10 Restaurants With A View In Rome, Italy - Updated 2021

restaurants with a view in rome
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Despite its myriad historic charms and cultural highlights, no visit to the Eternal City can truly lay claim to being complete without treating yourself to some of the finest cuisine that Italy has to offer. For every Colosseum, there’s also a colossus of a meal just waiting for you to discover it. And, what finer way to mix two of Rome’s most spectacular attractions than a restaurant that also enjoys a sublime view across this city’s beautiful landmarks? Read on for just some of the amazing restaurants with a view that are waiting for you during a visit to Rome.

1. Aroma

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account


Mixing its intimate setting with the sheer spectacle of its terrace views of the Colosseum, this Michelin-starred restaurant is likely to prove very appealing to those seeking somewhere for a romantic meal within sight of one of Rome’s most famous landmarks. It serves a range of classic Italian cuisine and features a head chef whose menu features a range of pasta dishes - ensuring it will likely tickle the taste buds of those who crave a true taste of Italy. What’s more, once you’ve finished your meal, its location right next to the Colosseum means you’ll not have far to go to take in the local attractions.

Aroma

Address: Via Labicana, 125 - 00184 Rome

Website: Aroma

Average price for two people: Above 47 USD

2. Mirabelle


Boasting a view to die for, the stunning roof gardens of the Mirabelle - which are located seven floors up within the luxurious Hotel Splendide Royal - would make for the perfect setting for a romantic meal with your significant other. Head chef Stefano Marzetti offers a menu which features a mix of Mediterranean dishes - including pasta, fish and regional delicacies. There are also options for vegetarians and those seeking to eat gluten-free. And, as well as the main dining area, the restaurant also features a large terrace which really maximises the view out across the city - one which can still be enjoyed on colder days thanks to large window enclosures.

Mirabelle

Address: Ristorante Mirabelle, Via di Porta Pinciana, 14 - 00187, Roma

Website: Mirabelle

Average price for two people: Above 100 USD

3. La Terrazza dei Papi


This is another strong option for those seeking to sample some of Italy’s top Mediterranean dishes while soaking up sublime rooftop views. As one would expect from the name La Terrazza dei Papi, this restaurant - which is located within the Mecenate Palace Hotel - boasts a terrace that affords awesome 360 degree views of the skyline and overlooks the beautiful Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore. And the terrace is not just an option for romantics. The hotel also features a ‘Sky Bar’ serving a mix of cocktails and spirits, and another eatery in the form of the Caffe Papa Sisto - with its range of lunches and coffees - should you plan on paying a visit during a day of sightseeing.

La Terrazza dei Papi

Address: Via Carlo Alberto 3, 00185 - Roma

Website: La Terrazza dei Papi

Average price for two people: Above 50 USD

4. Imágo


Boasting a seasonal Italian menu that changes to reflect the time of year, those who visit this Michelin-star winning restaurant are likely to find something new to tantalise those taste buds - no matter how many times they dine there. Most of the restaurant’s tables enjoy views out across the city and, depending on where you are sat, everything from the churches of Santa Maria Maggiore and Sant Andreu Delle Fratte to the Pantheon, Capitol Hill and the Villa Medici is visible. The staff will also happily point out the various sights to those curious to learn more.

Imágo

Address: Piazza Trinità dei Monti, 6 - 00187, Roma

Website: Imágo

Average price for two people: Above 75 USD

5. La Terrazza dell'Eden


Michelin-star delights can also be found at this high-quality restaurant within Hotel Eden, which makes a virtue of its spectacular views and fine cuisine. Featuring a mix of classics such as braised beef or red mullet alongside seasonal dishes and new creations, head chef Fabio Ciervo’s interest in innovation and local ingredients means that diners will likely find something memorable for their palate. The restaurant also features ‘floor to ceiling’ windows which open to allow guests to enjoy the Roman air of an evening - weather permitting of course.

