La Pergola

La Pergola

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Hours
Tue
7:30 p.m. - 11:30 p.m.
Wed
7:30 p.m. - 11:30 p.m.
Thu
7:30 p.m. - 11:30 p.m.
Fri
7:30 p.m. - 11:30 p.m.
Sat
7:30 p.m. - 11:30 p.m.
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4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles
Travellers' Choice 2023

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Food
4.7 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.7 of 5 bubbles
Value
4.1 of 5 bubbles
Atmosphere
4.7 of 5 bubbles
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CUISINES
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, European
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner
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Closed for refurbishment works until April 2024. Rome’s most famous roof garden, as well as the most international restaurant in Italy. From the terrac...
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Three MICHELIN Stars: Exceptional cuisine, worth a special journey!
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One of the best restaurants in Rome, if not in Italy, La Pergola is much more than just a famous menu. Its three-Michelin stars - the only Rome restaurant to be accorded such an honour - attest to the excellence of its cuisine. A wine cellar with over 53,000 bottles, a water menu with 29 choices, olive oils and vintage balsamic vinegars from the best producers in Italy, and the finest ingredients to be sourced in the Mediterranean -- all attest to the pursuit of culinary excellence. In the last decade the major Italian gastronomic guides such as L'Espresso, Gambero Rosso, Bibenda have consistently voted La Pergola the "Best Restaurant of Rome" and one of the best in Italy. Since November 2005 the Michelin Guide has honoured La Pergola with 3 stars and 5 forks, symbol of exceptional cuisine and "worth a special journey". Furthermore, the American Academy of Hospitality Sciences has awarded La Pergola with the coveted "Five Star Diamond Award!" Each year the American Academy of Hospitality Sciences, renowned worldwide, bestows its coveted International STAR DIAMOND AWARD exclusively on five star establishments that are deemed to be of pinnacle quality by its esteemed Board of Trustees. The award is the most prestigious emblem of achievement and true quality: an award many strive for, but few obtain.
CUISINES
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, European
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
4.5
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jamlucy
1520 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2020 couples
I have to admit I had my reservations about dinner here. It is pricey and the wine list often is quoted as being one of the best out there thus again expensive. I could not get them to email the list in advance which was a shame as I wanted to have a couple of wines in mind in advance. Little has been said on TA about the wine list so I thought I might. There are 2. One purely Italian and one that features other countries. It requires some concentration. Think about regions or grapes you enjoy to narrow down your choices. I didn't even look at the other countries list. The Italian one is packed of iconic names usually with multiple vintages offered. Think all the top wines of Italy and they are here. However you also can drink very well from around €50. There is actually lots of bottles under €100. If you are struggling the sommelier is very approachable. Just cut to the chase and give him how much you are thinking about spending and let him help you. We drank a half of Dreams Chardonnay which was delicious and at €60 great value as well. We followed this with a Lazio red which he recommended at €65 for a full bottle. It also was lovely. So in summary, yes you can spend an obscene amount on wine here if you want but you also can find decent bottles with very fair mark ups especially for a 3 star restaurant. Food wise we decided to go the 10 course menu. All courses were very good with some being outstanding. Previous comments on the texture of some of the raw fish elements are just silly. The fish/shellfish when uncooked of course will be of a different mouth feel than when cooked. The red prawn with lemon tapioca, lobster with almond cream and of course the famed fagateli were the stand out dishes to us. Perhaps towards the end slightly too many sweet elements. We had 2 actual dessert courses, then a box of 12 different petit four each and the a mini ice cream. Then a small little birthday cake which was a nice touch. Of course we didn't have to eat it all but when that good we felt there was no other option. Negatives, I don't see the need for a water menu and as a man I did feel rather hot having to wear my jacket all night. We are paying alot to dine here I really cannot see how letting gentleman dine in collered shirt would affect the ambience of the restaurant. All it would do is make it alot more comfortable for us. Please rethink this old fashioned policy. Our meal cost €620 which compared to Paris 3 star restaurants is a snip. Ignore any negatives and come and enjoy a great dining experience.
