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“TRULY SPECIAL”
Review of Hi-Res Restaurant

Hi-Res Restaurant
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Ranked #741 of 12,268 Restaurants in Rome
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $67 - $107
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Restaurant details
Good for: Scenic view, Bar scene, Business meetings, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Drinks, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Lunch, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Neighborhood: Campo Marzio
Stoke-on-Trent
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“TRULY SPECIAL”
Reviewed August 24, 2012

This restaurant provided me with the best dining experience of my life. We visited in a group of 6, celebrating my girlfriends 21st birthday and the restaurant was recommended to us by our hotel. The rooftop restaurant is quite simply stunning! If you are celebrating a special occasion in Rome, then you cannot bypass this restaurant. The staff were very welcoming and very well organised. We were sat down and waited on immediately, once we had our drinks we were brought a beautiful complimentary appetiser. The food is very well presented and is of excellent quality. My seared scallops starter was to die for and my beautifully cooked lamb main fell off the bone with the most incredible hint of mint in every mouthful. I opted against a dessert as i was plenty full enough after 2 courses, but when the desserts came for the other members of our group, WOW! They looked and tasted fantastic. We were very well looked after throughout the meal. The staff were very attentive and pleasant. One minor criticism - once we had paid our bill and got up to leave, not one member of staff acknowledged us to say goodbye. There are a lot of people that would find this quite rude, but i would like to think that this was because they were very busy and regard it as one minor blip on what was otherwise a perfect night. Thank you Hi-res!

  • Visited August 2012
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1 Thank mulantrescothick
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GroupeValadier, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Hi-Res Restaurant, responded to this review, September 2, 2012
Dear Customer
We are very happy that you had a memorable evening in our restaurant for the birthday of your girlfriend.
The words you spent on our food is an incentive and convince us more and more that the constant search for new products of high quality, traditional and not traditional combinations is the right way to go to be able to satisfy an increasingly demanding culinary profile .
We will be happy to host it again the next time will be in rome
Cordially
Marco Alessi
Hi-Res Restaurant Manager
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NYC
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
“Fantastic location”
Reviewed August 20, 2012

We stayed at the adjoining hotel and ate a few meals here. Awesome! The open top rooftop restaurant is great. A beautiful place with an amazing view. The food and service was great. You could tell a lot of the people who were eating here came as a special event. A great choice.

Visited July 2012
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Thank NYCtraveler33Nyc
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GroupeValadier, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Hi-Res Restaurant, responded to this review, September 2, 2012
Dear Guest,
Many thanks for leaving such a kind review of our restaurant. We are delighted to read how much you enjoyed the food, service and our terrace. It will certainly be our pleasure to share your kind feedback with the team and we look forward to welcoming you back to the Hi-Res.

Best regards
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Haydock, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Hi Res High Quality!”
Reviewed August 12, 2012

Loved being above the Roman rooftops on such a balmy evening. A great place for a birthday celebration. The service was efficient without being intrusive. At no time did we feel we were being rushed. The range of dishes was wonderful a great range of foods. The music gave an air of vibrancy to the place. Absolutely loved it!

Visited July 2012
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Thank Carolyn H
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GroupeValadier, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Hi-Res Restaurant, responded to this review, September 2, 2012
Dear Guest
We would like to thank you for having taken the time to comment on TripAdvisor your experience at our restaurant.
We are delighted to read your positive comments regarding our staff. Comments such as these are truly motivating and encourage us in enhancing our efforts to provide attentive service.
It is nice to hear that you were pleased with the dishes and appreciated the meal. We are glad you were able to taste a range of different food.
We hope that your next visit will be just as enjoyable as your last.
Best regards
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Awesome dinner great service!”
Reviewed August 10, 2012 via mobile

Amazon food
Great service
Great view
We got there as the sun was coming down and got some great photos! Bring your camera for unreal photo op!

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Thank Jonew29
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GroupeValadier, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Hi-Res Restaurant, responded to this review, September 2, 2012
Dear Client,
Thank you for taking the time to write such a kind review on Trip Advisor and for your positive comments about our restaurant. We are very pleased to read that you appreciated the service, the food and our fantastic view!
Looking forward to welcoming you back at the Hi-Res Restaurant.
Best regards,
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Bergen
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Good food, good location, & good service. A great experience!”
Reviewed August 8, 2012

My wife and I were recommended this restaurant by our hotel and were pleasantly surprised upon arrival. The restaurant is located on a beautiful rooftop facing Villa Borghese and has a hip, cool and trendy atmosphere with a lounge feel. This may not be the perfect romantic setting for some people, but for us, being a couple in our mid-twenty’s this was a plus.

We were greeted by the friendly doorman downstairs and shown the elevator to the roof.
Upon arrival we were given a lovely table with a great view overlooking rooftops and gardens.

I loved the “his&hers” menus with prices only listed in mine. This is a nice touch and something I always find appropriate as the price of the food is not my wife’s concern.

I had the Salmon tartar, the black cod and the chocolate therapy, all washed down with a nice bottle of Veuve Clicquot. The food was presented in a respectable manner and arrived within reasonable time. The waiters were very helpful. They were not “hovering” as some reviews claim. The maître d' was a charming older gentleman who catered to all our needs.

Some guests may find the prices too high, but compared to other restaurants in Rome and considering the quality of the food, the service and the beautiful location I find the pricing correct and in its place.

If I were to point my finger at something I would point out that there is no dress code present. A stylish restaurant in this price range should emphasize that shorts and sandals is not proper attire for dinner, even if it is hot and you are a tourist from Texas. Also I find it unnecessary to inform what hotel recommended the restaurant. They made the reservation for me and the restaurant should be aware of this from the start.

All in all we had a great experience at Hi-res and I would recommend the restaurant to anyone looking for a good meal in a cool ambience. I will return the next time I visit the eternal city.

  • Visited August 2012
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1 Thank CK_NOR1985
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GroupeValadier, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Hi-Res Restaurant, responded to this review, September 2, 2012
Dear Client,

We would like to thank you for sharing with us your opinion and your experience in our restaurant, and we are delighted that you had a great time.
It is our constant aim to make your experience as memorable and striking as possible, so we are so happy to know how much they enjoyed your dinner. The kind words of appreciation were sent to staff.
Thank you also for your suggestion and we really look forward to welcoming you again in the near future.
Best regards
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