If you’re looking for the best restaurants near the Trevi Fountain and where to eat near Piazza Barberini in Rome, you’ve come to the right place!
This quick guide to the best restaurants in Rome near one of its most famous monuments includes something for every budget. So get ready to head straight to the best restaurants near the Trevi Fountain without wasting any time, when in Rome!
Best restaurants near the Trevi Fountain & Piazza Barberini
Sky Blu Rooftop Restaurant – Aleph Hotel Rome – restaurant near Piazza Barberini
Aleph Hotel Rome is one of those perfectly located hotels in Rome which manages to be convenient for everything. From its position within walking distance of Termini Station and the old town, it’s a great choice for discerning travellers in Rome. However, even if you can’t stretch to a stay at the Aleph when visiting Rome, you can visit its luxurious rooftop bar or restaurant – and I’m sure it will be one of the highlights of your stay!
While the warm season is perfect for the “bites & bar” formula by the rooftop swimming pool, the cooler months are the ideal time to cosy up in the gourmet restaurant. For Fall/Winter 2021-2022, chef Carmine Buonanno has created a seasonal menu which embraces the best of Italy while paying occasional homage to his hometown of Benevento.
I recently went along to try a truffle-themed menu which didn’t disappoint. Some of the highlights including yellowtail fish in a parmesan biscuit on celery gel, crunchy poached egg with black truffle, and saffron and potato ravioli with white truffle. Dinner culminated with fillet steak, chard and sage, followed by a dessert of lemon, yuzu and matcha tea.
Choose this elegant, top floor dining room for an exclusive experience with impeccable service, just a few steps from Piazza Barberini.
Sky Blu Restaurant, Rome Aleph Hotel, Via di S. Basilio, 15, Rome
SignorVino – restaurant in Piazza Barberini
SignorVino, a good value restaurant and wine bar in Piazza Barberini in Rome, is just a 10 minute walk from Rome’s Trevi Fountain. This eatery is also surprisingly cavernous wine store selling over 2,000 different types of Italian wines, and the off-license prices are competitive.
In terms of the restaurant space, SignorVino is a two-storey affair with pleasant views of Piazza Barberini. Outdoor tables fully exploit this pretty and extremely central square, offering prime dining right in Piazza Barberini.
As restaurants near the Trevi Fountain go, SignorVino is characterised by a surprisingly good-value menu. Wines by the glass starting at €4 apiece set the tone for a good quality but affordable dining experience. Whether you’re looking for a mid-afternoon drink, an early evening aperitivo, or lunch / dinner in Piazza Barberini, SignorVino is also a great bet for simply sipping Italian wines. Opening at 11am, no-one will stop you from getting in some extremely early drinking, either!
The real selling point is that the restaurant doesn’t charge corkage if you fancy drinking their wines on site during your meal, so it’s a good value place to sample a range of Italian wines.
When it comes to the food, local ingredients carefully sourced from the length and breadth of Italy win the day. Don’t miss the cheese and salami boards, celebrating small producers and regional specialities in tasty morsels.
I also tried a delicious plate of pasta – Barolo-wine-soaked fettuccine with a creamy rabbit sauce, nicely priced at €12.
You wouldn’t know that SignorVino is a chain restaurant, but it is actually owned by Italian underwear conglomerate Calzedonia, and there are branches of SignorVino in cities including Milan, Verona, Bologna and Florence. All this is good news, because if you enjoy your SignorVino experience in Rome, it’s a great spot to bookmark in other cities – prices are the same across the whole group!
SignorVino, 14 Piazza Barberini, Rome
Ramen Lab Akira – Japanese street food near the Trevi Fountain
Ramen Lab Akira is the latest Roman restaurant project from Akira Yoshida, a Japanese ex-footballer and now restaurateur who also owns Rome ramen bar Ramen Akira and street food joint PokeDon.
Ramen Lab Akira, a restaurant close to the Trevi Fountain, combines Akira’s previous greatest hits by offering a capacious ramen-focused restaurant with a “pokedon” street food spot next door. The “pokedon” formula is Akira’s own invention, combining Hawaiian poke bowls with Japanese don, both rice-bowl dishes featuring delicious toppings.
The principal focus at the main restaurant is ramen, and there’s something for all tastes here. From classic ramen combinations to summer-friendly chicken and even cold ramen versions, get ready to chow down on a plate of authentic Japanese street food made with homemade ramen noodles.
Apart from anything else, this modern and bright restaurant has lots of seating inside and out, so it’s a great bet when you have forgotten to book a table elsewhere. Highly recommended!
