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2 Best Restaurants in Rome According to the Publisher’s Tour

Rome is famous for many things and its cuisine is among the most appreciated by travelers. The range of fantastic restaurants is extensive, so below are two recommendations for your dining pleasure when in the Eternal City.

Ristorante Da Fortunato – The Publisher’s Tour has visited this restaurant many times in the past and is one of the favorites of Buddy and Marion Fortunato. Popular with celebrities and politicians, the menu and wine list are outstanding. One of the charming features at Ristorante Da Fortunato is La Settimana Romana – The Roman Traditional Week. The restaurant’s chefs, Luca Cicchinelli and Daniele Pasquali, have selected seven dishes that represent true Roman gastronomical traditions, such as Pasta alla Gricia on Monday; Trippa alla Romana – Roman style tripe on Wednesday and Lasagna Classica al Ragù – the classic lasagna for Sunday. Located at Via del Pantheon, 55, 00186 Roma. www.ristorantefortunato.it/eng.

Ristorante Tullio – This wonderful restaurant has been delighting its guests since 1950. This is one that locals in the know frequent for its delicious food and extensive wine list. Far from a tourist restaurant, owner Niccolo Cecchini still had the foresight to prepare menus in both Italian and English. The food is absolutely authentic and delicious. The appetizers feature the finest and freshest of ingredients (try the fresh buffalo mozzarella), the pastas will be perfectly cooked, with sauces that you’ll crave for months thereafter, especially the tagliolini with white truffles. The meats and fish are beautifully prepared, with the best sea bass that you can imagine, while the desserts and coffee will complete your exquisite dining experience. Located at Via di S. Nicola da Tolentino, 26, 00187 Roma, just off the famed Via Vento. www.tullioristorante.it.



PUBLISHER Buddy Fortunato gets a warm welcome to Ristorante Da Fortunato (no relation), from Giuliano Villella, Daniele Pasquali and Riccardo Mariani.


MAITRE D’ Giovanni helps Mike and Debbie Sutton select the perfect wine to accompany their dinner at Da Fortunato.


OWNER Niccolo Cecchini, left, greets longtime patrons Buddy Fortunato, center and Pietro Biagio at Tullio Ristorante on Via San Nicola in Rome.


ENJOYING A great dinner at Tullio’s are, seated around the table, Phil Geron, Karen Shaneen, Dennis Del Mauo, Dr. Mike Sutton, Rachel Del Mauro, Judy Carbone and Maria Clarizio.