Culinary Highlights

The best places for an authentic neapolitan pizza in Rome

Of course Naples is the birthplace of pizza, an art that is even recognized by UNESCO. It is very different from the Roman version of Pizza. The Neapolitan pizza is known for its thick crust and are much more fluffy and moisty, wether the Roman pizza tradition favours a very thing crust. Luckily they also know how to make Neapolitan pizzas in Rome pretty well. These are or favorite places:

Seu Illuminati 

This is a very popular pizza spot among the Romans, it was even rewarded in 2019 as the best place to eat pizza in Rome (and the eight best of all in Italy) They offer far more than the classic margeritha's on their menu. Like for example a ‘fior di cotto’ pizza (squash blossoms, cream and stracciatella). This pizzeria is located near Porta Portese in Trastevere.


La gatta mangiona 

A little less hip than the previous one, but it has long been lauded as the best in the city and it is definitely worth the trip across town to try! They have a huge variety of pizza and an extensive drink list. 

Sant’Isidoro Pizza e Bolle

We love their concept: as they serve pizza with bubbles. I mean what is not to love about that? The wine they serve is mostly natural, and they have a huge variety of different bubbles. It is located in the fancy and quiet neighborhood of Prati. 


Also a well known spot, as it is located very central, just near the Spanish steps and Via del Corso. They serve amazing authentic Neapolitan pizza. They don't take reservations so show up early during peak hours.


They have solid classics and more creative pizza's. But one thing is clear here: there's absolutely no need to pick a favorite, as everyting they serve here is good! Their most famous creation is their  'Cacio e Pepe; pizza though. The pizza's can be combined with (mostly Italian) draught beer. 

Shari Wijnhoud