|Sharri Whiting De Masi, Expert Rome Correspondent|
Eating well in Italy is a must -- it's known world-wide for it fabulous dishes and accomplished chefs. Our expert Rome correspondent, Sharri Whiting De Masi, knows there is no better place to experience Italian cuisine than in The Eternal City. Check out her insider suggestions.
Unlike many world capitals, some of Rome’s legendary restaurants are located in hotels, often in rooftop spaces overlooking the city (can't get any better). Of the 16 awarded Michelin stars (2015 list) there are six hotel-based restaurants:
Three stars (one of only eight in Italy):
Executive Chef: Heinz Beck
Rome Cavalieri, Via Alberto Cadlolo 101, 00136 Roma
Tel. 011-390-635-091; Fax 011-390-635-092-165
Chef: Oliver Glowig
Aldrovandi Villa Borghese
Via Ulisse Aldrovandi 15, 00197 Roma
La Terrazza dell’Eden
Executive Chef: Fabio Ciervo Mediterranean cuisine
Hotel Eden, Via Ludovisi 49, 00187 Roma
Other Roman restaurants to enjoy:
Chef: Francesco Donatelli
Mediterranean cuisine, The St Regis Hotel, Via Vittorio E. Orlando 3, 00185 Rome
Enoteca la Torre a Villa Laetitia
(Fendi family villa)
Chef: Danilo Ciavattini
Italian country cuisine
Lungotevere dell Armi, 22/23, 00195 Roma
Tel . 011-390-645-668-304
There is no better way to work up an appetite in Rome than to do some luxe shopping. We've rounded some of our favorite spots, where there is something for every jetsetter.
The great shopping streets include Via dei Condotti (designer), Via Borgognona (designer), Via del Governo Vecchio (trendy boutiques), Via Giulia (art and antiques) and Via Babuino (designer, jewelry).
Some special places are:
Boutique Damiani (Custom designed jewelry)
Via dei Condotti 84, 00187 Roma
Nuyorica (Contemporary style)
Piazza della Pollarola 36, 00186 Roma
Battistoni (Bespoke Tailoring)
Via dei Condotti 61A, 00187 Roma
For more local Rome suggestions and to subscribe to the M Report, click here.