Along the rustic Appian Way, the Sora Rosa restaurant—which has called itself an "oasis of flavor" since 1900—provides a respite from the bustle of Rome. The red villa is tucked beneath overhanging trees and the simple interior includes tiled floors, a stone fireplace, and rustic colors with wood accents. A garden patio provides the perfect place for dining al fresco on Sora Rosa's signature dish, the chicken under a brick ("flat chicken"). Other simple, flavorful choices at this typical "old man bar" are the artichokes with lemon, the sole with butter, and the Sora Rosa fillet.
Congratulations to Mei Lin, winner of Top Chef Season 12.