This classic Dolce Vita hangout has been popular with celebrities and gourmands since its opening in the ’60s. Since then, the restaurant’s praised Roman cuisine has been replaced over the years by universally acclaimed Tuscan recipes, for which it now draws the same VIP crowds and carnivores south of the Arno. The décor is as elegant as the menu, with wood paneling, sleek finishings, and a cozy fireplace that doubles as open-hearth grill. When choosing, go for classic Tuscan hors d’oeuvres, like liver crostini and assorted bruschettas, but also focus your attention on equally classic hearty soups, like pasta e fagioli with borlotti beans, and droolsome ribollita (a minestrone added with kale, cannellini beans and bread). Grilled meats come center stage, with girarrosto (Tuscan barbecue) classics being the Fiorentina (2-pound T-bone), succulent tenderloin, filet, and a platter of mixed grilled ribs, chops and sausages. Good wine list, with a clear slant towards regional labels.
Al Vero Girarrosto Toscano
Via Campania 29
Our Rating Neighborhood In Parioli Hours Daily 12:30–3pm and 7:30–midnight Transportation Bus: 52, 53, 217, 360 or 910 Phone 06-4821899 Prices Main courses 18€–35€ Cuisine Type Tuscan Web site Al Vero Girarrosto Toscano
MapVia Campania 29 Rome
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