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Where to eat in Rome during the holidays

Worried that the Eternal City will shut down during the holidays? Or that it will be impossible to find a table? Au contraire, fine meals can be had in Rome during the holiday season.

Natale is in the air: twinkling lights, ornaments and decorations, Christmas markets, low temperatures and icy window panes. Most restaurants in Rome do stay open for Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Years’ Eve. Options for quality and price do vary. Some venues furthermore offer only prix fixe tasting menus on select holiday dates. But not to worry, we have you covered.

Where to cozy up with a fine lunch, or a scrumptious dinner in Rome? Read on for our annual alphabetized list of favorite ristoranti, updated for 2018-19.

Where to eat in Rome during the holidays - Enoteca Achilli al Parlamento

Achilli al Parlamento – open Dec 31

Aroma at Palazzo Manfredi – open Dec 27-30

Baccano – always open

Where to eat in Rome during the holidays - Baccano

Bistrot 64 – open Dec 24 to 31 (New Year’s Eve prix fixe menu)

Caffè Propaganda – open Dec 25-31 (both nights prix fixe tasting menus)

Casa Bleve – open Dec 26-30. Dec 31 open for lunch only

Cesare al Casaletto – open Dec 24-25, closed Dec 26-Jan 9

Where to eat in Rome during the holidays - Da Cesare al Casaletto

Checchino dal 1887 – open Dec 24-28

Chinappi – open Dec 24-25-31 (all prix fixe menus)

Ditirambo – always open, Dec 31 prix fixe dinner menu

Flavio al Velavevodetto – open Dec 24 lunch only, Dec 26 lunch and dinner, Jan 1

Where to eat in Rome during the holidays - Giuda Ballerino!

Giuda Ballerino! – open Dec 31 (prix fixe menu)

Glass Hostaria – open Dec 27-30, Dec 31 prix fixe dinner menu

Imàgo – open Dec 24 dinner prix fixe, Dec 25 lunch prix fixe, Dec 31 dinner prix fixe

Where to eat in Rome during the holidays - Imàgo

La Cucina di Oliver Glowig, Mercato Centrale – open dec 24 lunch only, Dec 26-30 lunch and dinner, Dec 31 dinner only

La Torricella – open Dec 24-25 lunch only, lunch and dinner Dec 31 and Jan 1

Luciano – open Dec 31, Jan 1

Magnolia at the Grand Hotel – always open, Dec 31 dinner prix fixe

Where to eat in Rome during the holidays - Madeleine

Madeleine – always open, Dec 31 dinner prix fixe

Madre – always open, Dec 31 dinner prix fixe

Where to eat in Rome during the holidays - Madre

Marzapane – open Dec 24 dinner only, Dec 25 lunch only

Metamorfosi – open Dec 27-29, Dec 31 dinner only

Osteria dell’Ingegno – open Jan 1 lunch only

Osteria der Belli – call for last minute openings

Where to eat in Rome during the holidays - Pantaleo

Pantaleo – open Dec 24-30 dinner only, Dec 31 dinner prix fixe

Pipero – always open

Pizzeria San Marco – always open

Roscioli – open Dec 27-Dec 31. Until Jan 6, open Sunday, usual closing day

Santo Palato – always open

Where to eat in Rome during the holidays - Secondo Tradizione

Secondo Tradizione – open Dec 24 and 26, Dec 25 dinner only

Tavernaccia da Bruno – open Dec 24. Fully booked Dec 25. Closed Dec 31 and Jan 1

Urbana 47 – always open

Be sure to check websites well in advance. While the openings have been personally double-checked and confirmed, changes may occur. Buone Feste!