“Is August a good time to visit Rome?” This is probably the question I get asked the most by travellers. It’s true, Rome does empty out in August, and most businesses will take their ferie vacation in the month of August. As a result of this, travellers who have their heart set on certain restaurants and dining experiences may run into disappointment, finding them closed. Consequently, the second most popular question I get asked is, “What’s open in Rome during August?”

What's open in Rome August 2019The good news, however, is that although many restaurants do close for a part or for the entire month of August, the trend is shifting. In recent years, an increasing number of restaurants stay open for part or all of August. It’s actually getting easier to reserve great tables in Rome in August, and even on the proverbial peak of August closures, Ferragosto––August 15.

When in Rome 2019 - Small group 7-day tour

Every year we like to update our list of what’s open in August. We’re happy to report that many favorites will be open, and that some will only close for a few days in mid-August.
Our advice is to always double-check with the management, and––given the demand––make reservations well ahead of time.
Here is our alphabetical list of what’s open in Rome in August, updated for 2019.

Restaurants

Agustarello – Testaccio
Via Giovanni Branca 100 – Open all summer, Monday to Saturday for lunch and dinner

All’Oro – Piazza del Popolo * 1 Michelin Star
Via Giuseppe Pisanelli, 23/25 – Open all summer, lunch and dinner

AllOro open in August

Da Cesare al Casaletto – Monteverde/Casaletto
Via del Casaletto 45 – Open all summer, Thursday to Tuesday for lunch and dinner. Note: Book early for August 15.

Achilli al Parlamento – Centro storico * 1 Michelin Star
Via dei Prefetti, 15 – Closed August 15 – September 1

Flavio al Velavevodetto – Testaccio
Via di Monte Testaccio 97 – Open all summer, lunch and dinner

Ginger Sapori e Salute – Centro storico, 2 locations
Piazza Sant’Eustachio, 54-55 – Via Borgognona, 43/46 – Open the entire month of August

Imago – Spanish Steps * 1 Michelin Star
Hotel Hassler Piazza della Trinità dei Monti, 6 – Open the entire month of August

La Torricella in Testaccio

La Torricella – Testaccio
Via Evangelista Torricelli, 2/12 – Open all summer, lunch and dinner

Madeleine – Prati
Via Monte Santo, 64 – Closed August 10 – 18

Madeiterraneo – Centro storico
6th floor of the Rinascente department store, Via del Tritone 61 – Open all Summer

Madre – Monti
Largo Angelicum, 1/a – Open the entire month of August, only for dinner

Mirabelle – Villa Borghese
Hotel Splendide Royal, Via di Porta Pinciana, 14 – Open the entire month of August

Metamorfosi in Rome

Metamorfosi – Parioli * 1 Michelin Star
Via Giovanni Antonelli 30/32 – Closed Sundays and August 15

Moma – Veneto area * 1 Michelin Star
Via San Basilio, 42 – Closed August 15 – 18

Nonna Betta – Jewish Quarter
Via del Portico D’Ottavia 16 – Open daily all summer, lunch and dinner

Pipero in Rome

Pipero – Navona * 1 Michelin Star
Corso Vittorio Emanuele II 250 – Closed Sundays and August 15

ProLoco DOL – Centocelle
Via Domenico Panaroli 35 – Closed August 3 – 25

ProLoco Trastevere – Trastevere
Via Goffredo Mameli, 23 – Closed August 5 – 22

ProLoco Trastevere in Rome

Roscioli Salumeria – Campo de’ Fiori
Via dei Giubbonari 21 – Closed Sundays and August 15

Tavernaccia Da Bruno – Trastevere
Via Giovanni da Castel Bolognese 63 – Closed August 24 to September 14

Verve ­– Piazza Farnese
Dom Hotel Via Giulia 131 – Open the entire month of August

Pizza

Emma – Campo de’ Fiori
Via del Monte della Farina 28 – Open all summer, lunch and dinner

La Gatta Mangiona – Monteverde
Via F. Ozanam 30/32 – Closed August 13 – 16

Pizzarium – Trionfale/Vatican
Via della Meloria 43 – Open all summer

Whats open in Rome August 2019

Sforno – Tuscolano
Via Statilio Ottato 110/116 – Closed August 13 – 24

Tonda – Montesacro
Via Valle Corteno 31 – Closed August 13 – 24

Out of town

Hosteria Da Amedeo
Via Montecompatri 31 – Monte Porzio Catone – Closed August 18 – September 2

the patio at Hosteria da Amedeo

Sora Maria e Arcangelo
Via Roma, 42 – Olevano Romano – Open the entire month of August, save for Mondays and Wednesdays

Pascucci al Porticciolo
Viale Traiano 85 – Fiumicino – Closed August 15 – 26 (opens August 27 for dinner)

La Baia
Via Silvi Marina, 1 – Fregene – Closed the evening of August 15

On the other hand, when planning your dining itinerary for Rome in August, know that these delightful restaurants will be closed the entire month:

  • Armando al Pantheon
  • La Campana
  • Checchino dal 1887
  • Colline Emiliane
  • Dal Cavalier Gino
  • Nino a Via Borgognona
  • Piperno
  • Trattoria Monti

Did we forget a favorite place that’s open in Rome during August 2019? Add it in the comments below!