The Pergola offers excellent cuisine in an elegant setting with one of the most beautiful views in Rome. Its success is due in part to Heinz Beck, an ... More
The Pergola offers excellent cuisine in an elegant setting with one of the most beautiful views in Rome. Its success is due in part to Heinz Beck, an exceptionally talented chef who combines an original interpretation of Mediterranean cooking with unusual presentation. The menu changes every month and highlights include Salmon Ravioli filled with caviar and sour cream, Aubergine Puree with Lobster and Tomato, and Salmon Croquettes fried in green rice. There is an exceptional selection of pastries and desserts as well as an extensive wine-list from all over the world.
I have been eating here two or three times per year for almost ten years. The nine-course tasting menu is always astoundingly good. Heinz Beck is a food genius! The wine list is excellent with several very good but reasonably priced Italian wines (reasonable in this venue meaning less than 80 euros).
The service is perfect, or at close to it as humanly possible, and there is no better view in Rome.
If you have ever looked at a dessert menu and thought "I'd like one of everything," that pretty much describes what you'll get if you order the Grand Dessert, which comes with the nine-course tasting menu but can also be ordered ala carte.
Outrageously expensive: the nine-course tasting menu was 195 euros when I dined there during the first week of December 2008; 6 wines by the glass paired with the menu cost another 95 euros. Nonetheless, I find it worth the cost and keep returning to La Pergola--as often as I can afford it.
Only 3 Michelin rated restaurant in Italy, and it deserves it. Enjoyed the 9 course prix fixe meal. Very tasty. Well presented. Small portions, as with most fancy restaurants. The only restaurant I have been to where I was given a menu of various types of bottled waters from around the world to choose from. The chef, Heinz Beck, came out to meet, greet, and thank us. Service was impecable. Incredible hill top view of Rome and Vatican. Very romantic setting. Highly recommend it. Well worth the high price.
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