1. Pizzeria Formula 1
After a big night out on the town, Pizzeria Formula 1 seems to be the pizzeria of choice by many locals. Located in the historic San Lorenzo district, the waiters zoom around making sure to deliver fantastic bruschetta, fried courgette flowers and bubbling thin-crust pizza to the crowds.
2. Testaccio Market
The Testaccio Market is a modern new market hall that sells traditional food for a good price. Try Mordi e Vai - a stall that sells sandwiches made to order stuffed with fresh ingredients and other tasty Roman dishes like braised beef, meatballs which are breaded and fried and then sold by the piece, boiled beef and tripe in tomato sauce.
3. Gelato, Gelato, Gelato!
After wandering around Roman ruins all day long, you’ll want to grab a gelato to cool down. There are many places all over the city, and some people have their favourites, but a clear winner with tourists and locals for years has to be San Crispino. San Crispino is Rome’s original gourmet gelateria that has over 150 flavours and was featured in the book Eat Pray Love. The the fresh walnut and dried fig, pistachio, ginger and cinnamon or for something different the camembert flavor.
4. Antica Osteria Rugantino
This Osteria serves traditional Italian food like pasta dishes, risotto, meat and fish dishes as well as a huge range of delicious desserts at an affordable price with friendly local service.
5. Gustosando Restaurant
Gustosando is a fantastic restaurant to try some local Roman dishes such as spaghetti carbonara and zucchini flowers with truffle oil at incredible value.
Goa is a huge club that fits up to 700 people wanting to dance the night away to techno music and some of the best DJ’s from around Europe. The venue is a classy affair some make sure to put your best dress on.
Anima Club is a really modern and trendy venue that plays mainly hip hop and house music. Entry is free but they make up for that in the price of the cocktails.
3. Akab Club
One of the most popular nightclubs in the Testaccio area for a long time, Akab Club is best known for its live music and entertainment. Early in the night rock and jazz music may be played, but later in the evening the dance floor starts to open up and the music changes to house, dance, reggae, acid jazz, disco, funk and soul.
4. Shari Vari Playhouse
The Shari Vari Playhouse has fast become the new popular place to go out. The venue has three levels with different rooms for different types of music, from hip-hop to retro, house and dance music.
Fluid is the best bar to head for aperitivo time in Rome. The posh décor funky music gets a huge crowd in around happy hour between 7 and 9pm when the locals and tourists flock in to enjoy a drink and the fantastic buffet. Just order one glass of wine or even a cocktail and you can sample the buffet for free. Late at night they have music playing and is a nice place to socialize with friends.