Rooftop Bars and Restaurants in Rome

One of the wonderful experiences when in Rome is to be able to enjoy outside seating at a cafe’ or restaurant. And when you are sitting above the rooftops of Rome AND you have an incredible view… your experience is even better! This post describes eighty-four of the Rooftop Bars, Terraces, and Restaurants in the Eternal City. It includes “the place to be seen” bars and quiet hotel breakfast terraces. Most of these are open to the public but hotel bars (like Albergo Senato) are sometimes restricted to hotel guests only – although folks have managed to “get to the roof!”

Much of this list was pulled directly from the website Roof Top Restaurants. They have done a fantastic compiling this information. Their website also describes rooftop gardens, cafe’s, and restaurants all over Italy – so take a look! I’ve taken their list, added more rooftop locations – after hours and hours of research – many, many more pictures. This might be the most complete (and longest) post on Rome’s rooftop locations!

In addition to the Roof Top Restaurants info, this post contains information pulled from the hotel or restaurant home sites and off the web. Click on the the name of each Rooftop establishment and a new window will open. As there are well over 300 pictures and links in this post, it would take an entire post to give proper credit – Thus, when you click on “anything,” (pictures included)… that’s where that info or picture came from!

Below you’ll see a map with all the Rooftop bars, cafe’s and restaurants listed in this article. The number in the title of each Rooftop Location is represented on the map. This map may take a little time, but once loaded, it moves quickly. When you look at the map, it looks OVERCROWDED by all the “pins” which represent each rooftop location. To use this effectively, use the “PLUS” sign on the top LEFT of the Google map to zoom into to the part of Rome to which you’re seeking information. You can zoom in on the map, move it side to side, and naviagate all through town!




Colosseo/Ancient Rome Area

(1) The Forum Hotel

Roof Terrace Restaurant at The Forum Hotel, 25 Via Tor de’ Conti, Rome 00184. +39 0679 2446. Rooftop restaurant that can accommodate both indoor and outdoor dining. Overlooks the three Roman Forums of Nerva, Augustus and Trajan and the Colosseo. The restaurant welcomes diners from outside the hotel. Email Webcam Video Tour

The American Bar at The Forum

The American Bar at The Forum Hotel, 25 Via Tor de’ Conti, Rome 00184. Has a great unobstructed 360 degree view of Rome. The outdoor terrace is especially attractive when its bowers of bougainvillea and geraniums are in bloom. In 1994 the restaurant itself featured in the movie “Only You” with Robert Downey, Jr.

(2) Aroma Roof Terrace

Hotel Gladiatori, Palazzo Manfredi, 125 Via Labicana, Rome 00184. +39 06 7759 1380. The new fine-dining restaurant at Palazzo Manfredi, a recently renovated 17th century palazzo converted into a 16-room five-star hotel in the heart of Rome. Located on the top floor of Palazzo Manfredi, and opening onto a terrace, diners have views of the Colosseo, the Domus Aurea and Nero’s Gardens. Possibly the best Colosseo view in Rome.

Magnificently set on the terrace of Palazzo Manfredi, where only the Coliseum and ancient Rome are present, star Chef Giuseppe Di Iorio will delight palates with a culinary tour worthy of such an unforgettable setting. Open for lunch and dinner. Email

(3) Roof Terrace Bar

Mercure Roma Delta Colosseo, 144 Via Labicana, Rome 00184. +39 06 77 0021. on the terrace whilst enjoying the marvellous view of Rome. Relax in the Il Gladiatore bar and, in summer, enjoy our Roof Bar in the splendid setting of Ancient Rome. You will always find an excuse to savor our Slow Food products and local produce with a good glass of Mercure fine wine.

(4) La Terrazza

Hotel Capo D’Africa, 54 via Capo d’Africa, Rome 00184. +39 06 77 2801. Lovely rooftop terrace which looks out over Ancient Rome. Panoramic views of the Colosseum and city’s bell towers. Guests only.

(5) La Terrazza dell’Albergo

Hotel Royal Meat House, 1 Piazza del Colosseo, Rome 00184. +39 06 7759 0270.
Our cuisine, created according to the Italian and International gastronomic tradition, is as great as the wonderful view our guests can appreciate and enjoy from our rooftop terrace. Original starters, delicious first courses, Argentinean meat cooked on lavic stone, a variety of old-taste cheese all served with a choice wine, will make your dinner romantic, charming….unique!!! Email




Via Veneto Area

(6) L’Olimpio Rooftop Restaurant

Hotel Bernini Bristol, 23 Piazza Barberini, Rome 00187. +39 06 48 8931. Located in the highest spot in the heart of the Eternal City. Used as the press lounge every year during the Rome festival in October. You can choose between the main dining room or the summer terrace which, at night, has romantic views over the majestic dome of St. Peter’s. Email

(7) Tancredi Roof Garden

Albergo Ottocento, 19 Via dei Cappuccini, Rome 00187. +39 06 42 01 1900. Guests can have breakfast in our restaurant or in the open air on the Roof Garden “Tancredi”. The Buffet offers a wide variety of flavors in order to satisfy our guests’ refined tastes. Email

(8) Ristorante La Mantia

Hotel Majestic, 50 Via Vittorio Veneto, Rome 00187. +39 06 42 1441. +39 06 42 14 4715. Terrace dining.

