My wife and I are going to be in Rome for our 25th wedding anniversary in October. We have been to Italy a couple of times previously and have found lots of great meals and incredibly few poor ones. We are looking for recommendations for a place to have a memorable meal for our anniversary.
A few guides as to what we are looking for:
The food itself is always most important. The ambiance should be pleasant, with good service, but we are not looking for a "blow me away" location.
It should be Italian cuisine but can have a "twist". One of our favorite places in Boston is an Italian restaurant with a Peruvian chef who uses some Peruvian foods in his primarily Italian recipes. A place that adapts traditional recipes with modern techniques, for example, would be great.
We tend to lean toward relatively simple recipes done extremely well over elaborate preparations of complex or unique preparations. We once went to a place that made liquid french fries and just went away wondering why bother? Fresh seafood, meat, and pasta with a well planned and executed accompaniment is always great.
I won't say that price is no object but you would have to get what you pay for. A high-end place is fine if the food is worth it.
I appreciate any recommendations you can provide. This is my first post and I hope I haven't gone overboard with the detail but was trying to avoid just asking "What is the best restaurant in Rome?" without giving a sense of what we are looking for.
Thanks in advance!