Written September 10, 2020
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alina
Lynnwood7 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2021 couples
It could have been 5 stars, but there was a situation that made me very frustrated. The restaurant is very formal and my husband was wearing a jacket while I was wearing a dress. At some point during our dinner my husband started feeling too warm so he took off his jacket and was wearing a button shirt. In about 5 minutes he was asked to put jacket back on because it’s a “dress code”. So he did put it back on and they turned up A/C. Because I was wearing a dress with open shoulders I started getting cold pretty quickly. It was frustrating that now I had to put a jacket on top of my dress so that I can comfortably eat my dinner. In about 15 minutes manager came and said that my husband can take off his jacket if he wanted to, but the damage was done. I do not know who sets the policies, and I saw that the manager was feeling nervous and tried to handle the situation the best he could. So this message is for the person who sets those policies… if your guests are feeling too warm please allow them not to suffer and take off their jacket so that they can eat dinner comfortably. It will help to avoid awkward situations for your staff and frustrations for your guests. I have been to over 30 Michelin Restaurants and never had this types of problems. Speaking of food it was amazing and worth coming back. Our server was also very attentive and caring. Thank you!
Written September 30, 2021
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Thaiguy2
123 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020 family
Had a lovely dinner (10 course) at La Pergola for our Anniversary. The views were breathtaking and probably the beat in all of Rome. The food presentation was amazing, though not everything was to our taste. Service was impeccable and they even took care of our sleepy toddler who slept through the majority of our dinner (not a bad thing). We even got a photo with the Chef Heinz Beck himself. Overall a very special evening with absolutely nothing to complain about. Oh maybe just one, we had 5 separate desserts to include a surprise one for our Anniversary...how do you expect people to eat so much sweets! Haha, diabetes aside, great experience, you’ll get what you paid for.
Written July 12, 2020
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muchtravelled001
Nimes178 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022 couples
La Pergola has had 3 Michelin stars for nearly two decades but the restaurant feels as if time stopped here in the early sixties, which is probably appropriate for a hotel featured in Mad Men. The attitudes are certainly those of that era with no acknowledgement that women are anything other than decorative. They still have different menus for men (with prices) and women (no prices) irrespective of who is hosting the dinner and they still proffer the wine list to the man at the table. La Pergola is one of the last 3 star bastions of “jackets are required for men” and ill fitting loaners are imposed on any man who dares to come without one. Though apparently baseball caps are fine! The room feels dreary, particularly on a dark wet evening when there is no view of the city and one is left with the low ceilings and brown decor. Service throughout the evening was correct but lacked joie de vivre. The stuffiness continues with a ridiculous 12 page water menu sorted by mineral content, origin and exoticness - for which read carbon footprint. Tap water was not a listed option. The food lacked any of the Wow factor one normally gets from a really good chef - the tastes that wake you taste buds and make you rethink your approach to food. Instead nearly every dish was bland and based on a gloopy slightly sweet sauce or puree. No lemon or lime or yuzu or tangy herbs or the umami of ripe tomatoes or anchovies or peppers. And the salt should be in the dishes not is an absurd little performance of choosing one of 4 different salts offered at the start of the meal. Even the deserts lacked much definition and the chocolate variations was pretty but lacked the range of flavours normally expected of such a dish. Some petit fours were excellent but others were bland though the caramel filled disc of dark chocolate was superb. Bread and olive oil were also excellent. The wine list is another silly reprise of the 1960s. It is huge and comes in two volumes, italian and other. It may be perfect for the wine aficionado seeking vast verticals of trophy wines but doesnt help anyone else. The markups are gouging though to his credit the sommelier recommended a (relatively) inexpensive etna wine - probably the borrowed jacket gave us away as not being in the high roller class! However the italian fizz offered as an alternative to champagne was light to the point of vanishing. Overall I would rate this a solid, if unimaginative, one star. We had a better meal and wine for a third the price at Moma (one star michelin) the prevous night. Michelin please wake up and join the 21st century
Written March 31, 2022
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kaine01
8 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022 couples
Was very excited to get a call after being on the wait list that there was a cancellation and reservation was available. We had dined at La Terrazza (one michelin star) two days before and thus a lot of comparisons were in our mind. Arrived 7:45 for a 7:30 reservation, restaurant mostly empty, felt like we were too early. Not a big deal but we felt out of place with the other clientele, myself and wife are late 30’s. Everyone else at the restaurant was much much older, we were hoping to see a more attractive / affluent crowd. Very different from la terraza Decor was “nice” but felt dated, felt like we were in a time capsule from 20 years ago. A lot of reviews talked about the view, but we had no view from our table so there was no value for us here. Water menu- a cool touch, havent seen this before. Bread course was very good. Waiter couldnt tell us much about the salts except one was smoked but the salt selection was a nice touch. La terraza’s bread / homemade butter selection was our preference however. Foie gras appetizer was phenomenal. Signature fagotelli pasta was very good. Linguini with clams equivalent was ok. Turbot was terrible, the disb looked beautiful but was dry and flavorless, we ate half of the $70 fish. The lamb was just okay, nothing special, finished only so we did not leave hungry. The gratis deserts were very good, we enjoyed the chocolate tower. The service felt aloof, condescending and arrogant. My drink was empty far too often and at one point in frustration had to ask one of the servers who we needed to ask for a drink because the glass had been empty for far too long to be acceptable. Overall- some hits and some misses. I do not expect any misses at a 3 star. Service was below average for restaurant of this caliber. Overall we had a much much better experience at la terraza, it really was superior on all points. Sadly we left feeling that we wasted one of our few nights in rome on a dinner that was sub par.
