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Lunch with a view at Aroma Restaurant, Rome

If you’re looking to have an unforgettable meal with a view in Rome, look no further! Book a table at Aroma Restaurant in Palazzo Manfredi, Rome. This restaurant is right opposite the Colosseum and is the perfect experience to enjoy a rooftop meal with a view.

Aroma Restaurant, Rome

Chef Giuseppe di Ioro and his team do an exceptional work of running this place. At Michelin star standards you’d expect nothing less than €100 per plate but I had a delicious lunch of the simplest Italian flavors for less than €40!

I started with wine from the region of Friuli Venezia Giulia and a side of fresh bread. I know I should have chosen wine from the region of Lazio but at that time the chef recommended something cold and relaxing so I went for the white wine!

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Wine at Aroma Restaurant, Rome

Ricciola at Aroma Restaurant, Rome

My Experience

The view of the Colosseum from the restaurant is breathtaking. I was sitting exactly in the middle to get a perfectly exceptional view. The sun was blazing on the Colosseum so I wasn’t hot either.

My host, Alessandro, made sure he wasn’t overbearing to me but at the same time around for my needs. He ordered ricciola in melone sauce with fresh herbs for my first course. I don’t call myself a food expert but an enthusiast and I can safely say the food was exquisite and light!

For the second course I ordered a buttery ravioli with olive oil and thyme in potato filling. This was simple hearty food at it’s best! I enjoyed every bite with that view!

The chef kept sending me greetings from time to time such as a light plate of starters or a dessert of chocolate and raspberry!

Ravoili with potato and thyme at Aroma Restaurant, Rome

Rapa rossa at Aroma Restaurant, Rome

Dessert at Aroma Restaurant

Un caffe?? Aroma Restaurant, Rome

After spending 2 hours of eating topped with great service, wine and views, I ordered a beetroot cake and caffe`. It looked right out of an episode of MasterChef, a fabulous end to a meal!!

 

The team of Aroma Restaurant, Rome

I would highly recommend Aroma Restaurant to anyone looking for a meal with a view + a bit of quiet in all the rush of a big city like Rome. And no, Aroma Restaurant isn’t as expensive as you are thinking. Check their menu for more! Thank you to Marianna for arranging everything and making sure my day so special! Grazie mille tante!!

Contact: Via Labicana 125, Rome.

Disclaimer: I was a guest at Aroma Restaurant but all the views here are my own. Can’t wait to visit it again!

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  • Niki Geroni-Lajoie
    March 27, 2018 at 4:30 am

    We had our wedding reception here, it was absolute magic and the food was incredible!! It’s even more beautiful at night!

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    • Ishita
      March 27, 2018 at 9:49 am

      That is such a great idea! WOW! I am sure 🙂

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    • Ishita
      March 27, 2018 at 9:49 am

      Many congratulations once again!

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  • thirstywaiter
    August 23, 2017 at 9:47 pm

    Wow this meal looked amazing! The view to top it off is amazing! Thanks for sharing.

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    • Ishita
      August 24, 2017 at 10:33 am

      Thanks for reading. One of the best and not as expensive as I thought. Cheers!!

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  • John Henderson
    June 27, 2017 at 2:29 pm

    Thanks for the great tip. I’ve been looking for a good restaurant with a view. But you didn’t mention prices. Are you paying for the view, too?

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    • Ishita
      June 28, 2017 at 12:25 am

      This should suit your taste then. If you take a 7 course menu is about EUR240. But I took the alcarte menu where each dish was less than EUR60. Prices can keep changing which is why I don’t like to mention or comment much on them. Hope this solves your question

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  • danaaaaas
    June 5, 2017 at 4:00 am

    I would love to go to Rome , it seems so beautiful!

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    • Ishita
      June 5, 2017 at 9:09 am

      It’s a beautiful city. You must!

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  • timelessitaly
    June 3, 2017 at 10:36 am

    What a view…..ancient ruins and delicious food!!

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  • verypip
    June 3, 2017 at 5:06 am

    I have been to Rome and it is so so so beautiful, I’m ​so glad you showed how wonderful it is! I have just done a post about Iceland, would you be able to give me your feedba​​ck on it as ​i would love your opinion on it as your is so well writen ​and presented! xxxx
    https://verypip.wordpress.com/2017/06/02/iceland/

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    • Ishita
      June 3, 2017 at 8:31 pm

      Thanks for your beautiful thoughtful appreciation. I love your post as it gives the real picture. Maybe highlight the important points from the post?? I always do that.

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      • verypip
        July 21, 2017 at 2:07 am

        Thank you so much i will try and do that throughout my writing.

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        • Ishita
          July 21, 2017 at 11:45 am

          All the best!!

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  • pblevitt
    June 2, 2017 at 4:29 am

    I am putting this on my list for the next time in Rome…and might I say you look rather glamorous surrounded by those handsome Italians.

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    • Ishita
      June 2, 2017 at 3:20 pm

      You are so kind. Thank you 🙂

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  • creativeartphoto
    June 1, 2017 at 12:57 am

    It look like a great place to visit the next time I will be in Rome. The view is really spectacular and from what you wrote, it look forward to trying their food as well.

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    • Ishita
      June 1, 2017 at 5:46 am

      The food was yummm.. so not a tourist trap!

