DINING casserole), stuffed rabbit with new potatoes, olive ascolane, paccheri cacio e pepe with zucchini flowers and fava beans, or fresh tagliolini with white truffles. Via Panama, 2. Tel 068551379. (€€€) ristorantealceppo.it cuisine and seasonal specials. Also offers after- dinner cocktail, accompanied by live music and panoramic views of the city. Candlelit dinners make it an ideal date spot. Available to book for private events. Piazza Trinità dei Monti, 15. Tel 0669921135. (€€€) ristorantepiazzadispagna.com Open daily, 12noon–11pm. Via dei Montecatini, 12. Tel 066791160/066798590. (€€) ristoranteilfalchetto.it Map E3 Fortunato al Pantheon (Roman) Off Map Elegant restaurant serving traditional Roman cuisine with a glorious view of the Pantheon. Wide array of fresh seafood, pasta, and meat dishes. Menu highlights include tonnarelli cacio e pepe, rigatoni all’amatriciana, and Roman-style steak. For dessert try the tiramisù with mascarpone and wild berries. Open Mon–Sat, 12:30– 4pm and 6:45–11:30pm. Via del Pantheon, 55. Tel 066792788. All credit cards accepted. (€€€) ristorantefortunato.it Map E2 Duke’s (International) American- style restaurant that skillfully combines Mediterranean and more exotic flavors to create innovative dishes made with quality ingredients from all over the world, such as Argentine angus, Pacific Ahi tuna, and foie gras from Dordogne. The wine list is Californian and the service is friendly and easy- going. Open Tue–Sun, 6:30pm–12midnight; bar until 2am (10pm Sun). Viale Parioli, 200. Tel 0680662455. All credit cards accepted. (€€€) dukes.it TESTACCIO, TRASTEVERE & MONTEVERDE Da Teo (Roman) Map D3 Traditional dining in a gorgeous piazza. Romanstyle artichokes, spaghetti with lobster, fresh pasta with ricciola sauce, and grilled swordfish with capers and tomato. Relaxed and efficient service. Book ahead. Piazza dei Ponziani, 7a. Tel 065818355. (€€) it Off Map Map D4trattoriadateo. QUIRINAL & TREVI FOUNTAIN Felice a Testaccio (Roman) This family- run Testaccio institution has proudly been preparing traditional Roman cuisine since 1936. They serve classic Roman pasta favorites, as well as many meat dishes ( particularly offal), and plenty of homemade desserts. The wine cellar stocks more than 200 Italian and international labels. Open daily, 12:30– 3pm and 7:30pm– 12midnight. Via Mastro Giorgio, 29. Tel 065746800. (€€/€€€) Credit cards accepted. feliceatestaccio.it Rinaldi al Quirinale (Italian) This elegant restaurant offers the best of surf and turf. Their specialties include dishes made with such exquisite ingredients as white and black truffles, porcini mushrooms, lobster, and oysters. 3500+ wine labels. Quick and friendly service. Open daily, 12noon– 3pm and 7–11:30pm. Via Parma, 11a. Tel 0647825171. Credit cards accepted. (€€€) rinaldialquirinale.com Jazz Café (Italian/Pizzeria) Italian restaurant serving a variety of handcrafted wood- oven- made pizza, as well as classics of the Roman tradition such as seafood salad and tonnarelli alla gricia. Cozy interior and lively nightlife. Try the homemade tiramisù for dessert. Open every day,11am–12midnight. Via Giuseppe Zanardelli, 12. Tel 0668210119. (€€) jazzcaferoma.com Map D6 Map D3 Gelateria Tony (Gelateria) Newly renovated and enlarged, this historic gelateria in the Monteverde neighborhood is a favorite with locals, who have been enjoying their decadent concoctions for over fifty years. Famous for creamy vanilla gelato topped with fresh strawberries and gelato “spaghetti” smothered with nutella, whipped cream, and a myriad of toppings. Open Tue–Sun, 8:30am–9pm. Viale dei Colli Portuensi, 335. Tel 0658201002. gelateriatony.it Sacro e Profano 11 (Italian) Top-notch cuisine in a deconsecrated church dating to the Middle Ages. Chef Roberto Scarnecchia helms the kitchen, whipping up tempting creations from traditional Roman cuisine, as well as more unusual options