Rooftop Restaurant in Rome
I am getting married this June in Italy. On our last night in Rome before returning back home I would love to take my new husband for a meal with a gorgeous view of Rome at night. I also want good food! It doesn't have to be pretentious - just wonderful simple food with great wine and views.
Simple food and important views aren't easily found together except on the side of a mountain. In the city, the Hassler (the restaurant is called Imàgo) and La Pergola are the classic great restaurants with view, and either would be memorable. La Terrazza at the Eden is also very good. These are all very expensive. The Atlante Star has a lovely roof garden, but I've never heard anything good about the food. I have eaten at the Hotel Forum, great view, fairly recently (events, not choice), and the food was as bad as I feared (very).
My latest discovery in the view department is Circus, atop the Hotel Fortyseven, very centrally located between the Circus Maximus and the Tiber. The view is spectacular and the setting comfortable and correct but still relaxed, and the food is varied and well prepared and made with great ingredients.
Circus actually looks interesting to a non-celebrant- wondering how much it costs?
Also, some friends are staying at the Raphael next month - it too has a rooftop hotel, any intelligence about the quality of the food? Its been a few years since we had a Chowhound report. on it
Via A Cadlolo 101,, Rome, Lazio 00136, IT
Piazza Trinità dei Monti, 6, Rome, Lazio 00187, IT
Aroma at Palazzo Manfredi
Via Labicana,125, Rome, Lazio 00184, IT
La Terrazza Hotel Eden
Via Ludovisi,49, Rome, Lazio 00187, IT
Terrazza Bramante at Hotel Raphael
Largo Febo,2, Rome, Lazio 00186, IT
Circus at Hotel 47
Via Luigi Petroselli,47, Rome, Lazio 00186, IT
Via Giovanni Vitelleschi,34, Rome, Lazio 00193, IT
I agree with Maureen on her choices in general, but would also add the following:
Aroma atop the Palazzo Manfredi. It's literally sitting on top of the Colosseum, and is extremely romantic.
Another choice, and certainly much less expensive is the hotel on top of the Mediterraneo. This is a 1930\s style hotel, near the station. Very old world elegant, and the terrace is divine. A different kind of view, but very very nice.
Have a great trip!