Rome is a foodies’ paradise with its distinct and proud traditional food culture – but too many options can sometimes be overwhelming. Learn how to choose exactly the right place for those important food experience, to navigate the coffee bars and restaurants, and to avoid tourist traps.
Beer in Rome
If you like beer and you’re coming to Rome, you’re in for a treat. There is a craft beer revolution currently underway in Italy, with hundreds and hundreds of small artisanal producers popping up all over the country. And it’s delicious.
How to use an Italian stovetop coffee pot
You will find a moka in every Italian kitchen. They’re a design icon, part of Italian life, and a perfect souvenir. Here’s all there is to know about their history and how to use them.
How to cook perfect pasta
It seems like pasta should be the simplest food in the world to cook, but actually it’s the simplest food in the world to mess up. This article shows you the steps required to cook pasta perfectly, as Italians eat it, and to improve your experience of an already much-loved dish.
How to avoid being ripped off at a tourist trap restaurant in Rome
Tourist traps charge high prices for poor food. In the short time you have in Rome, you don’t want to eat badly. Learn how to avoid wasting money in the traps, and eat like a local.
Food tour in the heart of Rome
Rome and its cuisine are intimately entwined. On this Rome food tour in the city’s quaintest ‘quartiere’ of Trastevere you will learn the city’s culinary history and get to sample the delicacies. You will literally eat history!
How to eat gluten free in Rome
If you can’t eat gluten there’s no reason to be deprived: even if you can’t eat gluten-containing products in Rome, you can in fact eat it all.
Why you never need to buy water in Rome
Rome may not be cheap, but there’s one thing that’s always free and available throughout the city – clean, fresh spring water from the Roman aqueducts.
Aperitivo: Rome’s low-cost drink and food extravaganza
Aperitivo is a phenomenon by which you can eat and drink well in convivial surroundings all over Rome. Great for ‘early bird’ eaters.
What to order in a restaurant in Rome
Some of the best restaurants in Rome are outside the usual tourist traps, and may not have menus that are translated into English. This small glossary will help you order.
How to order a coffee in Rome
This guide and glossary will help you understand coffee culture in Italy, show you how to order a coffee like a pro – and don’t miss the warnings at the end of the article.
Become a Spritz Specialist and a Pasta Pundit
In our fantastic two-for-one class, an expert mixologist will explain how to make the famous tipple, then our chef will take you through the surprisingly rigorous methods of making the perfect plate of pasta.
Pasta and Tiramisu class
Learn to cook the three timeless Roman classic pastas, then eat what you just learned to make and follow it with fresh gelato – that you made too!
Do I need to tip in Rome?
How can restaurants in Italy justify charging several euro for a small basket of bread? Find the secret here.
Where can I find a wifi cafe in Rome to work in? 2023
A list of wi-fi enabled bars and cafes in Rome where you can bring your laptop and work Starbucks-style (but with better coffee).
Hooch and History: the Tipsy Tour of Rome
Meet a bunch of like-minded visitors for this raucous – and slightly outrageous – exploration of the sights, scandals, and drinks of Rome, which ends up in one of the city’s authentic, locals-only hotspots.
How to eat vegan and vegetarian in Rome
A trip to Rome doesn’t mean you have to compromise your life, or go hungry – you can eat vegan and eat well all over the city.
How do I buy a slice of pizza in Rome?
Italy’s the home of pizza, but buying pizza in Rome can be a bit confusing. We tell you how to buy ‘pizza al taglio’ – by the slice.
The truth about sandwiches in Rome
Sandwiches in Rome tend either to be uninspiring or sensational, with little in between. We show you how to find the good ones.