Filippo La Mantia cuisine can be enjoyed everyday from Monday through Friday. The antique character of the restaurant combines perfectly with elements of modern design creating a fine atmosphere.

Filippo’s lunch confirms light and innovative recipes all based on the aroma of simple and traditional ingredients such as basil, mint, capers, lemon and orange. Garlic and onion “soffritti” have been banned and replaced by citrus pesto. Cous cous, caponata and fried finger food are some of the daily offered “delicacies”.

Sunday brunch – The brunch is the “get together” event of the week during which relax is a must. From 12:30 to 15:30 the buffet becomes a feast of sicilian colours and food: arancino, cassata, caponata. A sicilian list of wines, tea and coffee will do the rest.

(9) Grand Hotel Via Veneto Roof Garden

Grand Hotel Via Veneto, 155 Via Vittorio Veneto, Roma 00187. +39 06 48 7881. Make requests for food on ground floor.
Glimpses of a party have the background of a Roman sunset: on the Roof, the floors are done in the traditional Roman stone: the “travertino”; the evocative lighting suggests how it can be pleasant to spend nights with friends “under the sky of Rome“. Through the external corridor closed by crystal walls, Guests can enter a vast zone where open air hydromassages are located. Brochure PDF

(10) Roof Garden Ailanto

Marriott Grand Hotel Flora, 199 Via Vittorio Veneto, Rome 00187. +39 046 9195 1216. +39 06 48 9929. Events only (and breakfast). Seeing Rome from on high makes the Eternal City even more spellbinding. Breakfast served in this corner of paradise will be the perfect way to start your day! The green Villa Borghese, the majestic dome of St .Peter’s, and the city’s many bell-towers can be taken in with just one glance from the Alianto Roof Garden which is also a perfect location for exclusive banquets and cocktail parties.

(11) 7 Heaven

Hotel Boscolo Aleph, 15 Via di San Basilio, Rome 00185. +39 06 422 901. Sister hotel to the Exedra Hotel. The splendid terraces and gardens of the Boscolo Hotels are ideal Terrazza Philosophy locations for enjoying fresh and light lunches with organic vegetarian or raw meat or fish dishes, accompanied by generous organic salads, fresh fruit pieces, fruit milk shakes and home-made ice cream, or elegant dinners featuring cooked or raw fish.

(12) Hotel Eliseo Roof Terrace

6th floor, Hotel Eliseo, 30 Via di Porta Pinciana (off Via Vittorio Veneto), Roma 00187. +39 06 487 0456. +39 06 482 8658.
The hotel, a former cardinals’ residence, features finely-furnished interiors and rooms, an on-site American Bar, a small meeting room and a rooftop breakfast room with magnificent views over the Borghese Gardens towards St. Peter’s and the Vatican. Beautiful panoramic terrace.

(13) Restaurant Mirabelle

Hotel Splendide Royal, 14 Via di Porta Pinciana, Rome 00187. +39 06 42 1689. Upmarket. +39 06 421 6 8838. Terrace (40 seats) has a spectacular view of the Eternal City. Open for lunch (12:30 am-3:00 pm) and for dinner (7:30 pm-11.00 pm).

With it’s reputation for exclusivity and excellence, awarded with a Michelin star, the Splendide Royal boasts one of the most elegant “gourmet terraces” in Rome. The Mirabelle, an exclusive meeting point among the Italian and International “bel mondo”, is considered to be among the very best restaurants in the city, directed with the class and undisputed professionalism of Bruno Borghesi.

The restaurant is located on the hotel’s 7th floor, where huge glass terrace doors open out onto a view of breathtaking beauty: a panorama which sweeps across the city from the 19th century palaces of Pinciano, Villa Medici, Trinità dei Monti all the way to Saint Peter’s and to the Gianicolo. Eyes but also taste buds are rewarded during what is an undeniably unique dining experience. Email

Terrace La Limonaia

Hotel Splendide Royal, 14 Via di Porta Pinciana, (near Via Vittorio Veneto), Rome 00187. +39 06 42 1689. Open for breakfast (from 7:00 to 10:30) for lunch and private dinner (on request).

American Bar Mirabelle

Hotel Splendide Royal, 14 Via di Porta Pinciana, Rome 00187. +39 06 42 1689. Open from 12.00 noon until 01:00am with tables inside and on the terrace.

