Where to eat the best gluten free pizza in Rome.
Where to eat the best gluten free pizza in Rome, is exactly what I typed before booking my tickets to Italy. It may sound strange because no one looks for food options before traveling, people look for museums, parks, monuments, etc but I my friend look for gluten-free restaurants, and after I have made sure that there are enough and more GF options in that particular country/city, I make the bookings. This may sound strange to a few of you out there but I have been stuck in places/cities where I had a tough time finding food. For example, I went almost hungry till 6 PM looking for food in Lisbon. I had a very very terrible time in Vietnam, where they couldn’t understand the language and had no clue about gluten. So now whenever I plan my vacation, I look for places where I can get something to eat, if that particular city has less GF options, honestly I do not visit the city.
What about you guys? Let me know what you guys do when you travel, have you ever had a bad experience with food in any place? Let me know, I would love to hear.
So coming back to the topic, Italy is the best place in the world to be gluten-free. Yes, it may sound extremely weird because when we think of Italy we also think of the bread, the pizza and we worry that a country that is so dependent on gluten won’t have GF options.
Well, I have been proven wrong, I have had the best food in my life here for the duration I was there I forgot the fact that I was gluten intolerant. The glutenfree scene is so cool there, you could actually go into LOT of restaurants and order anything off the menu and they would make that dish gluten-free. MAGIC I say!! But one of the best things about Rome is the Italian Coeliac Society ( AiC). You’ll see their logo on the door of a lot of restaurants and that helps a lot when you are trying to find a GF place to eat.
Anyway, I could go on and on with my stories but at some point, I should start giving you the details too. So here is my list. You can add yours too to my list.
The best pizza in Italy. First on my list.
1. La Soffitta Renovatio. Piazza Risorgimento 46a- Rome
If God made pizza, it would probably taste like the one I had here. I am not kidding, I have never eaten a better pizza in my life and let’s discuss this glutenfree passion fruit beer. Yes! You heard me right, this drink is as good as the pizza and the combination was pure joy.
The restaurant is located very close to the Vatican, in fact after you have finished your trip to the Vatican, go over there to grab lunch and you won’t be disappointed at all. This pizza is the reason why I would travel to Rome again. Again I am NOT kidding 🙂 !
2. Mama eat. Located in Trastevere.
This place is busy, always busy. I went there twice and always waited close to 15 minutes to get a seat. But that is ok. The place has great food so it was worth the wait. Again they have a range of GF beers and food options. They also have a lot of vegan food on the menu, including lactose-free cheese.
3. Pizza in Trevi. Fontana Di Trevi.
This place is just next to the Trevi fountain, 15 steps tops, just look around when you are standing at the fountain, you would spot this place right at the corner.
This was the first place I went to eat after landing in Rome and I loved the place, the vibe, the food, the staff. Everything here is great. Since it is so close to the Trevi Fountain, there is an amazing vibe here, a bustling place with great staff. I went twice here to eat, they also serve Gluten-free food on a separate plate and separate cutlery. I am from India and we don’t get GF beer yet, so I was dying for a glass of chilled beer and that is the first thing I ordered, chilled beer.
After I gulped down a pint I decided on the menu.
The pizza base was great, a bit bread-y but great in flavor. I also ordered tiramisu, the tiramisu was not great but not bad either. I am saying this now because days later I had the best Tiramisu in Florence and after that, any Tiramisu I ate couldn’t match that flavor.