The 10 best tiramisu in Rome

Where to eat tiramisu in Rome?

Ask a Roman where to find the best tiramisu in Rome, and they’ll probably tell you that nothing compares to their grandmother’s tiramisu. But if you don’t have an Italian nonna and you want to get your tiramisu fix while on the go in Rome, here are some of the most tempting options…

Pompi: the best tiramisu in Rome?

Pompi is famous in Rome (and beyond) for its excellent tiramisu – many consider it to be the best in Rome. Pompi tiramisu is consistently delicious, using high quality ingredients. As well as the classic tiramisu, Pompi also offers some tasty variations, including strawberry, pistachio, and banana and chocolate. The original Pompi is near the San Giovanni neighbourhood (via Albalonga), but there are also several branches across the historic centre of Rome.

However, while Pompi is deservedly popular, it’s also got competition. New arrival ZUM is named after some of the main ingredients in tiramisu – zucchero (sugar), uova (egg) and marscapone) – and their stylish shop near Campo de’ Fiori offers a delicious range of desserts. ZUM makes a classic tiramisu with a twist (using Gentilini biscuits instead of lady fingers, and a decadent extra layer of hazelnut), and flavours include lemon and strawberry and rum.

Where to eat tiramisu in the historic centre of Rome

If you find yourself near Piazza Navona, check out Two Sizes on Via Governo Vecchio. Seating is limited, but it’s the perfect place to grab a classic tiramisu on the go. Other flavours on offer include strawberry, coffee, caramel and peanut butter.

the 10 best tiramisu in rome
Caffe’ Greco

To enjoy a taste of tiramisu and a step back in time, you can’t beat Antico Caffè Greco in via Condotti, near the Spanish Steps. This historic bar is the oldest in Rome, and former customers include Goethe, Byron and Casanova. Most people just drop in for a quick coffee, but it’s worth getting a table and refuelling on tiramisu before you continue sightseeing.

Table service is not cheap, but setting in this historical cafe’ is an unforgettable experience.

In Monti, pizzeria Il Brigantino gets rave reviews for its tiramisu, while Pasta Imperiale (a takeaway pasta spot which also has a branch near Piazza Navona) has generous portions of tiramisu to take away.

You’ll also find yourself spoilt for choice in Trastevere. Unsurprisingly, Tiramisu is one of the best options for tiramisu, with a mouthwatering range of flavours. Restaurant Sette Oche is also highly rated, as is gourmet restaurant Antico Arco, recommended by CNN Traveller for its irresistible white chocolate tiramisu.

Tiramisu with a twist

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Chef Christina Bowerman at work.

Traditionalists might turn up their noses at the suggestion that Romeo’s futuristic sphere is some of the best tiramisu in Rome, but don’t be deceived by its appearance. While it may look like a giant Malteser, crack it open and you’ll discover a scrumptious tiramisu bursting with marscapone and cream. Chef Christina Bowerman is renowned for her creativity, and even the most traditional, “true tiramisu can only be found in northern Italy” dessert-lovers will be converted at Romeo in Testaccio.

For a more traditional, decadent tiramisu in Testaccio, the restaurant Da Felice is regarded as one of the best, and is rated highly by the New York Times and famous Italian food magazine Gambero Rosso.

Wherever you find yourself in Rome, make sure you treat yourself to at least one tiramisu – sightseeing burns calories, after all, so after a walking tour in Rome, it’s time to indulge…

Read more: The best places for dessert in Rome(Culture Trip)