(14) Hotel Eden’s La Terrazza

La Terrazza Restaurant, Hotel Eden, 49 Via Ludovisi, Rome 00187. +39 06 478 121. +39 06 47 8121. Restaurant and Bar with stunning views. Hours: 7:00 am-10:30 am; 12:30 pm-2:30 pm; 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm. Starwood Hotel.

Eden Hotel in Rome is proud to present to its clientele the completely restyled restaurant and bar La Terrazza. Located on the 6th floor, it offers a magnificent panoramic view of the city. Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, the elegant restaurant serves delectable Mediterranean cuisine and a wine list fit for a connoisseur.

Over the years, La Terrazza dell’Eden has received numerous recognitions and awards, making it one of the best and most popular restaurants in Rome. And although the spot has been completely renovated for an even airier and more compelling ambience, a few things remains unchanged: the professional competence of the entire staff who does its utmost to pamper clients with gracious and attentive service, and the cleverness of the chef Fabio Ciervo. Above all, this restaurant remains the unique and charming frame to the eternal city, paired with the soft notes of live music and the breathtaking view that has no comparison in Rome. Webcam

Il Giardino dell’Eden

Hotel Eden, 49 Via Ludovisi, Rome 00187. +39 06 478 121. +39 06 47 8121. Hours: 10:30 am-1:00 am.
Open air during the summer, Il Giardino dell’Eden is the best place to enjoy a cocktail while enjoying one of the most beautiful sunsets in the world. Open for lunch and dinner, the restaurant serves a delicious selection of Mediterranean dishes.

(15) Roof Garden Restaurant at the Savoy Hotel

15 Via Ludovisi, Rome 00187. Rooftop restaurant. +39 06 42 1551. Bar next floor up. 12.30pm-2.30 pm and 7.30 pm-10.30 pm.
The Roof Garden Bar & Restaurant welcomes its guests in a magical setting where impeccable service is always on the menu along with the finest Mediterranean dishes. The cuisine is based on seasonal products and the wine list offers a wide selection of the best Italian labels. From the panoramic roof terrace, where we also serve appetizers, lunch and dinner, you can admire the beauty of eternal Rome.

Rooftop Bar at the Savoy Hotel

15 Via Ludovisi, Rome 00187. +39 06 42 1551. Great view as here seen from the bar. 11 am till late night. Set in the suggestive terrace, with panoramic view, the bar offers a warm, relaxing atmosphere in which our guests can enjoy a drink, a cocktail, a fine wine by the glass, an after-dinner liqueur.

(16) Roof Terrace at Hotel La Fenice Rome

15 Via Francesco Crispi, Rome 00187. +39 06 6992 4637.
The breakfast room leads out onto a rooftop terrace with potted plants, accommodating armchairs and panoramic views over the city, which provides a relaxing spot to have a glass of wine.

(17) La Terrasse Cuisine & Lounge

7th floor, Sofitel Rome Villa Borgese, 47 Via Lombardia, Rome 00187. +39 06 4780 2147. 12:00pm-02:00am. A fashionable modern bar located on the hotel’s top floor and seen as the newest, hippest and most elegant rooftop venue of all in the Via Veneto area. Non Smoking. Email

(18) The Fulvius Terrace

The Romanico Palace Hotel, 37 Via Boncompagni, Rome 00187. +39 06 4208 3881. Indoors & Outdoors. Incredible 360º panorama of Rome.
The Fulvius’ Terrace is a unique place where you can enjoy the most beautiful city view tasting our chef’ delicacies matched with the most famous Italian wines. Book your private dinner at our Roof top Restaurant overlooking the city for your special event. Email

(19) Hotel Veneto Rooftop Restaurant

63 Via Piemonte, Rome 00187. +39 06 48 7801. The hotel’s roof-top boasts a breathtaking panoramic view of the city. It is just a place for breakfast or for an aperitivo. So it is more a bar, really. Email

(20) Roof Garden at Hotel Villa Pinciana

9/11 Via Abruzzi Rome 00187. +39 06 9604 2921. Small roof garden that serves drinks upon request. A Leonardi Hotel.

(21) Panorama Room Restaurant

Marcella Royal Hotel, 106 Via Flavia, Rome 00187. +39 06 4201 4591. Rooftop restaurant Panorama offers a room or terrace with a rooftops view of Rome. By the roof garden you will enjoy a full buffet breakfast, served either in the Panorama room or, in the good season, right on the terrace surrounded by the incredible variety of flowering plants. A corner of the terrace is dedicated to summer solarium.



