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Rome budget restaurants

Otello alla Concordia – Italian
A cozy restaurant amid the charming boutiques sprinkled on the narrow streets in the northern Spanish Steps area. On the arbor-covered terrace or in the packed but friendly dining room, indulge your senses with the delicious abbachio arrosto (roast lamb) or the traditional Roman-style Saltimbocca (veal with ham). Via della Croce 81, 06-6791178

Arancia Blu – Vegetarian
Charming soft light atmosphere and a flavours' symphony of famous peasant cuisines from all over the world – from the Arabian hummus and tabbouleh to the Sardinian sheep's cheese enriching the ravioli ripieni di patate e menta . Generous wine list and inventive desserts. Closed 3 weeks in August. Via dei Latini 55-65, 06-4454105

Hostaria dei Bastioni – Italian
Take a sit on the terrace, enjoy a glass of wine and contemplate the travelers' buzz in front of mysterious Vatican . The menu offers a real bargain for the prices. Don't miss the fresh grilled fish, the fisherman's risotto with shellfish or the delicious cutlets of tender beef with mushrooms. Closed July 15-Aug 1 Via Leone IV 29 06-39723034

Il Bacaro – Italian
Cozy and unpretentious, a lovely place for the travelers to enjoy a traditional Italian lunch right next Piazza di Spania. A must-taste is the fresh homemade cheese, while the pasta menu will challenge your senses with unusual flavor combinations. Via degli Spagnoli 27 06-6864110

 

Rome medium range restaurants

Crab - Seafood
Very close to Basilica of San Giovanni, this trattoria will reveal you the seas' secrets from all over the world – oysters from France , crustaceans from the Adriatic, lobster from the Atlantic . Don't miss the Chef's recommended king crab legs. Via Capo d'Africa 2 06-77203636

L'Eau Vive – French, International
Elegant French atmosphere, imposing architecture and fine cuisine, prepared and presented by missionary Christian nuns dressed in traditional costumes. The menu reveals you the exquisite French cuisine and exotic International dishes. The delicious homemade pates are a must-taste! Via Monterone 85, 06-68801095

La Tartaruga – Italian
A wine bar in Campo dei Fiori area, this place always surprises with the elegant but cozy atmosphere, fantastic food and a tempting wine list. Great selection of antipasti – cold meats and cheeses from all over Italy . Closed Mondays and August. Via del Monte della Farina 53, 06-6869473

 

Rome fine dining

La Pergola – Mediterranean
Amazing views from atop Monte Mario, exquisite setting, terrace for alfresco dining, but it's actually the food that impressed the critics to call this place Rome 's best restaurant. The menu is a spectacular symphony of colors and unusual flavors. Try the Chef's recommendation - pasta tagliolini with zucchini, fresh lime and shrimp. Via Cadlolo 101, 06-35092152

La Terazza – Italian, International
With formal but yet not intimidating atmosphere, this place offers a sensational view over St. Peter's and the culinary masterpieces of Chef Adriano Cavagnini trained at Lake Garda . Among the menu highlights you will discover the sea bass baked in a crust of black olives. Via Ludovisi 49, In the Hotel Eden, Near Via Veneto & Piazza Barberini. 06-478121

La Rosetta – Seafood
Right in the shadow of the Pantheon, you will be surprised to find a fine dining place, where the chef-owner might take your order and give his recommendations. Fresh and quality ingredients, warm atmosphere and simple but extremely savory dishes. No red meat on the menu! Via della Rosetta 8-9. 06-6861002

 
 
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