Many people want to eat the local food when they are travelling, and what is not to love about a traditional pizza in the traditional setting of Rome, Italy’s capital? From the traditionally very thin-crusted Roman pizza to the Neapolitan with a slightly thicker crust, there are several places to go to get the real taste of pizza. The best places are frequented by the locals, so if a place is busy, odds are that the food is excellent.
To eat like the locals, you need to order a fizzy soft drink to wash the pizza down and try one of the different “suppli,” or starters. Choose from a rice ball, salted cod, or zucchini flowers and follow it with your pizza of choice.
Located in Viale Trastevere 53 is Pizzeria Ai marmi, which is open from 7 PM until 2 AM. It is advised to get there early, as it is a popular place for locals and tourists alike. The neon sign doesn’t look inviting, but the atmosphere and food is excellent. Try the Margharita or the Funghi (mushroom) pizzas if you can’t decide.
For a great Roman-style pizza, visit Ivo a Trastevere, located on Via de San Francesco a Ripa 158 and open from 6 PM to midnight. Unlike other pizzerias in Rome, you are able to book a table here, which is handy as this is a popular eatery among the locals. You also have to try the pecorino and pepper suppli.
Pinsere Roma offers you a different version of pizza with a thicker crust and more toppings. You can find it at Via Flavia 98. Opening hours are 9 AM to 4 PM Monday through Friday. Toppings may vary by the season here, but the four cheeses, Parmigana, or the Margharita are crowd favorites.
For the perfect Roman pizza, slightly charred and extra thin crust, one of the best places is Pizzeria Remo. Located at Piazza Santa Maria Liberatrice 44 and open from 6 PM to 1 AM, this is away from the tourists and busy with locals. There is no menu as such; just a list of pizza names, so if you don’t know what is on a certain pizza, you will get a surprise.
If you are looking for an excellent marinara pizza, you have to visit I Suppli, located at Via di San Francesco Ripa 137. Though famous for the rice balls, the pizza is also good. They can also be found on one of the Eating Italy Tours that are popular with tourists.
La Boccaccia is located at Via Giove and open for dinner from 7:30 PM. For classic pizza with seasonal toppings or new flavor combinations, this place is the eatery for you. Pizzas change almost daily according to what is in season and at its best.
These are only a few of the great pizza places in Rome, and there are so many more that offer great pizzas at great prices. Here is a list of a few more you can try for excellent pizza when in Rome: