I created this app to provide users with my most up-to-date food and beverage recommendations in Rome. "Katie Parla's Rome" is built to fetch new data whenever it connects to the internet. BUT the app also work offline, so you get the best of both worlds--dynamic content paired with offline capabilities!

Getting to the heart of Roman cuisine can be a tall order, but I have dedicated years to helping visitors and locals alike discover the city's dining culture. "Katie Parla's Rome" brings together 175 personally and independently vetted venues including restaurants, pizzerias, wine bars, craft beer pubs, gelato shops, and bakeries and gives users access to an expert's view of the finest food and drink Rome has to offer.

Key features:
-Browse 200 of Rome's best food & beverage venues
-GPS: Find nearby venues automatically
-Content and maps available offline
-Advanced search: filter by category, distance, and budget range
-Share venues with friends via email, Facebook, and Twitter
-Katie's Picks category lists author's absolute favorite venues
-Save your favorite venues to "My Picks" category
-Browse Katie's blog
For more information visit

About the author:
Katie Parla is a food journalist, cookbook author, and certified sommelier. She is the author of the blog and has written and contributed to 20 food and travel guides. Katie is a frequent contributor to the NYT Travel section.

What's New

Version 2.7

New venues
Improved maps and navigation
Bug fixes and tweaks based on your feedback
More legible fonts

Ratings and Reviews

4 out of 5

75 Ratings

75 Ratings

La buona cucina


It used to be that it was almost impossible to get a bad meal in Italy…sadly, that is no longer the case. We have used Katie Parla’s Rome app for our last two trips to Rome and have been extremely pleased with her suggestions. She is selective in her recommendations so content is not extensive but well curated. If she recommends a well known restaurant that may be in other guide books, there is a very good reason. FYI: reservations in Rome these days are essential, even for more casual places. Some restaurants can be reserved on line, some require a phone call…don’t despair, there is usually someone that speaks English and is very happy to help.

I have talked with so many friends on their return from Italy telling me that midwest Italian is better than what they ate in Italy… you will not experience this disappointment if you buy this app.

A must have if you care about what you eat in Rome


My girlfriend and I found Katie's app on our way to Rome and we wouldn't have enjoyed our trip as much as we did without it. From the finest gelato, to amazing tasting menus, to local Osteria's, we ate our way through Rome almost exclusively using this app. We found so many hidden gems along the way including what we felt was some of the best pizza in Rome!

Mostly we used the mapping feature that allowed us to find somewhere close by adjusting the distance of our search. But we also used the app to browse restaurants as well. It was such a great tool, a must have for sure! We used it both on the iPad when we were at home base and from our iPhones when we were walking around.

All you need!!


I can't rave enough about this App. If you are a foodie, and want to get the most out of your experience in Rome, this is all you'll need. As you travel abroad, you learn that Tripadvisor and even Yelp are unreliable when it comes to food and dining. Katie Parla is hip, up to date, and gave fantastic and credible recommendations on the best places to eat in Rome. I have never ate so well in my life. App is slick and easy to use. I downloaded it on my iphone and used it throughout my trip. Has a map with all the best restaurants/cafes/gelato places pinned so easy to find a great place around you where ever you are. Really is all you need, download it today!


Kathryn Parla
91.8 MB
Food & Drink
Requires iOS 5.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, Danish, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© Katie Parla


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