After a long day walking around the Colosseum in the brutal heat of Rome you are ready to sit down, rest your feet, and grab a bite to eat. You are in luck! There are many places to eat near the Colosseum. For some of you foodies, you have seen the tourist joints located near the monument and decided that it is not your scene, and good, it’s not ours either. Here is a list for the Top 5 Places to Eat Near the Colosseum that are sure to spark your taste buds.
TOP 4 PLACES TO EAT NEAR THE COLOSSEUM
One of the Roman foodies favorite is Luciano Luzzi Trattoria. This Pizzeria is located a short 5-minute walk from the Colosseum, which is perfectly convenient for after your Dungeons tour. With classic, wood-oven pizzas & generous portion sized pasta dishes, Luzzi is a great place to stop after your tour. They accept Visa and MasterCard, which makes your life easier. This establishment may be intimidating because of the line of Romans that stretches out front, but it is definitely worth the wait and the price can’t be beat.
With over 40 herbal teas to choose from, how can you not love Café Café? After you’ve been sitting in the sweltering heat, kick your feet up and enjoy one of their fresh fruit smoothies in this cozy restaurant. Not only is it located around the corner from the Colosseo but it is also open everyday! The ambiance is casual, quiet, and comfortable, providing a perfect escape of the crowds flocking to the other tourist traps that surround the Colosseo.
When you are looking for a place to eat, the number one thing you want to avoid is the tourist packed restaurants that surround the monuments, mainly because the prices will reflect its location when the bill arrives. With Li Rioni this isn’t a problem. This restaurant comes highly recommended by locals because of their authentic Italian pizzas. When you go to Li Rioni we recommend trying the ricotta stuffed zucchini flowers.
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When it comes to Taverna dei Quaranta you may find yourself stopping in for another visit before you leave Rome it’s that good. This family-run oasis offers friendly and helpful service. If you are sick of the typical pasta & pizza, it’s definitely worth a visit to this restaurant for authentic Roman food. The delightful atmosphere shows the antiquity of the building. By skipping certain frills that other restaurants offer, Taverna Dei Quaranta keeps their prices down, making this a perfect stop for an easy afternoon meal.
If you have any foodie enquiries, feel free to contact us via our social media channels on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter, we’d love to help you eat well! Or better still, you can enjoy Rome’s delicious cuisine with one of our Rome food tours or try a 3 Tour Combo deal and see the Colosseum, Vatican and enjoy a food tour, all with 10% off!
Visiting the COLOSSEUM? Check out The Roman Guy’s Colosseum Arena Floor Tour for some “behind the scenes” VIP fun on a budget!