The Pantheon is one of the most beautiful corners of the Roman city. One step away from him we find the restaurant, La Rosetta, born in 1966 thanks to Carmelo Riccioli and Romana Colella, parents of the current owners Massimo, Stefania and Patrizia. It is the perfect place for all fish lovers, and for over 5o years, he has never abandoned quality and discreet service, which have made him known in the world. The catch is local and arrives every evening from the Lazio ports of Civitavecchia, Fiumicino, and Anzio.
Chef Massimo Riccioli has been in charge of the kitchen since 1981, thanks to his family teachings and long international experience. In short, a great sea cook, always looking for new flavors, their best combinations, and the most exclusive ingredients. His substantial and classic cooking style, and the all-Mediterranean ability to contaminate himself with aromatic herbs and nervy acidity, has marked Roman fish cuisine like few others.
We start with raw fish, including oysters, amberjack carpaccio with tomato water and basil, and tuna carpaccio with strawberries and thyme. Then they cooked a reliable and classic Catalan lobster and octopus with Romanesco broccoli. But also a delicious fried squid, zucchini, and mint. Or some delicious rigatoni with meat sauce with grouper and ricotta. Also, try the amberjack in the pan. It closes with rich and delicious homemade desserts, such as ginger creme brullè. The latter gives that extra dynamism.
The room is all in wood and brass. The white tablecloths, the sparkling crystals, the open kitchen and the fish on display are that extra touches of class.
Via della Rosetta, 8, 00186 Roma