Where to Dine Out in Rome

Fabio Ciervo, Executive Chef of Dorchester Collection's Hotel Eden shares with U his favourite places to dine out in Rome.


The best salumeria in town, a family-owned gourmet food shop which is also a wine bar and restaurant, in Rome’s historic centre. The atmosphere is enchanting and my favourite dish is the mortadella with grated Parmigiano Reggiano, or butter curls and anchovy fillets served with pane di Lariano, the sourdough bread by Antico Forno Roscioli (the bakery next door run by the same family).

Armando al Pantheon

Armando al Pantheon is a refined but yet traditional trattoria serving the traditional Cucina Romana and particularly excellent pasta dishes, including carbonara and amatriciana. The restaurant is next to the Pantheon in Rome, which is one of my favourite spots in town.


Pierluigi is not a secret place (even Obama ate here!) but the food is amazing and the location is simply charming. Book a table in the beautiful piazzetta. Go for a plate of raw fish, fresh and glistening, or the amazing carbonara di pesce (carbonara sauce with fish).


Don’t miss their fried starters (supplì, fiori di zucca and mixed fried vegetables which are consistently good). The pizza is the typical thin crust Roman-style and toppings are sourced from my favourite Salumeria Roscioli. If you are not in for a pizza, there is also an ample selection of excellent cured meats and cheeses.

Il Giardino Ristorante

Enjoy the friendly and informal ambiance with breathtaking views over the Eternal City from Hotel Eden’s rooftop restaurant. Try our special Sunday Brunch with an amazing mix of salty and sweet delicacies, or choose it for a romantic dinner at sunset for an unforgettable evening. Tip from the chef: I recommend a plate of proper Roman cacio e pepe pasta, or courgette flowers stuffed with ricotta and taleggio - they’re a few of my signature dishes. Pictured. 

The Dorchester Collection's Hotel Eden is one of the most iconic luxury 5-star hotels in Rome - boasting a rooftop terrace, a Michelin-starred restaurant and set in one of Rome's most exclusive areas, near Via Veneto street. 

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