For molto rich gelato, head to Come il Latte, whose name (“like milk”) says it all–fresh cream accounts for two-thirds of each scoop. Top off your Sicilian pistachio with melted chocolate or zabaglione-flavored whipped panna (cream).
“When we first opened, people scoffed and asked ‘who wants to eat meat or tripe sandwiches in this heat?’,” Esposito reminisces. “I told them, forget the weather! Come here and try the allesso,” referring to the house specialty, tender simmered brisket. The sandwich is one of several items served at Mordi e Vai that has virtually vanished from Roman tables.
RISTORANTE BRAMANTE, ROME Just steps away from the Piazza Navona. It's on the multilevel rooftop garden at the Raphaël Hotel’s restaurant, which faces the Bramante cloister in the church of Santa Maria della Pace.