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Head to Molto Ristorante in Parioli for al fresco dining in a secret garden

Molto Ristorante is perhaps one of North Rome’s best kept secrets. Located in Parioli, Rome’s posh residential district, it boasts a wonderful garden which makes it one of the best places for al fresco dining in North Rome. Of course, location and atmosphere are only part of a dining experience but this candle-lit terrace makes…

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Trattoria Pennestri is one of the best new restaurants in Rome combining traditional ingredients with international flair, for a romantic dinner in Rome.

Trattoria Pennestri sets new, refined standards for Rome’s Ostiense district

If I told you that Trattoria Pennestri was located in the Ostiense district, just a stone’s throw from Testaccio and Garbatella, you’d be forgiven for expecting robust Roman cuisine and no-nonsense interior decor. But this restaurant is much more interesting, taking its inspiration from the best Roman and Italian traditions, before exploring them with refined…

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If you're looking for the best restaurant in Trastevere or the best pizza in Rome, let Peppo al Cosimato surprise you with its homely charms, pizza and fish.

Peppo al Cosimato: new Trastevere pizza and fish restaurant, full of local charm

The Roman neighbourhood of Trastevere is always a good idea, and new Pizza and Roman fish restaurant, Peppo al Cosimato, combines two apparently contrasting dinner choices whilst providing ample charm and value for money. Did you know that sustainable, cheap fish is a staple of Roman cuisine? Now you do! The sea isn’t that far…

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Occasion dining near Rome in the Castelli Romani: Monte 2 Torri Gourmet, Genzano di Roma

Monte 2 Torri Gourmet is the latest development by well-established farmhouse restaurant, organic wine estate and b&b agriturismo Monte Due Torri in Rome’s Castelli Romani. Located in Genzano di Roma, to be precise, this elegant rural estate – known as an agriturismo – has offered loyal clients superb dining experiences in recent years in elegantly…

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Hosteria Amedeo is a top restaurant in Monte Porzio Catone, and one of the best restauants in the Castelli Romani for a Sunday lunch or treat near Rome

Hosteria Amedeo, sensational Castelli Romani restaurant for an escape from Rome

I’m really excited about sharing this week’s restaurant recommendation – Hosteria Amedeo, in Monte Porzio Catone in the Castelli Romani – which combines incredible food with an unrivalled location in the green hills south-east of Rome. The Castelli Romani – literally translated, Roman castles – are a misnamed collection of villages in an area of…

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Pinturicchio 40: sensational, refined Neapolitan cuisine in North Rome

Pinturicchio 40 is an extremely high-quality Neapolitan restaurant north of Piazza del Popolo in Rome which will seriously transform any preconceptions you have about the southern city’s cuisine. If you think that Neapolitan food equals pizza and sfogliatelle, with an emphasis on carbs and fried food, think again. Pinturicchio digs into the traditions of the…

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Review of Trattoria Fratelli Mori, Roma Ostiense, a traditional Roman trattoria which never disappoints with its seasonal ingredients and Italian ingenuity.

Rome restaurants: cult Osteria Fratelli Mori, in Roma Ostiense

Traditional Roman cuisine is a compelling mix of Italian ingenuity and seasonal ingredients. And the best thing about visiting Rome is the fact that there are plenty of great, Roman trattorias or osterias which still serve the real deal, like Fratelli Mori in the Ostiense district. Formerly known as 900, this cheerful, cavernous restaurant specialises…

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Burger Bar Grill is a good value steakhouse in Rome, offering burgers, meats, skewers, poutine and desserts. A review with menu and prices.

Steak restaurants in Rome: DIY steakhouse Burger Bar Grill

Burger Bar Grill review New eatery Burger Bar Grill is in a sensational location right in the heart of old Rome, next to Chiesa Nuova, just steps from the river Tiber and Castel Sant Angelo. Strangely enough, it’s in a restaurant space which hasn’t always hosted long-lived concepts, almost wholly due to the fact that…

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Michelin star restaurants Rome: Is Bistrot64 the cheapest Michelin star restaurant in Italy? Review of the menu and prices at Kotaro Noda's Rome restaurant

Michelin star restaurants Rome: Bistrot64, affordable gourmet Italian cuisine

Michelin star restaurants in Rome:  Bistrot64 They call it the cheapest Michelin star restaurant in Italy, and indeed – with set menus starting at €40 a head, they’re probably right. But do we want or even need the city’s most prestigious restaurants to compete so keenly with its trattorias on price? And why has a…

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