In a high-rent area dense with design stores and antiques shops, this simple spot is just a few steps from elegant Piazza Farnese and yet happily devoid of throngs of tourists. Monserrato's signature dishes feature seafood: carpaccio di pesce (fresh fish carpaccio with lemon and arugula), insalatina di seppie (cuttlefish salad), bigoli con gamberi e asparagi (homemade pasta with shrimp and asparagus), and simple-but-satisfying grilled fish. There's also a nice antipasto assortment so you can eat your share of veggies. Select a nice white from the Italo-centric wine list and when the weather heats up, you can enjoy it all alfresco at umbrella-covered tables on the adjacent piazza.
Via di Monserrato 96, Rome, Latium, 00186, Italy