This is one of the restaurants in Rome which manages to be traditional and high-end at the same time. Politicians, diplomats and film stars flock to this Piazza del Popolo restaurant over and over again to sample classic dishes from Emiglia-Romagna, the motherland of Italian cuisine. So expect stuffed pasta, tortellini in brodo and meaty classics, which, although lacking invention, are technically faultless. The ample terrace affords unrivalled people-watching for al fresco diners, but this restaurant and its cuisine come into their own on a damp and chilly night when you’re less concerned about your bikini silhouette. Here you’ll find a traditional ‘Grand Tour’-style service with simpering waiters, classic luxury and a price tag to match. Look for the sports cars parked outside – it might mean Valentino’s in town.