Light, crispy and delicious Frutti di Mare at Il Giardino dell’Eden
On my last visit to Rome, I stayed at the Hotel Eden, which is one of my all time favorite properties in Italy’s Eternal City. I arrived prior to check in time and my room was not yet ready, so I headed up the the Eden’s rooftop bar and restaurant, Il Giardino dell’Eden for lunch.
The gorgeous view from the Giardino dell’Eden
I ordered the calamari, which I thought was steeply priced at €30. After tasting it, I decided it was worth every euro cent. The portion was large enough to share, and the calamari was so lightly crispy and delicious, especially when squeezed with fresh lemon. It was a hot summer day in Rome, so I also ordered an Aperol Spritz, my favorite Italian cocktail.
Aperol Spritz at Giardino dell’Eden
I can also recommend he zucchini blossoms stuffed with ricotta and taleggio cheese (€20). Both the spaghetti cacio e pepe (€18) and the mezzi rigatoni all’amatriciana (€20) are excellent if you’re in the mood for one of the famous pastas Rome is known for.
The menu at Il Giardino dell’Eden
Il Giardino is not cheap, but the spectacular view, great service, and delicious food make it well worth the price of admission.
NOTE: I’ve written about this restaurant before because I consider it one of the Great Rooftop Bars of Rome.