With a wealth of Michelin-starred establishments offering creative and surprising interpretations of international, Mediterranean and traditional Roman cuisine, choosing where to eat in Rome can often be tricky.
Ambiance here is in abundance, and the combination of stunning rooftop terraces, charming historic interiors, stylish modern establishments and magnificent views of the Eternal City make for truly memorable dining. These are the best restaurants in Rome.
LA PERGOLA (AT ROME CAVALIERI)
Style / Ambiance: This acclaimed restaurant is the culinary star of the city, and widely considered one of the best places to eat in Rome by locals and international foodies alike. Having earned three Michelin stars and established itself as a favorite among the international jet set.
Located at the elegant Rome Cavalieri hotel, La Pergola’s striking dining space is furnished with rare antiques and beautiful art from the hotel’s impressive collection, including magnificent paintings, tapestries and bespoke hand-blown glass pieces. It also features enormous windows, which showcase heart-stopping views of Rome. Extraordinary, innovative Mediterranean dishes – underpinned by fresh ingredients and a chef with an adventurous and passionate approach to food – are complemented by a wine cellar containing 53,000 bottles from 1888 to the present. For an unsurpassed, truly Roman summer experience, dine alfresco on the terrace in front of the twinkling panorama of the city.