice of delicious fried treats and as desserts local cakes and pastries.
Address: Via Tor de Schiavi 53. Website.
15. Pinsa ‘mpò, one of the best pizza near the Vatican
A great stop after your visit to the Vatican Museums, this is a “pinseria”, one of the best pizza places in Rome for the traditional, oval-shaped “pinsa”. It’s located in the Prati neighborhood close to the Vatican and their pizza is perfect for a lunch on the go.
Made with organic ingredients and seasonal IGP foods, the dough of the finished product has gone through some 48/72 hours of rising. Here you can choose among some 21 toppings, from the classic “red” like Margherita, Amatriciana or Arrabbiata, to the “white” Carbonara, buffalo mozzarella and pachino tomato or salmon and zucchini flowers. Or the “gourmet” ones, such as pear and radish or burrata cheese, Speck cured meat and artichokes.
As the ingredients are picked by the season, menus and toppings change often.
Address: Via de’ Gracchi 7. Website.
They define their pizza nor Neapolitan nor Roman style, but the result of their own study and trial and error. If you are in the Balduina area and you feel like pizza, this is a good place to go.
The ingredients of their pizza are fresh, seasonal and only chosen among producers who guarantee the best quality.
Alongside the classics, here you will find both their original creations and more “revisited” classics such as Capricciosa with organic eggs, grilled artichokes, olives, mushrooms and prosciutto crudo di Parma ham.
Address: Via Ugo De Carolis 72/D. Website.
17. Da Remo
This Rome-style pizzeria is a favorite in the traditional Testaccio area. Here the pizza is thin and crunchy, and the good quality of the ingredients, as well as a large choice of scrumptious combinations, make it a favorite place in the area and Rome altogether.
Open only for dinner, since it’s not possible to reserve a table, it’s very much recommended to show up quite early, especially on Saturday night.
Address: Piazza di Santa Maria Liberatrice 44. Website.
18. Al Grottino
In San Giovanni area, not far from Santa Croce in Gerusalemme Basilica, is Al Grottino pizzeria, one of the best pizza places in this neighborhood of Rome.
A long-rising pizza made with high-quality ingredients, both the dough and the toppings, Alongside a large choice of pizzas, this pizzeria in Rome serves also appetizers, bruschette, traditional pasta dishes, grilled meat, salads and desserts.
Address: Via Orvieto 6. Website.
19. In Fucina
Self-defined the restaurant that loves pizza, In Fucina is located in Portuense neighborhood.
Pleasantly crunchy, every pizza here is topped with refined and high-quality ingredients picked from the excellence of all Italian regions. Light and easy to digest, here you should try also their starters.
This is not a cheap place, but as a perk, apart from the high quality, you won’t find the noise and confusion typical of most pizza places.
Address: Via Giuseppe Lunati 25/31. Website.
20. Antica Pizzeria da Michele
Naples style pizza with two locations, one in Flaminio area and one a stone’s throw from the Trevi fountain. Coming from a family of pizzaioli operating in Naples city center nonetheless, the owner couldn’t choose to serve anything different than a proper Neapolitan-style pizza.
A good pizza, affordable prices and the hard-to-beat locations make it one of the favorite pizza places in Rome city center.
Address: Via Flaminia 82 and Via dei Lucchesi 28. Website.
21. Antico Forno Roscioli
When it comes to any bakery products, pizza included, Roscioli is a big name. If you have a pizza here (quite possible given its strategic location between Largo Argentina and Campo de’ Fiori), here you will hardly go wrong.
One of the oldest bakeries in Rome, try their Roman-style pizza and also their focaccia and different types of bread. Depending on the festival, you will also find the cakes and pastries of the season.
Address: Via dei Chiavari 34. Website.
22. Angelo Pezzella Pizzeria con Cucina
A good Neapolitan pizza from a Neapolitan pizzaiolo. In love with his origins and regions, the chef of this pizzeria/restaurant proposes a menu of Naples specialties, from the starters to the main courses to, obviously, a large choice of pizza.
Address: Via Appia Nuova 1095. Website.
