Pizza and pasta galore – has to be foodie heaven, right? And while yes, Rome is indeed the place where food lovers from across the globe come to live out their Italian food fantasies, there’s so much more to the Roman food scene than just these two iconic dishes. Roman cuisine is known for its flavorful traditional dishes featuring fresh, seasonal ingredients from the Campagna Roman – that lush and fertile low-lying countryside that surrounds Rome. The dedication to fresh produce and no-frills, traditional food lends this cuisine its unbeatable charm.
If you enjoy the sort of food that generations of families have perfected in their kitchens, and dishes that have stood the test of time, then keep going because I’ve compiled a list of all the must-try Roman food you could ask for. And if you like to rub shoulders with the locals while you sample the regional cuisine, you’ll love this Rome food guide even more. I’m sharing all the Intel on what to eat in Rome, to help you discover the beauty of authentic Rome food and drink, as well as while pointing you in the direction to find the best versions of each.