Seafood restaurant in Fiumicino: Follis

Follis is a new seafood restaurant in Fiumicino offering nearly all-day dining in a beautifully appointed space.

So if you’re looking for a seafood restaurant near Fiumicino Airport when you have a layover at FCO, Follis might be the right choice for you.

Meanwhile, if you’re looking for a restaurant in Ostia or Fregene, check out my full guide to beach restaurants near Rome.

Turning to Follis, this restaurant offers elegant and modern dining in Fiumicino which remains true to the seasons and is also timeless.

Here’s my full review of Follis Restaurant in Fiumicino and why it’s the perfect choice if you have a 5 or 6 hour layover at the nearby Fiumicino Airport FCO and you’re keen to get out of the airport and eat something delicious. It’s also great if you’re looking for a daytrip from Rome and would like to eat near the sea in Fiumicino.

Seafood restaurant near Fiumicino Airport

I recently went to Follis in Fiumicino to check out the daytime dining option in the airy bistrot restaurant, which is characterised by a handsome wrap around bar, plus a side wing with a cosy wood burner, and outdoor tables for the warmer months of the year.

Follis’ evening-only restaurant offers tasting journeys that are rich and complex.

Situated just a 15 minute taxi ride from the airport, Follis Restaurant is on the main channel or darsena in the port of Fiumicino, along an attractive pedestrian area overlooking the boats.

Read on for what to order at Follis and why this is one of the best seafood restaurants in Fiumicino.

Meanwhile, if you’re looking for another great restaurant choice near Fiumicino Airport to fill up those layover hours, you might want to check out this option, QuarantunoDodici, as well.

Follis is a seafood restaurant in Fiumicino offering all day dining 15 minutes from FCO

Review: Follis seafood restaurant in Fiumicino

Follis Ristorante is an exciting, ambitious dining project with two different ambiences for different times of the day.

Follis – the name of the first two-sided Roman coin – manages to navigate two worlds while remaining true to its own high standards. At any time, pause for a drink at the elegant bar and enjoy homemade cordials and vermouth where the details are once again impeccably crafted.

The daytime, bistro menu features simple yet exceptional fare based around the catch of the day, such as the prawn, octopus, mussels and cuttlefish salad pictured, or fresh tartare dishes from fish bought hours before on the wharf.

My lunch moved from fresh raw fish dishes to pasta, again exploiting the catch of the day, including fresh clams and squid. I also tried a Genovese-style pasta dish. Antipasti dishes start at a competitive €10, while pasta dishes start at €14.

The main course was grilled octopus, impressive in its simplicity and freshness. Lunch was accompanied by a bottle of Franciacorta with rich, mineral depths.

My meal closed with a lemon delight dessert, layered with rich lemon cream. This was a little sweet, reminiscent of lemon curd, but was still a delicious way to round out lunch.

All in all, I was so impressed with the bright and modern surroundings and the quality and authenticity of the plates. The price point is also impressive for the space and quality of the experience.

I’m looking forward to coming back and trying the gourmet restaurant at Follis one evening and will be back to update my review when I have done so.

Highly recommended!

Testaccina was a guest of Follis Ristorante in Fiumicino