Piazza Spagna (Spanish Steps) Area

(22) Imàgo at the Hassler

6th floor, Hassler Villa Medici, 6 Piazza Della Trinita Dei Monti, Rome 00187. +39 06 6993 4726. The famous Hassler panoramic restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner with live piano music, and it is famous for its Sunday brunch. At night, jacket and tie are required. Email

(23) The Emperor Terrace

6th floor, Hotel de la Ville Roma, Intercontinental Hotel (IHG), 69 Via Sistina, Rome 00187. +39 06 6 7331. 1 800 007 697. The Emperor Terrace on the hotel’s sixth floor will delight you with your own personal panorama of the Eternal City. See Saint Peter’s Square, Piazza Venezia and the Pantheon. Bar only.

(24) Il Palazzetto Restaurant & Wine Bar

(4th and 5th floor terraces), 8 Vicolo del Bottino, Rome 00187. +39 06 699 34 1000. This restaurant and wine bar is on the second floor of the 16th-century building with views onto the nearby Spanish Steps, the Piazza di Spagna and its famous Barcaccia fountain, the Trinità dei Monti Church and obelisk as well as of the rooftops of Rome. Just a two-minute walk away from the associated Hassler Hotel. Right by the Spanish Steps Metro. Right by the Spanish Steps metro station. Open from 6:00pm until late. Closed Mon. Email

(25) Hotel Palamento Rooftop

Via Delle Convertite, 5; Telephone +39 06 699 210 00

(26) Ciampini Ristorante – Piazza Trinita Dei Monti

There’s no nicer place to lunch on a warm day than Ciampini, set high above the city between the top of the Spanish Steps and the entrance to the Villa Borghese, just by the Villa Medici. All the tables are outside.

(27) Hotel Mozart Rooftop Garden

Via dei Greci 23b – Telephone: +39 06 36001915 Fax: +39 06 36001735
From our sunny roof garden and from some rooms, you have the enjoyable sights and breathtaking views of Trinità dei Monti and Villa dei Medici. Email

(28) Roofgarden of the Portrait Suites Hotel

7th floor, 23 Via Bocca di Leone, Rome 00187. +39 06 6938 0742. Owned by the Ferragamo family (famous shoe brand). Right off No.1 shopping street in Rome, i.e. Via Condotti. Continental breakfast on terrace. Best view on the Spanish steps.

(29) Terrazza at the Grand Hotel Plaza

126 Via del Corso, Rome Lazio 00186. +39 06 6992 1111. Largest and most spread out roof garden in Rome with covered and open-air area. Only aperitivo bar in the summer. No restaurant.

The Lemon Terrace is a fragrant appealing terrace which is meticulously maintained all year round. Boasting a view directly onto the Trinità dei Monti and Spanish Steps this idyllic spot is the ideal vantage point from which to enjoy Rome’s fabulous sunsets.

The Olive Terrace is a exclusive place for relaxation The scent of fresh Olives mingles with the fragrant bouquet of a whole host of different flowers which flourish in the warm Mediterranean climate.

(30) Roof Terrace at Hotel del Corso

79 Via del Corso, Rome 00186. +39 06 3600 6233. Breakfast in summer only.

(31) Roof Terrace of Hotel Sistina

136 Via Sistina, Rome 00187. +39 06 474 4176. A Leonardi Hotel. A Bar and a splendid Panoramic Terrace are available for the guests.

(32) Rooftop Terrace of Hotel King Rome

131 Via Sistina, Rome 00187. +39 06 488 0878. Near Trevi Fountain and Spanish Steps. One of the highlights of a stay at the Hotel King Rome surely must be our roof top terrace where you can enjoy unrivalled views of roof top Rome. A meeting room and an elegant American cocktail bar complete the facilities on offer at the Hotel King Rome. Email

(33) Roof Terrace at Hotel Concordia

14 Via di Capo le Case, ROME 00187. +39 06 679 1953. +39 06 679 5693.
Visit on the terrace overlooking the Pincio Piazza del Popolo and enjoy a breathtaking view of Rome from which stand out the twin churches of Santa Maria dei Miracoli and Santa Maria di Montesanto, and the dome of St. Peter.

(34) Hotel Scalinata

Piazza Trinità dei Monti 17, Tel +39 06/69940896 – Fax +39 06/69940598
Breakfast on the roof, surrounded by plants and flowers, Rome will be at your foot! San Pietro, The Pantheon, The Vittoriano and all the ancient buildings create for you a charming, unforgettable landscape. Enjoy the sunset on our roof, the landscape already seen in the bright morning will seem you different and magic in the red light of the setting sun.

