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Eataly Rome's Birreria at Eataly Ostiense serves home-brewed pints, a rotating tap list of guest ales, plus tempting pan-baked pizzas and hot-dogs

Enjoy craft beer and bar food at Eataly Rome’s Birreria

Italy’s growing reputation as one of the strongest nations producing craft beer globally has crystallised in the launch of a Birreria – including a craft beer brewery – at the largest Eataly in the world, in Rome. Eataly Rome’s Birreria is a convivial space on the first floor of Eataly Ostiense, serving home-brewed pints, a…

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l Margutta Vegetarian Food & Art was Italy's original vegetarian restaurant when it opened in 1979, and is still the best vegetarian restaurant in Rome

Il Margutta: still the best vegetarian restaurant in Rome

If you’re looking for the best vegetarian restaurant in Rome, you’ve come to the right place. Il Margutta Vegetarian Food & Art was the original vegetarian restaurant in Rome when it opened its doors in 1979, and today, this charming and cavernous restaurant still has your vegetarian needs sewn up from dawn til dusk. Pop…

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Gola ai Parioli - a restaurant whose name means Gluttony - has recently undergone an impressive reboot, transforming both interiors and menu.

Gluttony isn’t a sin at Gola, Parioli’s most tempting restaurant

Gola ai Parioli – a restaurant whose name means Gluttony – has recently undergone an impressive reboot, transforming both interiors and menu into a contemporary experience with bags of wow. It’s almost a new restaurant after all these changes, and definitely one worth trying, whether you live in north Rome or not. Distinguished by an…

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Ristorante 1978 in Rome promises a night to remember beyond its thrilling red door, then delivers with an intelligent menu provoking delight and curiosity.

Ristorante 1978: unmissable private dining in Rome lies beyond the red door

Ristorante 1978 in Rome might be the biggest favour you can do yourself this year when visiting the Eternal City if you’re looking for a truly exciting – and rewarding – dining experience. All great restaurants understand the importance of the theatrical, but an empty show is much worse than simple surroundings complemented by satisfying…

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Klang, a new Berlin-style pub, eatery and music venue in Rome's hip Pigneto neighbourhood is a breath of fresh air in a city of understated elegance

Channel underground Berlin at Pigneto’s newest hip club and pub, Klang

Klang Roma, a new Berlin-style pub, eatery and music venue in Rome’s hip Pigneto neighbourhood is a breath of fresh air in a city of understated elegance. From the fuzzy, vintage TV screens displaying the rotating, craft beer taplist on hand-scrawled masking tape – to the aluminium-lined toilets charmingly labelled ‘cesso’ (bogs) – this is…

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Brylla is a brilliant wine bar in Rome serving comfort wines and comfort food on a huge wraparound bar in a refined Roman neighbourhood

Brylla – a winebar in Rome set to become your brilliant friend

Brylla – the Italian word for tipsy (spelled brilla) – happens to also be a perky winebar in Rome which is full of brilliant ideas. Located in north Rome, in the Trieste neighbourhood – not far from the S. Agnese Metro stop – Brylla has set out its stall to serve wines for every mood,…

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Rinaldi Al Quirinale - top fish restaurant in Rome where the stars dine, and where the best Cristal champagne will cost you €60,000

Rinaldi Al Quirinale is fish-focused dining in Rome at its best

It’s not every day that you get to dine in the wake of royalty in Rome, but Rinaldi Al Quirinale isn’t your average restaurant. Impeccably run by Antonio, with his two cheerful sons Vincenzo and Daniele, this is a restaurant which has already charmed the likes of Queen Rania of Jordon, Sarah ‘Fergie’ Ferguson, Lionel…

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Wine bar and resaurant Barbieri 23 combines relaxed dining with exquisite sharing plates, and a cavernous wine cellar for refined suppers in Rome.

Barbieri 23 combines high quality sharing plates with epic wines

Barbieri 23 is the kind of restaurant I love. It’s perfect for those in-between nights, when you would like to share a good bottle of wine and some excellent food, but you’d prefer to graze informally, rather than raise your cutlery across acres of starched table cloth beside equally stiff waiters. The brain-child of chef…

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Vizi Capitali is an unmissable fish restaurant in Trastevere, Rome, specialising in local dishes and excelling with a sustainable, authentic menu

Unmissable fish restaurant in Trastevere: Vizi Capitali

The Trastevere neighbourhood is a pretty-as-a-picture destination which is one of the highlights of Rome after dark. However, although the restaurant scene has improved in recent years, it’s all too easy to get waylaid in a sub-par trattoria, encountering a disappointing bang for your bucks and inferior service. Trastevere fish restaurant Vizi Capitali is tucked…

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The best 4 star hotel in Rome, the Kolbe Hotel Rome, has a sensational garden restaurant, Unique Al Palatino, and a peaceful position by the Palatine Hill

The Kolbe Hotel on Rome’s Palatine Hill has the perfect garden restaurant and roof terrace

Ideal four-star hotel in Rome – Kolbe Hotel Rome Are you looking for the hotel holy grail in Rome, peaceful lodgings just a few minutes walk from the city’s historical heart? The Kolbe Hotel Rome could be the right Rome hotel for you. This refined, four-star structure has been enchanting hotel guests for 12 years,…

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