The darling of the media, film, and fashion communities, this classic restaurant off Piazza del Popolo is not only a perennial hot spot, but a convenient lunch break mid-shopping spree. The offerings adhere to the hearty tradition of Bologna, so start with a plate of sweet prosciutto di Parma, then move on to the traditional egg pastas of Emilia-Romagna. Secondi include the famous bollito misto, a steaming tray of an assortment of boiled meats (some recognizable,
some indecipherable) served with its classic accompaniment, a tangy, herby salsa verde (green sauce). Linger for dessert and take in the passing parade of destination diners as they air kiss their way around the room.