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. Lobster is perfectly poached, and fish is cooked properly—including a delicious black cod with a curried crust and celery sauce. 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, 00136, Italy