Best Pizza Places in Rome, Italy

Who serves the best pizza in Rome? We came, we saw, we devoured. After many trips to the Eternal City from our entire staff, here are some of the best pizza places in Rome, Italy.

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Roman-Style Pizza is Square not Round

Contrary to most traditionally held beliefs about pizza, however in Italy, there are four distinct styles of pizza for which two are Roman. Both are rectangular in shape, one with rounded edges cooked as a whole in the bottom of the oven.

The more unique Roman-style pizza is baked on a cookie sheet and tends to have more toppings. This style is on display par-baked on the counter behind glass. The pizzeria will cut a size to your preference, then weigh it and charge accordingly, before heating it again in the oven. Try Pizzeria “Lo Scricciolo” Roma.

Roman style Trevi Restaurant
Roman-style Trevi Restaurant

Learning to Make Pizza Near Piazza Novona

Near Piazza Novona, a famous square in the heart of Rome, is Osteria Pizzeria Pasquino. In addition to great pizza cooked in a stone hearth at the back of the restaurant in an open kitchen, the restaurant is also home to pizza and pasta cooking lessons.  Their trademark is a Roman-style dough cooked in a traditional Neopolitan format. As you’ll find everywhere in Italy, pizza is a knife-and-fork affair.

Osteria Pizzeria Pasquino Piazza Novona Rome Italy
Osteria Pizzeria Pasquino Piazza Novona Rome Italy

Red Sauce Special

Wow – what a pie! Lantica Pizzeria Da Michele (Michele’s old pizzeria) pushes pizzas out quickly with a very hot oven. The crust didn’t quite fit on the 12″ plates. Their process quickly cooks the light dough, just charring the edges and crisping the bottom but not enough to burn the cheese. It’s perfection on a plate (and hanging over it.)

Da Michele specializes in a sauce only pizza (not pictured) that makes it one of the best in the city.

Lantica Pizzeria Da Michele dal 1870 Rome Italy
Lantica Pizzeria Da Michele dal 1870 Rome Italy

Others That Qualify

The three above are our favorites but the following are also favorites:

  • Ai Marmi – For paper-thin pies try Ai Marmi: Viale di Trastevere, 53, 00153 Roma RM, Italy
  • Pasticceria Panificio Panella Roma – 59, Via Merulana, 00185 Roma RM, Italy

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