Restaurant Filippo La Mantia
Majestic Roma, Via Vittorio Veneto 50, Rome
The Trevi fountain is an essential stop when in Rome. As legend has it, if you throw a coin into the fountain you are guaranteed to return. Something else that will guarantee your return is a meal at Filippo La Mantia, close to the famous sight. Enter past the kitchen and through a wine cellar filled with premiere Sicilian wines and take your seat in the enchanting dining area. A fusion of Sicilian tradition and innovation best described by the chef himself, “my cuisine is fully inspired by Sicily. I strongly believe that food is meant to nourish the body with as few ingredients as possible.”Eschewing the soffritto (the use of a cooking base of garlic and onions), Chef La Mantia makes brilliant use of the simple flavors of almond, capers, citrus fruit and basil, which form the basis for all of his food. The restaurant serves lunch and dinner, as well as an elegant Sunday brunch.
LUXOS Recommends:Pasta with fried artichokes, veal meatballs and caciocavallo from Ragusa