Written October 1, 2022
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nwilson86
Knoxville127 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021 couples
Service was superb. Probably the best service we’ve ever had. The experience was fantastic but the food left a lot to be desired. We did the 10 course tasting menu and we enjoyed 2 courses and the dessert. We’re not picky eaters and we are very well traveled and eat at fantastic restaurants all over but the food in our opinion was not worthy of 3 Michelin stars. Maybe 1 star but definitely not 3. Our biggest issue with the night was that men are required to wear jackets. My husband was hot and decided to take his jacket off. With in minutes the manager was at our table telling my husband that he had to wear his jacket during the meal. If it wasn’t for me my husband would have got up and left the restaurant. We feel like it you can afford a $900 meal it shouldn’t matter if you eat with a jacket on or off. This issue caused my husband to be uncomfortable throughout the meal which ruined the experience for him. I get that the policy is in place for a reason but exceptions should be made when the policy takes away from the experience. My recommendation is if you have the money to spend and you want fantastic service go, but don’t expect the food to be worth the price you pay.
Written October 31, 2021
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lesboucherie
Paris88 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021 family
Great location away from the town center but easy to reach ! Top floor with terrace at the Waldorf cavialleri hôtel (which is certainly the best value hotel in Roma .) A simple but beautiful !elegant restaurant lounge and nice decor , with an amazing view .nothing posh ! Good service , exceptional wines lists with a very expert sommelier Prices are high but you have a very unique selection not to be seen often .. The food , well , not very creative for a 3 stars very simple but well prepared No Whao effect ! (Pastas are the best in Roma ) Prices may be expensive but if you look at the full advantages there : it’s fine ! Of course it’s not the Mirazur in menton or Carlo Cracco but it’s relaxing , simple and good so why not ! You ll feel good after !
Written October 18, 2021
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ML1388
Vancouver4 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022 family
In our family trip to Italy in Mar 2022, we tried various Michelin started restaurants including one star Il Palagio, one star Borgo San Jacopo and three star Enoteca Pinchiorri. By comparison La Pergola is a mystery as to how they obtained their 3 stars. From the get go at reception, female staff was cold and uninviting. The dinner service staff was friendly but unimpressive. Often food description was quiet and didn’t highlight the dishes being served. Sommelier was cold and unhelpful. For this reason, it most likely affected our enjoyment of the food which we found to be mediocre and unimpressive. Enoteca Pinchiorri, by comparison, was a dinner to be remembered and truly worthy of their 3 stars. To top it off, this restaurant still requires that male guests wear a dinner jacket, if not, one is forced upon you. This is no longer a requirement of almost all Michelin starred restaurants. La Pergola needs to keep up with the times. Totally regretted coming here, particularly as we had to take expensive cab to and from the restaurant.
Written March 23, 2022
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JEKGE
Dubai46 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 none
I am very well travelled and have been lucky to dine in some of the world top establishments and I reassure you that this is on top of my list and a benchmark of everything I would expect from a 3 start Michelin restaurant. It's consistent quality and attention details never fails to impress me and I always end up leaving with a wow factor wanting me to come back. This was my second time dinning here in 4 years, and they managed to accommodate us at the very short notice. I refused to leave Rome without dining here, it almost became like a visit to a colosseum for me. I think the biggest differentiator is that you get all the best qualities of the Michelin start restaurants while dinning in a relaxed atmosphere with nobody constantly looking over your shoulder or stiffness, but always there then you need them. This is a very difficult thing to master. You feel relaxed and can genuinely enjoy the experience while feeling that the service is truly genuine and sincere; none of the pretentious and fake smiles feeling. I am not an easy customer to please with high standards but the team managed to take care of every single detail. For example we by mistake ordered a wrong wine, when it was opened we saw it was red which we can't drink. This was an expensive wine but they smoothly changed it to a white wine without charge or even a comment, we did not get a chance to raise our eyebrows even if it was our mistake. The food was an experience to remember and I appreciated the traditional twist. It was that perfect line between the creativity and sophistication. We spoke to the Chef who came to check on us at our table, I could see how much dedication and discipline goes to maintain this level of standard. Chef gave us his business card and invited us to his restaurant in Dubai where he was visiting in September (I live in Dubai). Also we got some recommendations for other restaurants to try in Rome which are the hidden gems, and Le Pergola team offered to make the reservations for us! There were a lot of other special moments that I can talk about however to conclude on this line this place brings warm memories and a smile on my face. It is beyond what money can buy, it is an experience.
