You have planned a nice trip to one of the most beautiful cities in Europe. Maybe you will make a long trip while you are in Italy and stop by a few cities like Milan, Rome or Venice. The museums, historical sights, and the delicious Italian cuisine await you. However, there might be a small detail you want to focus on this trip: The budget. If you are looking for a guide cheap eats in Rome, you have come to the right place. Here are the 12 best places for a budget trip in Rome!
First of all, let’s be clear. Rome is a very beautiful city but it is very popular. Unfortunately, this popularity leads to an increase in traveling, accommodation and eating costs for visitors. Of course, this doesn’t necessarily mean that everything is expensive there. The city still has many places those offer budget-friendly options.
If you are traveling on a tight budget but still want to taste a variety of appetizing Italian food, good news. From local restaurants – trattoria in Italian, to ice cream shops here is a long list of what you can have in Rome. You will still be able to taste the best delicacies of the city yet be able to spend less – a good thing for your pocket and stomach!
This trattoria is a gem if you want to experience down to earth cooking in Rome. You can still enjoy an appetizer, a main course and a dessert – you’ll pay less than 20€ per person! The pizzas are around 6-7.50€ – which you can also share with another person. It’s a family-owned restaurant with not pretentious, cheap and delicious food.
Address:Via di San Giovanni in Laterano 88
Phone:+39 06 709 6332
2. PASTIFICIO GUERRA
Pastificio Guerra is a pasta shop opened in 1918. They sell fresh pasta in standard portions. Every day the sauce and the shape of the pasta change. So one day if they had gnocchi, the other day they might have fettuccine. One big portion of pasta only costs 4€ – wow! It’s a takeaway place and everything is served with plastic, keep that in mind. However, it’s a great place to have an affordable lunch. Plus, very close to Spanish steps!
Address:Via della Croce 8
Phone: +39 06 679 3102
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🍝 Pastificio 🍝 Максимально популярное место в Риме. Недалеко от площади Испании. 📍Via Della Croce 8 🍝 Здесь нет хорошего обслуживания (откровенно, обслуживания нет вообще), нет выдающегося интерьера, нет большего меню… Зато есть большая порция пасты за 4€ (~312₽). 🍝 Славится эта паста по всему городу. Оттого, очередь собирается неимоверная. 🍝 Открывается заведение к ланчу в 13:00. Рекомендуем прийти к 12:45 – будете первыми в очереди. 🍝 Посетителям предлагают две пасты (вегетарианская и мясная) на выбор и воду (говорят, что раньше там ещё было вино. Видимо, решили что и с водой прокатывает). 🍝 Места в самом заведении совсем немного. Если не сказать, что его нет вообще. Поэтому в хорошую погоду чудненько взять пасту (её накладывают в пластиковые контейнеры) и благополучно расположить себя на ступеньках площади Испании. 🍝 К слову, здесь была лучшая карбонара за поездку (тоже не фонтан, но лучше предыдущих). 🍝 Посетить рекомендуем хотя бы для того, чтобы ощутить этот сладостный вкус победы – когда ты первый в очереди, длинной во всю улицу😂 Ну и 4€ – это очень приятно 😂 . #лёша_катя #рим #римиталия #путешествиеврим #путешествиевиталию #итальянскаяпаста #паста #итальянскаякухня #гдепоестьвриме #rome #romeitaly #romeitaly🇮🇹 #pastificio #eatrome #мобильноефото #мобильнаяфотография #travelrome #travelitaly
A good open buffet aperitivo is the answer for a budget-friendly dinner. So you are looking for a more moderately priced and more dinner-like version of an aperitivo. From outside Doppiozeroo looks pretty pricey and luxurious but the bill doesn’t say so! Cold meat cuts, kinds of pasta, pizzas, dessert, Roman-style fries, and salads are filling the big serving plates. If you want you can also come for a brunch during the weekend.
Address: Via Ostense, 68
Phone: +39 06 573 019 61
4. PASTA IMPERIALE
Pasta Imperiale is another fresh pasta place in Rome which serves handmade fresh pasta along with a variety of sauces. The selection of pasta includes fettuccine, farfalle, gnocchi, ravioli, tortellini, strengozzi and strozza preti – they cost between 5-6€. Then you pick a sauce to match with your pasta and bam! Your lunch or dinner is ready. They also offer a fixed menu for 8€ – including pasta, water, tiramisu or a mixed salad. Pasta is prepared separately for each customer. It’s comfort food served in the best way possible and plus it is super budget friendly.
