Les Etoiles Rome is a cocktail bar and fine-dining restaurant near the Vatican in Rome offering peerless rooftop views of Saint Peter’s Basilica.

Located in a sleepy side street close to Castel Sant Angelo and Piazza Cavour, Les Etoiles is the rooftop restaurant and bar of the Atlante Star Hotel in Rome, a luxury hotel with 70 rooms and suites.

Don’t be fooled by its neutral exteriors – Les Etoiles has the best rooftop with Vatican views in the whole of Rome. As one of the highest buildings this side of Saint Peter’s, you almost feel like you’re getting an exclusive audience with the Pope!

Thanks to its strategic position, Les Etoiles offers plenty of charms during the aperitivo hour when golden light slants across the rooftop terrace. You’ll be getting ready for a Vatican selfie from this peerless spot, on the building’s highest rooftop terrace.

Once the aperitivo hour is done at Les Etoiles, head to the lower terrace for fine dining. Think fish-focused gourmet food, with Saint Peter’s Basilica perched on the horizon like a jewellery box. As the sun goes down and the lights come up on Vatican City, this is an unforgettable experience!

Les Etoiles - rooftop aperitivo Rome

Les Etoiles Restaurant Rome – review

I recently went to try dinner at Les Etoiles Restaurant in Rome and I wasn’t disappointed.

Dinner started with raw, red Mazara prawns plus marinated vegetables in a Thai sauce. This fusion mix of Italian and Eastern ingredients was fresh and tasty.

Dinner continued with a pair of exquisite, stuffed cuttlefish filled with sun-dried tomatoes, ricotta and Sicilian anchovies. Another wow from me!

We moved on to the pasta course next, and this was a colourful treat combining tonnarelli with pink prawns, tomatoes and saffron. Summery and exotic at the same time!

Les Etoiles: Rome restaurant with Vatican views

The second course continued this fusion trend by combining sea bream plus beetroot and bok choi. A delicious combination of flavours and textures!

Dessert was another feast for the eyes and the palate, in the shape of this superb ruby chocolate semifreddo with raspberries. A wonderful close to a perfect dinner.

Les Etoiles Rome: restaurant with Vatican views

What I really enjoyed about the experience at Les Etoiles was the contrast between the two terraces. While the top terrace has a young and energetic vibe, with lots of people watching and joyfully raised glasses, the restaurant area is even more refined and exclusive and sets the scene perfectly with its San Pietro views and starry skies.

This is a great restaurant and cocktail bar for a special event, in a couple or with friends, and best of all, there are spaces here to suit every mood.

Highly recommended!

Les Etoiles | Via dei Bastioni, 1 | Rome | Tel 0039 06 686386

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