La Pergola: One of Rome's Best Hotel Restaurants
La Pergola’s dining room, the only Michelin three-star restaurant in Rome, is a treasure trove for the senses, offering panoramic views of the Eternal City from surroundings stocked with Mediterranean antiques, along with a rare Aubusson tapestry, Sèvres porcelain, an eighteenth-century bronze candelabra, and a collection of hand-blown glass by Emile Gallé.
La Pergola has a wine cellar of more than 60,000 bottles, a water menu featuring 29 choices of water, a cigar lounge, and a candlelit terrace. And then there's German-born executive chef Heinz Beck's cooking: fagottelli La Pergola, the restaurant’s version of spaghetti carbonara, is small pasta pouches filled with cheese and ham dusted with fresh black pepper. Other notable creations include John Dory in a parsley crust with olive oil, garlic and chile pepper; loin of lamb with mint sauce and pecorino puff; and filet of veal marinated in pepper on eggplant purée with veal reduction.