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Top Ten Restaurants in Rome

The fame of Rome does rest not only on its historical richness and architectural excellence but also on its culinary opulance. Rome is a prominent presence on the map of the world’s best culinary destinations. Tourists and travellers are overwhelmed with an intimate dining pleasure in the Eternal City. Several upscale restaurants with glittering setting, beautiful interior, spacious floor, illumined ceiling and appealing ambience dot the cityscpae in all directions. Some reflect the traditional food culture of Rome, some serve diverse Italian cuisines, and some offer non-Italian or international or fusion cuisines. Each of the restaurants stands tall with an unmatched excellence in setting, decoration, refurbishment, service, hospitality, menu and atmosphere. Some are known for their sheer luxury, while some are renowned for their awesome service. Such a wide variety makes it difficult to select the best of restaurants across the city. However, we have made a list of the top ten restaurants, with a focus on their location, cuisine type and specialties.

You are sure to get the best of what you pay for an exclusive lunch or dinner at any of the following restaurants, handpicked by us. Pasta is a main course in the typical Roman cuisine that is multidimensional. The restaurants are not merely eating places but spots for genuine gastronomic refreshment and refinement too.

La Pergola

La Pergola restaurants in RomeOffering the best taste of Italian cuisine is La Pergola, a choice of food critics, in the city of Rome. A rooftop dining space to experience a panoramic view of the city and a spectacular picture of the surroundings at the same time. A three-Michelin-star restaurant, La Pergola is a Mediterrnean culinary destination, driven by Heinz Beck aculinary genius. Elegant setting, plush seats, sliding glass walls, cherry wood paneling, frescoed ceiling, flickering candles and beautiful refurbishment make dining, at La Pergola, a heart-warming experience. It is the ultimate stop for alfresco dining in the season of summer. The restaurant houses a chic cocktail bar where the wine lovers can warm up themselves with exclusive drinks. La Pergola leaves the foodies longing for more melt-in-the-mouth dishes. Dining without wine for a couple costs about €300.
Venue: Cavalieri Hilton, Via Cadlolo 101, Monte Mario
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Time: 7:30pm-midnight, Tues-sat
Phone: 06-35092152
Season: Closed August 8-23
Website: http://www.heinzbeck.com/

Quinzi & Gabrieli

La Pergola restaurants in RomeA must-visit culinary destination for seafood lovers. Don’t forget to stop at Quinzi & Gabrieli on the way to or back from the Pantheon in the city of Rome. Serving the most delicious seafood delights made of shrimp, sea bass, lobster, swordfish etc, this restaurant with a feel of the 16th century Rome in its ambience tops the list of seafood destinations across the city. At this restaurant, all delicacies are cooked in the open kitchen. Binging on fresh seafood dishes while sitting on the dimly lit terrace and under the open sky is a magical experience to treasure.
Venue: Via delle Coppelle 5, near the Pantheon
Cuisine: Seafood
Time: Tues-Fri 12:30-2:30pm, 7:45-11pm, Mon and Sat 7:45-11pm
Phone: 06-6879389
Season: Closed August
Website: http://www.quinziegabrieli.it/

Il Convivio

La Pergola restaurants in RomeA foodies’ paradise to have some marvellous moments over a typical Roman candlelight dinner. Close to the Pantheon and Piazza Navona, Il Convivio is one of the most sought-after haunts for exceptional culinary refinement in the city of Rome. The restaurant boasts of a classic setting furnished with wooden accents and refurbished in pristine white. The only Roman outdoor food hub to have the Italian culinary experience redefined with the freshest dishes, Il Convivio is famous for serving a fabulous cold-weather pigeion dish. On offer are tantalizing foot items like spaghetti with tuna roe and artichokes; salt cod confit with olvies, spring onions, tomatoes, eggplant and Jerusalem artichokes; caramelized tuna fish with ginger, rosemary, chestnut honey, green pepper and green apple puree. The wine list is simply encyclopedic.
Venue: Vicolo dei Soldati 31, Navona
Cuisine: International, Roman
Time: Tues-Sat 8-11pm
Phone: 06-6869432
Season: Closed 1st week of June, 2nd week of August
Website: http://www.ilconviviotroiani.com/

Il Paliaccio

La Pergola restaurants in RomeA centro storico (old town) restaurant to get a tongueful taste of gaurmet cuisine in the city of Rome. Il Paliaccio, culinary master Anthony Genovese’s dream, carries off the bell in offering a rich mix of Roman and international gaurment menus. The decently priced spectacular desserts are among the appeals of this restaurant to the taste buds of food buffs. Be it lunch or dinner, you can treasure a rare experience of eating out but at home, amidst the fabulous setting of the restaurant with a la modish decor. The guests are entertained with two servings of the main course duck: breast in hazelnut milk and leg in tamarind sauce. The gaurment dish without wine for a couple costs About €150.
Venue: Via dei Banchi Vecchi 129a
Cuisine: Italian gaurmet
Time: Mon-Sat
Phone: 06/68.80.9595
Season: Cosed Sunday, and Monday (lunchtime)
Website: www.ristoranteilpagliaccio.it


La Pergola restaurants in RomeA bellyful lunch or dinner at Maccheroni is one of the reasons why you should fall in love with the culinary culture of Rome. Disguished by virute of its welcoming and warm ambience, Maccheroni offers delightful dishes from the traditional cuisine of Italy. Having lunch or dining with your dearest one or friends or family, in the elegant interior of the restaurant is a pleasure. If you are a complete wine buff, get dollops of refreshment over wines of Italy’s finest labels at Maccheroni. The restaurant is located at a stone’s throw from the Pantheon and Piazza Navona.

