It’s one of the most enduring cultures of all time, so it’s only fitting that the restaurants of Rome are of equal greatness to its history. If you’re looking for excellent places in the city to catch a bite, here are five of the best.
Ditirambo is a quirky little restaurant tucked away from the rest of Rome, but don’t let the winding roads and small doors fool you. What it lacks in locale in makes up in food – everything from traditional tonnarelli to more daring blends of spiced meats and unusual fondues. Best of all, most of its staff speaks English, so you won’t have to fumble around with a language barrier when ordering!
4: Ad Hoc
With tasty meals at affordable prices, Ad Hoc has become one of the go-to restaurants for visitors looking for an authentic taste of Mediterranean cuisine. Enjoy lunch, dinner and late-night plates that can accommodate any budget, and do it all with spectacular views of the streets below. Play your cards right and the chef has even been known to share his recipes with satisfied customers!
3: Ristorante Eleonora D’Arborea
Ready for the best seafood in the northern hemisphere? Ristorante Eleonora D’Arborea is world-famous for the most delicious dishes to come out of the sea. With everything from buttered shrimp to fried oysters and lobster linguine, you won’t want to miss what this place can offer. It even commands a respectful wine list to wash it all down.
2: Fortunato al Pantheon
A favorite of politicians and local starlets, Fortunato al Pantheon is a luxurious taste of the high life. The food is five-star Italian, the staff are courteous and professional, and with candles and white silk tablecloths, the atmosphere is simply unbeatable. The luxury comes at a price but even if it is slightly out of budget, I’d quite happily take out several cash loans to eat here again. If you’re looking to pamper yourself with an unforgettable night in Rome, this is the restaurant for the job!
High in the hills of Rome, Vascello lives up to the scenery by providing both a great meal and a one-of-a-kind experience for any visitor. Take your pick of tables, indoor or out, and enjoy wine and appetizers until the main course, which could be anything from lemon zest ravioli to spaghetti with sheep cheese and black pepper. The sky is the limit when it comes to Vascello – just look out its windows and see.