L’Arcangelo is one of the places to eat in Rome which has a seasonal menu, which leans heavily towards the ‘quinto quarto‘ dishes – or the leftover butcher’s cuts that were given to slaughterhouse workers. So expect intensely flavoured meaty dishes and traditional recipes from the Jewish quarter, such as the famed Roman artichokes and salt cod baccala, alongside pasta classics cacio e pepe and amatriciana. Notably there’s a foie gras selection and some unusual discoveries on the wine list to spice things up a bit. Décor has a 1950s feel with wood panelling and classy retro lighting. This place is a temple to gastronomy, with starched linen tablecloths creating a rather rarefied atmosphere, but the soft jazz soundtrack and convivial air of the regulars softens any stuffiness that may afflict such a place. A mature crowd of gourmands come back over and over again, lauding it with the mantle of best Roman restaurant, so they must be doing something right.