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Top 10 Restaurants in Rome: from Michelin-starred restaurants to local trattorias

This list of the Top 10 restaurants in Rome will be especially enjoyed by foodies, and by many of our beloved travelers who are eager to discover local cuisine and food specialties.

In the Eternal City, we are lucky enough to have thousands of restaurants at our doorsteps, but just a few can be list among the very top when it comes to the food they serve.

One of the most authoritative Italian online magazine on food, Scatti di Gusto, has recently published a list of the best 100 restaurants in Rome. We decided to narrow this list down to the top  10 restaurants, including both the first 5 Michelin-starred venues and chefs, and the first top 5 local trattorias.

If you are looking for a unique gastronomic experience and to celebrate a special occasion, Rome offers plenty of choices that won’t leave you disappointed.

1. Imàgo – Hotel Hassler

Located at the 6th floor of the Hassler hotel in Rome, Imàgo offers a unique panoramic view over the city and a stunning culinary experience.
The Head Chef Francesco Apreda’s reinterpretation of regional cuisine has earned Imàgo one Michelin Star.

We recommend it on special occasion and for a romantic dinner.

Opening Times
Dinner from 7:00pm to 10:30pm.
Open 7 days a week.
Dress code:jacket for gentlemen
Remember to book in full advance

 2. La Pergola – Rome Cavalieri

La Pergola is the only restaurants in Rome which received the great honor of 3 Michelin Stars, thanks to the hard work of the Head Chef Heinz Beck and his crew.
During the years, authoritative guides such as l’Espresso and Gambero Rosso have consistently voted La Pergola the “Best Restaurant in Rome”. Its fine location and exclusive ambience inside the Cavalieri Hotel are perfectly matched with its culinary excellence.

Opening Times
Dinner from 7:30pm to 10:30pm.
Open 7 days a week.
Dress code:jacket for gentlemen
Remember to book in full advance
The restaurant will be closed from August 7 to 29, 2016
and three weeks in January 2017

3. La Trota

In Rivodutri, a small Italian municipality of 200 inhabitants, less than 100km away from Rome, there’s la Trota restaurant, established and run by two amazing chefs and brothers, Sandro and Maurizio Serva.
It took the two brothers almost 30 years of hard work to make their culinary philosophy, which consist in elevating simple and poor ingredients to the excellence, to earn two Michelin Stars.
This restaurant is now renowned for its superb menu of carp, tench, freshwater crayfish, eels, pike and, of course, trout and for its relaxing atmosphere.

Booking advisable
Address via Santa Susanna 33, località Piedicolle, 02010 RIVODUTRI
Phone +390746685078
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Website: http://www.latrota.com

4. Il Pagliaccio

Colors, movements, shapes, spices and the best ingredients are the key elements of il Pagliaccio’s culinary philosophy. This high-end restaurant serves creative Mediterranean dishes in a chic dining room.
The Italian Chef Anthony Genovese will surprise you with its colorful menù, which expresses his own personal gastronomic philosophy and experience, revealing his culture about ingredients.

Restaurant Il Pagliaccio - Via dei Banchi Vecchi 129a, Roma - Tel. +39 06/68.80.9595

Lunch Wednesday to Saturday - 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm
Dinner Tuesday to Saturday - 7:30 pm to 10:30 pm
Closed on Sundays and Mondays - Tuesday for lunch

5. Metamorfosi

Head Chef Roy Salomon Caceres has Colombian origin and a precise idea of what it takes to make of a meal an excellent gastronomic experience.
Each single dish and recipe is seen as a story that needs to be told. The traditional Italian cuisine is continuously reinvented an reinterpreted with enthusiasm at la Metamorfosi.
The ambience is elegant and simple. Warm and cozy colors of the forniture create a relaxing athmosphere. The minimal design assure that the dish is the real protagonist at la Metamorfosi.

Monday to Friday 12.30 – 14.30 e 20.00 – 22.30
Saturday (closed at lunch) 20.00 – 22.30
Sunday: closed
(+39) 06/8076839

Keep on reading the next article to get the full list of the Top 10 Restaurants in Rome.


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