Santa Lucia, Rome
Featured in the 2010 movie Eat Pray Love, Santa Lucia’s dining terrace is a quiet, romantic setting behind Piazza Navona. Surrounded by a stone and ironwork wall, the terrace is shaded by trees and white umbrellas and is heated during cooler months. Inside, the restaurant is adorned with marigold- and rose-hued walls with heavy wooden ceiling beams, paintings in gilt frames, and crystal scones and chandeliers. Enjoyed by such former guests as Giorgio Armani, Martin Scorsese, Sophia Loren, and Leonardo DiCaprio, Santa Lucia’s menu offers traditional Italian dishes such as scialatielli with pecorino cheese, pepper, and mussels.
Congratulations to Mei Lin, winner of Top Chef Season 12.