It may not be the most original spot in town, but Sora Lella can boast that it's the only restaurant on Isola Tiberina, the wonderously picturesque island set in the middle of the Tiber river between the Jewish Ghetto and Trastevere, that's open year-round. The dining rooms on two floors are elegant, and service is discreet. As for the food, try the delicious prosciutto and mozzarella to start, and move on to classics like pasta all'amatriciana, meatballs in tomato
sauce, or Roman baby lamb chops. The stuffed calamari in white wine sauce is worthy of facendo una scarpetta—taking a piece of bread to sop up the savory sauce.