Tel: +39 06 32 26 812
Address: Via Ennio Quirino Visconti, 52 – 00193 Roma
Cuisine Type: Caprese / Neapolitan
Closed: Open every day
Tables outside? No
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Capri is one of Italy’s most beautiful islands, situated just off the southern coast of the Gulf of Naples, in the Campania region. Over the centuries, it has been visited by intellectuals, artists and writers, all enthralled by its magical beauty. However, if you are on your last day of holiday in Rome and you don’t have much time left to travel, you should definitely pay a visit to the restaurant Ambasciata di Capri (‘Embassy of Capri’).
The restaurant itself is an incredible reconstruction of Capri – each room is covered with frescoes which evoke the atmosphere of this Italian Island. As soon as we sat down, we were warmly welcomed and served with prosecco. We then had a look at the menu which features an extraordinary variety of vegetables, fresh mozzarella di bufala and an impressive selection of fresh fish.
Starting with an antipasto, we decided to go for the vegetables and for a fantastic portion of raw seafood (crudo di pesce) which included salmon, swordfish, shrimps, oysters and razor-shells (€18). We accompanied the antipasti with a bottle of Gavi di Gavi, one of the most famous Italian white wines (€45). This one has a straw colour and a neutral, mild aroma, with a fruity flavour which, of course, goes very well with fish.
We then opted for a plate of fresh pasta cooked with Coccio fish in a tasty sauce made ofpachino (baby) tomatoes, olives and capers (€20). This dish was a masterpiece. It really represents the manifesto of this restaurant’s cookery: simplicity and freshness of ingredients combined with refined and well established culinary tradition.
There were at least seven different dolci on the menu (€5 – €8)but we ordered the typical Neapolitan Pastiera, a kind of pie with a delicious cream filling, and the panna cotta with mint, a dessert made of cream and mint jelly. We followed the hostess’s advice pairing our deserts with a nice liqueur made of herbs (Finocchiella): delicious.
Moreover, the service was exceptional, attentive without being intrusive, knowledgeable and agreeable. The atmosphere was warm and welcoming – we really felt very much at ease.
The Ambasciata di Capri is one of those restaurants you really mustn’t miss if you are looking for special Italian cookery combined with the taste and flavour of this Neapolitan island. We will be back for sure.