It is surprising but true to note that the restaurant is fantastic from April to October but mediocre (by comparison) the rest of the year. Indeed, in the warmer seasons, all meals (apart from breakfast, which really is a shame) can be taken on the top floor terrace, al fresco. There are views over the Pantheon, Quirinal, or the Vatican (depending on the side of the terrace), just about the whole of Rome. In addition, as the hotel is in the historic centre, there are no large noisy avenues below, and you can enjoy the views in peace. Given the surroundings, the content of your plate becomes secondary. However, the food is very good here (and quite expensive; a plate of pasta costs £18.45). Choose from a rib of veal with diced bacon fat, scallops in orange sauce, or tortelli pasta stuffed with pecorino cheese... It is also worth eating there in winter, when meals are served in the dining room in the basement (no views outside) with its Venetian decoration (Murano glass chandeliers, light marble panelling on the walls). The breakfast buffet is also served in this room (American style, with hot and cold dishes). You can have your breakfast served in the cosy comfort of your room at no extra charge, if you prefer. However, it will be less varied than the buffet (pastries, rolls, fruit juices, hot drink). As far as the bar is concerned, the panoramic terrace bar is open for drinks in season. There is also the lobby bar inside, in a room adjoining the lobby lounge.