Tourists come to Rome not only to get a taste of this majestic city but also to taste one of the most delicious desserts of all time – Tiramisu. History has it that the first Tiramisu-like dessert was created in 17th century Tuscany, precisely Siena.
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It is believed that this delicious dessert was made for a special visit of Grand Duke Cosimo de Medici, who then brought the recipe back to Florence. Nevertheless, the original ingredients used today became popular in the 1970s in a small restaurant called Le Beccherie, located northwest of Venice.
The name this Italian delight – Tiramisu – literally means ‘pick me up’ and is a reference to a shot of espresso used as one of the main ingredients
Following is the list of the top 10 Tiramisu places in Rome. So, grab yourself one and fall in love with Rome even more!
Suppose you ever will ask an Italian to try the best Tiramisu in Italy. In that case, he will probably get offended and reply that there is no better Tiramisu than that of his Nonna (granny). Soon after, his choice will fall on Pompi. Pompi is an all-beloved Italian chain of confectionery that offers a variety of tiramisu choices. Tiramisu is served in a little box with a spoon attached to it. Little tip – the best one is with strawberries! Pompi stores are spread across Rome’s city center, so you will find it easy to find the closest one next to you.
This restaurant offers healthy lunch and breakfast options and, surprisingly, one of the best homemade tiramisus in town. After a long day of sightseeing, visiting Ginger for a healthy dinner and truly delicious dessert might be a great way to spend your days in Rome.
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It is hard to believe this, but Caffè Greco is ancient. It was opened in 1760, thus proudly taking place in Rome’s second-oldest bars (the first one is Caffè Florian in Venice). Though it might get a little pricey, for obvious reasons, you definitely should try their tiramisu and feel the atmosphere of this monumental bar.
Two sizes is another spot where you can try delicious tiramisu and more. Hence its name, all the desserts here are served in two sizes, meaning you can choose between small and large. In addition, every month, they offer a ‘flavor of the month’ tiramisu, which ranges from classic to pistachio and caramel. So, if you were wondering about the neighborhood of Piazza Navona, come stop by this hidden Roman gem.
Located in the heart of all special districts of Trastevere, Grazia&Graziella is one of the top-rated restaurants in Rome, which gathers crowds of tourists usually waiting hours outside of the restaurant to be seated. Although this restaurant offers a wide range of quality main course dishes, it is also famous for its tiramisu.
Ristorante Rifugio Romano is one of the rarest restaurants in Rome, offering vegan alternatives on their menu. Through made without using any dairy products, vegan tiramisu is no different in taste than the original tiramisu, and who knows, maybe even better?
This option is somewhat different from all previous ones. Tiramisú Trastevere is a shop specializing only in tiramisu where you can customize your topping. Moreover, they prepare your order right in front of you, so you will be able to witness the process of creating delicious Italian desserts!
As you may have guessed from the name, this shop offers its customers 100 different flavors of tiramisu. So try to experiment with it and find your favorite flavor that will remind you of your visit to the Eternal city.
This place might be a perfect fit for all those adventurous souls out there. Their tiramisu is made entirely different, though keeping the original recipe. Try ZUM’s tiramisu cookie sandwich and be amazed by the way tiramisu makes everything it is mixed up with perfect!
Made with love and according to the traditional recipe of Mamma Angela, this tiramisu will turn your stay in Rome into an unforgettable experience. So stop by once you have finished day-long sightseeing and enjoy the richness of homemade tiramisu that Mamma Angela offers.
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Author: Kate Zusmann
For the last 10 years, I live in the Eternal City. Traveling, exploring new things, writing blogs, and shooting vlogs are my main hobbies, but the thing that I like even more is sharing my experience and thoughts with you! Explore Rome with Us :)
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