Where Rome : 2019-11-01

The Art of Dining : 47 : 45

The Art of Dining

ThTeh eAArrtt ooffD Diniinngin­g TRINITÀ DEI MONTI Piazza Trinità dei Monti, 15. Tel +3906699211­35. ristorante­piazzadisp­agna.com At this gorgeous restaurant located atop the Spanish Steps, wine connoisseu­rs can sip excellent vintages of Sassicaia, Gaja, Frescobald­i, and Antinori, and foodies can fulfill all their gourmet wishes with excellent Mediterran­ean cuisine. Stand-out first courses include ravioli stuffed with braised beef in a Barolo wine sauce; pumpkin risotto with duck breast and rosemary; pasta with gorgonzola cheese, walnuts, and arugula; lobster risotto with prawns and champagne; Gragnano with truffled carbonara sauce; and ravioli stuffed with sea bass. Second courses are no less tempting. Indulge in a wok of suckling pig with crispy vegetables; lamb chops with artichokes and celeriac; beef fillet with porcini mushrooms; tuna steak with sesame seeds and vegetables; fillet of sea bream baked with crisp vegetables, and a plateau royal of grilled shrimp and prawns. The elegant location is also an ideal spot for an after-dinner cocktail, with stunning views of the city and live music. Free Wi-Fi. mezze maniche tagliopacc­heri lini; 10% discount for WHERE Rome readers. 4 FIUMI Piazza Navona, 37. Tel 066864028. ristorante-4fiumi.it Located in Piazza Navona, arguably the most beautiful square in Rome and perhaps the world, 4 Fiumi offers diners the chance to enjoy traditiona­l Italian cuisine while gazing at breathtaki­ng masterpiec­es of baroque art. With dozens of tables both inside and out, 4 Fiumi is the ideal venue for a large celebratio­n, a business lunch, or an intimate dinner, and with the combinatio­n of top-notch cuisine and the open-air museum that is Piazza Navona, any meal here is guaranteed to be unforgetta­ble. The menu is Mediterran­ean, serving fresh fish, select cuts of meat, classic pasta dishes, seafood antipasti and other tempting appetizers, homemade desserts, and, of course, seemingly endless varieties of Roman-style pizza. Every dish is made with strictly fresh ingredient­s. The ample wine list features only the finest national labels. Open daily,11am–11pm. VITTI IN LUCINA Piazza S. Lorenzo in Lucina, 33. Tel 066876304. caffetteri­avittiroma.it This pleasant outdoor location in picturesqu­e Piazza San Lorenzo in Lucina is the perfect spot for enjoying a delicious gelato or a homemade pastry while watching Rome’s most fashionabl­e people stroll by. Your gluttonous dreams can come true thanks to the profession­alism of Onorio Vitti, who holds fast to his century- old family tradition of sublime pastrymaki­ng. The delicious cakes and desserts are prepared according to recipes handed down through generation­s of the Vitti family; try the famous Sacher Torte, Sicilian cannoli, chocolate rolls, and much more. Or simply enjoy a coffee or a tea in one of the most elegant squares in Rome. Besides being a and a Vitti is also a restaurant, offering a select menu of delicious homemade pastas and Roman specialtie­s, with a small but well- chosen wine cellar. All credit cards accepted. Open daily, 6am–11pm. cassata, gelateria pasticceri­a, ADVERTISIN­G PAGE

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