Ramen Lab Akira, Via in Arcione 71, Rome
Agrodolce Restaurant near the Trevi Fountain
Agrodolce is a sweet, authentic trattoria in the centre of Rome, just a few steps from the Trevi Fountain. It’s businesses like this which give the historic centre its character, so I believe strongly in supporting them!
Expect a menu focusing on classic Italian comfort food, starting with mouth-watering bruschette and salami and cheese selections, to elegant dishes such as beef tartare with truffle-infused soft Robiola cheese.
There are soups and salads if you fancy something light, or otherwise dive into a hearty pasta dish – like gnocchi with 4 cheeses, or seafood fettuccine. There is also a list of select pizzas, and some wonderful meat and fish dishes. I hope you’ll leave space for dessert to try a handmade maritozzo, tiramisu, panna cotta or hot ganache chocolate cake. Highly recommended!
Agrodolce Restaurant, Via dei Crociferi 25, Rome
Moma Restaurant, Michelin-starred restaurant near Piazza Barberini
Ristorante Moma, cute cafe and bistro by day, and cosy Michelin-star restaurant by night, is a must-visit spot when in Rome.
Located in a strategic spot near Piazza Barberini, Termini and Via Veneto, Moma Rome has just a couple of tables on the pavement outside, ideal for a quick breakfast coffee, or a pre-dinner aperitif, which match the simplicity of its bijoux ground-floor bar space, equipped with half a dozen stools.
Moma’s light lunch runs from 11.30 to 15.00 offering a range of dishes depending on daily market arrivals such as eggplant Parmigiana, cod flan, octopus salad, meatballs and potato gateau. Diners can choose individual dishes from the menu or opt for a good-value three course selection. It is also possible to order from the Michelin-starred menu at lunch, with a pared down choice also friendly on the pocket – degustations start at €55 per person.
In the evening, expect perfect Michelin-star dining, combining excellence in execution and ingredients, without the showy stiffness sometimes found in gourmet establishments. Full food review available here.
Ristorante Moma, Via di San Basilio, 42/43, Rome
The Flair, Hotel Sina Bernini Bristol – rooftop dining in Piazza Barberini
The Flair – Rooftop Restaurant at Hotel Sina Bernini Bristol is a stunning rooftop restaurant near the Trevi Fountain enjoying unparalleled views of Piazza Barberini and Via Veneto.
The Flair Restaurant is an opportunity to experience old-world Dolce Vita charm, while sampling a menu from one of the most exciting young chefs in Rome.
Curious diners might like to book the chef’s table to watch the brigade at work in what is honestly one of the best looking kitchens in Rome.
Expect rigorously seasonal Mediterranean ingredients combined with simplicity and flair – and did I mention that view? Full food review here.
The Flair – Rooftop Restaurant, Hotel Sina Bernini Bristol, Piazza Barberini 23, Rome
Rinaldi Al Quirinale: fish restaurant near Piazza Barberini
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 Ritchie and even a couple of astronauts, Paolo Nespoli and Roberto Vittori.
I spend a lot of time visiting brand new restaurants in Rome, so it’s a real pleasure on occasion to experience the well-oiled wheels of one of the city’s classic dining establishments. Rinaldi Al Quirinale, with its linen tablecloths, impeccable fish counter and much-envied wine cellar is everything you could hope for, while delivering a few charming surprises along the way. Full food review available here.
Rinaldi Al Quirinale, Via Parma 11A, Rome
Ristorante Mirabelle: rooftop dining near Piazza Barberini
Mirabelle Restaurant Rome, the seventh floor restaurant at the Splendide Royal Hotel in Rome, is one of the best restaurants in Rome with a view, positioned a 10 minute walk from Piazza Barberini.
Offering open air dining in the warm months of the year on one of Rome’s best roof terraces overlooking Villa Borghese, Mirabelle is still one of the best restaurants in Rome with a view during winter. From the end of October, the wrap-around terrace is closed under glass and heated snugly with burners, without interrupting its peerless views of Saint Peter’s in the Vatican.
Views aside, choose Mirabelle Restaurant for assured, gourmet dining in the safe hands of chef Stefano Marzetti, who had been guiding the ample kitchen brigade here for around a decade. Mirabelle is perfect for a romantic dinner or anniversary, or simply a decadent occasion to enjoy good company, fine food, and impeccable service. Read my full review here.
Mirabelle Restaurant, Hotel Splendide Royale, Via di Porta Pinciana, 14, Rome