Please, keep in mind that also a Michelin star restaurant can be disappointed !! Even the ancient Romans knew that: “De gustibus, coloribus, mulieribus non disputandim”: there's no accounting for taste, colors or women.
Sometimes, a local restaurant can give you more of the roman atmosphere
But, maybe for a special occasion .... ......
Il Convivio di Troianai
+39 06 686 9432,
Vicolo dei Soldati, 31
Closed for lunch and Sun. Average €120
Cooking creative / Menu: 110€ - Carte: 70€/131€
The Troiani brothers, Massimo, Giuseppe and Angelo opened Convivio at its original address in Via dell'Orso, near Piazza Navona in 1990. Today it is regarded as one of the best restaurants in the city. It is a place for special occasions with its elegant rooms and beautiful tableware. The menu is an exciting mixture of old and new. Many of the traditional Roman favourites are given a new twist, such as "new style" boneless oxtail with celeriac puree, and Angelo combines seasonal ingredients with panache in his new creations. This is great designer food and people are encouraged to order a series of half portions to create their own tasting menu. Most of the great wines are present on the wine list and Massimo is happy to suggest different glasses of wine to go with each dish ordered.
I had an excellent experience. Has a Michelin Star.
+39 06 788 0494,
Via Appia Antica 139
Closed Tue. Average €60
This former post house opposite the catacombs on the old Appian Way is a warm, welcoming restaurant with its open fire and walls lined with wine. In warmer months meals are served in the beautiful garden with its 300-year-old wisteria and Roman remains. The extensive menu satisfies all tastes and is a good mixture of traditional and new. There is excellent grilled meat served with a wide choice of sauces using olive oil from the Sabine hills, and the very fresh fish appears in an interesting way at every course. The antipasti selection ranges from cheese and salami to vegetables and seafood, while the very fertile area just south of Rome – the Ciociaria – inspires several pasta dishes.
I always like to return (Francesco, the maitre d’ is fabulous and friend)
vicolo del Cinque 58 I - 00153 Roma
Phone: 0658335903 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing: 24 december - 26 december, 13 january - 28 january, 07 july - 29 july, monday. One Michelin Star 2013
Cuisine modern : Menu: 70€/ 90€ - Carte: 62€/96€
Situated in the heart of Trastevere, this restaurant boasts an ultra-modern design with an interesting play of light and slightly unsettling atmosphere. The excellent cuisine also features highly modern touches.
Raviolini ripieni di parmigiano 60 mesi con asparagi e burro d'Isigny. Agnello al sumac (spezia) con carote allo zenzero e tuberi. Crema cotta al frutto della passione, gelato al pop corn e tuile (biscotto sottile) al sesamo.
via Cadlolo 101 I - 00136 Roma Tel 0635092152
Opening times: Always booking far in advance.
Closing: 01 january - 27 january, 10 august - 20 august,
Remarks token from internet
.... This my favorite restaurant in the world. Very expensive, but worth it. The service is impeccable. The view is amazing--looking out over St Peter's and Rome. The maitre'd, Simone, is outstanding.
The chef, Heinz Beck, is a true culinary genius. If you stay through the end of the evening he usually spends time chatting with the guests and is happy to answer questions about the food and it's preparation. Or, ask him about his brother working in the auto parts business. Heinz is one of the most accessible of the star chefs.
The nine course gourmet tasting menu is sublime. The wine pairings are perfect. Mateo the sommelier is a genius at pairing wine with La Pergola's cuisine. The extra charge for wine pairing with the tasting menu is quite reasonable (but in line with everything else being so expensive. It's not cheap but a good value at these prices. Usually around 120 Euros for nine glasses.)
The Grand Dessert is terrific. Have you ever joked that you'd like a bite of everything? That is the experience you get with the Grand Dessert!
After dinner, have drinks on the patio and enjoy the stupendous view. Or, have a cigar and single malt or other fine liquor in the splendid cigar room.
German chef Heinz Beck is more Italian than many of his colleagues! Served in the panoramic roof garden, the cuisine here is Roman and Mediterranean, and the service both attentive and professional.
Spaghetti all'acqua di pomodoro con tartufi di mare e salsa di basilico e prezzemolo. Merluzzo nero con salsa di sedano e crosta al curry. Sfera ghiacciata ai frutti rossi su crema al tè con lamponi cristallizzati.
As you can expect for the only three Michelin star restaurant in Rome: expensive (500 US $) is possible.