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La Pergola

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La Pergola Review

La Pergola's rooftop location offers a commanding view of the city, and as you're seated in your plush chair, you know you're in for a three–Michelin star experience, and the only one in Rome. First, your waiter will present you with menus: food, wine, and water (you read correctly). Then you must choose between the German Wunder-chef Heinz Beck's alta cucina specialties, though most everything will prove to be the best version of the dish you've ever tasted. Lobster is oh-so-lightly poached, and fish is cooked perfectly, including the delicious black cod with a celery sauce and curry crust. Each course comes with a flourish of sauces or extra touches that makes it an event in its own right, while the cheese cart is well-explained by knowledgeable servers. The dessert course is extravagant, including tiny petits fours and treats tucked away in small drawers that make up the serving "cabinet." The wine list is as thrilling as one might expect with the financial backing of the Waldorf-Astoria and their investment in one of the top wine cellars in Italy.

    Restaurant Details

  • Jacket and tie.
  • Reservations essential.
  • Credit cards accepted.
  • Closed Sun. and Mon., 2 wks in Aug., and most of Jan. No lunch.
Updated: 03-04-2013

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    It's Good To Be The Emperor

    In September 2007 did a shopping and restaurant tour of Rome with big success.
    Now, to make things clear, you need money to visit "La Pergola" plus you have to reserve a couple of months in advance. Having mentioned that, the rest is pure poetry. From the moment your taxi drives you in the impressive Hilton Cavalieri's runway you realise that you are there for something really special.
    The view is breathtaking, the restaurant is amazing, food, wine, service, all in detail. Unbelievable. For one night you really feel like an Emperor. Other places I strongly reccomend when in Rome:

    L’ Altro Mastai(similar concept as "La Pergola)
    Via Giraud, 53 (by the Via dei Banchi Nuovi crossroad) NEAR piazza Navona

    La Trattoria (Good Value)
    Via del pozzo delle cornacchie, 25 06/68301427 between Pantheon e Piazza Navona

    Quinzi & Gabrieli
    Via Delle Coppelle 6, Rome (06-6879389), right near the Piazza Navona
    (Expensive but fish never tasted better)

    For typical Roman food and atmosphere:
    Matricianella Via del Leone 2/4
    Campo Marzio
    Tel: +39 06 6832100 near Spanish Steps

    For a relaxing wine and light food night:
    Cul de Sac
    Piazza Pasquino, 73 (very near Piazza Navona) Tel: +39 06 68801094

    and for God's sake DO NOT go to 'La Terrazza Dell' Eden", you'll be most dissapointed and ribbed off.

    by Levos, 11/12/07

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