23. Li Rioni
Open only for dinner, this pizzeria is in the central Rione Monti serves a Roman-style pizza. A cozy place near the Colosseum, Li Rioni is a great dinner option when you feel like a good pizza after a day of sightseeing in Rome.
Wooden oven, 18 hours of dough maturation, fresh and quality ingredients and a good variety of regional wines are what make this pizzeria in Rome one of the favorite of the area.
Address: Via dei Santissimi Quattro 24. Website.
In the exclusive location of the Aventine Hill, in Testaccio area, Michelin-starred chef Cristina Bowerman opened her own pizzeria. The place, a fully renovated car showroom, is very cool and modern, and the pizza original and innovative.
Whether you are a fan of Roman or Naples style pizza, here you can choose either. At Giulietta, in fact, there are two ovens, one for each type of pizza, so that guests can pick their favorite without having to look further.
As for toppings, you will find both classics and more original creations, often borrowing traditional recipes from the Lazio and Campania regions.
Address: Piazza dell’Emporio 28. Website.
25. La Pariolina
Like the name lets you guess, this is a pizza place in Rome’s exclusive Parioli neighborhood. You have a choice of classic and creative toppings, but here, what you can do is to choose if you prefer a thin-crust pizza or a higher crust.
The pizza is very nice, maybe a bit far from the city center and not so easy to reach, especially at night. A good option if your accommodation is in the area.
Address: Viale dei Parioli 93. Website.
At Berberè, the artisan pizza of the Aloe brothers is the star of the show. Easy to digest thanks to a living sourdough and the organic, stone-ground, semi-whole wheat flour left to rest for at least 24 hours.
In the alternative, you can also pick a pizza made with other flours such as farro/spelt or Senatore Capelli ancient grain. All toppings are fresh and seasonal, many sourced from organic farms. The pizza is served cut in 8 slices so that everyone can have a bite of different types.
Address: Via Mantova 5. Website.
More pizza places in Rome
This is a list of more of what they are considered some of the best pizza places in Rome that I haven’t tried but I will with time, constantly updating this guide with more insight.
- I Magnifici – Naples style pizza. Address: Via Teodorico 30-40. Phone: 06 4424 9536.
- Il Carroccio – Naples style pizza. Address: Via del Carroccio 9. Phone: 06 4423 7018.
- Farinè – Street food style. Address: Via degli Aurunci 6/8. Phone: 06 445 1162.
- Spiazzo – Gourmet pizza. Address: Via Antonio Pacinotti 83. Phone: 375 568 3391.
- I Belcastro – Naples style pizza. Address: Via Ajaccio 47-51. Phone: 06 6400 7388.
- Gazometro 38 – Classic and gourmet pizza. Address: Via del Gazometro 38. Phone: 06 5730 2106.
- Fornace Stella – Pizzeria and restaurant. Address: Piazza Lecce 9. Phone: 06 4754 9953.
- MOMA Pizzeria Romana – Roman-style pizza. Address: Via Calpurnio Fiamma 40/44. Phone: 06 7674 717.
- 72 Ore – Traditional and innovative pizza. Address: Viale Marco Fulvio Nobiliore, 88-96; Via Veturia 41/43. Phone: 06 7108 768; 06 4543 0928.
- Farro Zero – Classic, special and vegan pizza options. Address: Via Alfonso Rendano 31-33. Phone: 06 8639 8741.
- Da Agostino – Pizza by the slice street food style. Address: Corso Trieste 66.
- Pane e Tempesta – Gourmet bakery, pizza by the slice. Address: Via Giovanni de Calvi 23-35. Phone: 06 8772 5015.
- Casa Manco – Pizza by the slice. Address: Nuovo Mercato Testaccio, Box 22, Via Aldo Manunzio. Phone: 338 702 6829; 340 878 0921.
- Pommidoro – Pizza by the slice. Address: Via delle Acacie 1/A. Phone: 391 169 1322.
- La Renella – Traditional bakery, pizza by the slice. Address: Via del Moro 15. Phone: 06 581 7265.
- Trieste Pizza – Abruzzo style, thin-crust pizza. Address: Via Urbana 112/113. Phone: 06 481 5319.
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