After being in Italy for awhile the food can start to feel carb heavy and repetitive. Looking to change from Italian pasta and pizza? Well, we’ve compiled a list of restaurants in Rome that will help you fulfill any type of craving. From Mexican to Thai to American, check it out and find your heart’s desire!
Where are my American friends? If anyone has heard of Chipotle and is missing it dearly this is the place for you! This fast Tex-Mex restaurant is for those who want to grab something fast and cheap but don’t want to compromise taste. Sit down or take away either way you get to witness your food being put together right before your eyes! Choose between nachos, taco salad, or burrito and then let yourself go wild on ingredients. Looking at the buffet of options there is not limit to what you can put into your meal!
Taco lovers near the Vatican this is the place for you! With fresh ingredients it’s impossible to get a bad taco. If you’ve been craving guacamole, something that can be scarce in Italy, this place has fresh homemade guac! Just a short walk from St. Peters Square you can get your taco fix and then visit the Vatican Museums on a full stomach!
American’s have a special connection with Mexican food and Pico’s Taqueria & American Grill will help you find the Mexican you’ve been craving while in Rome. Enjoy a variety of Mexican food like tacos, nachos, burritos, quesadillas, and so much more! Not feeling Mexican? Well, get yourself a burger or Philly cheese steak sandwich. With a large menu you can bring a huge group of people and everyone will be satisfied!
Located a few blocks away from Prati’s shopping district this authentic Chinese restaurant will not leave you disappointed. You can choose to eat a good sized entre or you could choose to go the Dim Sum route. For those who have never had Dim Sum before you choose different kinds of steamed or fried savory dumplings with various fillings! It allows you to try a bunch of different types of food without spending an absurd amount of money. You and your friends can each order Dim Sum and share! Being able to eat a meal for €10 is what really makes this place even more amazing!
Specializing in “Iekei Ramen” which is composed of pork bones broth and Futomen noodles, which are a slightly thicker spaghetti variant. This restaurant will fix your soup craving! Soup can be a scarce product in Italy and the soup you come across will be packaged. Ramen Bar Akira will show you that there is good soup in this city! Their traditional soup cooking for 10 hours long, you will be able to feel the passion as you slurp down their delicious noodles!
If you’re looking for something that has a lot of contrast check out Thai J. Perfect for every occasion, it’s both exotic and light. If you’re looking for something that has a little bit of a kick this is the place for you, their authentic Thai spices just enhance your experience! Located in Trastevere this is a perfect place for a family dinner or romantic evening. Afterwards you can explore Trastevere it’s self and experience it’s nightlife!
Italian bread is amazing but have you ever had Naan? This excellent Indian restaurant offers a good selection of authentic curry, tandoori and vegetarian dishes to suit all tastes! Being on the pricier end you can enjoy a quiet and intimate meal and just enjoy your company and of course the amazing food!
Located just a 15-minute walk from the Colosseum and a 12-minute walk from Roma Termini, enjoy a relaxing lunch or dinner at this amazing Indian restaurant. With a quiet ambiance and friendly staff, you will be able to rest your feet after a long day of sight-seeing and enjoy their authentic menu. The fresh and quality ingredients will make their well know signature Indian dishes explode on your taste buds! Stepping into this restaurant you will immediately forget about busy city you had been exploring and let a breath of fresh air.
In the heart of Trastevere this sushi restaurant becomes a relaxing bar at night where the locals go to hang out. Enjoy fresh sushi and a nice drink from the bar while immersing yourself in the Italian culture. Not really feeling sushi? That’s okay because Coffee Pot tacos too! Enjoy your meal and then explore Trastevere a night and feel like a local. Make your way to the steps, take a seat, and enjoy your drink.
The word “Mahalo” is meant to convey gratitude, appreciation, and thanksgiving. With a goal of creating gratitude for good food and sharing this Hawaiian restaurant specializes in sushi fusion. Entering Mahalo will make you forget about the chaos of Rome and make you feel like you’re entering a tropical greenhouse in the middle of the forest on the slope of Kilauea volcano. You are able to become fully relaxed while eating their delicious menu. If you are looking to try something new Mahalo should be first on your list!
This Hawaiian restaurant is the first Poke Bar in Rome and the first Hawaiian Bar of Italy! Soon to be opening restaurants in Florence, Milan, Naples, and Venice for those looking for the perfect mixture of sea and land this is the place for you! This new trend, Poke, is a Hawaiian raw fish salad, served with rice. This fun dish can be taken to go or eaten in, introduce your friends to this cool new food trend that is also delicious!
Missing that hearty American breakfast? Homebaked will fix your craving. Open at 8:00 in the morning Monday-Saturday and 10:00 in the morning on Sunday get your breakfast fix here! Run by Americans you will not be disappointed in their menu, finding options from pancakes to apple pie for those missing home Homebaked will become a home away from home!
Tommi’s Burger Joint
Viale Giulio Cesare, 193-195, 00192 Roma RM
Hours: Everyday 8:00-23:00
Craving a burger for breakfast, lunch, and dinner? Well, Tommi’s Burger Joint is the place for you! Located in Prati, close to the Vatican you can stop by at anytime during the day and get your burger fix. It’s hard to hunt down a good burger in the city of pasta and pizza but Tommi’s creates some of the best burgers in the city, it would make America proud.
Who knew you could so many things with an Avocado? Being the first Avocado Bar in Italy this restaurant is changing the way people see avocados! If you’re looking for guac then this is the place for you. Looking for avocado toast? They have that too! They even have ice cream covered in avocado! This place is an avocado lovers dream! Check out Milan, Naples, and Bologna soon for their new stores!
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