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Eat as the Romans Do: Rome Restaurant Recommendations

Think you know Italian food? Try these restaurants in Rome, then get back to us. Design your day around a culinary experience at La Pergola, catch a European celebrity at Quinzi Gabrieli, and treat yourself to  chocolate soufflé on a terrace at Mirabelle. These Italian eateries won’t disappoint.


LA PERGOLA Via Alberto Cadlolo 101
Rome’s only three-star Michelin-rated restaurant is La Pergola in the Rome Cavalieri Waldorf Astoria Hotel. The panoramic view from inside is impressive, but we assure you that the menu will knock your socks off! Order the nine-course tasting menu for the best of unique takes on classic Roman dishes. The wine cellar is 53,000 bottles strong and they serve 29 different Italian mineral waters, so you won’t go thirsty, either.


QUINZI GABRIELI Via delle Coppelle 5
Love seafood? You’ll love Quinzi Gabrieli. Renowned for its quality, this cozy and intimate restaurant near the Pantheon is the ideal setting for a romantic meal out on the town. The fish served is same-day caught and from local waters. French and Italian wines are on the menu, too. This little place is a favorite of European stars and VIPs, so keep your eyes peeled. Closed Mondays.


MIRABELLE Via di Porta Pinciana 14
This fabulous find is on the seventh floor of Hotel Splendide and nearly every table boasts an incredible view. Reserve a terrace table for the best view to take in the beauty of the setting sun, the city lights, and the dome of St. Peter’s. Meals are multi-course at Mirabelle, but definite “musts” include the foie gras, blue lobster, and the chocolate soufflé for dessert.

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