I have lived in Rome for 3 years and I am constantly disappointed by the quality of restaurants in this city, given that the fresh produce in Italy is of such high quality. One restaurant that never disappoints is Gaetano Costa. The food is creative Mediterranean fare, and the wines are superb. The staff understand both cuisine and wines, will make excellent recommendations, and will ask the kitchen to modify courses, if there is something that a client cannot eat. On 24th December we had a seafood degustazione menu of 7 exquisite courses, plus desserts. My guests all commented that it was probably the best meal that they had eaten anywhere. After the meal, Gaetano, the owner/Chief spoke with each diner. He was genuinely interested in what people thought of his cuisine, and radiated an enthusiasm for food and wine. The meal was expensive, but it was worth every euro. A unique and sensational food experience.