Fodor's Expert Review La Rosetta
Chef-owner Massimo Riccioli may have taken the nets and fishing gear off the walls of the trattoria he inherited from his parents, but this is still widely known as the place to go in Rome for first-rate seafood. The experience here includes friendly staff and undeniably high-quality fish, but be prepared for simple preparations and high prices. Make sure to start with any of the marinated seafood appetizers, like carpaccio of fresh, translucent fish drizzled with olive oil and perhaps fresh herbs. Pastas tend to mix varieties of shellfish, usually with a touch of oil, white wine, and lemon, and classic secondi like zuppa di pesce (fish soup) deserve top billing. At lunch, the restaurant's oyster bar also serves smaller plates, including sushi.
Via della Rosetta 9
Rome, Latium 00186, Italy
- Elegant restaurant (jackets required for men)
- First-rate fish and seafood
- Outside seating