1. La Pergola
With superb Vatican views, La Pergola is Rome’s only 3-Michelin-starred restaurant and its 10-course gourmet menu (€230pp) is probably the best meal in Italy.
Via Alberto Cadlolo, 101
There’s only one restaurant in Rome where you can sit on top of an old gladiator barracks overlooking the Colosseum while eating Wagyu Kobe Beef Tagliata. This is it…
Via Labicana, 125
Panzirone’s pink checked tablecloths spill on to Piazza Navona with the best views of Bernini’s Fountain. Go for the veal topped with parma ham, a specialita romana.
Piazza Navona, 73
At the top of the Spanish Steps, Rome’s first rooftop restaurant attracted everyone from the Kennedys to Stravinksy. The 6-course vegetarian tasting menu is a culinary masterpiece.
Piazza Trinita dei Monti, 6
Sitting out on Piazza del Popolo is like being in Venice’s San Marco. Canova is great for lunch and people-watching. Order a coffee and canova cake to complete the experience.
Piazza del Popolo, 16-17
6. Osteria Ar Galletto
The tables of this ancient inn face Palazzo Farnese, one of the most beautiful palaces in Rome. Its ambitious menu includes raw fish and raw meat dishes.
Piazza Farnese, 104
– TEXT BY ADRIAN MOURBY
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This article was originally published by Singapore Press Holdings.