Boasting Francis Ford Coppola and Henry Kissinger as two of its most loyal customers, this intimate, old worldly gem serves wonderful Roman cuisine with Jewish influences to a loyal crowd of foodies (along with the odd distinguished guest or two). With bold pea-green walls and old-fashioned mahogany furnishing, you’ll feel like you’ve stepped back in time as the decor has barely changed since it first opened its doors in 1860. The traditional Roman cuisine by chefs Gerardo Rubini and Vincenzo Galante follows the great tradition of Roman cooking, where specialties include their pitch-perfect spaghetti cacio e unto (with pepper and local cheese); trippa alla romana, sumptuous fried zucchini blossoms, and the signature gnocchetti alla Piperno with a rich bolognaise ragout. Offering three separate dining rooms, enjoy a romantic meal in the more intimate ‘Ultima Sala’ or ‘Saletta’ dining rooms, or reserve a table in the bustling ‘Sala Principale’ grand salon to be in the heart of the action. During the warmer months, dine alfresco in Piperno’s outdoor terrace situated on a delightful little small square where you can watch the locals passing by. Bookings essential.