The Most Romantic Restaurants in Rome
Roman holidays? If you are thinking of treating yourself to an unforgettable evening in the Eternal City, we have some suggestions for you. Whether you want to confess your true feelings to someone, or you want to celebrate an anniversary or special occasion, or you simply want to enjoy a candlelit dinner in the capital, which one of these most romantic restaurants in Rome would you choose?
If you are looking for romantic places in Rome and don't know where to start, check out our suggestions for places where good food and atmosphere mix. And if, after a dinner in these restaurants, your partner swears eternal love to you, you will have to think of us at Fine Dining Lovers as little gastronomic cupids.
Here are our tips on romantic restaurants in Rome.
Aroma e Aroma Bistrò
We can say without fear of being proven wrong that the position of Palazzo Manfredi is one of the most evocative in the world. The Relais & Châteaux hotel is located a few meters from the Colosseum, where the top-floor restaurant, the starred Aroma led by Giuseppe Di Iorio, enjoys a privileged view. For those who want something more informal, the Aroma Bistrò, which overlooks Colle Oppio, offers the chef's 'quick and chic' creations. While for a romantic aperitif with a breathtaking view of the Colosseum there is The Court Rome, the new cocktail bar of Palazzo Manfredi, just inaugurated.
Gaetano Costa Le Roof
The Gaetano Costa Le Roof restaurant is a perfect combination of elegance and taste, in short, just what you need for a charming dinner for two. Here the chef Gaetano Costa, who in his career has cooked for dozens of illustrious personalities, offers original gourmet creations, innovative reinterpretations of traditional Italian cuisine. This restaurant is truly special at sunset: here you are in fact on the seventh floor of the Gran Hotel Ritz in Rome, with a majestic view of Piazza Euclide, in the heart of the Parioli district, and of the Villa Glori park.
Le Jardin De Russie
Dine in Rome in a romantic location? Le Jardin de Russie is for you. Here, however, you'll find no French cuisine, rather Italian flavours signed by chef Fulvio Pierangelini who enhances local flavours with renewed refinement. The rest, of course, is given to you by the ethereal atmosphere of the Secret Garden of the Hotel de Russie.
On sunny days, the tables outside in the Roman street of Vicolo del Malpasso are the perfect setting for a dinner for two with lots of (moderate) effusions. If the temperatures are lower, the minimal and elegant interior will do its part. At Per Me, chef Giulio Terrinoni's food is excellent, and the profusion of romanticism that runs through this alley goes very well with the restaurant's one-Michelin-starred gastronomic quality.
A Michelin-starred restaurant in the heart of the Eternal City. On the sixth floor of the Hotel Hassler, there's a panoramic view for lovers of all ages. In Imàgo's kitchen there is a new chef, Andrea Antonini. Come here and say 'I love you' with a full stomach and more than satisfied taste buds.
A romantic dinner in Rome? In a two-star Michelin restaurant like this one it is not difficult to find the right combination of intimacy and gourmet food, especially if in the kitchen is under the careful management of Anthony Genovese. Whether you're in the mood for celebration, or just want to treat yourself to a memorable evening, book your table at Il Pagliaccio and get ready for a unique gastronomic journey.
Enoteca La Torre
A Michelin star and a more romantic setting: Enoteca La Torre is perfect if you're wondering where to dine in Rome by candlelight? Inside Villa Laetitia, the restaurant is led by chef Domenico Stile, a young Neapolitan with an important CV: Vissani, Cannavacciuolo, Bottura and Nino di Costanzo. The atmosphere is truly fabulous.
The King of Rome is German, his name is Heinz Beck and in his restaurant - the three-star La Pergola - refinement and romanticism are at home. Sure, your wallet will easily empty, but if you want to have the satisfaction of eating dinner and declaring your love in one of the best restaurants in Italy, then this place is ideal?
A new Capitoline restaurant, Adelaide can be found inside the Hotel Vilòn, a five-star property in a mansion annexed to Palazzo Borghese (a member of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World). It's the perfect solution if you are looking for a romantic place that's out of the ordinary. Designed by a set designer, a photographer and an interior designer, the space features the creations of Gabriele Mauro, a chef of Neapolitan origin. For an intimate and relaxed drink, however, there is the lounge space, In Salotto Cocktail Bar.