How has Roman food stayed relevant for thousands of years? By constantly reinventing itself. In a city as vibrant as Rome, there’s always something new redefining its food culture. While Rome may be known for its old-school trattorias and the standard Italian dishes that have withstood hundreds of years, the current wave of new restaurants keep an eye on the past, yet express a creative bend towards the future.
A fresh generation of Romans has embraced new dining standards and trends, from food halls to bright and airy contemporary restaurants. Using local ingredients or presenting a twist on classic techniques, each restaurant still feels rooted in Roman tradition while striving for something the city has never seen before. Here’s where to go to experience the modern wave of fine dining in Rome.