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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. You can also get my August suggestions in portable form on my app under “Tours” –> “Suggestions from Katie”. And be sure to check out The Rome Digest for more thorough listings.

Roscioli
Open at Lunch and dinner Monday to Saturday for the entire month of August, except August 15.

Open Baladin
Closed August 12-18, 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 19.

Mesob
Rome’s best Ethiopian restaurant (and honestly, it has some of the best food in any category) is open Monday-Saturday including August 15!!!

La Barrique
One of Rome’s leading wine bars (which recently added a kitchen and an expanded menu) will close Aug 12-18. Otherwise it will be open Monday-Friday at lunch and dinner and Saturdays at dinner only.

Pipero al Rex
Open for dinner only during the entire month of August, except Sundays. Open August 15.

Metamorfosi
Rejoice! This year Metamorfosi is open for dinner only the entire month of August, except Sundays and August 15.

Pasticceria Andrea De Bellis
Rome’s premier pastry shop will be selling millefoglie, ice pops and other sweet treats all month, except August 10-18 and Mondays.

Cesare al Casaletto
This top-notch trattoria will be serving fried starters and Roman classics all month long, including August 15. Closed Wednesday.

Antico Arco
Open every day in August, both at lunch and dinner. Incidentally, open 365 days a year.

Glass
Open for dinner from Tuesday to Sunday for the entire month of August, including August 15.

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.

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