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Ristorante di alto livello che lo scorso anno, dopo oltre 10 anni di attività, si è spostato nella struttura del “The First Roma”, lussuoso albergo a 5 stelle che ospita al suo interno anche una galleria d’arte cotemporanea. Situato in Via del Vantaggiato, a pochi passi di via di Ripetta e Piazza del Popolo, in una centralissima zona di Roma molto frequentata da residenti e turisti, Acquolina ha in cucina una brigata che propone una cucina d’autore, contraddistinta da grande tecnica e piatti estremamente colorati, tra i quali si possono menzionare “A qualcuno piace crudo: pesci, molluschi e crostacei”, “Mare e monti: spaghettone, ricci e ’nduja”, “Fagottello con basilico, pecorino, gambero rosso e limone” e tra i dessert la “Passion cheesecake”.

L’ambiente è molto elegante, raffinato, arredato in stile moderno, una sala nella quale trovano spazio elementi legati all’arte ed alla cultura. Su tavoli apparecchiati con una ricercata mise en place arrivano proposte che fanno parte di un menu innovativo, fresco, elegante, basato sulla ricerca e la lavorazione di materie prime di ottimo livello e l’equilibrio dei sapori.

Scritto da Luca Sessa

napoletano di nascita, romano d’adozione. Fino a poco tempo fa statistico di giorno, blogger e chef di notte, ora si dedica solo al food. Giornalista pubblicista, fondatore di Radio Food, gestisce il blog www.lucasessa.com, una vetrina dei suoi esperimenti quotidiani, un luogo nel quale scrivere, raccontare, confrontarsi.


Acquolina ha in cucina una brigata che propone una cucina d’autore, contraddistinta da grande tecnica e piatti estremamente colorati.


  • 1 star MICHELIN 2019

Restaurant menu

Chef’s recommendations Daniele Lippi

Acqua Circus
Average price €70 Special request

Dietary requirements

TheFork offers

MENU New Year's Menu €340.00

This menu includes: Starter + Main Course + Dessert
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MENU Menu 160€

This set menu includes:Starter + Main course + Dessert
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MENU Menu 120€

This set menu includes:Starter + Main course + Dessert
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MENU Menu 170€

This set menu includes:Starter + Main course + Dessert
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Scores & Reviews

based on 162 reviews
Only customers who have dined at the restaurant after booking on TheFork can leave a review.
Food :9.1/10
Service :9.5/10
Setting :9.1/10
  1. Sharanya R.
    • 2 reviews

    The food was great, and very innovative in presentation and flavor profile. Every dish had an X factor to it: surprising taste, surprising texture or some kind of drama. Definitely recommend!

  2. Alexandra S.
    • one review

    Really recommended! Very professional staff, but you don’t feel like in a “museum”, the restaurant very “live”! The Chef is very kind))) and the dishes not small as usual in the restaurant like this one so was very difficult to ate the last positions????????????

  3. Max F.
    • one review

    Very good food. Grate service. Will be back soon.

  4. Frances G.
    • one review

    Both service and food were excellent!

  5. John F.
    • one review

    Having eaten at almost 80 Michelin Starred restaurants, worldwide, I thought the food, at aquolina, was beautifully presented but inconsistent, to say the least. Some of the flavour combinations didn't match for me, others were good. At a Michelin starred restaurant I expect all the dishes, on a 7 course tasting menu, to achieve the same level of excellence. it was interesting to compare the place to Michelin's best fish restaurant in the UK and although "Nathan Outlaw's" in Cornwall has 2 stars, Aquolina fell well short. Pity really. The staff were excellent. Perhaps I was expecting too much.

  6. Amir R.
    • one review

    Small dishes limited choise you are supposed to eat ingruehich you are not fond of. The deserts where disappointing We expected much more from this upscale dinner

  7. Jude R.
    • one review

    Wonderful restaurant, very tasty and interesting food, good service but a little too fast at times

  8. Helder S.
    • 8 reviews

    Excellent service and inventive food

  9. Wen Yang L.
    • 28 reviews

    The perfect meal to end my trip in Rome. Absolutely sensational meal for seafood lovers

  10. Ahmad M.
    • 12 reviews

    Nothing extraordinary. Paid €350 for two. I wouldn’t say its worth that price.

  11. Tim R.
    • 2 reviews

    We had a perfect evening. The food is fantastic, very creative and tasty. Service couldn’t be better. It is not cheap but this can’t be expected for abtestaurant of this class. Compared to other 1 Michelin star restaurants this is even better. Highly recommended!

  12. Marko G.
    • 10 reviews

    This has been by far the worst Michelin star experience in Rome over the past two years. One wonders how they obtained the star in the first place. The main restaurant was booked for a corporate event. Instead of letting people know the restaurant put us into the lobby bar space of the hotel.

  13. Henrik S.
    • 2 reviews

    Excellent food and excellent service. Truly lived up to our expectations

  14. Patrycja S.
    • one review

    Food was excellent the best octopus I have ever eaten!

  15. Marcel R.
    • 6 reviews

    The evolution of Italian haute cuisine ! The "classici" menu is an astonishing take on well-known plates : you will remember their bruschetta, presented as a sorbet... The venue is tastefully decorated, the cocktails amazing and the presentation of all plates superbly mastered. The best part of it all being the staff and their perfect service !

  16. Adnan M.
    • one review

    Great service! Interesting food. Best for special occasions.

  17. Chun Wee S.
    • one review

    Fantastic restaurant and food..

  18. Erick H.
    • one review

    The best dining experience we’ve ever had. We decided to end our trip in Italy with a unique experience and this was exactly what we wanted. We did the 9 course selection and were shocked when we realized we had been there over 3 hours. Time seemed to stop, it was incredible.

  19. Edward C.
    • 7 reviews

    The tasting menu demonstrates you can be surprised and delighted over and Over And OVER, again!

  20. Jacopo s.
    • 3 reviews

    Wonderful place, private atmosphere & excellent culinary experience! Thank you!

More information

Opening time

Aperti a cena da lunedì a sabato dalle 19:00 alle 23:30

How to get to the restaurant

Via del Vantaggio, 14, I-00186, Rome, Italy

Public transport

Autobus 117


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Restaurant can be privatized (10 people max)

, Can be privatized, Wheelchair Accessible

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