DINING CAMPO DE’ FIORI & JEWISH GHETTO choose among an array of sandwiches, pizzas, salads, meat, pasta, and fish. Wine by the glass and expertly prepared cocktails also available. Live piano music in the evening. Open daily, 11am– late. Piazza Trinità dei Monti, 6. Tel 06699340. (€€€) also on offer. Open daily, 11am–11:30pm. Via del Portico d’Ottavia, 61/65. Tel 0668801607. All credit cards accepted. (€€) lareginella.it Map D4 Il Giardino Romano (Jewish Roman) La Taverna del Ghetto (Jewish Roman) This cozy restaurant offers traditional RomanJewish recipes like fried artichokes, fried salt cod, amatriciana, cacio e pepe, oxtail stew, lamb scottadito, and many more. Open Thu–Tue, 12noon–3pm and 7–11pm. Via Portico d’Ottavia, 18. Tel 0668809661. (€/€€) ilgiardinoromano.it Welcoming restaurant offering the best of Judaeo- Roman cuisine, such as carciofi alla giudia; stuffed Roman zucchini; fried salt cod filet; fettuccine with braised meat; a kosher version of carbonara; salt cod with cherry tomatoes, raisins, and pine nuts; veggie burgers; and Kosher meat kebabs. Wide selection of Italian and Israeli wines. Open daily for lunch and dinner. Via del Portico d’Ottavia, 8. Tel 0668809771. latavernadelghetto.com Map E2 Sapori del Lord Byron (Parioli) In an elegant yet contemporary ambience, the chef offers seasonal menus to ensure freshness and quality, matched with diligent service. Sapori offers all the ingredients for a sensational meal. Open for lunch and dinner. Via G. de Notaris, 5. Tel 063220404. Credit cards accepted. (€€€) Map C5 Giggetto al Portico (Jewish Roman) Tucked behind the Portico d’Ottavia, this friendly spot serves hearty Jewish-Roman cuisine including deep-fried artichokes, baccalà, and stuffed zucchini flowers. Closed Mon. Via del Portico d’Ottavia, 21a. Tel 066861105. Credit cards and travelers’ cheques accepted. (€€) giggettoalportico.com Map C5 Off Map I Sofà Bar Restaurant & Roof Terrace (Italian/Roman) RESTAURANTS BY AREA APPIA ANTICA Map D4 Elegant restaurant with rooftop terrace offering views of the entire city. Revisited Roman cuisine with local ingredients. Live music Fri, Sat, Sun nights. Buffet breakfast also offered. Open 12–2:30pm and 7–10:30pm. Via Giulia, 62. Tel 0668661846. All credit cards accepted. (€€€) isofa.it Pierluigi (Italian) Hostaria Antica Roma (Italian) In a lovely piazza, sample excellent fresh seafood, arriving daily from the Lazio coast, as well as creative pasta dishes, perfectly prepared vegetables, and sinful desserts. Excellent wine list. Open Tues–Sun, 12noon–3pm and 7pm– 12midnight. Piazza de’ Ricci, 144. Tel 066868717. (€€€) pierluigi.it Notable restaurant in an evocative, historic setting along the Ancient Appian Way in the shadow of the Mausoleum of Cecilia Metella. The menu offers historic ancient recipes like Columella-style gilt-head bream, traditional Roman dishes such as bucatini all’amatriciana and rigatoni cacio e pepe, grilled meats, fresh fish, a large selection of fine wines and liqueurs, and house-made desserts. Outdoor dining in warm weather. Open Tue–Sun, 12:15–2:45pm and 7:30–10:45pm. Via Appia Antica, 176. Tel 065132888. All credit cards accepted. (€€€) hostariaanticaroma.it Map C3 CIRCUS MAXIMUS & AVENTINE Map C3 La Reginella (Jewish Roman) 47 Circus Roof Garden (Italian) Elegant restaurant dedicated to the rediscovery of the ancient Jewish- Roman culinary tradition, revisiting classic dishes with a modern and gourmet twist. Thin- crusted Roman- style pizza Rooftop oasis offering seafood, vegetable, pasta, and meat dishes made with local, quality ingredients. The evolving menu includes risotto Off Map 36 WHERE ROME I NOVEMBER 2019
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