Where to Eat in Rome in August 2021

UPDATED FOR 2021: Visiting Rome in August used to mean eating badly or seldom, but things have changed in recent years (including due to the covid crisis…places just can’t afford to close) and now gastronomic-minded visitors need not compromise. Some great restaurants in Rome will be open for most of the month, so whether you want fine dining, the city’s best gricia, pizza, or some down-home offal, you won’t be disappointed.

Please note, these openings have been updated for 2021. They were accurate when published. Be sure to book well in advance and bear in mind that August 15 (The Feast of the Assumption aka Ferragosto) is a national holiday and most (but not all!) businesses citywide will be closed. Be sure to confirm openings before turning up. Also, crucially, restaurants, bars, cafes, and pastry shops will require proof of vaccination, proof of a negative covid test with 48 hours, or an official letter stating you have recovered from covid and therefore have antibodies beginning August 6. Be sure to obtain the credentials suitable for your country of origin. 

Restaurants and Trattorias

Cesare al Casaletto
Via del Casaletto 45 (Gianicolense)
(+39) 06 53 60 15
Open: Thu-Tue (12:45pm-3pm & 7:45-11pm)
Closed: Wednesdays and August 25 to September 1

Salumeria Roscioli
Via dei Giubbonari 21 (Centro Storico)
(+39) 06 68 75 287
Open: Mon-Sat (12:30-4pm & 4pm-12am)
Closed: Sundays, August 15th

La Gensola
Piazza della Gensola 15 (Trastevere)
(+39) 06 58 33 2758
Open: Mon (7:45am-11:30pm) Tue-Sat (12:30-3pm & 7:45-11:30pm)
Closed: Sundays all day, Monday lunch

Antico Arco
Piazzale Aurelio 7 (Trastevere)
(+39) 06 581 5274
Open: Mon-Sun (12pm-12am)
Closed: Tuesdays

Tavernaccia Da Bruno
Via Giovanni da Castel Bolognese 63 (Trastevere)
(+39) 06 58 12 792
Open: Thu-Tue (12:30-3pm & 7:30-11:30pm)
Closed: Wednesdays and August 11-25

Santo Palato
Piazza Tarquinia 4a/b (Appio-Latino)
06.77.20.7354
Open: Tue-Fri (12:30-3:30pm & 8-11:30pm) Sat-Sun (1-3:30pm & 8-11:30pm)
Closed: Mondays and August 14-25; August 9-13 open at dinner only

Il Sanlorenzo
Via dei Chiavari 4 (Centro)
(+39) 06 686 5097
Open: Tue-Fri (12:45-2:45pm & 7:30-11pm) Sat & Mon (7:30-11pm)
Closed: Sundays, August 11-22

Piatto Romano
Via Giovanni Battista Bodoni 62 (Testaccio)
(+39) 06 6401 4447
Open: Mon-Sun (12:30-3pm & 7:30-11:30pm)
Closed: August 12-20

Al Moro
Vicolo delle Bollette 13 (Trevi)
(+39) 06 678 3495
Open: Mon-Sat (12:30-3:30pm & 7:30-11:30pm)
Closed: Sundays, August 8-31

Tempio di Iside
Via Pietro Verri 11 (Colosseo)
(+39) 06 700 4741
Open: Mon-Sat (12-3pm & 7:30-11pm)
Closed: Sundays, August 14-29

Tram Tram
Via dei Reti 44 (San Lorenzo)
(+39) 06 490416
Open: Tue-Sat (12:30-3pm & 7:30-11pm) Sun (7:30-11pm)
Closed: Sunday lunch, Mondays, August 9-23

Marigold
Via Giovanni da Empoli, 27 (Ostiense)
(+39) 06 8772 5679
Open: Tue-Thu (8am-5pm) Fri (8am-11pm) Sat (9-3pm & 6-11pm) Sun (9am-4pm)
Closed: Mondays, Tuesdays, and August 9 to September 7

Osteria Bonelli
Viale dell’Acquedotto Alessandrino 172 (Tor Pignattara)
(+39) 329 863 3077
Open: Mon-Sat (1-2:30pm & 8-11pm)
Closed: Sundays, August 8-22

