Roman Rendez-Vous Featured

From the warm, balmy evenings to the cool winter nights, affairs in Rome are equally held under the lamp light and the candle light. LUXOS picks three addresses to add to your 'weekend for two' itinerary.

Zuma

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Positioned in Palazzo Fendi, this award-winning London-based Japanese kitchen is set across two floors of the elegant palazzo, with an informal, izakaya-dining layout. Interiors nod to modern lines while complementing the authenticity of the palazzo, a reflection of the restaurant’s curated menu. Dishes are made to be shared, and rely on contemporary culinary interpretations. Watch the sun set over the eternal city from the rooftop terrace.

 

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The Library

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This is one of those places that you just have to experience with a new flame or that familiar face that magically keeps the butterflies circling inside. With candles bowing to the warmth of the atmosphere, and charming wooden furnishings, The Library keeps romance in check with good taste, keeping it classic and timeless, just like any coveted love story. Remarkably enough, the cosy restaurant was designed based on Feng Shui principles, a theme that fascinated the owner Dana during her student and post-student years. Indeed the place is full of books, but you won't be studying any topics really - except for the obvious. Simply star gaze into each other's eyes and appreciate traditional Italian cuisine. 

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Antica Pesa Roma

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The architectural recipe of this establishment lies in its history, infused in the walls and crevices. In the 17th century, Antica Pesa Roma was used as a rustic tavern where bread and wine were served to farmers who ventured to the Papal State to pay their taxes. In 1922, a kitchen was officially installed and since then, Antica Pesa has become the seat for the elite, local and global. The walls are works of art by renowned artists made during their early years. Hospitality is as warm and heartfelt as the Roman recipes and unique flavours.

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La Veranda

laverandaromaLa Veranda, Rome

While the interiors exude a most Renaissance feeling to it with floor-to ceiling frescoes, crisp white tablecloths and soft lighting, the dishes at La Veranda are quite unique. Imagine beef capriccio with herbs served in peach sauce, grilled aubergines with sheep ricotta cheese, or swordfish with citrus fruits. The old-world charm is irresistible.

For more ideas on where to dine in Rome, visit our Destinations page.

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