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text Gabrielle Bolzoni

June 1, 2020

Starred restaurants in Rome

Meet the great chefs of Rome and indulge in their cuisine

Based on the prestigious 2019 Michelin Guide, here is our selection of Rome’s finest gourmet restaurants, the home of world-famous Michelin-starred chefs, all distinguished by technical skill, rigorous pursuit of quality, painstaking attention to details and, above all, deep passion for cooking. Their dishes are veritable works of art- both in substance and in form- delighting customers with unique culinary experiences bursting with creativity and flavor. Meet the great chefs of Rome and indulge in their stellar cuisine. 

La Pergola, Rome’s only three-Michelin starred restaurant, is the kingdom ruled by Heinz Beck, the worldwide-famous chef, German by birth but Italian by heart, who has been running this fabulous restaurant on Hotel Cavalieri Waldorf Astoria’s roof garden with breathtaking view over Rome for over twenty years. Driven by limitless passion and dedication, Beck puts all his innovative genius into creating dishes which are the exciting and perfectly balanced synthesis of his love of Italian cuisine and inspired by Mediterranean flavors, for an unforgettable experience. Via Cadlolo 101, tel. 06 35092152,

Il Pagliaccio, the only two-Michelin starred restaurant in Rome since 2009, is run by Anthony Genovese, a French chef of Southern-Italian origin, who prepares, with the help of Chef Francesco di Lorenzo, sophisticated yet simple dishes, full of herbs and spices brought back from his trips to the Far East, an exciting mix of flavors, shapes and colors. German Pastry Chef Marion Lichtle takes care of desserts, highly-creative floral and fruit “constructions”. Via dei Banchi Vecchi 129a, tel. 06 68809595,

The downtown Achilli al Parlamento wine bar, a one-Michelin star restaurant, houses one of Rome’s most extensive wine cellars. Chef Tommaso Tonioni offers customers traditional Roman dishes with a creative twist, wine bar delicacies and innovative tasting menus paired with the finest Italian and foreign wines. Via dei Prefetti 15, tel. 06 6873446,

Acquolina is housed in The First Roma Arte Hotel, a gourmet fish restaurant which was awarded a Michelin star ten years ago. Executive Chef Angelo Troiani works side by side with Resident Chef Daniele Lippi to “enhance and experiment with local ingredients and have fun”. Until mid-March 2020, Acquolina hosts the 2nd  “AcquaCircus” event, a series of dinner-events devoted to Mediterranean cuisine with the stars of Italy’s culinary scene. Via del Vantaggio 14, tel. 06 3201590,

Housed in the Aldrovandi Villa Borghese Hotel, Assaje, a one-Michelin-starred restaurant since 2016, is run by Chef Lorenzo Di Gravio, who offers innovative meat and fish-based dishes of the highest quality and inspired by Mediterranean-style cuisine, with a special focus on dishes from the Lazio region. The elegant dining room gives onto the lush garden, the Hotel’s pride. Via Ulisse Aldrovandi 15, tel. 06 3223993,

Located inside a historic building,  Il Convivio Troiani, a one-Michelin-starred restaurant since 1993, is run by Chef Angelo Troiani (like Acquolina) and his brothers Massimo and Giuseppe. They pride themselves on using organically-grown ingredients sourced from small producers to create classic dishes with a trendy edge. The restaurant features four dining rooms with different table-settings. Exclusive “super chefs” are available, upon request, for live cooking shows (for up to 14 people) around a communal table. Vicolo Soldati 31, tel. 06 6869432,

Imàgo, a one-Michelin starred restaurant housed in the Hassler Hotel at the top of the Spanish Steps, has recently hired the young Executive Chef Andrea Antonini. The breathtaking view of Rome provides a glorious backdrop to dishes of contemporary Italian cuisine. A lovely selection of cheese from the Lazio region and from around the world, for a sensory tour of “all the cheese roads that lead to Rome”. Piazza Trinità dei Monti 6, tel. 06 69934726,

At the top of Hotel Eden, the one-Michelin-star La Terrazza is “Rome’s most spectacular restaurant in terms of luxury and location”, run by the brilliant Southern-Italian Chef Fabio Ciervo, who creates original and sophisticated dishes (such as crab and coffee extraction), “the perfect balance of innovation, wellbeing, ingredients, flavor and art”, with a traditional Roman touch. Via Ludovisi 49, tel. 06 47812752,

Per Me - Giulio Terrinoni, a one-Michelin-starred restaurant since 2017, is named after the chef who creates original and delicious recipes for caught fish. For lunch, a tasting menu of small portions of the daily specials. Vicolo del Malpasso 9 (Via Giulia), tel. 06 6877365,

Pipero, a one-Michelin star restaurant, is run with style, elegance and energy by the owner Alessandro Pipero and Neapolitan Chef Ciro Scamardella, who serves Southern-Italian cuisine. There is an intimate dining room on the mezzanine floor, which is ideal for a special occasion, as well as the table in the wine cellar for those in search of a unique setting. Wine & food tastings and cooking classes are available upon request. Corso Vittorio Emanuele II 250, tel. 06 68139022,


In this article we talked about Achilli al Parlamento, Acquolina - The First Roma Arte Hotel, Assaje Restaurant - Aldrovandi Villa Borghese, La Pergola - Hotel Cavalieri Waldorf Astoria, Il Pagliaccio, Il Convivio Troiani, Imàgo - Hotel Hassler di Trinità dei Monti, La Terrazza - Hotel Eden, Per Me - Giulio Terrinoni, Pipero Roma

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