1. Campo de’ Fiori
The food market at Campo de’ Fiori is especially known for its stalls offering generous samples The best way to eat is to snack your way through the samples offered at booths while picking up some ingredients or gifts to take home. Mercato di Campo de’ Fiori takes place every day (from 6am to 3pm, Monday to Sunday).
2. Testaccio Market
The other equally well known food market is the one at Testaccio. Testaccio market has many stalls selling inexpensive and delicious street food such as porchetta, supplì, and Carciofi alla Giudia . Make sure you try the fresh mozzarella and tomatoes as well as the various breads, cannolis and pizzas in FoodBox, a booth within the market.
Testaccio market is open from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. everyday.
3. Mercato Trionfale
Located in Prati neighborhood, Mercato Trionfale is one of Rome’s oldest farmers markets. With many short term vacation rentals concentrated in the area, Prati neighborhood is one of the best area to stay in Rome for first timers. You should visit the market to collect fresh ingredients and to buy baked products, from walnut bread to pizza, to the flat oven-baked Italian bread, focaccia.
Mercato Trionfale (7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday; and 7am to 7pm Tuesday and Friday)
4. Mercato di Piazza San Cosimato
The San Cosimato market is conveniently located right in the center of Trastevere, one of Rome’s popular neighborhoods. Visit the Cosimato market for fresh ingredients and also for regional meat specialties, such as entrails and beef tail. A great place to buy ingredients if you are staying in Trastevere apartments and prefer to cook your own meal.
5. Nuovo Mercato Esquilino
Go to the centrally located Nuovo Mercato Esquilino market near Termini station.This is a nice break from typical Italian cuisine as it offers a variety of ethnic food as well. While at the market buy Pecorino Romano, Parmigiano Reggiano, or another Italian cheese to take back home with you.
- Campo de Fiori market, in the city center and in the splendid square that also hosts a famous oven.
- Testaccio market, recently renovated, is home to many gastronomic spots of Roman cuisine
- Circus Massimo Market organized by Coldiretti, an organic market with local products, vegetables, meat, cheese, pasta and local products.
- New Esquilino Market, historical city market, you can find products, vegetables and spices from all over the world.
- Central Market, next to the terms station, a gastronomic gallery full of food counters.