The major newspaper La Repubblica publishes a massive annual guide to dining in Rome called the “Guida ai Sapori e ai Piaceri.” It has more than 700 pages, and probably half of these are advertising. Sections organized by location are useful if you really want to dig deep in a particular neighborhood, but otherwise we find this guide too big and unwieldy, with too few rankings, to be very useful.
They do, however, make a few annual awards and we’ve included these below:
Best young chef 2018: Alba Esteve Ruiz from Marzapane
Best gelato 2018: Palazzo del Freddo Giovanni Fassi
Best fusion cuisine 2018: Anthony Genovese from Il Pagliaccio
The most beautiful terrace 2018: Aroma
You can purchase their guide [in Italian] here.