An urban chic one that it is, Stravinskij Bar is housed in Hotel de Russie. The beautifully landscaped courtyard of the hotel, features the bar where one can relish light refreshments along with a range of delicious cocktails.The classy yet hip bar is the best place to enjoy martini cocktails, especially 'De Russie Martini' and caviar, along with some really nice music.
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.
Perched on the seventh floor of the Hotel Splendide Royal which is on the scenic hill of Via Veneto, Ristorante Mirabelle is acclaimed for its elegance, gorgeous food and breathtaking views. The restaurant offers a beautiful alfresco dining at their terrace where you will be stumped by the magnificent vistas of the palaces of Pinciano, Villa Medici, Saint Peter's and more. The luxurious restaurant's decor done up with soft lifting, exquisite crystal and classic porcelains will draw a sigh of appreciation from you. The sublime food will tantalize your taste buds while the extensive wine list is a great accompaniment with the food. Undeniably Mirabelle will give you an ethereal experience that will be unforgettable.
La Pergola offers excellent cuisine in an elegant setting with one of the most beautiful views in Rome. La Pergola offers its guests cuisine of the highest level, making it one of the best dining experiences in the city and in Italy. Its success is due in part to Heinz Beck, an exceptionally talented chef who combines an original interpretation of Mediterranean cooking with unusual presentation. The menu changes every month and highlights include Salmon Ravioli filled with caviar and sour cream, Eggplant Purée with Lobster and Tomato and Salmon Croquettes fried in green rice. There is an exceptional selection of pastries and desserts as well as an extensive wine list from all over the world.
This Roman yummery delights with traditional dishes, pizzas and a nice wine selection. Whether it's their artichokes alla romana or slices of prosciutto for starters, or the suckling lamb dish to fill you up, La Tavernaccia has got you covered. Be sure to check out the cassata siciliana, a Southern Italian specialty.
Antico Arco is situated in the district of Gianicolo, in a panoramic garden, on the first two floors of an 18th-century palazzo. The restaurant is considered to be one of the best in the capital. A young, but very professional team provide both excellent food and efficient service. The cuisine is traditional, but also boasts sparks of creativity, with dishes such as caramelized pork belly and crispy duck leg with sautéed artichokes and foe gras. There are also some very good desserts, particularly the chocolate cakes with a molten chocolate center. There are 1200 wines available from the extensive list. Booking is advisable. Dinner starts at 7p.
Caffe Miani is a fairly small bistro, but due to its target location (near Piazza Venezia and Corso Italia) it is very popular among tourists. Unlike many Italian eateries, this particular one offers a variety of American-style meals, such as hamburgers, fries and sodas. It is fairly reasonably priced and a nice place to snack while sightseeing. All major credit cards are accepted, and it is open until 8p every day. -Maria Kochetkova
A casual eatery and bar boasting of highly innovative local cuisine along with a spirit selection that will put the best of restaurants to shame, Enoteca Provincia Romana is one gem of a find in the heart of Rome. Although the menu is selective, the dishes offered are beautifully created and the presentation is well-executed. Directly facing the famous Trajan's column, the entire atmosphere of the restaurant is abuzz with infectious energy. Service is genuinely warm and helpful.
Located on Via Cesare Battisti, Antico Caffè Castellino offers refreshing drinks and some truly delectable snacks. The cafe done up using simple decor wastes no time in breathtaking furnishings or five-star ambiance, but stands true to it's promise of a great time in an eatery that has more character than luxury. There's a lovely outdoor seating arrangement which makes for a lovely dining spot during balmy evenings. The centrally located cafe enjoys an enviable situation and boasts of a friendly service and relaxed, casual vibe. Open till late, Castellino makes for a great quick bite.
With an excellent menu of Mediterranean and local specialties, this relaxed restaurant plays excellent music and offers a wide variety of draft and bottled beer as well as a choice of cocktails and appetizers.
In a typical Roman square hidden in the middle of a maze of streets just off Capitol Hill, La Taverna degli Amici features dishes of the Roman tradition with a modern touch. The cuisine offers plenty of pasta options: the classic cheese and pepper, amatriciana, gricia, carbonara, and some novelties such as gnocchi with artichokes and bacon. Other menu highlights are grilled meat and fish. They offer a carefully selected list of Italian wines. Scenic seating can be found outside with a view of the tiny square, but it is also possible to sit inside and in the basement, the way of the traditional Roman tavern. - Maria Frullini