Looking for Rome restaurants with a view?
Whether you're visiting Rome for a romantic getaway, or just want a beautiful vista while you dine, find out all your options to combine delicious food with a stunning view of the Eternal City.
I would like to say there is something for everyone when you are looking for a restaurant with a beautiful view of Rome. But the reality is that restaurants with amazing views are usually pretty posh and that means expensive.
In fact, some of the very best Rome restaurants with a view have at least one Michelin star.
But I've gone through my extensive list of restaurants I personally have tried and have found a few affordable spots among them.
I'm also including on this page some of my favorite rooftop bars where you can get more than just aperitivo (snack) food.
On this page about the best Rome restaurants with a view, you'll find:
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Dining at Rome's only 3 *** Michelin restaurant is an unforgettable experience.
The food, service, and view make La Pergola one of the best restaurants in all of Italy!
I love the Mirabelle, even though I've only dined here once.
Alessandro and I had an anniversary dinner here and it was perfect in every way, from the food to the service to the ambiance to the views.
You get the amazing views even if you are seated a bit further back, as we were.
One of Rome's most famous hotels, the Hassler, high on top of the Spanish Steps, boasts unique views over the Eternal City.
And at its Michelin* restaurant on the top floor, Imago, you will have an amazing meal with equally amazing views.
Aroma, on the roof of Palazzo Manfredi, has one of the most breathtaking views of the Colosseum in Rome.
La Terrazza on top of the luxury Hotel Eden, has superb cuisine and beautiful views of Rome from its panoramic windows.
Most of the Rome restaurants with a view are elegant and upscale.
You can expect to pay a bit more (sometimes a lot more) to eat here, just because of the view.
You can usually (but not always) expect good service and delicious food.
I'm starting with my favorite of this bunch because it's where Alessandro and I had our wedding reception.
We still love to come here for drinks, as it's one of the best terraces in Rome for views of Saint Peter's Basilica.
Zuma is one of my favorite places to eat in Rome when I want something different, to wit, sushi.
Their menu is not only about sushi but you will find delectable sushi, Japanese-inspired cuisine, and other inventive dishes here.
And while it doesn't offer a view of any specific site or monument, you can see the top of the Spanish steps from here, as well as other interesting rooftops.
The outside terrace is not open during the cold winter months. There is indoor dining but without a view.
I love having aperitivo on the roof of the Singer Palace hotel, mostly because I feel like nobody really knows about it.
They also have a restaurant with outdoor seating from spring - fall.
The restaurant is only open for inside dining during winter months and there is not much of a view.
The photo at the top of this page shows the stunning rooftop views at the Flair restaurant on the roof of the Bernini Bristol Hotel. Below you can see Saint Peter's dome and a crescent moon as the sun sets.
If you're looking for an upscale vegetarian / vegan restaurant with a view, Mater Terrae is the perfect spot.
Nestled right in the center of Rome, just behind Piazza Navona, you'll have gorgeous 360 views of Rome rooftops, along with delicious vegetarian cuisine.
The Grand Hotel Minerva is right next to the Pantheon, and has one of the most centrally-located Rome restaurants with a view.
While I usually go here for aperitivo in the spring - fall months, their indoor restaurant is open year-round and offers wonderful rooftop views.
The rooftop bar and restaurant of the First Arte Hotel offers a special perspective of Rome's rooftops. To one side you can see the Spanish Steps, to another, Piazza del Popolo, and to another, Vatican City.
The Rooftop restaurant of the Hotel Forum is one of the most popular Rome restaurants with a view to book for weddings.
It's also open normally but you must book in advance as it is often booked out for events.
The roof of the Sofitel has spectacular views over the Villa Borghese park, with Saint Peter's dome easily visible in the distance.
You can dine outside from spring - fall, but in the winter, you can still enjoy their restaurant inside, with less of a view.
For me, one of the best Rome restaurants with a view is MadeIterraneo on the roof of the Rinascente flagship department store.
You can enjoy delicious meals mostly designed by Michelin-chef Riccardo Giacinto at reasonable prices.
And you get to gaze at spectacular Rome views while you dine.
The outside where the views are is only open from around March - November.
In winter, you can dine inside but you won't have a view.
One of my favorite finds recently is the Shamrock restaurant. They have a lovely rooftop with space for drinks or a meal.
And while they have plenty of space inside, they have heat lamps on the roof and keep it open in winter, too.
The food is fine, the service friendly, and it's a very relaxed atmosphere. It's become one of my favorite Rome restaurants with a view precisely because it's so unassuming.
Quite a few of Rome's rooftop bars are just that - bars where the food amounts to nibbles you'd expect to have with cocktails.
But many of these spots also have a full restaurant.
Typically, you'll need to move to a dining room if you want to eat from the regular menu, but in most cases, you will still have a view.
I love the rooftop bar of the Indigo St. George Hotel on via Giulia. It's an excellent location for a drink with beautiful rooftop views.
They also have a restaurant there and it looks lovely. Both the bar and restaurant are closed during the winter months.
The rooftop bar of the Eitch Borromini Hotel has a unique position overlooking Piazza Navona, with spectacular views towards Saint Peter's dome in one direction and the Pantheon in the other.
While the appetizer menu is fairly good, if you want dinner up here, you'll need to head one floor down.
There, the views are straight over Piazza Navona.
There are indoor tables as well as outdoor, but the indoor tables do not have as much of a view as the outdoor ones, so you'll really only get amazing views in non-winter months.
The terrace of the NH Fori Imperiali offers one of the best views in Rome from a rooftop.
It's primarily for drinks but sometimes you can have dinner there as well. The terrace is not open during winter.
This rooftop bar and restaurant is another favorite of mine, because it was one of the first rooftop bars in Rome and I used to come often.
I still think of them primarily as a place for an aperitivo but they do also have a restaurant here.
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