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Winter in Rome: Where to Eat and Stay

Winter is a great time to visit Rome. There’s so much you can do and see in the city that time is always short! If you’re planning a trip to Rome during winter remember keep reading the post because I will also be sharing a budget place to stay in Rome. Winter is a great time to visit the city as crowds are less, so the usually overflowing restaurants and hotels are tourist free. This means you can savour both Rome and the Roman cuisine at your own pace. There are plenty of choices on where you should eat and stay in Rome. Here I’ve curated a list of the finest spots to eat in the Eternal city if you’re on a medium budget. Hope you enjoy the list and try these places next time you’re in Rome!

Winter in Rome: Where to Eat and Stay

1. Ristorante Santa Lucia: Summer or Winter Ristorante Santa Lucia is a dream! Do you remember the movie Eat Pray Love where Julia Roberts dined with a big group of locals in Rome??! Well that was in this place! Ristorante Santa Lucia! Although I’m not a fan of the movie as it has way too many stereotypes, I think Santa Lucia is both great for tourists and locals. The food is excellent and the service even more fabulous. You’ll notice that even a simple plate of bruschette will be so much more delicious! With a minimalist decor, the place will enthrall you.

Address: Largo Febo, 12.

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Ristorante Santa Lucia

2. Ristorante Regina: Just at the corner of The Termini station in Rome is Ristorante Regina. It is a family run old school styled restaurant with a no frills service attitude. I highly recommend you to eat here next time you’re in Rome. The food is not expensive and the service is not laid back either. I recommend trying their cacio e pepe pasta and different types of artichokes. Ristorante Regina has one of the best tiramisu I’ve had in Rome. (Closed Sunday)

Address: Via dei Mille, 46.

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Tiramisu from Ristorante Regina

3. Trapizzino Trilussa: Maybe you’ve read about Trapizzino (small sandwich) in this post of mine so sparing all the love here I’ll recommend visiting Trapizzino for a quick snack option. Of course you can sit and enjoy your trapizzini with a glass of wine but I recommend enjoying it on the go. Highly recommend their polpetta al sugo (meatballs). The Trapizzino chain is going strong and is now also in Rome’s Trastevere neighborhood, Mercato Centrale in Termini and even in Milan.

Address: Piazza Trilussa, 46.

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Trapizzino

4. Osteria Grappolo d’Oro: There are very good places to eat near Campo de’ Fiori but not everyone knows them. If you’re looking for great service with a touch of local wines and delicious Roman cuisine, visit Grappolo d’Oro! The restaurant is a great place to enjoy a dinner in Rome. It is right in the middle of the tourist area in Rome yet retains it’s charm and authenticity. The chefs and entire team is very kind and hospitable. And as is the case in most Italian restaurants, the exquisite presentation of the simplest of things blew my mind!! Great restaurant to pick if you’re at a medium budget.

Address Piazza della Cancelleria 80.

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Winter in Rome: Grappolo d’Oro

5. Open Baladin Roma: I know you’re in Italy and probably thinking why I’m suggesting you to try a beer! Well beers in Italy are underrated. Open Baladin Rome is a great place to try beer in Rome. If you’re not a wine person, Open Baladin has an excellent brewery with a range of craft beer options. I first tried Open in Turin and was equally impressed by their Roman outlet. They have an amazing choice of Italian beer at reasonable prices.

Address: Via degli specchi, 6

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Winter in Rome: Open Baladin

Winter in Rome: Where to Stay

If you’re looking for a budget place to stay in Rome, consider booking The Beehive- a boutique hostel offering rooms and dorms. The Beehive also owns The Beehive Sweets which are cozy private rooms with great amenities. The Beehive has a great breakfast area with vegan and gluten free options. I’ve stayed at The Beehive thrice already and happily recommend to anyone looking for a friendly atmosphere along with a budget stay. I am sold for another #WinterinRome and I know that many of you are too! So only for you, for your “Winter In Rome”, you’ll receive a 10% discount to your booking at The Beehive if you use the code “ITALOPHILIAWINTER“. Please note the code is valid only during Winter i.e. November- February (not including Dec 31st and Jan 1st). There is no expiration date to this deal so book it any time any year. Isn’t that a great offer and also a surprise!?!

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  • TwoBrits
    May 23, 2018 at 12:39 am

    Thanks for sharing this! I am off to Rome tomorrow so will have to visit at least one of these restaurants!!!

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    • Ishita
      May 25, 2018 at 1:35 pm

      I’m so glad to be able to help! Xx

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  • JoytotheWorld
    April 7, 2018 at 12:27 pm

    Lovely😊

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  • Yumi
    February 27, 2018 at 10:01 pm

    I enjoy reading your post! Thank you for sharing those useful info! 😄

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  • georgefebish
    February 26, 2018 at 6:22 pm

    Thank you for another great Blog. I am vegetarian and find Italy the perfect place to eat.

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    • Ishita
      February 26, 2018 at 6:24 pm

      Thanks for reading George. When is the next trip??

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      • georgefebish
        February 26, 2018 at 6:26 pm

        Not until 2019 because of my divorce. I am looking forward to a return to bella Italia.

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        • Ishita
          February 26, 2018 at 6:28 pm

          Sorry to hear that. Hope you can be strong during this troubled time!

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          • georgefebish
            February 26, 2018 at 6:31 pm

            I am and the beauty of Italy and all my FB friends helps a lot. Thank you

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            • Ishita
              February 26, 2018 at 6:34 pm

              Happy to know that.

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  • Aesha (@aeshathakur1)
    February 26, 2018 at 12:14 pm

    Loved reading it and enjoyed looking at all amazing food pics 😜

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    • Ishita
      February 26, 2018 at 1:18 pm

      Haha thank you sweetie

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  • HelsinkiBudapest
    February 26, 2018 at 12:52 am

    Awesome tips! Funny thing is, to me Italy and beer have always been mutually exclusive. Then again, other than cherry beer, I’ve never developed a taste for it, and even that cherry beer is debatable, meaning I’ll drink it when it’s offered, but I won’t go out of my way to find it.
    Having said that, I can’t imagine a better place than Rome this time of year.

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  • Tony
    February 25, 2018 at 7:02 pm

    This is a great list! I will definitely bookmark and have to check some of these out next time in Roma! The photos of the food look amazing! How cool to have a discount for your readers too. 👍🏻😍🇮🇹

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    • Ishita
      February 25, 2018 at 7:23 pm

      Thanks Tony. It is a great way to make the most for the readers too 😉 Yes, bookmark for your 2018 trip 😛

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  • christinecrews
    February 25, 2018 at 5:52 pm

    Thanks for the tips! I’m visiting Rome at the end of March with my husband (italian) and my parents and I can’t wait to try out some of the places you mentioned in your post!

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    • Ishita
      February 25, 2018 at 7:22 pm

      Happy to help Christine. Say hello to Rome from me!!

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  • amindfultravellerblog
    February 25, 2018 at 5:38 pm

    Mmmm, just delicious, I can taste that pasta from here. X

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  • Darlene
    February 25, 2018 at 4:22 pm

    It´s so easy to be a vegetarian in Italy!! Great suggestions.I love your header photo!!

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    • Ishita
      February 25, 2018 at 4:22 pm

      Thank you Darlene. I am actually going to wait how many people notice that 😛

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