One of the best restaurants in Rome, if not in Italy, La Pergola is much more than just a famous menu. Its three-Michelin stars – the only Rome restaurant to be accorded such an honour – attest to the excellence of its cuisine. A wine cellar with over 60,000 bottles, a water menu with 29 choices, olive oils and vintage balsamic vinegars from the best producers in Italy, and the finest ingredients to be sourced in the Mediterranean – all attests to the pursuit of culinary excellence.
But like everything at the Rome Cavalieri, it is all about ambience. Your table is laid with vermeil plates and cutlery. All around are the Hotel’s art treasures: paintings, a rare Aubusson tapestry, Sèvres porcelain, an 18th Century bronze candelabra, imperial furniture and a wonderful collection of hand-blown glass by Emile Gallé. At the centre of the room is an imposing 17th Century Celadron vase, adorned each day by the Hotel’s master florist. Adjoining La Pergola is our exclusive Cigar Lounge where you can savour a great cigar with a vintage liqueur while enjoying our fine collection of oriental paintings.
But nothing influences the character of an evening at La Pergola so much as Rome itself. Beyond the panoramic windows the Eternal City is spread beneath you. On summer evenings, on the candlelit terrace, the city shimmers: the Dome of St Peter’s seems close enough to touch. In such a setting, with such a menu, La Pergola is one of the world’s greatest dining experiences.
In the last decade the major Italian gastronomic guides such as L’Espresso, Gambero Rosso, Bibenda have consistently voted La Pergola the “Best Restaurant of Rome” and one of the best in Italy. Since November 2005 the Michelin Guide has honoured La Pergola with 3 stars and 5 forks, symbol of exceptional cuisine and “worth a special journey”.
Furthermore, the American Academy of Hospitality Sciences has awarded La Pergola with the coveted “Six Star Diamond Award”. Each year the American Academy of Hospitality Sciences, renowned worldwide, bestows its coveted International STAR DIAMOND AWARD exclusively on five star establishments that are deemed to be of pinnacle quality by its esteemed Board of Trustees. The award is the most prestigious emblem of achievement and true quality: an award many strive for, but few obtain.