The 8 Best Restaurants On Rome's Via Veneto

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Via Veneto is considered one of the most expensive and luxurious streets in Rome, from the shopping to the hotels, and of course the restaurants. Here is a list of some of the best and most elegant restaurants on this famous street; add some fine dining to your list of things to do in Rome.

1. Brunello

Gastropub, Restaurant, Contemporary, Moroccan

Brunello is a lavish restaurant that incorporates lots of earthy tones into its contemporary Moroccan decor to create a warm and spacious dining area. Brunello’s menu, which features Mediterranean cuisine, is produced from the highest quality ingredients possible. Guest can choose from entrees such as Zucchini flowers stuffed with ricotta cheese and chicory or salted cod with potato and chickpea croquettes, and pair it with wine to complete a satisfying evening.

2. Doney Restaurant

Cafe, Restaurant, Mediterranean, Italian

Café Doney at The Westin Excelsior
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With marble encompassing the floors and walls as well as several mirrors placed in various locations, Doney Restaurant has a very open and bright atmosphere. Chandeliers hang from the ceiling, and colorful chairs situated at the tables complete the look and add a bit of whimsy to allow for total relaxation. Visitors also have the choice to sit outside at one of the canopied tables, a perfect mix of shade and light, and spend the afternoon people watching.

3. Harry's Bar

Bar, Restaurant, Cocktail Bar, Italian

Harrys Bar, Roma
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Originally established in 1959, Harry’s Bar has become a well-known hangout for locals and visitors alike. The bar and restaurant serves a wide range of food and drinks, where guests can enjoy a savory panini while nursing one of their delicious cocktails. In the evening there is live music to listen to; get a taste of classic Italian nightlife.

5. Ristorante Ciao Bella

Restaurant, Italian, Seafood

A lively restaurant with colorful lights brightening up the exterior, Ristorante Ciao Bella is an ideal dining location for those who prefer fun conversations over relaxation. The staff are constantly attentive to the needs of the customers and proudly serve a range of dishes from seafood pastas to filet steak.

6. Massimo Riccioli Ristorante Bistrot

Restaurant, Italian

Located in the lavish Hotel Majestic, Massimo Riccioli Ristorante Bistrot is a beautiful fine dining establishment. The restaurant seeks to provide excellent quality cooking to enhance the unique dining experience that they offer. Every meal is prepared from organic ingredients grown on small local farms, giving guests a true taste of Italy and Rome.

7. Magnolia

Restaurant, Italian, Vegetarian

Magnolia Via Sicilia, 24
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The arched dining rooms, sparkling crystal chandelier and paintings of Italian artists adorning the walls bring an air of refinement to this fine dining restaurant. Magnolia is located in the the Grand Hotel via Veneto and is the perfect location for a formal evening out. The restaurant features generous portions of delicious Italian cuisine, as well as being vegetarian friendly.

8. Time Restaurant and Wine Bar

Bar, Restaurant, Wine Bar, Italian

A fashionable meeting place for business meetings or family dinners, Time Restaurant and Wine Bar provides a superb breakfast, lunch and dinner. The menu features many traditional Italian dishes as well as a few international specialties to mix things up. The bar is open late for after theater drinks or late night meetups.
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