Rome has a river, which cuts the historic center in two (and not only). It's called Tiber. Things happen on this river. There are barges that have been turned into clubs and restaurants. I am speaking for example of the Lian Club.
I was at the CQ spa on a rainy November evening. It was Monday and it was the right choice because there were not many people. There is a system of indoor and outdoor whirlpools. The external ones can also be used in winter. Indeed, the hot-cold effect is useful to reactivate the circulation. Then the classic Turkish bath, the sauna and for those who want it there are also personalized messages to be booked separately.
The club is very nice. Better to avoid Saturdays, because it is very small and there were really too many people. The music selection is house, the DJ has also played various classics and I must say that he was in it. For a bottle of vodka at the table you pay 300 euros in total.
PIPERO Soft lighting and an elegant setting for the restaurant where chef Ciro Scamardella offers scampi with chicken, olives and rosemary, while among the first stands the roasted tomato ravioli and smoked scamorza, followed by the turbot with seaweed and lettuce. Special mention for desserts, such as the chocolate soufflé with pepper. Where Corso Vittorio
ZUMA The restaurant at the top of Palazzo Fendi offers gourmet Japanese cuisine, in a refined environment with the right touch of glam. Informal and based on sharing dishes, the menu focuses on specialties cooked on the robata grill, a special charcoal grill, symbol of the international brand. Drinks can be enjoyed at Lorenzo Coppola’s
I'm a Monti boy, a monticiano. I've been working in the neighborhood for many years. Now I live there too. My landmark are these: Urbana pasta, small, cheap street fooder of my friend Arturo. You eat well and pay even better. Urbana 47 is another must. From breakfast to after dinner. Trieste Pizza is the favorite place of my son Claudio, six years old. Barzilai is a tiny bistrot where you can eat and drink well. La Taverna dei Fori Imperiali: excellent.
Cheap does not mean low quality. I mean, not always. My guests often ask me where to eat well and spend little. It is not easy to get these two things in the old town of Rome. But a few ideas come to mind. Here they are.
Eating well is sometimes not enough. We need the right place. Where to watch and be watched. Here are some trendy restaurants listed. Here appearance is as important as what is on the plate.
If you are looking for something special, an experience of the senses, an elegant place frequented by the upper class of Rome, but above all if you have an adequate credit card, here is a selection of top restaurants, with creative and famous chefs, often mentioned in the Michelin guide.