When I set out on my 2-week trip to Italy, I had one thing on my mind: Italian food. For the first few days in the country, I successfully managed to have pizza and gelato every day. That relatively unhealthy trend continued for several days and culminated with a search for the best pizza in Rome.

In each & every city I visited in Italy I used whatever means necessary to try and find the local favorite spot for a slice of pizza (that’s pizza al taglio). Using Foursquare, Couchsurfing and Twitter I was able to find the best pizzas in Venice and Florence but I was starting to doubt my skills by the time I got to Rome. There were just too many food options.

Thankfully I took the advice of Keane Li and arranged to take a walking tour of Rome’s best restaurants & local food markets. The food & walking tour gave me a great introduction to the food culture in Rome. The tour also provided me with a handy map and guide to Rome which featured some of the tour guides’ favorite places to eat in Rome!

So with a renewed interest in food, I decided to visit one of the top recommended pizzerias in Rome: Formula 1. Maybe it was the name that first got my attention. After all, I’d just seen my very first Formula 1 race a few weeks before.

The Formula 1 pizzeria seems to be a staple of college and university students in Rome. Probably because of its location near one of Rome’s biggest universities and that the pizza is both tasty and cheap! Reviews say it’s not the best pizza in Rome, but my quattro formaggi pizza was one of the best I’ve ever had. Just look at all that delicious cheese!!

I really enjoyed the Formula 1 pizzeria for a few reasons:

  • it was easy to find near the Termini station
  • it was very obviously in a cool, hip area of town
  • it was busy and bustling even late at night
  • it was some of the cheapest pizza I had in Rome
Maybe it’s not the best but with my limited time in the city, it was the best pizza I had in Rome!

And if you’re looking for more tips about the best pizza in Rome, be sure to check out this Rome food blog.

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