Shangri La' Corsetti

4 out of 5 stars4 Stars

Viale Algeria, 141, Rome, Lazio, 00144, Italy
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Satisfaction Average
Excellent
23%
8
Very Good
17%
6
Average
38%
13
Poor
17%
6
Terrible
2%
1

Value Score Great Value!

Costs 30% less than similarly rated 4 star hotels

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Good For Families
  • Families81
  • Couples71
  • Solo66
  • Business41

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Best in Rome?

by baronedivandastad about Shangri-La Corsetti

This place is wonderfully absurd. The building is ugly and situated in an off the beaten track street in the EUR area, not so well connected by public transportaiton. It is styled in such a retro way to seem even trendy. It is enormous, as it sits around 300 people! Locals tell me it has remained the same for decades. And it is pretty much the only luxury restaurant in Rome's largest business area.

Now you would expect all this to result into a mediocre place. Instead, you'll be greeted by hordes of polite waiters that will usually offer you plenty of choices for your table (the place is so huge it is seldom full, even at weekends). Notice the fresh fish exposed on your left-hand side while you get in. If you want to smoke while eating, this is one of the few places in Rome to have a good and airy smoking room - ask for it!

When I last went there in the company of 7 others we were offered to have two small portions of pasta (spaghetti with giant prawns, zucchini flowers and cherry tomatoes and home-made trofie with mixed vegetables and calamari). The portions were not small at all (each one would have been a dish of its own in many other places), the quality of the ingredients was top-notch and the execution was perfect.

We then had a gigantic mixed seafood platter which was slightly below perfection but still noteworthy (the mussels did not taste that great, but the tuna was fantastic and the swordfish divine),

We ended up with a great tiramisu, an excellent coffee and a grappa from their exterminate selection. The wine list is not as long as you may expect, but it is solid, and the waiter will always be able to advice on the best match.

The price of food is even less than what you would expect with such quality, and wine prices seem even below average.

The complex also includes a 55-room, 4-star hotel, a newsagent, a pastry shop, a tobacco shop with a good cigar selection, a swimming pool and a summer terrace that is surrounded by trees.

I don't think you can ask for more. The food is a class ahead of any other place in Rome I've been to - actually it is probably one of the top 10 places I have ever visited in my life (and I've been to many - I eat out about every second evening). The menu is almost endless, with dozens of different choices from all tastes, from soups to pasta, from fish to meat, from fruit to desserts.

I have had at least one or two memorable dishes each time I have been to this restaurant: pasta with vongole (a masterpiece in its simplicity), grilled tuna, mixed fish starter, pasta with giant prawns and zucchini flowers. The list could continue. What I like of this place is that they have such an incredibly large selection of dishes that you can go there every week and still try something different. Have I been convincing enough?

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Forum Posts

National holiday April 21st??

by BettyLynn

Hi....just making plans to visit Italy for 3 weeks next April and a friend mentioned she thought that April 21st was a holiday. Is this true?? And if so, are shops in most tourist towns and cities closed for the day?
Thanks for your help!

Re: National holiday April 21st??

by ranger49

Not sure about the 21st but Easter Monday 25 April is also Liberation Day - both are public holidays.

http://calendar.retira.eu/public-holidays/italy/2011/

Re: National holiday April 21st??

by BettyLynn

Thanks so much for your help!

Re: National holiday April 21st??

by ranger49

You are welcome! Do hope you have a good trip and will come back and report on your personal experiences of what was open/closed.

Re: National holiday April 21st??

by Trekki

No, April 21 is not a public holiday next year in Italy. It is a Thursday, so not even Good Friday (when many towns have their Venerdì Santo procession).
As Barbara/@Ranger 49 already wrote: April 25 is a public holiday, in 2011 it is Easter Monday and generally liberation of Italy day.
All Italian holidays are here:
http://www.web-calendar.org/it/holidays/italy/2011

Ingrid

Re: National holiday April 21st??

by effeti

Not an italian holiday... Just for the romans!
It's the birthday of Rome!
http://www.worldeventsguide.com/event/197/Rome-Italy/Birth-of-Rome.html

Ciao
Francesco

Re: National holiday April 21st??

by uglyscot

We arrived in Rome once on 30 April, and knowing 1st May is a big public holiday, we took a train out in the provinces awher we could wander around, and found restaurants open.

Re: National holiday April 21st??

by Trekki

Haha, thanks Francesco!! Honestly! You are "holding the mirror up to me" :-) The good old differences from city to city and region to region :-)

Ingrid :-)

Travel Tips for Rome

Pay first, then order

by jungles

In most establishments where you would order at a counter, such as a gelateria or a snack bar, there will be a cash register that is separate from the counter where the food is displayed. When this is the case, you should go to the register first, tell the clerk there what you want, pay and get a receipt. Then take your receipt to the counter, and hand it to the employee who will fill your order. Many visitors to Italy are confused by this and get exasperated when they wait forever at the counter and are never served. If it's busy there will be no queue; you'll have to just wave your receipt at the employee along with everyone else, and hope you get served eventually.

Palazzo Spada

by abarbieri

The Palazzo Spada is a palace in Rome that houses a grand art collection, the Galleria Spada. The collection was originally assembled by Cardinal Bernardino Spada in the 17th century and added to by his grand-nephew Cardinal Fabrizio Spada (1643-1717), and by Virginio Spada (1596-1662). The palace is located in the rione Regola, at Piazza Capo di Ferro, 13, with a garden facing the Tiber, very close to the Palazzo Farnese.

It was originally built in 1540 for Cardinal Girolamo Capodiferro. Bartolomeo Baronino, of Casale Monferrato, was the architect, while Giulio Mazzoni and a team provided lavish stuccowork inside and out. The palazzo was purchased by Cardinal Spada in 1632. He commissioned Francesco Borromini to modify it for him, and it was Borromini who created the masterpiece of trompe-l'oeil false perspective in the arcaded courtyard, in which diminishing rows of columns and a rising floor create the optical illusion of a gallery 37 meters long (it is 8 meters) with a lifesize sculpture in daylight beyond: the sculpture is 60 cm high. Borromini was aided in his perspective trick by a mathematician.

The Mannerist stucco sculptural decor of the palazzo's front and its courtyard façades feature sculptures crowded into niches and fruit and flower swags, grotesches and vignettes of symbolic devices (impresi) in bas-relief among the small framed windows of a mezzanine, the richest cinquecento façades in Rome.

Roma Termini is the main train...

by sargentjeff

Roma Termini is the main train station. Be careful and watch your belongings around here. Gypsies are known to target tourist. I know, they tried to get me around here.
Take the Metro, or buses. Driving in Rome is difficult at best, and I wouldn't recommend it for tourists.

Gelato!

by UKbound04 about San Crispino

Ofcourse there are countless places in Rome to enjoy a fine gelato, but it is said that San Crispino is King among them all. A wide and exotic array of flavours which include their tradmark made with Scilian wild honey.

Serious about gelato, they even provide guidlines on which flavours go together (and which do not) my personal favorites are lemon and capuccino (which is most likely an unacceptable combination)

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Address: Viale Algeria, 141, Rome, Lazio, 00144, Italy