La Terrazza dell'Eden

Address: Hotel Eden, Via Ludovisi 49, 00187 Rome

Website: La Terrazza dell'Eden

Average price for two people: Above 150 USD

6. Casina Valadier

Casina Valadier night view
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The neoclassical stylings of this restaurant are likely to appeal to fans of a little history who enjoy tucking into fine food amid stylish surroundings that mix classic and modern decor. Set within a fully restored early 19th-century villa, Casina Valadier’s position on the Pincian Hill also means it enjoys views every bit as sumptuous as the building itself. What’s more, it is conveniently placed just a few steps away from Rome’s popular Spanish Steps and Piazza del Popolo. And if you come for the views, you’ll likely stay for the food - the menu boasting a mix of classic Mediterranean and Italian dishes with modern touches.

Casina Valadier

Address: Casina Valadier, La Grande Cucina S.p.A., Piazza Bucarest, Villa Borghese, 00187 Roma

Website: Casina Valadier

Average price for two people: Above 47 USD

7. Shinto Sky View

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account


Those looking to change things up a bit, and take a break from Rome’s dizzying array of Mediterranean eateries, may wish to give the Shinto Sky View a look. This sushi restaurant, which has been running for more than a decade, has built up a national reputation and has proven a popular dining spot for many a visitor to the Eternal City. Indeed, past restaurant-goers were as much a fan of the food on offer as the views across the city’s rooftops. And those who wish to take their dining experience further will find much to enjoy in the restaurant’s masterclasses and ‘academy’, which explore the history behind sushi and teach the techniques to whip up your own dishes.

Shinto Sky View

Address: Via Ludovisi, 39 00187 Roma

Website: Shinto Sky View

Average price for two people: Above 40 USD

8. Il Fungo Quattordicesimo Piano


A true panoramic restaurant in every sense of the word, the Ristorante il Fungo Quattordicesimo Piano sits atop a modernist 14-storey tower, its circular dimensions appearing almost like a flying saucer that has come into land - or, to riff on its name, a giant mushroom. Its unique stylings mean there is an unbroken window running the full 360 degrees around its circumference, offering a view wherever you happen to sit. What’s more, it’s another dining option that doesn’t just tantalise those taste buds with its seasonally-changing fish dishes - it also offers cookery lessons, should you so wish to have your own stab at creating a culinary masterpiece. There’s even a bar on the ground floor, should you fancy enjoying a tipple or two either before or after dining.

Il Fungo Quattordicesimo Piano

Address: Piazza Pakistan 1a, 00144 Rome

Website: Il Fungo Quattordicesimo Piano

Average price for two people: Above 47 USD

9. La Pergola

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Fine dining doesn’t come much finer than La Pergola, which is the only restaurant in Rome with not one, but three Michelin stars. Located within the renowned Rome Cavalieri, a Waldorf Astoria resort, its classic decor and exposed wood furnishings will likely make for a pleasant setting in which to enjoy the spectacular view out across the city. The dishes feature a range of gourmet European cuisine - from fillet of sea bass to leg of lamb - and it enjoys a glowing reputation among its many thousands of satisfied past diners who have rated it one of the best restaurants within the entire city.

La Pergola

Address: Rome Cavalieri, A Waldorf Astoria Resort, Via Alberto Cadlolo, 101 - 00136 Rome

Website: La Pergola

Average price for two people: Above 50 USD

10. Hotel Forum Roof Garden


Set amid the Imperial Fora, the Hotel Forum Roof Garden is a restaurant that lives up to its name - offering stunning views over the rooftops and trees of the immediate area towards some truly historic sites. These include the likes of Augustus’ Temple and the Forum of Nerva - so history fans take note. The restaurant, which is located within the Hotel Forum, is open from 7.00 am right through to last orders at 11.00 pm - meaning that no matter when you intend to visit, you’ll be able to grab an Italian style breakfast, lunch or dinner to suit your daily itinerary. As well as its Italian dishes, the site also hosts buffet lunches (date dependent) and is home to a wide-ranging wine cellar.

Hotel Forum Roof Garden

Address: Hotel Forum, Via Tor de’ Conti, 25, 00184 Rome

Website: Hotel Forum Roof Garden

Average price for two people:Above 90 USD

Spectacular choice

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With so many stunning vistas waiting for you, diners who are looking for a truly memorable restaurant with a view are spoilt for a choice during a visit to Rome. Where will you go?

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