When you go to Rome, dine in style with your special someone at Ristorante Aroma. It serves up authentic Italian cuisine alongside the unforgettable view of the Colosseum. The historic Palazzo on the Piazza San Marco is home to the Ristorante Aroma. It is an elegant creation run by the renowned Italian restaurateurs, the Alajmo family and is also the recipient of a Michelin star in 2012.
The romantic banqueting room, which is exquisitely prearranged with Murano-glass chandeliers and damask-lined walls, provides an intimate setting.
Situated on the top level of a 17th-century palace which is now home to the Palazzo Manfredi hotel, Aroma delivers Michelin-starred food with incredible views of the eternal City. You can gaze out at the Colosseum and Emperor Nero’s gardens as they feast on seasonally inspired Italian fare by chef Giuseppe di Iorio.
The magnificent cuisine will introduce you to the real Italian way of enjoying life through food. The chef brings his passion for food from his homeland to your table and delights in sharing the specialties from all regions of Italy. You will experience the rich flavours of the north, including porcini, truffles, and delicate cream sauces accompanying most dishes. From the central part of the country, you can also enjoy Roman artichokes and appetizers like puttanesca and amatriciana.
Imagine the scent of fresh herbs filling the air together with a hint of buffalo mozzarella and tomatoes. Aroma promises modern-day Italian fare like grilled octopus with mascarpone gnocchi with lobster; fennel over Ceci beans; and roasted baby lamb chops with rosemary. With two Italian natives in the kitchen, Aroma offers straightforward northern and southern-inspired cuisine including everything from truffle-stuffed tortellini and Milanese risotto to fettuccine Pugliese with fresh crab meat.
Antonio Cardillo, a Neapolitan native who was the longtime chef-owner of Tulipano Nero in Mount Laurel (and cooked at La Veranda, La Buca, La Collina, and most recently, Center City’s Cibo), and business partner Susan Dennis have brought the snug dining room up to 30 seats. Cardillo promises modern Italian cooking and a total average price of $35 to $40 a person.
Seasons come and go, but the question of where to eat is timeless. You will love this restaurant from start to finish, not just because of the incredible view but also the fantastic food and the impeccable service.