Italy is famous for its fish cuisine, and if it’s not difficult to find a fine seafood restaurant in coastal cities and towns, it’s not an easy task in the capital, because Roman cuisine is mostly meat-based. However, seafood has its rightful place in Rome as well, and numerous fishing communities just a few miles away from the city keep it well-stocked with fresh fish summer and winter. So for your convenience and to your stomach’s delight we have prepared a list of the best fish and seafood restaurants in Rome.
Founded in 1938, the restaurant was originally a small osteria (osteria in Italy is a place serving wine and simple food) located in Piazza de’ Ricci, in the very heart of Rome. Over the years, it has become a leading establishment in cooking fish and seafood dishes, featuring only the freshest ingredients in season, prepared in a traditional healthy manner but with innovative touch. Its unique location offers an unforgettable experience of dining outdoors amidst a historic setting of the Renaissance period. You will find here also an extensive choice of raw sea delicacies and oysters, a cocktail bar, and, of course, pasta and the best wines.
Piazza de Ricci 144
One of the best restaurants in Rome that serves fish dishes. Located on the roof of the Hotel Forum Roma, it has two great advantages: exquisite seafood menu and unforgettable panoramic view of the vibrant city that stretches from Piazza Venezia to the Colosseum. Fresh fish is delivered daily and displayed in the restaurant’s interior.
The panoramic restaurant is open all year round. In winter, a protective glass covers visitors from the wind, so nothing will stop you from having a magnificent dinner. The panoramic restaurant is very popular in summer and at weekends so it’s better to make a reservation in advance.
Via Tor de’ Conti, 25
A unique restaurant in Rome awarded with 3 stars from the Michelin restaurant guide. Exquisite cuisine, the magical panorama of Rome and the interior, decorated with imperial furniture and unique tapestries of Aubusson - all are the components of the success of the inimitable restaurant.
The La Pergola menu focuses on Mediterranean and Italian cuisine. Traditional dishes are perfected by the chief - for example, seafood cooked in the orange steam. To find out what the culinary masterpieces at La Pergola tastes like, guests reserves their tables for at least a month in advance. The cost of dishes corresponds to the star status. Lovers of expensive cigars will be pleased with the cozy Cigar Lounge, while its Wine Cellar holds about 53,000 collection items.
Via Alberto Cadlolo, 101
Life Restaurant is focused on cooking only the most fresh and high quality products you can ever find in Italy. The meat is selected by the best butchers in Rome, the fresh fish is delivered from the Tyrrhenian Sea, there are always quality seasonal fruit and vegetables. The wine list includes about 500 labels carefully selected by professional sommeliers and supplied directly from the best wineries.
Via della Vite, 28