Looking for a little romance in Rome? That’s amore! This city is the perfect backdrop for a romantic evening with your loved one. Stroll through the charming cobbled streets, make a wish together at the Trevi Fountain, then when it’s time to settle down for a special dinner, you’ll be spoilt for choice of dreamy dining rooms. And the beautiful setting doesn’t have to compromise the quality of the food and wine, romantic restaurants in Rome have it all.

Here’s cupid’s guide to the top 3 romantic restaurants in Rome…

The Terrace

If you’re looking for a romantic restaurant in Rome on a balmy summer’s evening, The Terrace is the perfect spot to woo your loved one. Right in the middle of the city, the views from this rooftop restaurant are absolutely breath-taking, with St. Peter’s basilica taking centre-stage. Choose from the classic dish offerings of risotto, gnocchi and homemade pasta. Be sure to order the focaccia and cheese, and ask the story behind this famous dish. They’ll even cater for any vegan or vegetarian requests – not something you hear every day in Rome.  

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La Pergola

For an all-out romantic restaurant in Rome, book a table at La Pergola, Rome’s only 3 star Michelin restaurant. Headed up by famous chef Heinz Beck, be prepared for one of the most amazing culinary experiences of your life. The food is a work of art, the dining room is a marvel, and the spectacular view over Rome is also not to be missed. Located in the seriously chic 5* Cavalieri Waldorf Astoria Hotel, the experience begins the moment you enter. How ever will you choose between the duck foie gras, rabbit tortellini or peanut-crusted pigeon? Just be sure to reserve a table well in advance.

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The Library

For a love story of your own, reserve a spot at The Library. With only six tables in this intimate restaurant, you’ll feel like a VIP for the evening. The candlelit setting is cosy and the torches they provide are essential for actually reading the menu. And while you’re perusing the culinary offering you may even be serenaded at your table. How’s that for romance in Rome? And we haven’t even mentioned the food yet…zucchini flowers, tuna tartare and beef cooked in Barolo wine sauce sound good to you? We thought so.

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Red Tour Route, Stop: Vatican

Reserve a table at one of the above top 3 romantic restaurants in Rome and you’ll be set for a beautiful evening. Delicious food, good wine, and great company, there’s nothing else needed for some romance in Rome. And when the night is done and you’re wondering how to spend the rest of your time in the Eternal City, check out our guide to the Romantic Things to do in Rome.