Rome, the world's best food destination for 2023

Rome, the world's best food destination for 2023

Feb 16, 2023Donatella Mulvoni

The capital of Italy is crowned the city with the best food once again.

The best food city in the world

The Urbe-as Italians call it, recalling its ancient Latin name-was, crowned the city with the best food. Rome also won the "gold medal" last year. The website TripAdvisor curates the ranking, with its annual ranking based on 12-month reviews. "And so, according to TripAdvisor, the best food destination in the world is... Rome! – says Timeout - The Italian capital is a safe bet for gastronomic delights and got a nod for everything from its oxtail stews and fried artichokes to its fresh pasta and creamy gelato." Our beautiful Italy even has three cities in the world's top 10. If in the first place is Rome, in fourth place is the enchanting Florence, and in eighth place is the beautiful Naples.

Rome: history, art, beauty… 

If you have not been there, we highly recommend you go! You will not regret it. Rome is a city like no other in the world. One of the greatest Italian artists ever, director Federico Fellini, described it beautifully: "In Rome, I wanted to get across the idea that underneath Rome today is ancient Rome. So close. I am always conscious of that, and it thrills me. Imagine being in a traffic jam at the Coliseum! Rome is the most wonderful movie set in the world... As was the case with many of my film ideas, it was inspired by a dream." 

…And delicious food

The unforgettable celebrity chef and tv personality Anthony Bourdain once said: "If I'm in Rome for only 48 hours, I would consider it a sin against God to not eat cacio e pepe, the most uniquely Roman of pastas, in some crummy little joint where Romans eat. I'd much rather do that than go to the Vatican. That's Rome to me." He was right. To go to Rome is not only to immerse oneself in the beauty of its art, but also to treat oneself to the experience of an authentic and unforgettable meal. 

Don't miss these local dishes, emblem of the city of Rome

What to eat in Rome? You really are spoiled for choice. It is crucial, however, to look for an authentic trattoria...avoiding tourist traps. Get advice from the locals! Don't miss the very famous Cacio e Pepe pasta (with pecorino cheese and pepper); Pasta alla Carbonara (with cured pork jowl called guanciale, eggs, and pecorino cheese); Bucatini all'Amatriciana (slow-cooked tomatoes, cured pork jowl, pecorino cheese). Try also Abbacchio alla Scottadito (grilled lamb); Coda alla Vaccinara (ox-tail stew); Cicoria Ripassata (dandelion briefly boiled and refried with garlic and chili pepper); Carciofi alla Romana and Carciofi alla Giudia (Roman and Jewish artichokes); Roman-style pizza (crunchy and its thin). Among the desserts, don't miss Maritozzi (sweet buns stuffed with lightly sweetened whipped cream).

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