Visiting Rome in August used to mean eating badly or seldom, but things have changed in recent years (sadly due to the mounting economic crisis) and now gastronomic-minded visitors need not compromise. Some great restaurants in Rome will be open for the entire month, so whether you want Michelin-star worthy dining, the city’s best burrata, or some down-home offal, you won’t be disappointed. Things haven’t changed much since last year, though I will be adding more venues throughout the month, as restaurants I collect more holiday schedules. You can also get my August suggestions in portable form on my app under “Tours”.
Open every day in August, both at lunch and dinner. Incidentally, open 365 days a year.
Open at Lunch and dinner Monday to Saturday for the entire month of August, except
Monday Wednesday August 15.
Open for dinner from Tuesday to Sunday for the entire month of August.
Flavio al Velavevodetto
Open every day in August except
Monday Wednesday August 15. The restaurant will otherwise be open for lunch and dinner Monday to Friday and for dinner only Saturday and Sunday.
Closed July 23-August 15, this Italian craft beer pub serves excellent potato croquettes and homemade potato chips, as well as an assortment of salads and sandwiches. Open daily noon-2am from August 16.
Rome’s best Ethiopian restaurant (and honestly, it has some of the best food in any category) is open Monday-Saturday including Wednesday August 15!!!
One of Rome’s leading wine bars (which recently added a kitchen and an expanded menu) will close Aug 10-19. Otherwise it will be open Monday-Friday at lunch and dinner and Saturdays at dinner only.
Pipero al Rex
This creative fine dining restaurant will be open for dinner only during the entire month of August, except August 15 and Sundays.
Be sure to book well in advance and bear in mind that August 15 (The Feast of the Assumption aka Ferragosto) is a national holiday and most businesses citywide will be closed. For more recommendations, particularly outside the center, head over to Tavole Romane.