|Galleria Restaurant in Rome|
Its elegant interior with clean lines has a contemporary feel even though the restaurant has been in operation for over 6 years. When we had lunch here, the restaurant was fairly busy with well dressed business people and savvy tourists. At dinner the restaurant was quieter, not least because the shopping gallery was closed and the only access was from a side-street. I am sure that outside the holiday period the restaurant is full of local people who are 'in-the-know' and return time and time again for the high quality food and service.
Great service from the pleasant staff and extra attention from the owner, Guido Anastasio Pugliese, enhanced the dining experience. Guido took the time to come over and explain in detail some of the excellent wine choices and to offer samples of a delicious olive oil from L'Aquila in Abruzzo.
On arrival we were greeted with a complimentary glass of Prosecco before proceeding to the Chef's Amuse Bouche of Roman Sweet Pepper.
|Raw fresh fish and Shellfish|
|Farfalle with Prawns|
|Red Prawns on a stick|
To follow we had Farfalle pasta with grilled red prawns, pea puree and Tuna Borttaga (salted roe). Also, grilled Red Prawns on a skewer with sliced radish and a balsamic and orange reduction. Both dishes were superb.
The cuisine is elegant and refined but not in any way pretentious. All the food is prepared with care using the finest fresh ingredients.
Eating at the Gallery has a sense of style and occasion, which is reflected in the tremendous quality of the food and service. All of this comes at a very affordable price and it will definitely be on the top of our restaurant list next time we are in Rome.