Via dei SS. Quattro, 30
A high-quality restaurant near the touristy Colosseum is a pleasant surprise. Ai Tre Scalini serves creative Mediterranean cuisine; their pasta dishes include small saffron gnocchi with squid and artichokes, and an unusual but delicious radicchio and cheese-stuffed zagnolotti (small ravioli) in lobster sauce. For your second course, try the savory loin of lamb with bacon in a wild berry sauce. Outdoor tables are available during nice weather.