Quality Hotel Excel Roma Ciampino
Via Appia Nuova, 160
Phone: (39) 06 93541170
Fax: (39) 06 93542041
The restaurant seating is divided among several rooms and terraces. The Garden Room is a closed terrace surrounded by plants and facing the lake. Inside, you may lose the la fresco atmosphere but your meal will be accompanied by live music. The seafood risottos are very good, as are the gnochetti ai fiori di zucca and the cavatelli ai frutti di mare. The swordfish with avocado or salmon flavored with pistachios and citrus are good dishes to try if you are a fish-lover. The desserts include such treats, panna cotta creme caramel, homemade gelato. They offer a worthy wine list too.
Since 1989, Hosteria la Quercetta has been doling out food that is perfectly blended with spices, ideas, innovation and passion. This all seasons restaurant serves amazingly palatable food and fuses together traditional native food with innovative concepts and modern presentation. A culturally rich décor with samurai swords and murals on the walls and warm earthy tones add to the grace of this elegant eatery.
This large venue is frequented by a crowd in search of food, but also a place to throw themselves into Caribbean dance. There is a private garage for customers. El Mojitero is a spacious venue, and can hold up to 250 clients. It is always lively thanks to the dancers and the constant music on all three levels. The decor has a strong Caribbean flavor. There are pizzas and traditional Italian dishes, but also Caribbean recipes, like puerco de l'habanera (pork with rice and black beans) or picadillo de res (minced meat with peppers and bacon). The fried yucca and plantain are also delicious, and the cocktails are excellent.
In the picturesque town of Frascati lies a seafood restaurant quite unlike the others. Come home to the wafting aroma of seafood cooked and grilled to perfection at Nef Ristorante or Nuova Enoteca Frascati. This elegant restaurant offers the best seafood and wine around town. The wine collection here is bound to impress any connoisseur and the hosts are more than happy to let you walk through their prestigiously maintained cellar. They also offer a 'Wine Bank' service where you can reserve a cell of their cellar for your wine collection, complete with name tags and wine descriptions!
This refined restaurant, Ristorante Cacciani, is in the lovely simplicity of one of the best known "Castelli Romani" (hill towns surrounding Rome). The restaurant is very lovely, well cared for and welcoming. The staff smile and put their customers at their ease. It is a favorite with professionals and is often the setting for receptions and celebrations. The dishes use simple cooking methods to bring out each ingredient. The fried grill, whether of fish or vegetables, is crunchy, golden and very light. The first course pasta dishes are very good and not at all heavy on the stomach. The wine cellar at Cacciani is well stocked and the dessert trolley very attractive.
A spacious eatery immersed in green, specializing in seafood and fish dishes. Efficiency and politeness, due to the care and attention of proprietors Gianni and Massimo, accompanies the delicious cooking. Tagliolini with bass fillets and sun-dried tomatoes, Lasagnetta di pesce e finocchi al nero con telline lasagna with fennel, black sauce and cockles and Bottarga or Gnocchetti with pumpkin flowers and shrimp, are just some of the delights on offer. A good wine list, especialy the selection of white wines.
This local restaurant serves great Cuban delicacies. The ambiance at El Cubano is casual and lively for a fun time, whether with colleagues or friends. The staff is very friendly and their service is much appreciated. Try their fried chicken and banana, rice with beans, vegetables, shrimp, ham and eggs, croquettes, salad with avocado and much more. Complement your meals with some of the creative mixes at the bar. For reservations and more information, call ahead.
Over 40 years ago, La Cascina opened not far from Cinecittà Studios. Nowadays, it's a fairly upmarket restaurant specializing in grilled meat and fish dishes. The massive appetizers buffet offers all kinds of grilled vegetables, seafood and small bite-size mozzarella. And for vegetarians, pasta with chanterelle and porcini mushrooms is worth a try! Whatever the choice, meticulous attention is paid to the freshness of food and to the choice of cooking ingredients. The wine list consists of quality Italian wines from all over the country. The restaurant also offers a separate room for smokers and a large outdoor seating area for summer dinners! - Maria Frullini
This is a restaurant or pizzeria for those who love comics! The owner of the restaurant is a consummate comics addict and customers can choose a comic which they want to have a look at and then while they wait for their menus, they can read them or take a look at their friend's choices. So it has good food and great comics.
Are you a pizza lover? If so, this is the place for you as Italo, the owner, is a true expert on the subject and similar tasty items. He has created at least 20 varieties of Supplì (stuffed rice croquettes) to be enjoyed while waiting for your pizza and you can be sure of finding your own favorite. There are many types of pizza and you can of course order your own fillings: pizza with salmon or shrimps or bottarga (roe) if you like seafood; pizza mare e monti for those who are undecided; pizza with grilled vegetables for vegetarians; pizza with sausages and onions for lovers of strong flavors, and hot if you want it that way; pizza with pesto if you like innovation; but there are also sweet pizzas - with Nutella, with mascarpone cheese and cocoa powder, with ricotta and chocolate - as well as the standards like margherita, four seasons and capricciosa. The menu is immense.
If you thought only Naples had Italy's best pizzas then you couldn't be more wrong. Come down to Sforno - Rome's ruling pizza favorite. It calls for a trip to the suburbs, all the way to Tuscolano, but Sforno is good enough to end up in your Rome travelogue. Pizzas are not your usual stalwarts but long-rising Neapolitan-style; must-trys being the Greenwich, Cacio e Pepe and Testarossa. And the menu goes beyond pizzas, featuring homemade fritti, desserts and antipasti. To wash down the offerings, there is a good choice of beers and wines. Reservations are recommended.
This lovely pizzeria is hidden away on a small backstreet. It is well worth taking the time to look for it because it serves excellent food and is a great place for parties as well as offering discounts for students. The pizzeria is split into two rooms. There is one more traditional room with a buffet of antipasti. The rooms are separated by a partition with windows. The second room is more rustic and has a beautiful trompe d'oeil picture of a hamlet with fields around it. There is background music while you eat. The restaurant sometimes serves Roman style pizza which is crunchy and thicker and at other times it serves the classic Neapolitan style pizza which is softer with a lighter base. It's a good idea to ring in advance to find out which pizza they are serving if you have a particular preference. Their Neapolitan pizzas are seasoned with buffalo mozzarella and extra-virgin oil from Puglia (which they also use in their excellent toasts). The pizzeria is renowned for its excellent homemade desserts. They serve pastries, tiramisù as well as many other kinds of jam, fruit and pine nut tarts. Every day they have a menu which is designed for children.