Roma, ristoranti all'aperto

The 5 best restaurants with outdoor seating in Rome: Aroma, Osteria dell’Ingegno, Armando al Pantheon, Alfredo alla Scrofa, and Spiazzo.

The beautiful Roman summer has arrived with its sunny skies and heat: organize your holiday in Rome to admire the wonders of the capital while discovering the pleasure of a lunch or dinner in one of these 5 restaurants we highly recommend. But on one condition: dine al fresco! If, instead, you would rather enjoy Roman delicacies with a breathtaking view over the roofs of the capital, don’t miss our guide to restaurants with terraces in Rome with panoramas you can’t find any place else in the world.

Here are the 5 restaurants where you can eat outdoors in Rome:

  1. Aroma Restaurant
  2. Osteria dell’Ingegno
  3. Armando al Pantheon
  4. Alfredo alla Scrofa
  5. Spiazzo
  1. Aroma Restaurant – Palazzo Manfredi – Via Labicana, 125 – Tel. +39 06 97615109

The first restaurant we recommend for outdoor dining is Aroma in the Celio neighborhood, a few steps from the Roman Forum and reachable by the Metro B, at the stop Colosseo. Aroma can offer its diners a panoramic view overlooking one of the most iconic monuments in the world: the Colosseum. From the top floor of Palazzo Manfredi, at via Labicana 125, you can embark on a journey into the signature dishes of chef Giuseppe Di Iorio. Enjoy the intimate and romantic atmosphere on one of the most enchanting terraces in all of Rome. The chef offers both a cuisine closely tied to the region, with quality, locally sourced ingredients to uphold the traditional gourmet recipes and an excellent selection of wines from over 600 labels.

Aroma is also a meeting place for illustrious and high-profile international personalities because of its captivating setting that unites gourmet cuisine with service that is attentive to the most exclusive needs.

Aroma is open for lunch from 12:30 to 15:00 and for dinner from 19:30 to 23:00

  1. Osteria dell’Ingegno – Piazza di Pietra, 45 – Tel. 06 6780662

Osteria dell'Ingegno Campo Marzio

The second restaurant we recommend for outdoor dining is the Osteria dell’Ingegno in the Campo Marzio neighborhood of the historic city center and just a few steps from Piazza Navona and the Trevi Fountain. You can reach it by the Metro A at the stop Barberini, from there, it’s only a 15-minute stroll through the ruin- and landmark-lined streets. You can dine al fresco in the shade of an ancient temple dedicated to Emperor Hadrian, in piazza di Pietra 45 and admire the beautiful show of light and projections that illuminate the marvelous colonnade in the evening.

In this setting like no other in the world, you have at your disposal a triumph of regional recipes rooted in tradition that enhance the Made in Italy label. Taste the delicacies and accompany them with one of the 300 labels offered on the wine list.

The Osteria dell’Ingegno is open Tuesday through Sunday for both lunch and dinner from 12:00 to 24:00.


  1. Armando al Pantheon – Salita dei Crescenzi, 31 – Tel. 06 6880 3034

Da Armando al Pantheon

The third restaurant we recommend for dining al fresco is Armando al Pantheon in the Pigna neighborhood, a few steps from Piazza Navona and reachable by the Metro A, from the Barberini stop it’s a beautiful, 20-minute stroll through the cobblestone streets alive with culture and history.

Taste the gourmet Roman fare while admiring the Pantheon, one of the best-preserved, historical monuments of the capital, which has been a symbol of Rome’s glory for more than two thousand years. Partake in the unique culinary experience of the inimitable chef Claudio Gargioli in an unforgettable outdoor setting with the Pantheon so close you can almost touch it.

You have an extensive choice of dishes which feed that nostalgic feeling of tradition and home cooked foods we recommend the carbonara, which has become legendary.

Armando al Pantheon is open every day for lunch and dinner from 12:20 to 15:00 and from 19:00 to 23:00.


  1. Alfredo alla Scrofa – Via della Scrofa, 104 – Tel. 06 68806163

Da Alfredo Roma

The fourth restaurant we recommend for dining al fresco is the historic Alfredo alla Scrofa in the Sant’Eustachio neighborhood in the heart of Rome. It’s located on the corner of the picturesque and very central via della Scrofa. You can reach it by the Metro A, from the Spagna stop, it’s less than 20-minute walk. The restaurant is famous for its fettuccine of the same moniker that has been spread around the world, as well as for the photos on the wood-paneled walls of celebrities who’ve dined there. Taste the typical Roman dishes in an outdoor space directly in the quaint piazza for lunch, dinner or an aperitif in true Dolce Vita style.

The Alfredo alla Scrofa is open every day, Monday through Sunday from 12:30 to 15:30 and from 19 to 23:00.


  1. Spiazzo – Via Antonio Pacinotti, 83 – Tel. 375 5683391

Ristorante Spiazzo Ostiense

The fifth and final restaurant we recommend for relaxing outside while dining is Spiazzo, a venue in the former industrial area of Mulini Biondi, near the Iron Bridge with a very amble and quiet outdoor dining area in the Ostiense neighborhood. A few steps away you can marvel at the Gazometer, a monumental structure from 1937, now abandoned, which was intended to measure the volume of gas in the city. Reach Spiazzo by the Metro B, at the Piramide stop, then hop on the 718 bus and in 5 minutes you’ll be there.

Spiazzo is the gourmet pizzeria under the reign of the master pizza-maker Alessio Mattaccini. Here you can have excellent pizzas, with flavors and styles typical to the capital city: crunchy, crumbly and topped with interesting combinations of good quality ingredients.

Brothers Fabio and Alessio Mattaccini have created an ideal place to peacefully enjoy one of the many pizzas on the menu ranging from the classics to surprising inventions, as well as the homemade fried appetizers, the crunchy ruoti, or the pan-baked Roman style pizzas. In addition to the evening fare, there is also the Mid Weekend Lunch featuring home-made burgers and CBT meat dishes.

Spiazzo is open from 18:30 until midnight during the week and until 2am on the weekends. It’s closed on Mondays.


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