Via della Fontanella di Borghese 48
+39 (0)6 9926 6622
Great sushi and Japanese-fusion. The sleek interior recalls its London roots. But the rooftop terrace brings you back to Rome, with views of the Spanish Steps and the immediate surroundings, one of the city’s top shopping areas. Hence the building hosting Zuma: Palazzo Fendi.
CAFFÈ DELLE ARTI
Via A. Gramsci 73
+39 (0)6 3265 1236
Attached to the side of the sprawling National Gallery of Modern and Contemporary Art, the cafe is an oasis of food and refreshments in an area where such is hard to come by. The surrounding open spaces make its unobstructed terrace one of the most sundrenched in town. Cuisine is classic Italian, including crisp salads. On hot days, stay inside the cool marble walls with the gorgeous statues and paintings flanking the tables.
+39 (0)6 512 3913
Rarely an attractive terrace is below street level. But the Garbatella neighbourhood is full of surprises, and Latteria is one of them. It’s only been around since 2015, but it’s already winning accolades for its stellar aperitivo, wine and cocktails. The vintage decor and a well-stocked bar make it the perfect place to camp for the evening.
Viale Aventino 121
+39 (0)6 4559 7350
This terrace garden could be mistaken for a greenhouse, winding its way around the entire restaurant, lounge and hotel at the centre of the property. Covered tables have their own gazebo, some with stained glass. In addition to the potted herbs, plants, and flowers, there’s a hanging garden.
AT: HOTEL CAPO D’AFRICA
Via Capo d’Africa 54
+39 (0)6 772 801
La Terrazza has a view of the Colosseum. But what makes this terrace special is how it’s nuzzled into the surrounding Medieval landscape. You don’t tower over the nearby churches of San Clemente and Quattro Coronati; you feel welcomed by them at eye level, surrounded by the flowers that ring the terrace edge.