This isn’t your typical Roman eatery. Helmed by Lucio Sforza, a renowned chef from Orvieto, L’Asino d’Oro offers a seriously refined take on the flavors of central Italy without a checked tablecloth in sight; instead, the setting is contemporary with a Scandinavian feel thanks to the light-wood interior. The food is marked by creativity and flair, in both flavor and presentation. Expect highly polished takes on hearty Umbrian standards, such as baccala (salted cod) with onions, raisins, and chestnut cream, or a super-savory handmade fettuccine with black truffles, anchovies, and porcini mushrooms.