Rome, famously a city of seven hills all of which offer iconic views across one of the world’s most recognisable and historic capitals. Views which are best enjoyed with a glass of Prosecco and a romantic meal for two. So here’s where to head for some of the most unforgettable meals of your life, only helped by the knock-out views.
With the coliseum practically within touching distance, Aroma has one of the most memorable views. The restaurant has just 28 tables and is the definition of intimate. It’s not just the view that’s incredible, the Michelin Star restaurant, under Roman-born Chef Di Lorio opened in 2010 and sits on the penthouse of the Palazzo Manfredi hotel.
Where: Palazzo Manfredi, Via Labicana, 125, 00184 Roma RM, Italy
The Imperial Fora, right in the centre of Rome, is best viewed from Roof Garden at the Hotel Forum and overlooks more history than you get in an entire classics textbook. The tables overlook the Forum of Nerva and Augustus’s Temple and the restaunt channels traditional Italian flavours, thanks in no small part to their famous bakery and wine cellar.
Where: Via Tor de’ Conti, 25, 00184 Rome, Italy
The Waldorf Asteria plays host to La Pergola, with its long-reaching views across Rome. Legendary chef Heinz Beck has made La Pergola one of the most desireable gastronomic destinations in the world with Rome’s first and only three-star Michelin restaurant. The fusion of Italian and Mediterranean flavours mean that the view really does play second fiddle.
Where: Via Alberto Cadlolo, 101, 00136 Roma RM, Italy
Dining atop a giant mushroom may sound like you’re eating the wrong type of shrooms, but in fact in a city of architectural gems has another notable structure: a massive concrete mushroom. And what’s more, the 360 degree view from the 14th floor restaurant is incredible.
Where: Piazza Pakistan, 1, 00144 Roma RM, Italy
Not the latest Apple product but rather a rooftop restaurant on boutique hotel Indigo Rome – St. George. Combining contemporary design with a deeply historic location, head to the roof terrace for views across the terracotta rooftops of central Rome.
Where: Via Giulia, 62 - 00186 Roma
With a view across the stunning Villa Borghese gardens as well as a panoramic vista of Rome the lush Mirabelle Restaurant is a stunner. The food is suitably top-notch, with surroundings at the Sun King end of the scale and a terrace with some of the best views in Rome. Sat on top of the Hotel Splendide Royal, splendide certainly sums things up nicely.
Where: Via di Porta Pinciana, 14 00187 Rome, Italy