Address: Via dei Coronari 160
Phone: 39 06 6476 0644
5. PANE E SALAME
So you want to enjoy some cheese and meat board along with your glass of wine? Well if you want to do that on a budget, Pane e Salame is the place for you. They are specialized in panini, boards, and wine. Sandwiches are between 4,5-6€ whereas the mixed boards start at 5€. Sandwiches are divine and boards offer more food than you can ask for. It’s only a few minutes walk from Trevi Fountain.
Address: Via di Santa Maria in Via 19
Phone: +39 06 679 1352
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6. BAGUETTERIA DEL FICO
Panini, panini, and panini. Baguetteria del Fico has the most creative sandwiches in Rome. The place is super cozy, there are high tables and bar stools. Even though the place is very small, they have more than 120 craft beers and wines in their selection! You can also go for their platters or bruschetta of the house. Very welcoming and warm staff as well!
Address:Via della Fossa 12
Phone: +39 06 9604 5541
7. BAR SAN CALISTO
You can imagine drinking a glass of wine or a bottle of beer in the city center of Rome. If you are a good drinker, it might cost you a fortune. However, Bar San Calisto is not far away from the city center yet still offers alcoholic drinks for almost half the price of what you really pay. It’s a local bar where mostly international students hang out. Gelato is another favorite of people coming here. Try Sgroppino during summer season here – a mix of vodka and lemon sorbet.
Address: Piazza di San Calisto 3
Phone: +39 06 583 5869
Fattoincasa means made at home in English. It’s for sure that you’ll be eating a yummy home-cooked meal here at a perfectly affordable price. They offer a fast menu here, an appetizer – usually pane con tomate and a pasta dish or a pizza along with a drink cost you 10.5€! You can also order an appetizer to share and then order pasta separately. The staff is very friendly and they actually smile – a rare find in Rome!
Address:Via del Governo Vecchio 125
Phone: +39 06 686 8693
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9. PALAZZO DEL FREDDO GIOVANNI FASSI
Are you looking for an ice cream place on a budget? Sure you do because Rome is the heaven for a gelato lover. This gelateria is known to be one of the best old-school style ice cream shops left in Rome. Here you can grab 4 scoops of ice cream for 3€ – what! The place is very large and has plenty of seating which is quite uncommon compared to other gelaterias in town. You’ll thank us when you will fall in love with this place after your visit.
Address:Via Principe Eugenio 65
Phone: +39 06 446 4740
10. TAZZA D’ORO
Tazza D’Oro is a quite a famous coffee house located right behind Pantheon. So it’s one of the favorite stops for travelers The service is fast and the staff is experienced. It is rumored that this place is the first coffee bar in central Rome, too! For a cheaper Roman style breakfast, Tazza D’Oro is a place where history, taste and budget meet. You can grab typical sweets with your coffee. Their specialty here is granita di caffé which is an icy version of coffee blended with heavy cream and ice.
Address: Via Marche 52
Phone: +39 06 482 1837
11. ALCHIMIA FOODLAB
Maybe you are looking for a fancy gastronomic experience but you don’t have a budget to cover the price of such an experience. Hey, don’t worry – Alchimia Foodlab is a place for foodies who travel on a strict budget. For this kind of a restaurant, you expect to pay higher amounts actually – since they even offer a tasting menu. The vibe is very energetic and the service is very attentive. It might be one of the best dining experience in Rome – friendly with your budget.
Address:Via Vercelli 6
Phone: +39 366 207 7143
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Fuorinorma is one of the best places in Rome to indulge yourself in delicious cheese and meat cuts. The boards look amazing here, all the vibrant colors with cheese, meat, some vegetables and crackers with sauces. Order a half a liter of wine, five kinds of cheese and five meat cuts from the selection and you’ll pay less than 25€! The seating is very limited but it totally worth waiting for the line.
Address:Via Dei Serpenti 178
Phone: +39 06 487 5305