(35) Rooftop Restaurant at Colonna Palace

12 Piazza di Montecitorio, Rome 00186. +39 06 678 13 41.
The Colonna Palace is identified by its spectacular roof garden, offering a breathtaking panoramic view of the eternal city. The roof garden is also equipped with a solarium so that you can work on your tan without taking time out of touring the city to go to the beach; as well as a swimming pool with ‘whirlpool’ effect. Video




Piazza del Popolo Area

(36) Roofgarden at Hotel Piranesi

196 Via del Babuino, Roma 00187, +39 06 32 8041. For your relaxation, Hotel Piranesi has a lovely rooftop garden. Sit out here and bask in the sun for a while or just enjoy the views over Rome’s historic centre. Email

(37) The HI-Res High Restaurant & Terrace Lounge

6th floor, Hotel Valadier, 15 Via della Fontanella, Rome 00187. +39 06 361 1998. Offers a breathtaking and enchanting view over the rooftops, domes and terraces of the Eternal City.

The HI-Res, High Restaurant & Terrace Lounge, on the top floor, offers a breathtaking and enchanting view over the rooftops, domes and terraces of the Eternal City. The contemporary style and relaxing ambience are the typical features of the large panoramic terrace and suggestive covered area for dining in winter.

We offer a mouth-watering range of alternatives to traditional cooking: the Tartar Bar has a range of vegetable crudites, or you can choose the Wok Corner if you’re in the mood for light-fusion cooking, while at the Fry Top counter you can pick the ingredients and our chefs will grill them for you, a feast for the senses that comes complete with a well-stocked Cocktail Bar. The food is all freshly cooked and using fresh ingredients and you won’t miss out on presentation either, to make your dinner here a stimulating gourmet experience.

(38) Cassina Valadier

Piazza Bucarest on Pincian Hill; Tel +39 06 6992 2090

This graceful early 19th century classical villa is situated in one of Rome’s most panoramic and romantic locations in the Villa Borghese gardens. Its lovely terrace restaurant overlooks the city and you really do have a rooftop view. Perfect place to be wooed but fine for lunch with friends as well.



Fontana dei Trevi Area

(39) Rooftop Lounge at Fontana Hotel

96 Piazza di Trevi, Rome 00187. +39 06 678 6113. Trevi Fountains.
Dating back to 13th century, the hotel’s building originally served as a monastery, only converted into a hotel during late 1700. The hotel’s rooftop area is perfect for relaxing and guests can enjoy an afternoon coffee or evening cocktail in a relaxed and friendly setting complete with amazing views of the area.

(40) Roof Garden at Hotel Trevi

20/21 Vicolo del Babbuccio, (Fontana di Trevi), Rome 00187. +39 06 678 9563. Buffet breakfast is served in the splendid open air roof garden in summer. Email

(41) Roof Terrace at Relais Fontana Di Trevi

44 Via Del Lavatore, Trevi fountain Rome 00187. +39 066 797317. Great views looking down into the Trevi Fountain.


Pantheon Area / Piazza Navona Area

(42) Roofgarden at La Minerva

Grand Hotel de la Minerve, 69 Piazza della Minerva, Rome 00186. +39 06 69 5201. Literally a stone’s throw from the vast dome of the Pantheon, this rooftop restaurant has a magical atmosphere on a summer’s evening.

“La Cesta” Restaurant serves Italian and international cuisine. During the summer months guests may dine in the spectacular “Roof Garden”, from which the Grand Hotel de la Minerve offers an incomparable view. Here a delicious dinner is an excellent opportunity to enjoy the day’s last light and to delight in one of the spectacular sunsets that only the Roof Garden can offer. +39 06 6952 0169.

(43) Rooftop Bar at Albergo Senato

Piazza della Rotonda, 73 Tel +39 – 06 6784343 F ax +39 – 06 69940297
Albergo del Senato has a wonderful rooftop terrace with a great view on the Pantheon opposite. E-mail

(44) Cesàri’s Terrace

Albergo Cesàri, 89a Via di Pietra, Rome 00186. +39 06 674 9701. Dazzled by one of the famous roman sunsets, relax and dream while sipping the Terrace Bar’s cocktails. Buffet dinner, no lunch. Summer only. Email

(45) Rooftop at Hotel Smeraldo

Vicolo dei Chiodaroli, 9; Phone +39 06 6875929/+39 06 6892121 – Fax +39 06 68805495

(46) Terrace Bramante

Hotel Raphael, 2 Largo Febo, Rome 00186. +39 06 68 2831. To reach the roof, take the elevator to the top floor and then climb a couple of flights of steps. Seasonal lunch and dinner on restaurant terrace.

From the multi-level terrace of the Hotel you can enjoy one of the best panoramic views of the “eternal city”. Among the authentic old roofs of the village stretches from St. Peter to Castel Sant’Angelo, with sinuous lines of the Tiber to the white bulk of the War Memorial in Piazza Venezia, the Pantheon, the Palazzo del Quirinale, Piazza di Spagna and beyond.

