The setting is simple: wooden tables and chairs on a stone floor with little more than a few shelves of wine bottles lining the walls for decor. Giampaolo Gravina's restaurant in this artsy corner of the San Lorenzo neighborhood is popular with foodies and locals alike, as the kitchen turns out inventive cuisine inspired by the family's Umbrian and Sicilian roots. Dishes like octopus salad with asparagus and carrots, and spaghetti with swordfish, tomatoes, and capers are specialties. The Parmesan soufflé is a study in lightness, all silky, salty perfection. Delicious and simple, yet upscale, this small establishment offers one of the top dining deals—and pleasurable meals—in Rome.
Via degli Equi 58, Rome, 00185, Italy