Del Frate is one of the restaurants in Rome which is perfect for a good-value lunch stop (with limited menu) after you have suffered the tourist rabble at the Vatican. The menu expands come evening and offers up a civilized and fulfilling dinner in a romantic setting. For those who like carpaccio there’s plenty of marinated raw meat and fish to sample, and of course, because it’s Prati, evenings see an experimental sushi menu. The à la carte is seasonal and traditional (no nasty surprises, yet a few creative touches), and a whole list dedicated to different chocolate desserts. Eight hundred wines and an enthusiastic selection of whiskies and grappas mean that you could quite possibly catch a creatively inebriated glimpse of St Peter’s on your way home.