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.
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.
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.
Juxtaposing the historic Trastevere that it sits in, Glass Hostario brings innovative Italian cuisine in an ultra-chic and upscale dining environment. Extravagant but unpretentious, the restaurant presents an idyllic venue for formal luncheons, romantic dinners and special occasions. Service and quality sustain a high level, with chef Cristina Bowerman behind the kitchen. Menu is a simple affair, with seasonal antipasti, primi, secondi and dessert; stand-out dishes being the Veal Tongue Pastrami, Risotto with Piacentino Cheese, grapes and must sauce, Beef Tartare and Polvoron. A handpicked wine list accompanies the menu selections, adding a finesse before and between the courses. Reservations are highly recommended.
Overlooking the Eternal City, the legendary La Pergola is set amidst a breathtaking roof garden. Here diners enjoy the company of panoramic views of the city along with an unforgettable Mediterranean fare. Helmed by Chef Heinz Beck, the restaurant boasts of several culinary accolades, including three Michelin stars. The delicacies on offer here combine the use of high-quality ingredients and the ingenuity of the chefs. The attentive service and personalized wine recommendations add to the exclusivity of the experience. Do reserve a table at La Pergola to indulge in a mesmerizing treat for your eyes and your palate.
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.