There is possibly no neighborhood in Rome that breathes the romantic glamour like Piazza di Spagna, the Spanish Steps and surrounding area.
Buildings covered in vines, narrow streets lined with boutiques, young creatives rubbing elbows with seasoned artisans in their workshops. The streets that spiral around the Spanish Steps are ripe with restaurants and bars with fabulous food and drink experiences just waiting for you to sit down.
Here’s a list of our top 10 Best Restaurants near the Spanish Steps and Piazza di Spagna.
1. Traditional Roman Cuisine with Roman Glitterati
Inconspicuously positioned around the corner from some of Rome’s wealthiest addresses, this humble hosteria dishes out Roman favorites to tourists and the local elite.
Hosteria Da Pietro
Address Via di Gesù e Maria, 18 – Roma
Hours Closed Sunday | Average price €26 – €34
2. A Light Lunch – salad and a sandwich
After reaching your limit of pizza and pasta, a gourmet sandwich or better yet, a fresh salad, just might do the trick.
Address Via Borgognona 43-44 – 00187 Roma
Hours Open 10am to midnight everyday | Average price: €36
3. Michelin star-rated restaurants
For a truly special evening to treat the foodies at heart, splurge on a meal at one of the Michelin rated restaurants near the Spanish Steps: Zuma, the contemporary Japanese restaurant from creator and co-founder Rainer Becker, or Imàgo, the innovative, rooft-top restaurant at the Hotel Hassler Roma, with sweeping views of the Eternal City.
Address Via della Fontanella di Borghese, 48 (Palazzo Fendi) – 00186 Roma
Address 6 Piazza Trinità dei Monti (Hotel Hassler Roma) –
Hours Open Everyday from 7pm – 10:30pm
4. Vegetarians Only
A menu exclusively vegetarian and vegan, where food is treated like art.
Address Via Margutta 118 – 00187 Roma
Hours Open Everyday from 8:30am to midnight | Average price: €5 – €55
5. Dinner and a Movie
International date nights are the best!
Coso Wine Bar
Address Via in Lucina 16L – 00100 Roma
Hours Open Everyday | Average price: €23 – €45
*Catch a flick at the nearby Cinema Olimpia Nuova, one of the few movie theaters in Rome that shows films in their original language. See what’s playing by visiting their website.
6. Tea Time
For a lovely afternoon snack or to escape the mid-day sun, cosy up to this historic institution in Piazza di Spagna
Babington’s Tea Room
Address Piazza di Spagna, 23 – 00187 Roma
Hours Open everyday 10am – 9pm | Average price €10 – €50
7. Hidden Private Courtyard for Dining Al Fresco
Eclectic chic restaurant with its own private interior courtyard, located on one of Rome’s most enchanting side streets.
Address Via Margutta, 3 – 00100 Roma
Hours Closed on Mondays
Vacation rentals near the Spanish Steps
The experience of daily Roman life by staying in a vacation rental near the Spanish Steps is truly unique. It’s an area of Rome that’s rich with luxurious architecture and streets filled with bustling activity from dawn to well after dark. Rome Accommodation offers plenty of solutions for couples, families, and large groups seeking to experience the Dolce Vita at Piazza di Spagna!
Bring the whole family and stay in a 3-story, 6 bedroom, 5-bath vacation rental in Campo Marzio.
Celebrate the Dolce Vita at this recently renovated holiday apartment near Piazza di Spagna. Travelling with small children? Discover our Dolce Family holiday apartment designed and rented exclusively to families visiting Rome!
Stay in the heart of the Tritone District, the three-pronged area carved from three principal streets leading to Piazza del Popolo: Via Babuino, Via del Corso, and Via di Ripeta.
For sweeping views of the Spanish Steps and Rome’s roofscape, discover the recently renovated vacation apartment Piazza di Spagna apartment by Rome Accommodation.
Like old world charm? Your very own classically elegant Villa Medici Apartment just steps from Piazza di Spagna.
Did we miss another great restaurant? Write your favorite in the comments below!