Venue: Piazza delle Coppelle, 44
Cuisine: Tranditional Italian
Time: Everyday 1pm-3pm (lunch), 7.30pm-12am (dinner)
Phone: +39 06 68307895
Website: http://www.ristorantemaccheroni.com/

Sapori del Lord Byron

La Pergola restaurants in RomeOne of the best Roman restaurants to suck culinary pleasures out of both traditional and contemporary cuisines. Foodies with demanding palates crowd this luxe restaurant at nights. Sapori del Lord Byron is distinguished from other eating places across Rome, by virtue of its chick setting and impeccable service. The setting is steeped in elegance and the ambience is homely. The menu is full of various succulent dishes. At this restaurant, appetizers can satisfy their longing for Roman specialties like tagliolini pasta in oxtail sauce and fava beans with pecorino. Of the main course delicacies, the pappardella pasta with shrimp, arugula, orange and saffron is a real pleasure for the tongue.
Venue: Parioli, the Hotel Lord Byron
Cuisine: Italian
Time: Mon-Sat 12:30-2:30pm, 8-10:30pm
Phone: 06-3613041
Season: Closed August
Website: http://www.lordbyronhotel.com/en/9/restaurant.aspx


La Pergola restaurants in RomeCulinary indulgence in a confined interior is not your cup of tea. If relishing your favourite Italian dishes in the lush green surrounding and in the open is what delights you, MET is the only place to stop at. A hotspot for the culinary pleasure seekers in the city of Rome, MET stuns its guests, with a rich mix of black, white and dark brown in the refurbishment as well as the decor. This Roman restaurant offers a complete menu with a wide range of choices to cater to the different tastes of guests from different cultures. Be it pizza or Mediterranean cuisine or cocktail or sushi corner your tongue waters for, MET will not disappoint you. Intimate hospitality, top quality, mediculous service, favulous setting, open ambience and trendy decor are the fetching attributes of MET.

Venue: Piazzale di Ponte Milvio 34
Cuisine: Italian
Time: 7pm-1am, closed on Monday
Phone: +39 06 33221237
Website: http://www.met-roma.it/


La Pergola restaurants in RomeA firstclass non-Italian restaurant in the city of Rome. SOMO features a Japanese-style interior with an air of sophistication in design, decor and setting. International clientele and the Italian public are served Japanese and Fusion cuisine at this restaurant. The Japanese cuisine includes delights with different flavours of Japanese gastronomy. The Fusion cuisine is a harmony of the oriental and Mediterranear delicacies. A favourite culinary haunt of the tourists from Asia, SOMO is famous for delivering the yummiest delectables.
Venue: Via Goffredo Mameli
Cuisine: non-Italian, Japanese, Fusion
Time: 7.30pm-12.30am, closed on Monday
Phone: + 39 06 5882060
Website: http://www.somo.asia/

Agatha e Romeo

La Pergola restaurants in RomeOffering the most lip-smacking modern Italian cuisine to the utter delight of appetizers is Agate e Romeo in Rome. The perfect harmony of fine dining and spiritful wine is what this Roman restaurant is known for. Run by the couple Agatha Parisella and Romeo Caraccio, the restaurant is frequented by everyone in general and food connoisseurs in particular. Adding to the pleasure of dining at Agatha e Romeo is warm service. Everything from dishes to desserts, served here, is cooked up with high-quality ingredients. The restaurant boasts of an incredible wine collection.

Venue: Via Carlo Alberto 45, Termini
Cuisine: Modern Italian
Time: Monday- Friday
Phone: 06 446 6115
Season: Closed on second week of July and August
Website: www.agataeromeo.it

Baby, Aldrovandi Palace Hotel

La Pergola restaurants in RomeThe place to be entertained with the pure Don Alfonso menu with savoury Neapolitan flavour in the Eternal City of Rome is Baby. From the huge list of Italian delights, ravioli with sheep’s cheese, braised scorpion fish with tangy tomato sauce and marjoram with cherry tomato sauce are a favourite of appetizers. Some other mouth-watering delights like duck breast with cocoa and apricot jam are a part of the Mediterranean cuisine served at Baby. The cool ambience of the restaurant’s white-and-cream interior is a unique feel. Alfresco lunch or dinner on the terrace overlooking a pool is an additional attraction of Baby in Aldrovandi Palace Hotel.
Venue: Via Ulisse Aldrovandi 15
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Time: Tuesday-Sunday
Phone: 06-321-6126
Website: http://www.aldrovandi.com/

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