Rome’s newest rooftop restaurant, 0-300°

One of the trendiest hotels in Rome has opened a gourmet rarity – an Italian restaurant that doesn’t serve pasta. 0-300° Cold and Grill will be gracing the rooftops of The First Luxury Art Hotel Roma near Piazza del Popolo, which boasts one of the most panoramic terraces in the whole city, taking in the dome of St. Peter’s on one side and the towers of Trinità dei Monti and the French Academy on the other.

First Hotel, Luxury Art Hotel, Rome ItalyThe dining establishment is the brainchild of up-and-coming star chef Riccardo di Giacinto, who opened his Michelin-starred restaurant All’Oro five months ago on the ground floor of The First Hotel. Deconstructing some classics of Roman cuisine as well as drawing on Di Giacinto’s Abruzzo origins, All’Oro has already become a benchmark for some of the most exciting gourmet offerings in the capital. Now 0-300° will introduce a completely different kind of dining experience, still based on one of Di Giacinto’s tenets: sourcing the finest ingredients available.

Chef Riccardo di Giacinto, Rome Italy

The restaurant will range from zero degree dining – raw meat and fish prepared in French and Asian styles – to 300 degree cooking, with the finest and freshest cuts and seafood grilled simply over charcoal. Its goal is simplicity and taste, in an informal but breathtaking setting marking the perfect destination for warm Roman nights.

Rome skyline from First Art Luxury HotelLocation: The First Luxury Art Hotel Roma, Via del Vantaggio, 14 – 00186 Roma

Metro: Piazza del Popolo

This guest post today is from Isobel Lee, a journalist and blogger who has been living in Rome for ten years and writes regularly on Italian life for the international press. You can follow her blog at

Photos © Susan Wright

Words © Isobel Lee


  1. Chris says:

    This looks very promising, great location and hopefully great food. I look forward to visiting there next month if I can!
    Some lovely shots too Susan – hope you enjoyed it!

    • Susan says:

      Thanks Chris, yes if you want to experience great food and service with one of the most breathtaking views of the beautiful Roman skyline, I highly recommend this place!

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