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Where to find the best pasta in Rome

It’s practically a crime not to eat pasta during a visit to the Italian capital. Our list of top places to eat includes a restaurant serving timeless classics, one with a modern touch, one where you’ll find Rome’s best Amatriciana and one that has acquired almost cult status.

Freshly made Cacio e Pepe pasta at Checchino Valley 1887. Photo: Chiara Magi

A classic near Monte Testaccio

A genuine Rome institution. If you want to sample traditional Roman dishes, this is the place for you. Owned by the same family since the late 19th century, there’s a retro feel to everything inside this historic building.

Checchino dal 1887

Via di Monte Testaccio, 30, Rom

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Fourteen different sorts of tomato are used in the Amatriciana here. Photo: Chiara Magi

The best Amatriciana in Rome

Arcangelo Dandini is the fourth generation in a family of chefs, so it’s no wonder perhaps that he’s achieved worldwide fame for his amatriciana. His restaurant in the Prati neighborhood is rustic and welcoming. Pictures of the family hang on the walls, there’s a large wooden bar and warm lighting. Time spent here just flies by.


Via Giuseppe Gioachino Belli, 59, Rom

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Modern twist

Sarah Cicolini is the chef and owner of Il Santo Palato. She makes traditional dishes here, but with her own modern twist. Something that’s very much appreciated both by locals from the area around Piazza Tarquinia, who see Il Santo Palato as their second home, and by others who are in the know and have traveled long distances just to try Cicolini’s dishes.

Il Santo Palato

Piazza Tarquinia, 4a/b, Rom

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In Rosciol's carbonara is a safe choice. Photo: Chiara Magni

A populärt choice

I Roscioli has achieved almost cult status in Rome. It has a café, bakery and restaurants and organizes cookery courses. Despite being so busy and popular, it still maintains high standards. Excellent ingredients, a well-stocked wine list and portions that will leave you feeling full.

I Roscioli

Via dei Giubbonari 21/22, Rom

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