If you’re wondering where to eat Thanksgiving dinner in Rome in 2020, you’ve come to the right place. I’ve put together some restaurants, cafes and even street-food stalls serving Thanksgiving food in Rome in 2020, so you don’t have to cook!
Of course, if you do prefer to cook Thanksgiving dinner at home in Rome, I can highly recommended Alfredo and Luigi Boattini, butchers in Piazza Testaccio 27, who will order a turkey for you ahead of time. Just give them a ring on 06 5756209.
Now on to the list of restaurants in Rome serving Thanksgiving dinner – as always, it’s a good idea to reserve your table and remember that current rules limit tables to 4 people, unless you’re in the same family! With restaurants and bars currently closing at 18.00, you’re going to be looking at eating Thanksgiving lunch in Rome this year – so remember to carve out a few hours to enjoy!
Thanksgiving dinner in Rome at Mammo, Trastevere
Mammo in Trastevere, the delectable street food mecca and deli, has a few dishes of Thanksgiving food planned for 26 November 2020.
The menu will look something like this:
Slow-cooked turkey and herbs served with stuffing, gravy and cranberry sauce, plus mashed potatoes (€15.00).
If you fancy a slice of pumpkin pie afterwards, the menu comes to €18.00 in total.
Mammo doesn’t have much seating, so either call ahead, plan to grab a yummy takeout, or book your delivery via Deliveroo.
Thanksgiving dinner in Rome at ViVi Bistro or ViVi Le Serre
ViVi, the name behind the gorgeous park cafes in Rome, a smart cafe in Piazza Navona and greenhouse restaurant, ViVi Le Serre, will be serving Thanksgiving food in Rome once again this year.
Plan on booking your table at Le Serre by ViVi, ViVi Piazza Navona, or Vivi Villa Pamphili, this year’s participating restaurants.
For one day, on Thursday 26 November, a raft of special Thanksgiving dishes will be added to the regular lunch menu. Look out for roast turkey with gravy, a thick pumpkin soup with goats cheese, and pumpkin pie with cranberry sauce.
It’s also a great chance to check out the latest restaurant in the ViVi family, the gorgeous Le Serre hothouse in the Monte Mario area of town. Reservations essential.
Thanksgiving dinner in Rome from Phils Barbecue
If you’re at all serious about authentic and mouth-watering grilled meats then you will probably already know about Phils Barbecue, an itinerant grill master on a mission to bring slow smoked barbecue to Rome.
The great thing about Phils is you can always order meals via Just Eat, Deliveroo and Glovo if you’re craving barbecued food, buy products from the online store, or pop to Phil’s Deli, in Viale del Tintoretto.
However, this month’s exciting update is that Phils Barbecue is also back in Testaccio Market, after having taken a stand – Box 02, to be precise – as of November 2020. On 26 November, head over to the stall for slices of Thanksgiving Turkey, served in sandwiches or to take away!
Vegetarian Thanksgiving dinner at Sandra’s Secret Home Restaurant
Expert chef Sandra (with whom I took a brilliant cooking class in Garbatella a few years ago) has evolved to hosting dinners as of this year in an amazing rooftop apartment in Campo de’ Fiori. This once in a lifetime experience is definitely not to be missed!
Why not combine a visit to Sandra’s Secret Home Restaurant with a special Thanksgiving meal in Rome? On Thursday 26 November, Sandra will be serving a vegetarian Thanksgiving dinner in Rome, in her Campo de’ Fiori secret restaurant.
This will include a vegetarian meatloaf made with nuts and chickpeas; sweet potatoes and green vegetables; with pumpkin pie to round things off. Booking essential! (The earlier, the better). Visit her website to reserve now.
Thanksgiving dinner at the Hard Rock Cafe Rome
The Hard Rock Cafe in Rome serves Thanksgiving dinner every year, and thankfully, 2020 is no exception.
Served all day, this year the special menu looks something like this:
Thanksgiving Dinner (€17.95) Slow-roasted turkey breast, roasted fresh vegetables, home-style classic stuffing, creamy sweet potato mash, cranberry sauce finished with a traditional turkey gravy.
Pumpkin Pie (€7.00) A slice of classic pumpkin pie topped with caramel sauce and house-made whipped cream.
Espresso Martini (€13.25) Grey Goose Vodka, Kahlúa, fresh brewed espresso shaken until frothy and chilled.
Rock on – and don’t forget to book your table!
Thanksgiving dinner at the Rome Cavalieri
Waldorf Astoria hotel Rome Cavalieri is another Rome institution which is loyal to Thanksgiving celebrations, and 2020 is no different.
Only this time, there will be two opportunities to celebrate Thanksgiving in Rome: on Thursday 26 November, at lunch; and then again on Sunday 29 November, when a Thanksgiving-themed brunch will be served in the Rome Cavalieri hotel restaurant.
On Thursday 26 November, Chef Fabio Boschero has planned an ample four course Thanksgiving meal priced at €60.00 per person, excluding wine.
The menu features an ample antipasti ranging from salmon tart to smoked duck with pomegranate seeds, and a first course of pumpkin and sage ravioli. The main course menu, from which diners can choose one dish, includes traditional turkey roast, oven-baked salmon, or a vegetarian option of brussel sprouts, caramelised chestnuts, and sweet potato puree.
Desserts include pecan pie, pumpkin pie, apple crumble, corn bread, lemon tart and Thanksgiving cookies.
Reservation essential by calling (06) 35092145; delivery is also available, on the day of 26 November.
Thanksgiving dinner in Rome at FoodBox
King of Roman street food, Marco Morello, will be serving a super Thanksgiving dinner in Rome on 26 November in the relaxed surroundings of Testaccio Market.
His street food stall, FoodBox, always has something mouthwatering on offer. In honour of Thanksgiving, expect to find a complete meal here with stuffed roast turkey, mashed potatoes, and pumpkin pie.
Best of all, you can just roll up and order on the day (but don’t arrive too late, as the street food stalls in Testaccio Market shutter at 15.00, and the turkey may sell out!).