The Best Food Markets and shops in Rome
Rome has plenty of fantastic options for local food markets and specialty shops. There can be found in all the neighborhoods of Rome, offering locals the freshest and tastiest produce. Below is a list of our favorite food markets in Rome.
The Trionfale market is the largest food market in Rome, offering a superb insight into Roman cultural tradition. There are rarely tourists at this market, so the opportunities to observe Romans culture are endless. The Residents of Prati, a residential neighborhood near the Vatican City shop at this market, with 270 stalls spread over 6.000-sqm of floor space. It has been operating since the end of the 19th century and known as the ‘mercato di populari,’ meaning the market for the locals.
In 2009, the market was modernised with a undercover new look, at the new location on Via Tunisi, open Mondays through Saturdays from 7 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The market is organized by color coded stalls, according to the merchandising category: green for fruits and vegetables, red for meat and blue for fish.
Via Andrea Doria 3
Monday – Saturday, 7:00 – 14:00
Campo dei Fiori Market
Rome’s oldest food market is located in Campo de’ Fiori, meaning field of flowers. The square is famous the love story of the fish seller Peppino and the lady selling fruits Elide falling in love through the market stalls, in the old movie called Campo de’ Fiori. Romans have been buying their fresh fruit and vegetables, fish, spices and flowers since the market moved to this location in 1869 from Piazza Navona. It operates Mondays through Saturdays from 7 am – 2 pm, in a beautiful setting, surrounded by medieval buildings and outdoor restaurants, bars and cafés, Due to its central location, the market does cater predominately to tourists, but the food there is still of a high quality.
Campo de’ Fiori
Monday – Saturday, 7:00 – 14:00
Piazza San Cosimato Market in Trastevere
The market in Piazza San Cosimato held on weekday and Saturday mornings is smaller than most of the other markets in the City. It is Located in Trastevere just off the main high street, Viale di Trastevere near the Nuovo Regina Margherita Hospital. It is a traditional open air fresh food market where you can buy fresh fruit and vegetables, meat, seafood, spices, fresh herbs, and cheeses. The San Cosimato square also makes a lovely place for peole watching, with the surrounding streets are perfect for getting lost in.
Piazza San Cosimato (Trastevere)
Open: Monday – Saturday, h 6:00 – 13:30
The market in Testaccio has moved recently from the old covered stalls in Piazza Testaccio to a new building near to the Macro Museum. Unfortunately the market has lost some of its better stall owners as well as its authentic and traditional feel, buti is still a popular, slightly touristic market near the center.
Entrance by Via Franklin, Via Zabaglia, Via Galvani and Via Volta
Monday to Saturday, h 6:00 – 15:00
San Teodoro – Circo Massimo
A lovely farmer’s market, filled with organic products, including fruits and vegetables, wine, olive oils, cured meats, plants, flowers, honey and and pastas.
Located on Via San Teodoro 74,
Saturday and Sunday, from 9 a.m – 6 p.m.
Eataly is a huge multi level food mall, with authentic Italian shops and restaurants, spread over 170,000 square feet and 4 floors. It is located by the Ostiense train station and Pyramide metro station, easily reachable on the blue underground train line.
Eataly, Via 12 Ottobre, 1942
Open daily from 10 a.m. to midnight
Located by the main train station Termini, the mercato centrale offers restaurants, food shops and stalls, open daily from 7 a.m to 12 a.m. Stalls hosted by favorite local food producers, including Gabriele Bonci, Roberto Liberati and Oliver Glowig provide an insight into the best Rome has to offer.
Via Giolitti 36
Open daily from 7 a.m. to midnight.
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