Rome‘s well-heeled Parioli district lies to the north of the city and while the elegant residential neighbourhood offers little in the way of historical attractions, it is nevertheless home to some great restaurants from Michelin-starred fine dining to rustic pizzerias. Here is a list of the best eateries in Parioli.
Colombian-born chef Roy Caceres is a well-known face on Rome’s fine dining scene and his Michelin-starred restaurant Metamorfosi showcases his culinary skill and style. The food takes influence from across the globe as well as riffing on Roman classics with dishes such as the iconic Uovo 65° Carbonara, a slowly cooked egg served with crunchy guanciale, dried pasta and a parmesan cream. Try one of the tasting menus to sample some of the best creations with accompanying wines from the extensive cellar.
A favourite with families, La Pariolina is a friendly restaurant and pizzeria with a relaxed ambience. The pizza is Neapolitan-style with a thicker base which is proved for 72 hours to ensure a light texture and can be ordered in super-sized version for two or three people to share. The restaurant menu has something for everyone with pasta dishes, meats and fish, all with a focus on fresh, seasonal ingredients.
The warm, cosy dining room at Taverna Rossini serves up wood-fired pizzas, classic cucina romana and grilled meats and fish non-stop from 12 noon to 2am making it a great option for those looking to dine outside of Rome’s usual strict restaurant hours. Head here for a hearty, satisfying meal in a convivial atmosphere.
With its elegant monochrome dining room and extensive outside terrace, Molto is a classy restaurant and cocktail bar popular with the trendy locals. The menu varies from creative dishes featuring ingredients from across Italy and beyond, while the house special sees high-quality meats gently cooked on a turnspit and served with vegetables from the restaurant garden.