From this privileged position, while relishing the spectacle of this old town lit by golden rays, you can sip a glass of champagne, a glass of wine or order, if the weather allows, lunch or dinner prepared by renowned Maestro of culinary arts, our French chef Jean François Daridon, who will delight you with a traditional Mediterranean cuisine revisited and creative. Email Slides

(47) Roof Terrace at Hotel Genio

28 Via G. Zanardelli, +39 06 683 3781. Lovely terrace for sunbathing and aperitivo in the afternoon. Commanding views – Adjacent to Piazza Navona. A Leonardi Hotel.

(48) La Terazza Rose Rooftop Lounge Bar

6th floor, St George Hotel, 62 Via Giulia, Rome 00186. +39 06 68 6611. Reservations: +39 06 6866 1826-825-245. Tiber waterfront. Admire the breathtaking and enchanting view over the rooftops, domes and terraces of Rome. Rooftop open from June to September according to weather conditions. Tues to Sat from 7.30pm til midnight. Email

(49) Roof Garden of the Hotel Regno

330 Via del Corso, Rome 00186. +39 06 697 6361.
The Hotel is located inside a building of the XVI century with splendid terraces facing the roofs of Rome, in an exclusive area of the city close to important landmarks.

(50) Hotel Campo De’ Fiori Rooftop Garden

Via Del Biscione, 6 Telephone +39 06 68806865 Fax +39 06 6876003 Another rare and unique stop during your multi sensorial stay is the top floor of the hotel, where you will find a multi level terrace which offers our guests a 360° panoramic and suggestive view of the city. From this privileged position, while observing this unique world show offered by the Eternal City, and being warmed by it’s suns’ rays you will be seduced by the splendid sunsets, while sipping a cup of champagne or a glass of fine delicate wine from the most famous Italian vineyards that you may find in your room. Email




Piazza Venezia Area

(51) Roof Terrace at Hotel Pace Helvezia

104 Via IV Novembre, Rome 00187. +39 06 679 5105. A Leonardi Hotel. Located just in front of Piazza Venezia with its sober and elegant atmosphere, one of the charming characteristics is the wonderful panoramic terrace which dominates the historical center of Rome. Email

(52) Caffeteria Italia

Via di San Pietro in Carcere, Vittoriano Monument Telephone: +39 06 678 0664

No other place in Rome boasts panoramic views like the terrace of the Vittoriano Monument in Piazza Venezia. True, it will take you nearly 200 steps to schlep to the top of the “Wedding Cake” monument where the “Terrazza delle Quadrighe” (Terrace of the Four-Horse Chariots) is located. But the real treat is the lovely café located on its lower terrace.

Stop in on your way up to enjoy a glass of wine while taking in the views of the Roman Forum and much of the historic center. Alternatively, for those who can’t handle the stairs, there are two glass elevators that will take you to the very top for €7.


Circus Maximus / La Bocca della Verità Area

(53) Circus Bar Roof Garden – Hotel 47

7th floor, Hotel Fortyseven, 47 Via Luigi Petroselli, Rome 00186. 1300 733 808 / +39 06 678 7816. Located on the top floor of the hotel, this lushly landscaped bar offers Mediterranean cuisine paired with a vast selection of Italian wines. Open daily from 6:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. Seasonal. Fortyseven Preferred Boutique Hotel, + 39 02 6710 0886.




Vatican Area

(54) Roof Terrace at Hotel Alimandi

8 Via Tunisi, Rome 00192. +39 06 3972 3948. Just across the street from the entrance to the Vatican Museums.

(55) Roofgarden at The Hotel Isa

39 Via Cicerone, Rome 00193. +39 06 321 2610. A Boutique Hotel, recently renovated, located close to Castel Sant’ Angelo, Ara Pacis, and between the Spanish Steps and the Vatican. The terrace of the Isa Hotel of Rome enjoys an exceptional view on the nearby Vatican City and the splendid Cupola of Saint Peter. Every evening there is a small buffet as well as excellent cocktails and drinks. No Lunch.

(56) Les Etoiles Rooftop Restaurant

6th floor, Hotel Atlante Star, 34 Via Vitelleschi, Rome 00193. +39 06 687 3233. In the Prati section of Rome, Les Etoiles has big window walls to frame the view of the Vatican located 200 meters away. Not open air but panoramic. Also, on the 7th floor is the open air La Terrazza Paradiso. In 2005 this location was utilized by the world media for the papal inauguration.

The 360-degree, uninterrupted view includes the Basilica, Castel Sant’Angelo, the Tiber River, and the rooftops of Rome. It’s especially dramatic after dark when St. Peter’s dome is illuminated. Le Etoile restaurant serves lunch and dinner. And La Terraza Paradiso serves drinks and appetizers at pretty wrought-iron tables surrounded by flower boxes. The roof garden restaurant is open every day all year round from 12:30pm to 2:30 pm and from 7:00pm to 22:30 pm. Webcam Email

(57) Roof Terrace at the Visconti Palace Hotel

37 Via Federico Cesi, Rome 00193, Italy. +39 06 36841.
The new Roof Top Lounge Terrace offers the chance to relax with panoramic views of the city.

