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Buonasera from Rome!! I had a surreal lunch experience today at the Aroma Restaurant in the ancient Palazzo Manfredi. The Restaurant is situated just opposite the Colloseum and is the perfect spot for anyone looking to have a meal with a view! Chef Giuseppe di Ioro and his team do an exceptional work of keeping the place to Michelin star standards.

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My super amazing lunch started with wine from the region of Friuli Venezia Giulia and fresh parmesan bread. The view of the Colosseum was just so fantastic with the light on it and the shade to my side. My host, Alessandro, made sure he wasn’t overbearing to me but at the same time there for any call. I ordered ricciola in melone sauce and some fresh herbs for the first course. I don’t call myself a food expert but there was something about that dish blended in white wine that was so exquisite and light. For the second course I ordered ravioli with olive oil and thyme in a potato filling. This was personally recommened to me by Alessandro himself and it was simple seasonal food at it’s best! I was enjoying every bite with that view!

The chef sent me greetings of a small dessert of chocolate and raspberry afterwards which was perfect to let go of the buttery texture of ravioli. Very dainty plate!

I ordered a beetroot cake that looked right out of a MasterChef Australia episode and to end the fabulous meal in an Italian style I finished with a caffe. I would recommend Aroma Restaurant to anyone looking for a bit of quiet amongst all that noise and rush in Rome. I spent around 3 hours there alone simply because the food was fresh, the service relaxed and the views to die for!

Thank you to everyone and Marianna at the Aroma for making my day so special! Grazie mille tanto!!

Contact:

Via Labicana 125, Rome.

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