like cavatelli with n’duja, mezze maniche with guanciale and chestnuts, grilled salmon in a saffron and leek sauce; and tuna steak with balsamic vinegar and Tropea onions in a sweetand-sour sauce. Open daily, 11:30am–11:30pm. Via dei Maroniti, 29. Tel 0694894627. (€€) sacroeprofano11.it Map D3 Ristorante Da Navona (Italian) Inviting restaurant with a large outdoor seating area with views of Piazza Navona. Stop in for a glass of wine or to sample the traditional Italian dishes on the menu. The kitchen also offers many classic Roman dishes and pizzas with a variety that is capable of satisfying any palate. Open every day, 10am–1am. Piazza Navona, 67. Tel 0668806827. (€€) ristorantepizzerianavona.com Off Map Ivo a Trastevere (Pizza) Map E3 A favorite among locals and celebrities. The pizza is thin and crunchy, and the menu includes sweet pizza with nutella. Via San Francesco a Ripa, 158. Tel 065817082. (€/€€) SPANISH STEPS Map D3 Map D5 Antica Osteria Croce Le Mani in Pasta (Italian) Ristorante Pizzeria Pasquino (Pizzeria) Warm, inviting restaurant serving the classic recipes of the traditional Roman cuisine. Choose from pasta, pizza, pinsa, meat, or fish dishes, each prepared with fresh, local ingredients. The ample wine cellar favors local labels from the Castelli Romani region. Cocktails, tea, and hot chocolate also available. 10% discount for WHERE Rome readers. Free Wifi. Open every day, 10:30am–11:30pm. Via della Croce, 38. Tel 066780355. (€€/€€€) Traditional Roman and Italian fare made with fresh, seasonal ingredients and served in a cozy yet buzzing atmosphere. Pair the chef’s creations with a bottle from the vast wine list. Open Tue–Sun, 12:30– 3pm and 7:30–11:30pm. Via dei Genovesi, 37. Tel 065816017. All credit cards accepted except Diner’s. (€€) lemaniinpasta.com Enjoy outdoor seating with a picturesque view and a slice of handmade pizza, or explore the wide array of quality seafood,s meat, or pasta dishes, including tonnarelli with salt cod or Jewish-style artichokes. Dessert menu changes daily. Open every day, 11am– 12midnight. Piazza di Pasquino, 1. Tel 066893043. (€€) ristorantepizzeriapasquino.com Map D5 Map C3 Roma Sparita (Roman) Su Da Francesco (Italian) This restaurant, with a cozy interior and lively outdoor space, is famed for its creamy tagliolini cacio e pepe, served in a bowl made of cheese. Other highlights: oxtails in tomato sauce and pizza. Open Tue–Sat, 12:30–2:30pm and 7:30– 11:30pm. Sun lunch only. Piazza S. Cecilia, 24. Tel 065800757. Credit cards accepted (€/€€) Map E2 This elegant restaurant on the upper floor of a 17th- century building offers a true epicurean experience, with skillfully crafted dishes made with high- quality ingredients and a vast array of French and Italian wines, designed to be paired. Open daily, 7pm–12:30am. Via del Corallo, 3. Tel 0687725655. All credit cards accepted. (€€€) dafrancesco.it/da-francesco- su Il Gabriello (Italian) Traditional cuisine by Signora Livia, Vincenzo, and Chef Gabriele in a cozy and intimate setting. Highlights of the menu include bombolotti pasta with shrimp and porcini mushrooms, fish all’acqua pazza (cooked in seawater), and a wide array of Roman specialties. Vast wine list. Open Mon–Sat, 7pm–12:30am. Via Vittoria, 51. Tel 0669940810. Credit cards accepted. (€€/€€€) ilgabriello.com Map D5 Map C/D3 TRIDENT PARIOLI & FLAMINIO Antica Norcineria Al Civico 24 (Food Market) Map D2 Al Ceppo (Regional) Trinità de Monti (Italian) This gourmet Italian food shop and delicatessen features products that originate from the famed town of Norcia in Umbria, a village that is Excellent regional cuisine from Le Marche served in an elegant, refined atmosphere. Try specialties like padellotto di mare (seafood Located at the top of the Spanish Steps, this elegant restaurant serves traditional Italian 46 WHERE ROME I NOVEMBER 2019
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