You can count on the fingers of one hand the Roman addresses to eat excellent fish, prepared in a too traditional way. One of these is located near San Giovanni and responds to the name of Ottavio.
The environment that appears inside is elegant and sober that refers, in a positive sense, to past atmospheres, with the only concession to the modernity of large dishes. Then, there is a lovely outdoor area set on the wide sidewalk in the warm months and well protected from the road. Unlike the menu, the wine list is accessible in prices, with several good bottles, not only Italian, refilled in a parkway.
The raw of Ottavio are famous for their freshness. In the mixture that included prawns and scampi, we also find the red prawn tartare. Another classic of the restaurant, always among the appetizers, the prawn salad, thinly sliced raw artichokes, and parmesan. Among the first courses, we find spaghetti with clams, rich in lobster that is partly already peeled and “colored” with the right amount of tomato or pappardelle with lobster. Between the seconds, baked fish as well as the Catalan shrimp and prawns. One of the best in town is the excellent raw material and the impeccable processing of the onion. In the end, a refreshing lemon sorbet followed by a long persistent coffee served in a cup with a lid.
Via di S. Croce in Gerusalemme, 9, 00185 Roma RM
Telefono: 06 702 8595