(58) Roof Garden of Hotel dei Consoli

6th floor, 2 Via Varrone, Rome Lazio 00193. +39 06 6889 2972.

(59) Rooftop Jacuzzi Bar at Cardinal Hotel

71 Via Leone Dehon, Rome 00165. +39 06 63 2252. In a charming suburb of Rome’s green belt, the Cardinal Hotel St Peter is located almost inside Villa Pamphili, one of the city’s huge public parks, where guests may take in the fresh Roman air and relax in tranquil surroundings. Rooftop bar with three large Jacuzzis

(60) Residenza Paolo VI

Via Paolo VI n° 29, 00193 Roma
Tel. +39 06 68 487 0; Fax +39 06 68 67 428
From our magnificent Terrace it’s possible to admire very closely the St. Peter’s Basilica and the Apostolic Palace, exactly where Pope Benedict XVI appears to bless the faithful and to recites the Sunday Angelus.

(61) Basilica rooftop coffee bar

St Peter’s Basilica. Little known and accessible only to tourists who have already paid to go up to the dome. It is fairly rudimentary. The cafe is indoors and has no view of the skyline. No telephone. No reservations.



Trastevere Area

(62) Il Fontanone Cocktail Bar del Gianicolo

Via Garibaldi, 35; Mobile: +39 334 5282284

Surrounded by the green of the Gianicolo hill, it lies beside the legendary Acqua Paola’s Fountain and in front of the King of Spain’s residence, Il Fontanone del Gianicolo holds together all the energy accumulated in 2000 years of history.

Open only for summer since 1996, its seasonal feature, let alone ephemeral, makes it even more fascinating and sought after by Romans and tourists. Everyday from 6:00 PM during aperitif, dinner and after-dinner Il Fontanone del Gianicolo offers an elegant and convivial situation in harmony with the surround atmosphere. Email

(63) Roof Garden at Trilussa Palace Hotel

8th floor, 25/27 Piazza Ippolito Nievo, Rome 00153. Trastevere. +39 06 588 1963. View from roof garden that extends from Piazza Venezia to the Santa Maria Maggiore basilica and from the Quirinal palace to the Aventino is truly magnificent. Email

(64) Roof Terrace at Hotel Donna Camilla Savelli

27 Via Garibaldi, Rome 00153. +39 06 588 861. Fantastic view from the rooftop but it is for Events only. Former monastery converted into hotel. Breakfast on a gorgeous patio.

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Termini Area (train station)

(65) Zest Restaurant at Radisoon Blu

7th floor, Radisson BLU Hotel Roma, 171 Via Filippo Turati, Rome 00185. +39 06 44 4841.

The Radisson Blu es. Hotel provides guests with some the best dining in Rome. The hotel’s casual Zest resides on the top floor and provides a spectacular view of Rome. The restaurant specializes in casual dining and superb service. Sette, a gourmet restaurant in Rome, features innovative Italian cuisine in an impeccable setting. It has a modern, South Beach vibe that’s missing from the others. The rooftop pool ups the cool ante, and there are always model types enjoying – and making – the scene. Email

(66) Roof Terrace

Columbia Hotel, 15 Via del Viminale, Rome 00184. +39 06 488 3509.
A very charming roof terrace sits next to our breakfast room where we serve a substantial breakfast. Our bar and a welcoming lounge are available on the top floor for our guest to relax in.

(67) La Terrazza

7th floor, Hotel Nord Nuova Roma, 3 Via Giovanni Amendola, Rome 00185. +39 06 488 5441. Offers a magnificent view of Saint Peter’s Basilica and the Vatican. Open during the warmer months from 2 pm to midnight.

Living Bar at Hotel Exedra

Palazzo Manfredi, 47 Piazza della Repubblica, Rome 00185. +39 06 7759 1380. On Roofgarden Terrace overlooking the Piazza della Republica and the Diocletian Baths. Email

(69) Roof Terrace at Hotel Viminale

31 Via Cesare Balbo, Rome 00185. +39 06 488 1980. Breakfast and drinks only. The Roof Garden offers a good view of Rome. A Leonardi Hotel. ” Email

(70) Roof Terrace at Hotel Gallia

143 Via Di Santa Maria Maggiore, Rome 00185. +39 06 4782 4769. A Leonardi Hotel. Hotel Gallia is set in a nice building of the end of XIX century, situated in the historical center of Rome, in front of Santa Maria Maggiore Basilica and very close to the Colosseum and Fori Imperiali. One of the charming characteristics is the panoramic terrace with a wonderful view on the Eternal City. Email

(71) Roof Garden – La Griffe Hotel

10th floor, La Griffe Hotel, 13 Via Nazionale, Lazio, Rome 00184. +39 06 4782 9885. Large roof garden with spectacular views of the city so what better way to wind down after visiting the sights of Rome than an aperitif in the most relaxing atmosphere possible. Close to Rome’s train station, Stazione Termini.

