La Pergola. La Pergola's rooftop location offers a commanding view of the city and a three-Michelin-star experience. The difficulty comes in choosing from among Chef Heinz Beck's alta cucina (haute cuisine) specialties, though most everything will prove to be incredibly special: expect such temptations as a John Dory fillet with white truffles, pumpkin puree and mushrooms, or deep-fried zucchini flower with caviar in a shellfish-and-saffron consommé. The dessert course is extravagant, including tiny petits fours, and the wine list is as thrilling as one might expect from such a high-class establishment. Rome Cavalieri, Via Cadlolo 101, Monte Mario, Monte Mario, Rome, 00136. 06/35092152. www.romecavalieri.com/lapergola.php. Reservations essential. Jacket and tie. Closed Sun., Mon., 2 wks in Aug., and most of Jan. No lunch.
Rome Cavalieri, Via Cadlolo 101, Monte Mario, Rome, Latium, 00136, Italy
Nov 12, 2007
In September 2007 did a shopping and restaurant tour of Rome with big success. Now, to make things clear, you need money to visit "La Pergola" plus you have to reserve a couple of months in advance. Having mentioned that, the rest is pure poetry. From the moment your taxi drives you in the impressive Hilton Cavalieri's runway you realise that you are there for something really special. The view is breathtaking, the restaurant is amazing, food, wine,
service, all in detail. Unbelievable. For one night you really feel like an Emperor. Other places I strongly reccomend when in Rome: L’ Altro Mastai(similar concept as "La Pergola) Via Giraud, 53 (by the Via dei Banchi Nuovi crossroad) NEAR piazza Navona La Trattoria (Good Value) Via del pozzo delle cornacchie, 25 06/68301427 between Pantheon e Piazza Navona FOR FISH DO NOT MISS: Quinzi & Gabrieli Via Delle Coppelle 6, Rome (06-6879389), right near the Piazza Navona (Expensive but fish never tasted better) For typical Roman food and atmosphere: Matricianella Via del Leone 2/4 Campo Marzio Tel: +39 06 6832100 near Spanish Steps For a relaxing wine and light food night: Cul de Sac Piazza Pasquino, 73 (very near Piazza Navona) Tel: +39 06 68801094 and for God's sake DO NOT go to 'La Terrazza Dell' Eden", you'll be most dissapointed and ribbed off.