La Volte

Tel: +39 06 6877 408
Address: Piazza Rondinini 47
Closed: Tuesdays

Conveniently situated just behind Piazza della Rotonda, one of the great hubs of ancient Rome, this medium priced restaurant looks very ordinary until you look upwards at the extraordinary frescoed ceiling which at a rough guess is 16th century. Then, of course, you realise that Le Volte means the vaults…

The food is also very good, with fresh fish a speciality but simple dishes such as grilled radicchio also perfectly prepared. In addition to bread you are offered pizza bianco -ultra-thin pizza dough served with just a little oil – fabulous.

The extensive wine list is pricey for Rome, but the quality is good.