Campo dei Fiori

Despite the city’s close proximity to the sea, Roman restaurants rarely focus on fresh fish with any great success. A notable exception is Pierluigi, where even the decor looks to the water, subtly recalling Deco-era yacht cabins. Lovely as these interiors are, however, book a table outside in the long piazza off chic Via Monserrato. Regulars know to share, starting with dishes like fried squid, raw and cured fish, and the shrimp-and-potato insalata Catalana, followed by salt-crusted whole fish.

144 Piazza de RicciRome, Italy

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