Top 5 Affordable Restaurants in Rome


Rome is home to some of the best Italian food. However, it’s full of tourist-traps and over-priced restaurants. If you want to try some incredible Italian food in Rome, whilst on a budget then the list below highlights some great options. Personally tried and tested here are our top 5 affordable eats in Rome:

1. Da Fracesco, Piazza del Fico, 29, Rome: You may have to wait but it is worth it – the food is delicious and fresh, simply prepared and very well priced. The staff are clearly really busy but pleasant. The Margherita pizza is incredible. There are lots of bars around this place for afterwards:

2. Cacio e Pepe, Via Giuseppe Avezzana, 11 00195, Rome: Amazing for cacio e pepe and carbonara pastas:

3. Vecchia Roma, Via Ferruccio, 12, 00185 Rome: True Roman food with local Romans in an informal setting. The food is delicious, and service very good. It’s home to what we think is the best Amatriciana:

4. Sora Margherita, Piazza delle Cinque Scole 30, Rome: Inside, wooden tables are crammed into a couple of narrow rooms, the atmosphere is fantastic. The classic pasta and meat dishes on offer include a superlative pasta e fagioli, as well as tonnarelli cacio e pepe and ossobuco.

5. Antica Trattoria Da Carlone, Via della Luce 5, 00153 Rome: This place is home to one of the best carbonaras. It’s also surrounded by bars so it’s a great place to start the evening: