Discover the Best Pizza Places In Rome

If you’re taking a short break in one of the excellent central Rome hotels, there’s no doubt you’ll be on the lookout for the city’s best food. And what food is most synonymous with Italy? Pizza! There are plenty of places to get a good pizza here, but not all are created equal. Below we make a few recommendations, but there are plenty more. It’s the kind of thing you’ll need to discover for yourself, but this list could give you a head start.


In order to find what has been described as “the best pizza place in Rome”, you’ll need to make the short trek from your chosen central Rome hotels to Sforno. The Neapolitan style pizzas at Sforno have a wonderful thick crust and a chewy base, perfect to support the abundant toppings. You should start with the fritti – fried starters – such as pecorino cheese and black pepper, suppli’alla gricia, pork jowl and fried rice balls – but make sure you leave room for the main event. Not only does this pizzeria offer its customers flavourful traditional pizzas, it also serves up a modern pasta inspired pizza, called cacao e pepe pizza. This pizza is topped with a dense layer of pecorino cheese and ground black pepper – delicious. Customers can choose from the dozens of beverages and craft beers available on the Sforno’s menu to accompany their meal. This pizzeria is closed on Sunday.

La Gatta Mangiona

From afar these pizzas may look ordinary, however, if you take a closer look at the toppings you will soon realise that there are an array of unique flavours to choose from. The contrast in tastes, and the unusual combination of ingredients will definitely tingle your taste buds. As well as pizza there are such delicacies as potato croquettes incorporated with leeks, cod and lemon zest, and the suppli’ con ragu biano, featuring toss of potatoes, lemon and mint. The menu also offers modern cuisine like rare scozzese, which is made up of salmon, potato, parsley and fresh mozzarella. There are over 200 wines to choose from and 70 types of craft beers. The pizzeria is closed on Monday, but if you’re staying in one of the central Rome hotels close to La Gatta Mangiona, we challenge you to visit just once!

Li Rioni

This has to be one of the busiest and most popular pizzerias in the city. If you’re staying in one of the central Rome hotels close to Li Rioni, you’ll find yourself in a prime location to enjoy the sheer number of people who come to enjoy a meal at this famous pizzeria. While that doesn’t really do them justice, there is plenty to choose from on their pizza menu. For example, the snow cone is a popular request, but if you’re not into the big, bulky and somewhat intimidating shape of the pizza, you’ll still find the smaller, lighter and almost knife-in-hand pizzas, the Margherita and margherita pizza.

First Pizza

You might well walk into a pizzeria without even a clue about what it’s for. By the time you realise there’s a pizza oven in the back, ovens usually have a shape and style of their own, and there’s no doubt the pizza is Neapolitan – but in a bad way. The sauce has a stark garlic flavour and a Schezar cheese that mayonnaise, if you were to eat it straight this would be a great pizza. However, if you add this to a pizza Margherita, you may be better off sticking to their simple Goat cheese topped with fresh herbs and spices.

Trattoria della Pizziga

On the other end of the scale, you have to visit the trattoria when you book into one of the central Rome hotels. For the best value amongst all the pizzerias in the city, it’s best to book a late night meal rather than a lunch one. At this point, you can switch onto the next best thing, a good wine list, with many options to choose from, from Amadeus to Barolo, and everything in-between. The pizza here is mean and not particularly good, but they still manage to offer some of the great pizza depending on your taste buds. If you need a pizza that’s exquisite, go to Scully’s #3, or something fromrea. Although this isn’t top of the line service, it’s good.

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