The Best Pastry Shops in Rome: Our 5 Favorite City Delights!

Tuesday, 26 Dec 2023 -
by Stefania

Do you want to taste the sweetest sweets in the capital city of Italy? These not to be missed “masters” are the places to find them! Here are our picks for the best pastry shops in Rome to satisfy every kind of sweet tooth.

Pastry Shops in Rome to Kick-Start Your Sweet, Sweet Adventures

Among maritozzi, croissants, pasticcini, dry biscuits and cakes of all kinds, the artisanal and traditional products appreciated by Romans and tourists in Rome are certainly not lacking. Passing through the inevitable and splendid streets of the center, you can’t find five “gardens of delight” that true pastry lovers must not fail to visit…to obviously, taste the best of the best sweet specialties.

Below, we’ve curated the ultimate guide to the best pastry shops in Rome. Let this list serve as a mere starting point for indulgent adventures in the Eternal City. Read our complete Rome travel guide here.

5 Lune

Maria Antonietta De Bellis best pastry shops in Rome

If you appreciate innovation in sweets in addition to tradition then the 5 Lune pastry shop, centrally located between Piazza Navona and the Pantheon could be right up your alley. In fact, since 1902 it stands out for its traditional Italian pastries as well as for its great aesthetic attention in their presentation of the delicious sweets. Among the delicacies to try, for example the cup cakes or the vegan puff pastry with an apricot filling.


pastry shops in Rome

Another historic pastry shop in Rome which has been in business for half a century and has always maintained excellence in quality of raw materials with offerings that are always cared for down to the smallest detail. Among the specialties is the famous “mondini”, an ice cream on a stick available in various flavors and covered with crunchy chocolate, but also a vast assortment of biscuits and tea pastries. There is no shortage of various kinds of cakes from ice cream to the classic millefoglie or Mont Blanc. In the autumn and winter months try the marron glace made to perfection. Croissants, maritozzi and breakfast breads are excellent and the right way to start the day, paired with a great espresso coffee.

Grezzo Raw Chocolate Roma

pastry shops in Rome

This is the first raw food pastry shop in Rome! Grezzo's desserts are vegan, organic, gluten or lactose free and therefore made only with vegetable ingredients. Furthermore, the desserts are sweetened exclusively with coconut or agave sugar, precious sugars, rich in nutrients and low GI, to sweeten without side effects. The result? Sweet tastes and nutrients. The raw food techniques amplify the natural flavor of the ingredients and make Grezzo desserts a unique experience. Ideal for athletes, nutrition and gourmet cooking enthusiasts, vegans, celiacs and lactose intolerants.


Andreotti five of the best pastry shops in Rome

Among the famous historical pastry shops in Rome, we cannot fail to mention this delicious shop born in 1931 which is located just a few steps away from the Cestius Pyramid and which for many years received recognition as an Historical Store of Interest. Sit down at one of its tables to enjoy a slice of their famous fruit tart or their equally tasty and rich Africano (cocoa sponge cake filled with cream chocolate), or even a pastry with chantilly cream. And when it comes to Christmas time taste their delicious artisanal traditional panettone, or also in chocolate for those who have a sweet tooth!


Regoli five of the best pastry shops in Rome

With more than a century of history, this pastry shop is one of the oldest in Rome (opened in 1916) and has been a real point of reference for the art of confectionery in the capital for decades. For several years there has been not only a confectionery laboratory but also a bar where you can taste the best delicacies of the house with coffee and cappuccino. Obviously, the lion’s share is taken by the maritozzo, the classic sweet bun filled with whipped cream which is an ancient Roman tradition and available in its “Lent” version where the dough is enriched with raisins and candied oranges. But there is also no shortage of delicious beignets (even fried during the St. Joseph period), tarts, diplomats, Bavarian creams and the wonderful Saint Honoré cake, much loved by the local aficionados, in order to rediscover the rich and delicious flavors of the past.

Information may have changed since date of publication. Please confirm details with individual establishments before planning your trip.

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