Top restaurants in Rome · Exclusive dining

Rome has numerous internationally known top chefs and high-quality gastronomy in well-kept surroundings. Find the right top restaurant in Rome for your romantic meal or your prestigious celebration here. Browse through our selection of first class restaurants.

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Restaurants with panoramic views

Above the rooftops of Rome you can enjoy a magnificent view. Combined with excellent cuisine and first-class service, nothing will stand in the way of your romantic meal or your celebration.

Pantheon: Minerva Roof Garden

This first-class location in the Grand Hotel de la Minerve has an extensive gastronomic offer and is also well suited for celebrations and events. Google maps web

Navona: Mater Terrae

The restaurant at the Organic Hotel Raphael offers modern and vegetarian cuisine. The restaurant is recommended by the Guide Michelin 2021. Google maps web

Hotel Ponte Sisto

The 4* Hotel Ponte Sisto offers a garden and a roof terrace for events and celebrations. web

Spanish Steps: Imàgo

Imàgo is located on the 6th floor of the Hotel Hassler to the right of the Trinità dei Monti church above the Spanish Steps. The restaurant has been awarded one star * in the Guide Michelin 2021. web

Porta Pinciana: Mirabelle

Mirabelle steals the show with a unique panoramic view of Villa Medici and over the city. The restaurant is recommended by the Guide Michelin 2021. Google maps web

Porta Pinciana: La Terrazza

A little below the Mirabelle is the Hotel Eden in Via Ludovisi with the restaurant La Terrazza. The restaurant is awarded one star * in the Guide Michelin. Google maps web

Fori Imperiali: Hotel Forum

The restaurant in the Hotel Forum has a breathtaking view over the Imperial Forums. It is also suitable for events. Google maps web

Colosseum: Aroma

The restaurant in Palazzo Manfredi offers a wonderful view of the Colosseum. It offers Mediterranean and regional cuisine and has been awarded one star * by the Michelin Guide 2021. Google maps web

Monte Mario: La Pergola

For years the number 1 in the Roman gastronomic heaven has been La Pergola with the internationally known star chef Heinz Beck. The restaurant in the Rome Cavalieri Hotel has been awarded 3 stars *** in the Guide Michelin 2021 and three forks in the Gambero rosso. Google maps web

Creative cuisine

Many restaurants in Rome combine traditional dishes with modern concepts in combination and preparation.

Barberini: Moma

In the relatively simple restaurant, simple ingredients are composed into a symphony. The restaurant has been awarded one star * in the Michelin Guide. Google maps web

Pantheon: Idylio

The discreet Idylio restaurant in the 5 * Pantheon Iconic Rome Hotel offers a selection of menus, including vegetarian ones. The restaurant has been awarded one star * in the Michelin Guide and three forks in the Gambero Rosso. Google maps web

Navona: Pipero Roma

In this intimate and romantic restaurant, Alessandro Pipero presents small works of art on the plate. The restaurant has been awarded one star * in the Michelin Guide. Google maps web

Via Giulia: Pagliaccio

In this noble restaurant you can choose between various surprise menus, including vegetarian ones. Anthony Genovese fuses Mediterranean taste with oriental influences, Marion Lichtle draws for the patisserie. The restaurant has been awarded two stars ** in the Michelin Guide and three forks in the Gambero Rosso. Google maps web

Trastevere: Glass

The contemporary restaurant of the highly decorated chef Cristina Bowerman spoils you with products from Italian regions and international influences in surprising combinations. The restaurant shines with one star * in the Michelin Guide and with three forks in the Gambero Rosso. Google maps web

Prati: Ristorante Enoteca La Torre

The restaurant is located north of the center on the Tiber in the magnificent Villa Laetitia of the house Fendi. The restaurant captivates with a sumptuous ambience, imaginative creations and selected wines and has been awarded one star * in the Michelin Guide. Google maps web

Flaminio: All’Oro

All’Oro combines traditional cuisine with creative elements and offers an interesting wine list. The restaurant impresses with its romantic atmosphere and has been awarded one star * in the Michelin Guide. Google maps web

Pigneto: Va.do

The Pigneto is a kind of artists’ village with an intense nightlife. In the very inviting Va.do you can get Mediterranean products with Asian influences. Google maps web

Classic Italian cuisine

Lungotevere Marzio: Due Ladroni

The historic restaurant on the Piazza Nicosia landed in scandalous headlines as the hangout of many politicians and ministers. The menu offers a large selection of Mediterranean specialties. Google maps web

Pantheon: Il Collegio

The vinotheque with cocktail bar and kitchen was created in a carefully restored wine shop. Cardinal Capranica originally built the palace on the square of the same name in 1451 for a college of priests. Il Collegio is a project of the Santarelli family, who run the renowned Casale del Giglio winery south of Rome, and is also well suited for events. Google maps web

Borgo Vaticano: Arlù

In the Arlù you will find regional cuisine with regional ingredients in the magical ambience of the Borgo. Google maps web

Aventin: Marco Martini

The restaurant offers the ambience of a winter garden and a picturesque terrace. There is lunch, aperitif and dinner. It has been awarded one star * in the Michelin Guide. Google maps web

Trastevere: Antica Pesa

The historic family restaurant with garden Antica Pesa offers traditional Roman and regional cuisine. The restaurant is recommended by the Michelin Guide. Google maps web

Appia Antica: L’archeologia

The former post station on the Appia Antica was built on ancient graves and in the foundation walls of a mausoleum. The child-friendly restaurant has existed for more than a hundred years. The former hypogeum, a vaulted grave building from the 1st century, now serves as a wine cellar.

You can get fish and meat here, fresh oysters and crustaceans, as well as themed menus that change according to the season. Google maps web

Cucina di mare – seafood

Navona: Il Convivio

In the renovated old structure, the Convivio offers a restaurant with four halls. In addition to the imaginative creations, the sommelier will advise you on the selection of the right wines. The restaurant has been awarded one star * in the Michelin Guide. Google maps web

Via Giulia: Per me

Per me by Giulio Terrinoni offers first-class selected products and wild caught fish. The kitchen stands out with raw fish and combinations from different regions. The restaurant has been awarded one star * in the Michelin Guide. Google maps web

Piazza de’ Ricci: Pierluigi

Pierluigi is a first-class traditional fish restaurant in Via di Montserrato, parallel to Via Giulia. Follow the road that starts to the right of the French Embassy in Palazzo Farnese and you can’t miss it. Pierluigi also offers a cocktail bar and selected wines. There is also enough space for smaller events. Google maps web

Borgo Vaticano: Da Benito e Gilberto

This traditional fish restaurant with the inconspicuous entrance is characterized by excellent quality and friendly service. It can count on a large number of regular customers in the otherwise rather touristy environment of the Borgo. Google maps web

Trastevere: Ripa 12

Ripa 12 is a traditional fish restaurant in Trastevere. A look at the menu gives you an initial overview, but always let the wait staff advise you. For example, you ask for a raw fish, spigola or orata, served with rocket (the fish is billed by weight). The mixed starters with raw and fried fish and the first dishes are very nice. Google maps Facebook

Santa Croce in Gerusalemme: Ottavio

At Ottavio you will find an excellent selection of traditional fish dishes, from raw fish to classic preparations. Unfortunately it can get quite noisy when the restaurant is full. Google maps web

Cucina di terra

In Italy a distinction is made between Cucina di mare and Cucina di terra. At Cucina di mare, everything that has to do with seafood and the matching flavors and side dishes is on the table. At Cucina di terra, all products on earth are served, such as meat, cheese, vegetables and the matching flavors and side dishes.

Via Veneto: Girarrosto Fiorentino

This Tuscan grill restaurant is all about meat and the matching wines. Google maps web

Trastevere: Zia

The Zia restaurant offers an exciting menu, mainly with products from the country and the islands. The comfortable restaurant is located behind the Piazza San Cosimato and has been awarded one star * in the Michelin Guide. Google maps web

Prati: Tordomatto

The gourmet’s handwriting can be recognized just by reading the menu. Even if an oyster or a squid creeps into the menu, you will primarily get earth-related cuisine here. The restaurant has been awarded one star * in the Michelin Guide. Google maps web

Parioli: Ambasciata d’Abruzzo

Here you have been getting specialties from Abruzzo for more than 50 years. There is mountain cuisine, but Abruzzo also borders the Adriatic Sea. Google maps web

Restaurants outside of Rome

Outside Rome there are many places where you can eat tasty and elegantly. Here are our favorites. Reservations are required for these restaurants.

Since the journey by public transport is arduous, especially in the evening, it is better to take a rental car or a taxi.

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Castel Gandolfo: Pagnanelli

Pagnanelli is our all-time favorite for a romantic meal. The terrace with its magnificent view of the volcanic lake Lago di Albano is particularly beautiful. After your meal, you can go down to the wine cellar for a digestive. Google maps web

Tivoli: Sibilla

This elegant restaurant, with its more than 300 year history, has seen numerous powerful and prominent visitors. You eat in an exciting atmosphere between the temples of Vesta and Sibilla and the waterfalls of Tivoli. Google maps web

Lido di Ostia: La Marinella

The bathing establishment with swimming pool La Marinella on the southern edge of the Lido is our favorite in Ostia Lido. In the elegant fish restaurant with tables inside and outside you get the whole range from raw shellfish and warm antipasti to a selection of fish that is prepared according to your wishes. Google maps web

Fiumicino: Pascucci al Porticciolo

With a star * in the Michelin Guide and three forks in the Gambero Rosso, the restaurant is the highlight in Fiumicino. A composition of Mediterranean cuisine with an Asian influence is offered. Google maps web

Fiumicino: Bastianelli al Molo

When talking about Fiumicino, Bastianelli al Molo should of course not be missing. It scores with traditional Mediterranean cuisine, first-class service and a pleasant atmosphere. Here you can forget the time. Google maps web

Santa Severa: L’Isola del Pescatore

The rustic fishing island is right next to the picturesque Santa Severa Castle. Even the star chef Heinz Beck has been here to eat. The cuisine impresses with its Mediterranean simplicity and the freshness of the wild-caught ingredients. Making a reservation by phone is a little tricky at times and you may have to call more often. Google maps web

Civitavecchia: Ideale

The restaurant with classic Mediterranean seafood is located on Via Aurelia at the southern end of the port city. From the restaurant you have a beautiful view of the sea and the coastline of Civitavecchia. Google maps web

Civitavecchia: La Luna sul Cucchiaio

Somewhat hidden in the city behind the harbor is this elegant restaurant with a modern creative kitchen with meat and fish dishes. Google maps web

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