Written October 18, 2021
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worldtravellerTom
Paterswolde507 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022 none
As written by most, the restaurant on top of the hotel has great views. There are two menus, one 7 courses and one 10 courses. Portions are still relatively large, so 7 is more than enough. When ordering wines, you get two thick 100 page books to choose wines from. However the sommelier will help you by asking you what types you like, and then offer a choice which fits very well with the menu. Overall the food is very accessible, and not complicated. Ingredients are fresh and superb. Prices though are high, even compared to other 3 star restaurants... And even so one person will pay as much as a normal restaurant in Rome will charge for a family of 5. But ok, you are not there for the prices....
Written May 6, 2022
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steveseldo
Dallas152 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2021 none
We have dined here before and it just keeps getting better... if that's possible. After almost 3 weeks in Italy dining at some wonderful Michelin restaurants and some great "down home" places we love to go, our final night before departure was a dining highlight. The food at La Pergola is simply the best. Everything is an adventure in flavor and art: exquisite presentations only rivaled by the taste. All inventive and yet familiar and approachable. We settled on the 7 ( vs 10) course tasting because we knew all the extras would just keep on coming during the meal and afterwards for dessert--and they did, including the warm fennel bread. Everything was delicious and the signature pasta, Fagottelli, is other wordly: unique noodles that melt in your mouth. The water menu is a wonderful idea and the wine books (both Italian and non-Italian) are incredible and about as extensive as anywhere with reasonable prices if you don't want to spend a lot. The friendly service staff and maitre d work like a fine oiled (olive, of course) machine. No snobbery here and they make you feel comfortable and at home.. We had the pleasure of meeting Chef Beck, who was gracious and friendly, allowing a short photo session with him which was special. Dining on the gorgeous rooftop patio overlooking Rome was an added bonus. Make sure you make a reservation several months in advance since they are always booked. No doubt, we will be back hopefully next year.
Written September 9, 2021
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Karan
Hong Kong12 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019 none
First time to a 3 star Michelin star - being brought up in Rome, it was a pleasure to experience this fine dining with the beautiful view of the eternal city. A never ending menu (12 course if I remember!) with fantastic wines paired with each dish. Only sad part - we would have loved to express our appreciation to Heinz Beck and unfortunately we saw him attend all the tables except ours :( Overall, the food was very experimental but some dishes missed the mark in terms of flavour.
Written April 25, 2020
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maniendri
New York City5 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 couples
Tourist trap Go to Il Pagliaccio. It is sooo much better. La Pergola is as basic and mediocre as you can possibly get. Not worth 3 Michelin stars in my opinion. The food was average at best, the servers were very good but it was understaffed so poor guys had to run around and service too many tables. I think La Pergola is milking a dead cow, probably was good at some point but now it is just a trap for unsuspecting tourists trying to have a memorable dinner.
Written July 13, 2023
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Felix R
6 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 couples
This place is everything you expect in a Michelin three star restaurant. Fantastic view over Rome, creative food, lots of extras like little amuses bouche, a ballet of waiters anticipating your every need… The whole thing. It is expensive of course, about €250 per person, with a low end wine at €70; but one of us had a cheese course, and the other had a glass of desert wine, so the value is really not bad. The tasting menu did not look like a very good value. But I would advise extreme caution about the cancellation policy, something I’ve never seen before. Quote “ In case of decrease of number of guests, late cancellation or no-show there will be a €250 fee per booked person or per missing cover.” That is in the fine print, hard to read, low down in the confirmation email that you get. It is an outrageous policy, something that I have never seen. So if you make a reservation here, you are taking a big financial risk. What if someone in your apartment gets sick? They have to come? Or you pay €250. Keep it in mind.
Written October 27, 2023
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777hendrika
Brussels104 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021 none
As usual we celebrated Xmas Eve at La Pergola, and each time we enjoy it more !!! Maître D Simone and his Staff, are Masters in Hospitality. Chef Heinz Beck keeps exceeding our expectations !! And although my allergy must cause him each time a huge headache, he is a real magician in adjusting the complete menu for me. Going for dinner at La Pergola is always such a fantastic experience. The warm welcome and atmosphere make us feel like coming home after a long travel. We cannot wait to go back !! It is The Top of the top Restaurants ! and, located on top of the most beautiful hotel in Europe !
Written February 9, 2022
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