Fodor's Expert Review Osteria dell'Ingegno

$$ Piazza Navona Italian Fodor's Choice

This casual, trendy place is a great spot to enjoy a glass of wine or a gourmet meal in an ancient piazza in the city center, but the modern interior—vibrant with colorful paintings by local artists—brings you back to the present day. The simple but innovative menu includes dishes like panzanella (Tuscan bread salad), beef tagliata (sliced grilled steak) with a red-wine reduction, and a perfectly cooked duck breast with seasonal fruit sauce. Outdoor tables (April–October) make you feel as if you're on an opera stage set, since your perch looks out over the Tempio d'Adriano (AD 145). If ever there was a place to linger outdoors over limoncello, this is it.

Italian Modern Italian Historical Sophisticated Dinner $$ Fodor's Choice

Quick Facts

Piazza di Pietra 45
Rome, Latium  00186, Italy


Known For:
  • Beautiful location on a pedestrian square
  • A great spot both for aperitifs and/or a meal
  • Outdoor seating with views of ancient ruins
Restaurant Details:
Rate Includes: Closed 1 wk in Aug.

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