Food Markets in Rome

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Although the city of Rome boasts an astoundingly endless supply of restaurants, some days you may just feel like cooking on your own or stopping to pick up a piece of fruit as you stroll through the quaint cobblestone streets (cobblestones being called “san pietrini” in Italian due to the fact that the small stones were used to pave St. Peter’s square). If you’re ever craving some local, fresh food, be sure to check out our favorite markets below:

Mercato di Campagna Amica del Circo Massimo

A small, but high-quality organic market offering honey, cheese, vegetables, meats, and sweets.

Every Saturday and Sunday until June 27

Via San Teodoro (inside a building once used as a fish market)

Campo dei Fiori

This famous market fills up with everything you could possibly need, from fish to spices to meat and cheeses, and is centered in the middle of several cafes from which you can sit and people-watch (if you are ambitious enough to brave the masses of tourists).


Piazza Campo dei Fiori

Piazza Vittorio

Finally hit the point where you don’t think you could possibly fit another strand of pasta into your stomach and desperately need some new flavors to spice up your meals? Head to this enclosed market near the Termini train station to find obscure Asian foods and spices.


Piazza Vittorio Emanuele


Visiting near the Vatican? Be sure not to miss one of the most extensive alimentary spreads in Rome. Very few tourists make it to this large, renovated building in the Prati neighborhood, which offers an impressive selection of stalls and friendly people.


Between Via Andrea Doria and Via Candia


If you’re simply looking for a smaller market to quickly grab some food, head to Piazza San Cosimato in Trastevere for basic fish, veggies and cheese in the historic neighborhood, or stop off of Via Giulia on Vicolo della Moretta to find a very nice organic market with a few stalls set up by local farmers on the second and fourth Sunday of every month.

Fabio was born and raised in Rome, a city that is home to some of the most famous Italian dishes, which has had a great deal of influence on his cooking. After starting his career as a lawyer, Fabio realized it wasn’t his passion, but rather cooking was what he…
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