Bathed in the light of its crystal chandelier and gilded mirrors during dinner hour, Ristorante Accademia’s guests look like the actors of a romantic stage play. Indeed, many opera and theater attendees dine here for the pre-show buffet (22 euros) or fixed menu (35 euros). Named in honor of the chivalric academy Dei Filotini (“lovers of honor”), Ristorante Accademia serves quintessential Italian and Mediterranean food. Among their offerings is an appetizer of smoked ham and vegetable medley; a hearty risotto with wild mushrooms melted with Monte Veronese cheese; and fillet of veal cooked in a sweet raisin wine and served with earthy black truffles.
Located near the Roman Theater, San Giovanni in Valle is a simple Romanesque church that dates back... Read more