airport_transferbarbathtubbusiness_facilitieschild_activitieschildcareconnecting_roomcribsfree_wifigymhot_tubinternetkitchennon_smokingpetpoolresturantski_in_outski_shuttleski_storagesmoking_areaspastar

The 10 Best Restaurants in Monti, Rome

The 10 Best Restaurants in Monti, Rome
Off Rome’s tourist trail, but within walking distance of the magnificent Forum and Coliseum, this bohemian neighborhood is where trendy Romans go for food. From high-end restaurants to traditional joints, here are ten of Monti’s standout restaurants.
Courtesy of Ai Tre Scalini

Ai Tre Scalini

Bar, Restaurant, Wine Bar, Italian, Wine, Beer, $$$
Save Place
Ai Tre Scalini, Roma
Ai Tre Scalini, Roma | ©Alexander Russy/Flickr
Alongside a comprehensive list of exclusively Italian wines, with an emphasis on local options from the Lazio area, Ai Tre Scalini boats a mouth-watering menu that includes hearty dishes such as porchetta and more creative options such as ricotta cheese with truffle honey. It gets packed in the evenings, around aperitivo time, and the crowds spill out onto the cobblestone streets late into the night to the sound of jazz and traditional Roman music.
More Info
Sun - Mon:
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Mon - Tue:
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Tue - Wed:
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Wed - Thu:
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Thu - Fri:
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Fri - Sat:
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Sat - Sun:
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Courtesy of Aromaticus

Aromaticus

Restaurant, Bistro, Italian, Vegetarian, $$$
Save Place
Aromaticus, Roma
Aromaticus, Roma | Courtesy of Aromaticus
The urban farmer’s dream, Aromaticus is a restaurant that sells plants, spices, herbs and even edible flowers, along with the tools you need to start your own backyard farm. But this place is not strictly vegetarian and the menu includes steak tartare using fine Piedmontese Fassona beef, carpaccio of salty cod with figs and almonds and an evolving variety of salads. Fresh juices, craft beers and a selective wine list complete its offerings. Come here for a light and healthy, but expertly crafted meal using the fresh ingredients.
More Info
Sun:
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tue:
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wed:
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thu:
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri:
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat:
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Courtesy of Aromaticus

Da Valentino

A favorite lunch spot among businessmen and government workers from the nearby Quirinal Palace, Da Valentino is a vintage and old-fashioned trattoria. The menu includes a variety of typical meat and pasta dishes, but the standout is a grilled scamorza cheese prepared in all sorts of variations. Simple furniture with white tablecloths completes this unpretentious and classic Roman institution.

Trattoria da Valentino, Via Cavour 293, Rome, Italy, +39 06 488 13 03

Gaudeo

Gaudeo’s brief is simple: paninis, done in style. Founded in 2012 by a group of friends who sought to inject some passion into a standard snack, Gaudeo crafts fusions of the finest ingredients to create paninis you won’t find elsewhere. The bread is specially made by Antico Forno Roscioli, one of Rome’s oldest and best bakeries. The fillings are a varied list of cured meats, cheeses and vegetables. Customers can have their panini to go, or sit and enjoy it with a beer or wine.

Gaudeo, Via del Boschetto 134, Rome, Italy, +39 06 98 18 36 89

L’Asino d’Oro

L’Asino d’Oro is the creation of chef Lucio Sforza, who brought his trade from his native Umbria to a northern suburb of Rome, before opening his current venture in Monti in 2010. Sophisticated interior design featuring elegant modern furniture with red upholstery is mirrored in the well-presented food. Whether it’s wild boar cooked with chocolate, ‘drunk goose’ with cherries and pine nuts, or blancmange garnished with broccoli and horseradish, Sforza’s cooking is full of deliciously contrasting flavors. The set lunch offers some of the best value for money in Rome, with three gourmet courses and a glass of wine for €13.

