Via Carlo Alberto, 45, 00185 Rome, Italy
Phone: +39 06 446 6115
Features: After Hours, Reservation, Dinner, Lunch
One of the most alluring places near the Vittorio Emanuele Monument is this striking restaurant done up in turn-of-the-20th-century Liberty style. You'll enjoy the creative cuisine of Romeo Caraccio (who manages the dining room) and his wife, Agata Parisella (who prepares her own version of sophisticated Roman food). Look for pasta garnished with broccoli and cauliflower and served in skate broth, as well as risotto with saffron, taleggio cheese, rabbit croquettes, and thyme. For an appetizer consider a flan of aged pecorino cheese from Sogliano with a pear sauce and chestnut honey. Yes, it sounds more like a dessert than a starter. For dessert, consider Agata's millefoglie, puff pastry stuffed with almonds and sweetened cream. There's a wine cellar with a wide choice of international and domestic wines.