(72) Hotel Borromeo

Via Cavour 117; Tel. +39 06.485856 – 06.4884915 Fax +39 06.4882541
Fun times can be had in the American bar and the charming rooftop garden, an area specifically meant for the buffet breakfast which includes croissants, fresh fruit, yogurt, sweets, coffee and much more.

(73) Roof Terrace at Hotel Artemide

22 Via Nazionale, Rome 00184. +39 06 48 9911
From the rooftop terrace there are panoramic views out over Rome.

(74) Roof Bar Terrace

10th floor, Hotel Mediterraneo, 15 Via Cavour, Rome 00184. +39 06 488 4051. In a Roof Garden this Bar offers extraordinary panoramic view of the city. Al fresco lunching and dining from Spring to early Autumn.

(75) L’Uliveto Roof Garden

Hotel Diana, 4 Via Principe Amedeo, Rome 00185. +39 06 47 8681. Enjoy the view of the Altare della Patria, (Monument to the Unknown Soldier in Piazza Venezia), the Quirinale Palace, the Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore and St Peter’s Dome above Rome’s rooftops.

(76) La Terrazza dei Papi

Mecenate Palace Hotel, 3 Via Carlo Alberto, Rome 00185. +39 06 4470 2024. Wonderful rooftop restaurant/ bar/ patio. It is the hotel’s jewel feature. An exclusive position with its spectacular view from the top of the highest hill of Rome; unique skyline of Colosseum, St. Peter’s chapel, monuments and cupolas. A great location (right next to the basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore; a 10 minute walk from the train station) Dinner only. No Lunch. Email

(77) Sunroof Terrace of Hotel Rex

149 Via Torino, Rome 00184. +39 06 482 4828. The Rex Hotel is a gateway to Monti, the nightlife quarter. Near the Opera House and the National Art Gallery.

(78) Sunroof Terrace of Hotel Bled

40 Via S. Croce in Gerusalemme (San Giovanni), Gerusalemme, Rome 00185. +39 702 7808. No service, just sundeck. A Leonardi Hotel. A garden and a panoramic terrace are available for all the guests. Email

(79) Roof Terrace at Hotel Daniela

31 Via Luzzatti, (San Giovanni), Rome 00185. +39 06 702 7817. A Leonardi Hotel.



Monte Mario Area

(80) La Pergola

Rome Cavalieri Waldorf, 101 Via Alberto Cadlolo, Rome 00136. +39 06 35 091. La Pergola restaurant is perched at the top of this Waldorf Astoria Hotel which has many awards. Beyond the panoramic windows or on the terrace the Eternal City is spread out beneath you. Cigar Lounge adjoining. +39 63 509-2152. Email

(81) Ristorante The View

200 Via Trionfale, Rome 00196. +39 06 3540 2631. A spectacular view of Rome before you.

(82) Ristorante-Caffe’ Lo Zodiaco

88/90/92 Viale del Parco Mellini, Rome 00136. +39 06 3549 6744.
Near Cavalieri Hotel and Ristorante The View. Email


EUR Area

(83) Ristorante Il Fungo

Top of the Tower, 1/A Piazza Pakistan, Rome 00144. +39 06 592 1980. Mon-Fri: lunch and dinner. Sun: dinner. Email

(84) Il Giardino Delle Rose

Aran Park Hotel, Via Riccardo Forster, 24 – Tel: +39 06 510721 • Fax: +39 06 51963976. On the seventh floor, with a splendid view over the park, the Giardino delle Rose can accommodate a Gala dinner for over 500 people.

In my search, some text and locations were pulled from these sites – Enjoy:
Rome’s best roof bars
The secret terraces of Rome
In Rome Now
Rome: 3 Bars that serve up great views
Rome the Second Time

Good Luck in your Rooftop Search!

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2 Responses to Rooftop Bars and Restaurants in Rome

  1. Ron in Rome says:

    bigor, if you avoid the rooftops with restaurants and only look at those with smaller bars, you’ll many options under €8-10 per drink. We’ve enjoyed the Radisson Blu bar often and have avoided the HUGE bills. But with any rooftop bar, you’re paying for the view!

  2. bigor says:

    Hi Ron,

    I have just read your article regarding “Rooftop Bars and Restaurants in Rome”

    I am looking for u budget option. Any suggestions? To go with my wife somewhere just for drink and not spend 50EUR for a couple of drinks.


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