Restaurant Review: Piccolo Buco, Rome, Italy

Piccolo Buco is considered one of the best pizza places in Italy. Despite being in a touristy area, just steps from the Trevi Fountain, it consistently wins awards for the pizza, including Top 50 Pizza in Italy and Gambero Rosso (Italy’s version of the Michelin Guide).

They don’t accept reservations, it’s first come first serve. We went around 6 pm, early for Italians to have dinner, and there was already a line. Pro tip: per the owner, come on Tuesday or Wednesday around 4-5 pm for the shortest wait time.

Line took just under an hour

The restaurant is small, so the line moves slowly but I promise you it’s worth it.

The oven dates back to 1916 and cooks some beautiful pizza.

The Husband ordered the classic margherita and I had the traditional Naples margherita (mine had pecorino, The Husband’s did not). It was hands down the best pizza I’ve had in Rome, maybe ever. The outside of the crust was fluffy and delicious, and middle was thin but sturdy. The sauce was full of flavor and the cheese was perfect. It was the perfect pizza.

Have you ever seen such a beautiful pizza? It honestly tasted even better than it looked, and it looked incredible.

When you come to the Trevi fountain, you have to plan on eating here. Don’t waste your time with anywhere else.

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