Photo: Palazzo Manfredi

This Restaurant in Rome Has Panoramic Views of the Colosseum

Rome Food + Drink
by Matador Creators Dec 4, 2023

Dining with a view of the Colosseum is pretty much the pinnacle of the classic Rome experience. As it turns out, that’s not just an experience designated for Hollywood. Located right in the heart of Rome, Palazzo Manfredi is a boutique hotel that offers a rare blend of history, luxury, and stunning views. And it’s restaurant, Aroma, has some of the best Colosseum views in Rome.

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Palazzo Manfredi is a 17th-century villa turned luxury hotel, with 20 elegantly-appointed rooms and suites. Its crown jewel, however, is undoubtedly its rooftop restaurant, Aroma. Awarded a Michelin star, Aroma offers an extraordinary dining experience with a panoramic view of the Colosseum. The menu celebrates the best of Italian cuisine, with dishes crafted from locally sourced ingredients, and showcasing the rich culinary heritage of the region.

Indeed, according the restaurant’s website, “Chef Di Iorio’s culinary offerings are intimately linked to the local terroir and ingredients sourced in the surrounding region. The menu offers the chef’s unique take on the tastes and traditions of classic Italian cuisine, while the cellar selections by our sommelier Alessandro Crognale has a very international flair, with a particular focus on champagne, and over 600 different labels.”

The restaurant’s location on the rooftop of Palazzo Manfredi offers one of the best views in Rome. Diners can gaze upon the awe-inspiring sight of the Colosseum and the ancient cityscape while enjoying their meal. This stunning backdrop enhances the dining experience, making each visit to Aroma a memorable occasion.

Apart from the Colosseum, the hotel and restaurant’s prime location puts guests within walking distance of some of Rome’s most iconic attractions, including the Roman Forum, Palatine Hill, and the Domus Aurea. So once you’ve finished your meal, you can easily explore everything that makes the Eternal City special.

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