My fiance and I have made the decision that we are going to have our wedding in Rome in the summer of 2014 and I am looking for some advice on a good place to host our reception. The plan right now is to have the ceremony in front of the Colosseum at around 7:30 PM with a reception to follow at around 8:00 PM at a restaurant within walking distance. We are looking for a place that fits the following criteria. The restaurant must have a scenic view of the Colosseum; it must have accommodations available for up to 20 guests; It must have a staff that can speak English as there will be some guests who cannot speak Italian; I want people to eat and drink to their hearts content so I am not looking for a place that is extremely fancy and serves what I call tasting portions; total budget is $4,000 - $5,000 or around 3,200 to 4,000 Euros.
So far I have found the Royal Art Cafe which has not gotten very good reviews from what I have seen, and the Aroma Cafe which seems like it could be good, but very expensive. If you know of any other good spots, or if you have any strong feelings (good or bad) about either of these locations please let me know.