With a handful of choice tables set outside against an ivy-draped wall, this tiny candlelit spot not far from the Pantheon makes for an ideal evening, equally suited for a romantic twosome or close friends and convivial conversation. Pastas—like orecchiette (little ear-shaped pasta) with prosciutto crudo and radicchio, a dish that lip-smacks of Puglia—are star players. As a bonus, the kitchen keeps its clients from picking at each other's plates by offering
side dishes of all the pastas ordered among those at the table. The choice main courses are mostly meat—the Argentine beef with balsamic vinegar or London broil–style marinated in olive oil and rosemary are winners.