L’Asino d’Oro, Via del Boschetto 73, Rome, Italy, +39 06 48 91 38 32

La Carbonara

Restaurant, Romanian, Italian, $$$
Save Place
This traditional Roman osteria has been running since 1906, serving anyone who considered themselves a ‘lover of robust flavors.’ The name comes from the fact that the original chef was married to a carbonaio, a charcoal burner. Yet La Carbonara is as trendy as it is historic, and diners can write a message on the wall after their meals. The restaurant serves timeless Roman dishes such as ricotta and walnut ravioli and the pasta alla carbonara itself. For the more adventurous diners, La Carbonara is a good place to try offal or tripe, softened with assortments of vegetables.
More Info
Mon:
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Mon:
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tue:
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Tue:
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wed:
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Wed:
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thu:
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Thu:
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri:
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Fri:
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat:
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Sat:
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

La Taverna dei Fori Imperiali

Restaurant, Romanian, $$$
Save Place
The grand name of this establishment pleasantly contrasts with the relaxed, down-to-earth nature of the restaurant, which has built a loyal following since it opened over a decade ago. La Taverna dei Fori Imperiali serves up delicious Roman and wider Italian food. Everything from trofie alla putanesca (a short pasta with a feisty olive, caper and tomato sauce) to pan-fried scallops cooked with ham and sage, or Sicilian swordfish feature on the menu. The walls are lined with photos of many famous clients who have eaten here, from iconic Italian-Americans such as Roberto de Niro and Al Pacino, to Lou Reed and Woody Allen.
More Info
Sun:
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Sun:
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Mon:
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Mon:
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Wed:
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Wed:
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Thu:
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Thu:
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Fri:
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Fri:
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Sat:
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Sat:
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

Pizzeria Alle Carrette

Restaurant, Pizzaria, Italian, $$$
Save Place
No list of Monti’s best cultural restaurants would be complete without an old-school pizzeria, and that’s where Alle Carrette comes in. This is a true neighborhood joint, with the same staff serving a loyal clientele for decades. Wood fired pizzas can be enjoyed in over 20 tried-and-tested recipes, such as margheritas served with mozzarella di bufala and argula, rocket, capriciosa, and calzones.Knowing their market, they serve little else beyond salads and fritti, typical Roman fried artichoke hearts and fried courgettes.
More Info
Sun:
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Sun:
7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Mon:
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Mon:
7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Tue:
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Tue:
7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Wed:
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Wed:
7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Thu:
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Thu:
7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Fri:
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Fri:
7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Sat:
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Sat:
7:00 pm - 11:30 pm

Trattoria Monti

Restaurant, Diner, Italian, $$$
Save Place
Undoubtedly a contender for the best trattoria in Rome, Trattoria Montiis hugely popular due to its friendly service, stylish décor, and top-quality dishes. Booking well in advance is essential. Run by the Camerucci family from Marches, with the mother in the kitchen and two brothers out front, they bring a creative, well-balanced menu. Game finds its way onto the menu, such as the tagliatelle with duck or rabbit casserole, as well as the exquisite tortello al rosso d’uovo, large ravioli filled with raw egg yolk, ricotta and spinach.
More Info
Tue - Sat:
1:00 pm - 2:45 pm
Tue - Sat:
8:00 pm - 10:45 pm
Sun:
1:00 pm - 2:45 pm

Urbana 47

Urbana 47 is about ‘zero kilometer’ food: fresh ingredients sourced from the local Lazio region, highlighting the countryside’s culinary value and including many organic and free-range products. Serving breakfast, lunch, tapas and dinner, there is a wide variety of exciting options on the menu like boiled rabbit salad with plums and pomegranate, stracchino cheese with grilled vegetables, persimmon marmalade and spelt crepes, and pumpkin muffins with cinnamon foam. A stylish, minimalist design, brick and piping still visible alongside simple iron chairs, puts Urbana 47 at the forefront of a new generation of trendy Roman restaurants. If not eating, free WiFi makes it the perfect place to relax over a coffee.

Urbana 47, Via Urbana 47, Rome, Italy, +39 06 47 88 40 06