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Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Top 10 Restaurants in Rome - Dining in Elegance

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1). Agata & Romeo:Is a family based restaurant that has been around for three generations serving traditional local Roman cuisine. Its large collection of different types of wine to delicious. Romeo is an expert sommelier (more than 1500 labels in his cellar), he can help you select the appropriate wine to best match your desired meal. Agata is the chef known for her delicious unique recipes of her traditional Roman dishes.
Cuisine: Italian, European
Opening Times: Monday-Friday 12.00pm-3.00pm, 7.00pm-11.30pm, Closed: Saturday/Sunday
Location: Via Carlo Alberto,45
2). Checchino da 1887:This is another perfect example of traditional Roman food with a more wide variety and taste. Try the veal hearts with artichokes or oxtail stew. These are highly recommended by everyone. Don't be scared by this, they are also very good in serving the finger-licking homemade pasta, and salads. Desserts are a must have!
Cuisine: Italian, Roman
Opening Times: 12.30pm-3.00pm, 8.00pm-12.00am
Location: Via di Monte Testaccio,30

3). Colline Emiliane: A family run restaurant tucked away from the busy streets of Rome serving typical Roman menu focusing mainly on homemade pastas with some of the very best local Roman sauces. The house specialties are known to be Tortellini in Broth or Pumpkin Ravioli.
Cuisine: Regional
Opening Times: Opens Tuesday to Sunday 12.45pm-2.45pm, 7.45pm-10.45pm
Location: Via Avignonesi,22
4). Etabli: A bit rather different from most restaurants in Rome ran by second or third generations, this place offers a new approach, style, atmosphere and food redecoration. It is a cafe', restaurant, wine bar all in one. Beautifully decorated living room space ambience, low diming lights with comfortable armchairs and sofas.
Cuisine: Italian, European
Opening Times: Daily 9.00am-11.00pm
Location: Vicolo delle Vacche,9
5). Il Bacaro: A romantic place tucked away in a cobble-stone side street away from the traffic of Rome. Tables set outside lit by candle light providing a sensual feeling of a passionate meal with your partner. This restaurant also offers you the very best with their exclusive wine list that is sure to satisfy your appetite and help absorb true Italian Roman cuisine. The Walls are decorated with simple like frescoes, adding a more rustic feel to the atmosphere.
Cuisine: Italian, European
Opening Times: Monday-Saturday 8.00pm-12.00am, hours may vary seasonally
Location: Via degli Spagnoli,27
6). La MonteCarlo: Is the perfect place to enjoy a real Pizza Rome style. This restaurant is run by the daughter of the famous Pizzeria 'Da Baffetto'. Their menu offers varied delicious types of pizzas that a trip to Rome would not be complete without a meal here. Offers a relaxed and fun atmosphere, where you can enjoy a good meal and be yourself.
Cuisine: Italian, European
Opening Times: Tuesday-Sunday 12.30pm-3.30pm, 6.30pm-1.00am
Location: Vicolo Savelli,12
7). La Pergola: This restaurant ranks the top 10 in Rome, but the top 50 in the world. Award winning of three Michelin stars and other prestigious awards from around the world. The dining area defines the word elegance, and more than 1800 labels (more than 48000 bottles at your disposal). The food is worth every single bite not to mention the view it grants.
Cuisine: Italian, European, Continental, Mediterranean
Opening Times: Tuesday-Saturday 7.30pm-12.00am
Location: Via A. Cadlolo 101, Cavalieri Hilton
8). La Trattoria: Try something new in Italian cuisine. Sicilian food is brought to Rome for a taste of Southern Italian cuisine. Fillippo La Mantia (Chef) loves to share his uniqueness exclusive recipes from his homeland and see the look on people's as they taste his masterpiece. For those who wish to explore another type of Italian world, try the true Sicilian food.
Cuisine: Italian, Regional, European
Opening Times: Monday-Saturday 12.00pm-3.00pm, 7.30pm-12.00am
Location: Via del Pozzo delle Cornacchie,25
9). Le Carrette: A family run restaurant for many years and still going strong, based only from its original roots and tradition. Using simple basic ingredients and never duplicated technique. An inviting atmosphere for families and friends. Very popular with wealthy locals and especially Italian footballers and celebrities.
Cuisine: Italian
Opening Times: Daily 7.30pm-12.00am: Closed on Wednesday
Location: Via Madonna dei Monti,63
10). Taverna dei Fori Imperiali: Another family run restaurant by two wonderful people (husband and wife), a small restaurant but with a cozy atmosphere displaying kind and warm Italian hospitality. Their recipes consists of a variety of Sicilian, Roman and Umbrian food plus chef's own innovations to add more flavor and touch to each dish.
Cuisine: Italian, Regional, European
Opening Times: Wednesday-Monday 12.00pm-3.00pm, 7.30pm-12.00am
Location: Via della Madonna dei Monti,16
Don't stop here...! What is a good place to eat without a nice place to sleep! If you are coming to Rome, make it worthwhile and find out some of the best accommodations where you can stay.
Before you pack your bags and jet off to Rome, you'll need to organize some accommodation first. Look no further, visit our site and look at more of our selected vacation rental apartments, Villas and Castles. We suggest to try staying in an apartment, since hotels tend to be over-priced and of lower quality than you'd expect to get for your money.
The other great art city in Italy is Venice. If you would be interested in also visiting what nearly everyone consider to be the most Romantic city in the world, we also offer Venice apartments for rent.
Sarah Dudleymore is a professional travel consultant. She is working for "The Key to Italy" a travel agency specialized in Rome Apartments for Rent.

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