Pro Loco DOL
Via Domenico Panaroli 35 (Centocelle)
(+39) 06 2430 0765
Open: Mon-Sat (8:30am-12am)
Closed: Sundays, 8-24

Kiko Sushi Bar
Piazzale del Verano 90 (San Lorenzo)
(+39) 06 9484 9822
Open: Tue-Sat (1-2:30pm & 8-11pm) Sun (8-11pm)
Closed: Mondays and August 13-16

Pizzerias

Tonda
Via Valle Corteno 31 (Nomentano)
(+39) 06 818 0960
Open: Mon-Sun (7:45pm to 11:30pm)
Closed: August 14-16

Sforno
Via Statilio Ottato 110/116 (Tuscolana)
(+39) 06 7154 6118
Open: Mon-Sun (7:30-11:30pm)
Closed: August 13-18

Pizzeria Ostiense
Via Ostiense 56 b/c
(+39) 06 5730 5081
Open: Mon-Sun (6:30pm-1:30am)
Closed: August 15-22

180g Pizzeria Romana
Via Tor de’ Schiavi 53 (Centocelle)
(+39) 06 6932 4986
Open: Wed-Mon (7:30-11:30pm)
Closed: Tuesdays, August 24-31

Sbanco
Via Siria 1 (Appio-Latino)
(+39) 06 789318
Open: Mon-Sun (7:30-12pm)
Closed: August 12-19

Street Food, Bakeries, and Takeaway Joints

Trapizzino Trastevere
Piazza Trilussa 46 (Trastevere)
(+39) 06 581 7312
Open: Every day (12pm to 1pm)
Closed: August 14-17

Trapizzino Testaccio
Via Giovanni Branca 88 (Testaccio)
(+39) 06 4341 9624
Open: Between Aug 5th and from Aug 24th evenings only (6pm-1am) – Normal hours: Tue-Sun (12pm-1am)
Closed: Mondays, August 14-17

Pizzarium
Via della Meloria 43 (Trionfale)
(+39) 06 39 74 5416
Open: Mon-Sat (11am-10pm) Sun (12-4pm & 6-10pm)
Closed: Mondays

Forno Campo de’ Fiori
Piazza Campo de’ Fiori 22 (Centro)
(+39) 06 6880 6662
Open: Mon-Sat (7:30-2:30pm-4:45-8pm)
Closed: Sundays, August 15th

Panificio Bonci
Via Trionfale 36 (Trionfale)
(+39) 06 3973 4457
Open: (Summer time) Mon-Thurs (8:30am-3pm & 5-8:30pm) Fri-Sat (8:30am-8:30pm)
Closed: Sundays, August 8-25

C’è Pasta e Pasta
Via Ettore Rolli 29 (Trastevere)
(+39) 06 5832 0125
Open: Sun-Thu (8:30am-3pm & 6-9:30pm) Fri (8:30am-3pm)
Closed: Friday evenings, Saturdays, and August 12-25

Cafés, Craft Beer Pubs, and Wine Bars

Roscioli Caffè
Piazza Benedetto Cairoli 16 (Centro)
(+39) 06 8916 5330
Open: Mon-Sat (7am-11pm) Sun (8am-4pm)
Closed: August 15-16

Ma Che Siete Venuti a Fà (beers only)
Via di Benedetta 25 (Trastevere)
(+39) 06 6456 2046
Open: Everyday (11am-2am)
Closed: Never

Open Baladin
Via Degli Specchi 5-6 (Centro Storico)
(+39) 06 68 38 989
Open: Mon-Fri (12pm-3:30pm & 6pm-1am), Sat (12pm-2am), Sun (12pm-1am)
Closed: August 9-18

Mostò
Viale Pinturicchio 32 (Flaminio)
(+39) 392 2579616
Open: Mon-Sat 5:30pm-midnight
Closed: August 9-29

Osteria di Birra del Borgo
Via Silla 26/a (Prati)
(+39) 06 8376 2316
Open: Mon-Sun (12pm-2am)
Closed: August 10-24

Litro
Via Fratelli Bonnet 5 (Monteverde)
(+39) 06 45 44 7639
Open: Mon-Sat (6pm-midnight)
Closed: Sundays, August 13-29

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