On the cobbled, ivy-draped artists’ street, Via Margutta, there is Assaggia Roma. Housed in the same elegant townhouse as Margutta 19, Assaggia has recently won two awards from Italian gastronomic experts Gambero Rosso. Under the stewardship of head chef Daniele Ciaccio, Assaggia offers ‘tastes’ of Roman specialities, ideal for the colder months, so you get a chance to try local favourites cooked with creative flair, such as fiori di zucca (fried zucchini flowers) and saltimbocca ‘leap in the mouth’, veal. There’s even a tasting menu of desserts, making you wonder why all restaurants don’t do this. Find more on award-winning Assaggia and other local recommendations from the Roman Notebook you’ll receive on arrival at Rome Luxury Suites.