Dining in Rome During the Holidays

Visiting Rome during Christmas and New Year’s comes with its own set of challenges, one of which is finding a restaurant at which to share a special meal with loved ones. But not to worry – we’ll save you the trouble of sifting through dozens of prix fixe menus and opening hours. Any of the restaurants on our list of holiday dining options are sure to make your Christmas or New Year’s in Rome unforgettable!

Antico Arco offers a €220 prix fixe menu on New Year’s Eve, and is open for lunch and dinner on December 24, 25, and 31.

Though closed on Christmas Day, Il Baccoco has specially prepared an a la carte menu for dinner on New Year’s Eve, and is open for dinner on December 26 as well.

Cheese lovers will be happy to know that Beppe e I Suoi Formaggi will be be open for breakfast and lunch on December 24 and December 31. For a complete list of December opening hours visit their contact page.

Casa Bleve will be serving a €115 prix fixe menu for dinner on December 31. They are open for dinner only on December 25, then open for lunch and dinner the 26th. In December they are closed every Sunday.

For mouthwatering fried starters, authentic Roman pasta dishes and gorgeous wine, Cesare al Casaletto is serving up lunch on Christmas and New Year’s Days.

Metamorfosi is also offering a fish-based menu on Santo Stefano (December 26), and is open for dinner on New Year’s Eve with a €220 prix fixe menu, excluding drinks. On New Year’s Day, Metamorfosi is open for lunch only.

Romeo is closed from after lunch on December 24 until December 27. But check back for their New Year’s Eve prix fixe menu cooked up by renowned chef Christina Bowerman.

Roscioli is open for lunch on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve.

Finally, Il San Lorenzo is hosting a traditional fish-based feast on Christmas Eve. They are open for dinner only on New Year’s.

Aside from the above options, most restaurants in the Jewish Ghetto will remain open throughout Dec. 24-26. Calling far in advance to reserve a table is your best bet for a stress free holiday dinner. The listed openings have been confirmed many times but PLEASE  call all restaurants in advance. Opening hours sometimes change at the last second. Happy Holidays, eat, drink and be merry!

Happy holidays – alla Romana!


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