Rome - great places to eatTweet
Rome has a plethora of places to eat - some good, some not so good serving up standard touristic fayre. Below are the places I've eaten really enjoyable meals several times over. I have no hestitation recommending any of the these places.
Ara Pacis - La Capricciosa (Largo dei Lombardi 8, 00186 Rome) - We usually pop into La Capricciosa on our visits to Rome and not without cause. Service has always been excellent and very hospitable. Food has always been super to splendid (especially the signature pizza La Capricciosa) and there's an enjoyable selection of wine - which one expects from any eatery worth its salt in Italy. Being just off Via del Corso, one would normally expect more tourists at such an establishment and, while there is always a quota, many visitors are Romans. Which is a good sign.
Hotel Raphael Rooftop Terrace (Hotel Raphael, Largo Febo 2, Rome) - The rooftop terrace at the Hotel Raphael benefits from an excellent kitchen and rooftop views over the city. Usually open during the summer months in fine weather, view of St Peters Basilica, Castel Sant'Angello, the roof tops of Piazza Navona and the Pantheon. Which is an excellent way to enjoy a well made meal or simply a glass of wine.
Restaurant La Veranda (Hotel Columbus, Via della Conciliazione 33, 00193 Roma) - We've taken luncheon at Restaurant La Veranda in the Hotel Columbus a few times now and have always been pleased with their lunch menu - which comes in at 35EUR for four courses, a glass of wine, water and breads. Food quality has always been excellent and portions are invariably on the more-than-ample side. Service is pretty good and unhurried - which is nice. The spacious dining room also boasts an excellently decorated cieling or, in warmer times, enjoy the garden.