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Frequented by politicians, Fortunato al Pantheon is where you should try authentic Roman cuisine. Established in 1979, this restaurant has been delighting its customers with tantalizing fares, that keep them coming back for more. Spaghetti alle vongole (clams), gnochetti al gorgonzola, pasta and lentils and fresh fish are fixed items on the menu. The seasonal mushroom dishes must be tried to be believed. Superb service. Good selection of wines are available to accompany your meal.
Il Convivio is one of the city's best restaurants and always maintains high standards of cuisine, service and wine-making. It is hard to describe the quality and the variety of seasonal dishes in just a few words. However, meatballs with broccoli and seafood; Eggplant Roulade with cod, grapes and pine kernels; pumpkin flowers with porcini; and pigeon with lentils and Kumquat are examples of the fabulous cuisine. The tasting menu is a great way to experience all this acclaimed restaurant has to offer. The desserts include Cream Soufflé with almonds and plums flavored with orange accompanied by a hot chocolate sauce or the Semifreddo Zabaglione with balsamic vinegar and warm fruit.
This restaurant is located in the antiques area and is nested in a stone built inn circa the 1500s. It is furnished with many antique items and is a great place to come if you like looking at the markets. It is divided into several rooms and is air conditioned, making it ideal for romantic encounters. Try to get an outdoor table on their shaded terrace which has a lovely view of the Palazzo Lancillotti. The menu contains a great deal of antipasti, both meat and fish. Among the starters, the Tuna with Scorpion Fish and Chicory stand out. Every week is dedicated to different regional specialties. The desserts are sublime especially the chocolate tart. Fine Italian and foreign wines accompany your tasty meal.
Imàgo is situated in The Hotel Hassler Roma and makes sure you leave with an unforgettable experience. Located on a higher floor, the restaurant provides a beautiful view of the city and some of its landmarks while you enjoy the food. The sumptuous Italian delicacies are cooked in authentic style and are sure to blow you away. The impressive wine list simply completes this fascinating culinary experience.
An culinary endeavor by acclaimed chef Anthony Genovese, Il Pagliaccio has some interesting takes on traditional Italian fine dining. The creative menu at this restaurant features some truly mouthwatering preparations that are influenced by Genovese's travels around the world. Flavors from countries like France and Japan give a wonderful touch to offerings like gnocchi with turnips and sausages; pork with caramelized pumpkins and peanuts; pigeon with blackberries and coffee biscuit. The wine cellar has some excellent wines on offer.
In the heart of the centro storico, you can choose between a glass of wine with cheese and salami at the bar, or a traditional Italian meal at the Il Brillo Parlante. The house specialties are grilled meat, the first courses, pizzas baked in the wood-fueled oven and a wide range of Italian and French cheeses. However, the enormous wine list is the restaurant's strong point.
With a fine history behind it, the Casina Valadier is a plush venue that serves traditional Italian fare to its glamorous diners. The spectacular ambience of the venue has a classic feel to it. Built by Giuseppe Valadier, the restaurant's architecture enthralls the diners. The entire view of the city can be savored here due to its strategic location atop a hill. Feast on rigatoni, pork filet and carpaccio that will certainly leave you wanting more. The staff is helpful, cheerfully ushering the diners to their tables and providing a great time with their impeccable service. Do not miss out on the desserts here.
This well-known and conveniently located restaurant with good quality Austrian food is located close to Basilico di San Pietro. It is, in fact, a Tyrolese eatery, with wood panels and an overall warm atmosphere. During the summer, it is possible to eat outdoors. The Cantina Tirolese wine cellar is something to look forward to. Faglioli Soup, Apple Strudel, Fondues, Spätzle and other delicious fare is on offer. The wines and beer from the list are worth trying. For dessert, dig into some yogurt and blueberry cake.
Why limit yourself to great local cuisine? Have local and more. And don't stop there, add pizza, a great choice of meat and fish, and Sardinian plates. Get it all here. Vascella is a popular dining place in the area with its impeccable food menu that is specially prepared to retain its flavor and aroma. Delicate items like thin pizzas and Spaghetti with Bottarga are served here. The staff is very friendly and approachable, aiding a good time. Sit outside during the sunny months to bask in the breeze. The restaurant is closed on Tuesdays.
Sapori del Lord Byron is all luxury and elegance as far as Italian dining is concerned. Housed in the grand Hotel Lord Byron, this fine dining has a sophisticated and chic ambiance, enhanced by the bold and earthy colors used in its decor. The chef makes sure to use the best and freshest of ingredients to churn out the most sumptuous meals. The Carpaccio di Zucchine flavored with pine nuts and fresh mint is one of the many finger-licking dishes available here. The food, ambiance and service, all form a great combination, which is why this diner has been the recipient of the 'Award of Excellence' in 2011 by the Wine spectator Magazine.
Renowned Chef Roy Caceres brings a fine-dine extravagance to Rome with Metamorfosi, a prized addition to the capital's dining scene. The menu explores contemporary Italian cuisine with Mediterranean influence, where each dish is a unique creation, a visual mirage and intense with flavors. Highlights are the Spaghetti Masciarelli and Risotto in Pacchetto Zafferano e Chinotto. Desserts and wines are an equally exquisite affair. Impeccable service and minimalist, modern decor make the experience memorable. Reservations are highly recommended.