Dining in the luxury hotels of Rome is a very costly affair, and the Aleph is no exception. Thus the prices on the menu of the Maremoto restaurant, famed for its fish and seafood dishes, may seem staggering to some guests: an oyster will set you back £6.15, while the Neptune's platter costs £40. So take care when choosing your dish: you will not want to miss any of the superb cuisine, nor the "infernal" panache of the setting. Seafood enthusiasts will be tempted by the seafood risotto (£30.70), while those who tend towards meat may wish to order the beef tenderloin (£39.50). Or would you prefer a dish prepared to your own personal taste? If so, go for the bass at £48.30, and choose to have it grilled, baked, fried on the skin side, or cooked in a salt crust, etc. This final option must be recommended for a succulent, melt-in-the-mouth dining experience. Dinner, like breakfast, is taken in a crimson-toned dining room with velvet seating and carefully designed lighting filtering from the ceiling (the room has no windows to the world outside, however, and nor does the adjoining bar). The morning buffet allows you to fill up (scrambled eggs, bacon, cheese, hams, "panettone", and fresh fruit), without committing the sin of greed: we would not have turned down a bit of smoked salmon, fresh fruit salad or fruit juices on request.