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  • who is ms eve?
    May 31, 2017 at 8:42 am

    Can you suggest a good pizza place in Napoli that isn’t on the main tourist road? But still easy to find, my partner and his son are visiting Napoli from Sorrento by train in a few weeks. It is their first visit to Italy. I wish I were going too.

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    • Ishita
      May 31, 2017 at 6:07 pm

      Unfortunately I’m not the right person for Napoli as I’ve not spent time there. Maybe you can check Unplugged Napoli blog 🙂

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  • keaniaabel
    May 31, 2017 at 7:52 am

    I love Rome 🙂

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    • Ishita
      May 31, 2017 at 6:07 pm

      I cannot have enough of it 🙂

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  • gregsitaly
    May 30, 2017 at 8:56 pm

    Could not miss this view. We will be sure to eat here when we are in Roma in September. Posts like this help enable people to get the most out of their travels. My wife and I will be in Rome for a month, can not wait to keep discovering.

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    • Ishita
      May 31, 2017 at 6:08 pm

      How lovely Greg. September isn’t far!! Thanks for thinking my post was useful. Enjoy and keep me posted

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  • aladyinromeandarountheworld
    May 30, 2017 at 6:29 pm

    Fantastic view from Aroma restaurant! Welcome to Rome!

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  • polentaebaccala
    May 30, 2017 at 5:40 pm

    Nice dishes, and of course the view 🙂

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  • Tanja
    May 30, 2017 at 1:12 pm

    great view indeed!

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  • amindfultravellerblog
    May 30, 2017 at 11:30 am

    Rome is one of my favourite cities. It holds a special place in my heart as we have family there as well, which always makes it extra special.
    I have just published my first post on Venice, so I hope to get to my stories about Rome soon. And will definitely have to look up this restaurant in Rome next time we are there.
    Thank you Ishita

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    • Ishita
      May 31, 2017 at 6:10 pm

      Oh how fun!! Family in Rome 🙂 keep me posted when you dine here

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  • Le Marche Magic.
    May 30, 2017 at 11:09 am

    Ishita, what a wonderful experience for lunch with front row views. How long are you here in Italy and will you be coming to Le Marche?

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    • Ishita
      May 31, 2017 at 6:10 pm

      Thank you so much dear 🙂 I spent a week in Marche !! It was beautiful. Stay tuned for more posts. Xx

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  • alloraandrea
    May 30, 2017 at 1:36 am

    That ravioli looks divine! Thanks for the review. Sometimes I get a little overwhelmed by all of the amazing places to eat at, so this helps 🙂

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    • Ishita
      May 30, 2017 at 1:37 am

      I know what you mean specially a place like Rome. This time I had made a small list of things to do 🙂 it helped.

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  • Debra Kolkka
    May 30, 2017 at 1:05 am

    Thanks for the tip. I must try it when I go to Rome next time.

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  • largekathy
    May 29, 2017 at 11:23 pm

    Lucky you! Sounds like a perfect way to spend three hours in Rome.

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    • Ishita
      May 30, 2017 at 12:47 am

      Thanks Kathy 🙂 absolutely

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  • Darlene
    May 29, 2017 at 11:19 pm

    The perfect spot to enjoy a wonderful meal. What a great memory for you!!

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    • Ishita
      May 30, 2017 at 12:47 am

      Indeed Darlene. I was thinking it is one of my trip highlights

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  • James J. Cudney IV
    May 29, 2017 at 10:35 pm

    Beautiful pictures. Great post. Looks fantastic.

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    • Ishita
      May 29, 2017 at 10:36 pm

      Yes James. Worth trying:)

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      • James J. Cudney IV
        May 29, 2017 at 10:37 pm

        I would like to visit some day. Looking around more on your site now…

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    • Ishita
      June 6, 2017 at 1:46 pm

      Surprisingly, I have written less about Rome on my website but you will see it coming more this time.

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  • marilyneb
    May 29, 2017 at 10:21 pm

    Hope you are enjoying Rome! I haven’t been to Aroma but have stayed nearby – it’s a great part of the city and hope you get to explore it!

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    • Ishita
      May 29, 2017 at 10:21 pm

      I’m loving Rome. The city beats me every time I come. The other day at a known area I reached to an alley I never knew existed!

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      • marilyneb
        May 29, 2017 at 10:25 pm

        There’s definitely too much to explore in one visit – but that’s always a good excuse to go back 😀😀

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        • Ishita
          May 29, 2017 at 10:25 pm

          That’s the reason I booked for a week but I had no plans except to walk and eat 😉

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  • foodinbooks
    May 29, 2017 at 10:13 pm

    I don’t know what was more beautiful – the view, the food, you, or the waiters! Wonderful post! 🙂

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    • Ishita
      May 29, 2017 at 10:14 pm

      So so kind! You made my day 😍😍

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  • hilltopheaven
    May 29, 2017 at 10:08 pm

    It sounds absolutely divine! My mouth is watering 🙂

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    • Ishita
      May 29, 2017 at 10:09 pm

      Haha that was the aim 😉 thank you!

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  • rebbit7
    May 29, 2017 at 10:04 pm

    That view is perfect! So cool you discovered a restaurant with great views and food. I just might have to make it over there to eat when I’m in Rome this December! Cheers. 🙂

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    • Ishita
      May 29, 2017 at 10:04 pm

      I know how much you love Italy! Perfect place to soak in the view with different type of food. Cheers!

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