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Colosseum Restaurants – Your Guide to the Culinary Experience in Rome

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The Colosseum in Rome is an awe-inspiring ancient amphitheater that attracts millions of visitors every year. After a day of exploring one of the world's most iconic landmarks, there's nothing quite like indulging in delicious food!

Treat yourself to traditional pasta meals, delectable pizzas, and delicious gelato to satisfy your sweet tooth! If you're feeling adventurous, try some of the local delicacies like Cacio e Pepe or Saltimbocca alla Romana.

The area around the Colosseum is a food lover's paradise, with plenty of options to satisfy all your cravings. Ranging from traditional Italian cuisine to fusion flavors, the Colosseum restaurants offer a range of dishes that will leave your taste buds dancing with joy. Here are a few of our recommended selections.

Top 7 Restaurants Around the Colosseum You Must Try:


Ai Tre Scalini

Ancient winery founded in 800 AD
Ai Tre Scalini wine bar
History Winery

Nestled in the heart of the city and located a stone's throw away from the Colosseum, you'll find the charming and lively Ai Tre Scalini wine bar. A favorite among locals, this small Roman-style bar boasts an impressive selection of fine wines and authentic Roman delights. The atmosphere is always buzzing, especially during aperitivo hours on both weekdays and weekends.

  • Cuisines: Italian, Wine Bar, Romana
  • Price for two: €40–50
  • Open Hours: 12:30 PM to 01:00 AM
Menu Highlights

Lasagna with Beef Sauce, Cannelloni, Vegetable Pie, Melted scamorza cheese, Coppiette

Via Panisperna, 251, 00184 Roma RM, Italy Google Map Directions
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Review of Ai Tre Scalini

Highly recommend this place. The food was incredible, we had the best lasagna of our lives. The staff was super friendly, Camelia took great care of us and recommended a great wine. Definitely make a reservation though, we waited at least 30 min for our table at around 3 pm.



Traditional Italian Cuisine
Traditional Italian Cuisine
Refined Pastas Celiac Menu Wine

Aroma is located on the top floor of Palazzo Manfredi, with a breathtaking view of the Colosseum. It is an epicurean's dream come true. Experience Chef Giuseppe Di Iorio's renowned signature dishes, paired with an expertly-curated wine selection recommended by their sommelier, Alessandro Crognale. Speaking of indulging, if you're looking to satisfy your sweet cravings, you simply must try the delectable treats prepared by their talented pastry chef. From rich and creamy cheesecakes to decadent chocolate cakes and flaky croissants, there's something to please every palate.

  • Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean, European
  • Price for two: €100 - 180
  • Open Hours:Lunch: Wednesday to Sunday from 12:30 pm
    Dinner: Every day from 7:30 pm
Menu Highlights

La nostra Amatriciana, La Foresta Nera Cioccolato fondente e lampone, Il Nido Mango, frutto della passione e crema di formaggio fresco, Maritozzo con gelato allo zabaione, Carbonara shakerata

Via Labicana, 125, 00184 Roma RM, Italy Google Map Directions
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Review of Aroma

Absolutely beautiful experience. Was only able to reserve lunch seating, but we didn’t mind one bit! We sat outside and it didn’t even feel like winter in Rome after we flew in from Seoul! Gorgeous view and the food was fantastic. They also had hand sanitizer on the table which was a nice touch. I still think about the egg-shaped dessert at the end of our prix fixe menu!


Trattoria Pizzeria Luzzi dal 1945

Delicacies of Italian Grilled Seafood
Trattoria Pizzeria Luzzi dal 1945
Pizza Roman Tradition

For those seeking an authentic Italian culinary experience, Trattoria Pizzeria Luzzi dal 1945 is a must-visit in Rome. This beautiful and historic restaurant has been serving delectable Italian cuisine for over 75 years! The restaurant offers both indoor and outdoor seating options.

  • Cuisines: Italian, European, Romana
  • Price for two: €10–20
  • Open Hours: 07:30 AM to 12:00 AM
Menu Highlights

Bouteille d'eau, Demi-bouteille d'eau, Bianca con melanzane, Wrustel e patatine fritte, Salame

Via dei SS. Quattro, 30, 00184 Roma RM, Italy Google Map Directions
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Review of Trattoria Pizzeria Luzzi dal 1945

The location is very good. It is a few blocks away from the Colosseo and we were surprised by the price! We ordered lasagna, pasta and a bottle of water and it all costs 16€! And the pasta was gluten-free! Such a good place, would 100% recommend it!


Urbana 47

Artisanal restaurant in Rome
Artisanal restaurant in Rome
Open Kitchen Spicy jam

Looking for a hip and comfy restaurant in Rome? Look no further than Urbana 47! This trendy spot offers a farm-to-table dining experience with a modern twist on classic Italian dishes. With locally-sourced and seasonal ingredients, every bite is a flavorful journey for your taste buds. The rustic decor and open kitchen create a warm and inviting atmosphere that's perfect for any occasion. Whether you're on a date, or just in the mood for delicious food, Urbana 47 is the perfect spot to satisfy your cravings.

  • Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean, Romana, Lazio, Central-Italian
  • Price for two: €20-30
  • Open Hours: Breakfast: 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
    Regular: 12:00 PM - 12:00 PM (all day)
    Closed on Tuesday all day and Wednesday for lunch
Menu Highlights

Grilled Chicken Breast Skewer, Chicken Saltimbocca with Prosciutto and Sage, Bagnoregio Rabbit Alla Cacciatora, Sauteed Sausage and Potatoe

Via Urbana, 47, 00184 Roma RM, Italy Google Map Directions
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Review of Urbana 47

Monti is a terrific up and coming neighborhood and so is the cafes and gelaterias in this hidden section of Rome. We decided to dine at Urban Kitchen which was very busy but they accommodated us in a window seat outside. We had a delicious Chardonnay along with a margarita pizza and fresh zucchini flowers. The service was good and the food was delicious. We will return for sure.


Li Rioni a Santiquattro

Best Thin Crust Pizzas in Rome
Best Thin Crust Pizzas in Rome
Lazio Wines Culture

Get ready for a slice of heaven at Li Rioni a Santiquattro, the coziest pizzeria in Rome. Located near the Colosseum, this pizza haven is known for its lip-smacking Roman-style pizzas, made with the freshest ingredients and baked to perfection in a wood-fired oven. Whether you're looking for a quick bite or a leisurely meal, Li Rioni a Santiquattro is the perfect place to unwind and savor a slice of deliciousness with a glass of vino.

  • Cuisines: Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, Romana, Lazio, Central-Italian
  • Price for two: €10–20
  • Opening Hours: 7:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Menu Highlights

Fiori di Zucca e Alici, Prato fiorito, Rughetta e pomodoro fresco, Carciofi, Salsicce e broccoli

Via dei SS. Quattro, 24, 00184 Roma RM, Italy Google Map Directions

Review of Li Rioni a Santiquattro

Great Pizzas. We were really intrigued by the Pizze Bianche which is basically pizza without a tomato base. We'd not come across that before and were quite impressed. Arrived at 7 pm for opening and were seated quickly. Service was friendly and quick between courses. I loved the decor inside the restaurant. Nice and cool room for July. Excellent value for money


AL42 by Pasta Chef rione Monti

Homestyle pasta by world-class chef Rione Monti
Pasta Rome European

In 2015, Al42 was created by Chef and owner Leopoldo Adriano Frigerio, who had a visionary idea. By blending his love for food and his expertise in Natural Sciences, he aimed to make high-quality cuisine accessible to more people by offering it at affordable prices. To bring this idea to life, he opened the first Al42 location in Rome, at Via Baccina 42.

  • Cuisines: Quick Bites, Italian
  • Price for two: €20-30
  • Opening Hours: Every day from 12:30 PM to 03:30 PM and from 07:00 PM to 09:30
Menu Highlights

Tonnarelli Alla Carbonara, Mezze Mn, Tagliolini Ail Pesto, Lasagna Rogu, Ravioli

Via Baccina, 42, 00184 Roma RM, Italy Google Map Directions
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Review of AL42 by Pasta Chef rione Monti

Absolutely amazing pasta! If you’re in Rome for any amount of time you’ll come back for seconds. We came back to try the lasagna (and another helping of carbonara). The restaurant is small, and you’ll likely have a wait - but my goodness it’s worth it! No table service, you order at the counter, and then wait for your number to be called, and when it is called you WILL smile


Crab Fish Restaurant

Seafood gem in Rome
Crab Fish Restaurant
Lobster Sparkling Wine

At Crab Fish Restaurant restaurant, the Italian tradition of fish catering is celebrated with passion and enthusiasm. The chefs are unapologetic romantics, infusing their creations with simplicity, freshness, and a deep love of tradition. But don't let that fool you - these classic dishes pack a big punch! You may need to exercise some patience, but trust us, it'll be worth the wait. And if you're lucky, you might even get to try some of their experimental and seasonally-inspired offerings.

  • Cuisines: Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean
  • Price for two: €100-150
  • Opening Hours: 12:00 PM - 12:00 AM (Monday Closed)
Menu Highlights

Spaghettone Pastificio Mancini alle vongole, Tagliolini Crab, Tagliolini all'astice, Spaghettone Pastificio Mancini ai ricci, Risotto Carnaroli Riserva con ostriche e caviale

Via Capo d'Africa, 2, 00184 Roma RM, Italy Google Map Directions
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Review of Crab Fish Restaurant

It was the best food that we had in Rome! My sea bass fillet in potato flakes was a truly amazing and very delicate experience! My wife also loved her tortellini with lobster. Their desserts are seductive just by their looks. Tiramisu is more soft and creamy than the standard version.


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