Dining With a View

The month of May is quite possibly the most beautiful time of the year in the Eternal City. The days are long, the weather is warm, and the way the sun lights up the buildings in late afternoon is the stuff that poets write of. It’s the perfect time to take advantage of the Capital’s many terrace restaurants. Sipping a refreshing glass of wine and supping on exquisite cuisine, with all of Rome at your feet, you will feel that la dolce vita is back to stay.

For a gourmet meal, book a table at the incomparable
Terrazza dell’Eden, with a panorama that is just as paradisiacal as its name suggests. Versatile head chef Fabio Ciervo combines the best of Italian, French, Spanish and Asian cuisine to create an innovative and tempting menu. You’ll feel like a celebrity dining on the Imago terrace of the world-famous Hassler Hotel. This luxurious restaurant with its stunning view of the Trinità dei Monti Church and Piazza di Spagna from above was the first in Rome to offer rooftop dining. The jewel of the Hilton Hotel is without a doubt its award-winning restaurant, La Pergola, situated atop Monte Mario. Views through the massive windows will make your head spin but even more exceptional is the menu, created by one of the world’s most famous chefs, Heinz Beck. Across town at Hotel Bernini, the magnificent Olimpo offers a completely different perspective of the towering cupolas of the city with an equally surprising menu of modern twists on traditional favorites. Aroma, with a chic, modern interior and mouthwatering dishes, gives its diners an unmatchable view of the Colosseum. At the Hotel Crowne Plaza Minerva you will feel like you are dining on top of the Pantheon, as it is just a few meters away. The view is picture-perfect, with the domes of St. Peter, Sant’Ivo and Sant’Andrea della Valle lining up to create a perspective that has been featured on many a postcard. Last but not least, the stunning terrace of Mirabelle at the Hotel Splendide Royal just off Via Veneto provides sweeping views of the entire city and a tempting menu by new head chef Daniele Sera. In the glorious month of May, don’t miss the chance to savor exquisite cuisine with a view of Rome at her most enchanting.

Tiffany Parks