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“Sunk by a soufflé!”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of Mirabelle

Mirabelle
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Ranked #274 of 12,165 Restaurants in Rome
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $109 - $163
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Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Scenic view
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighborhood: Ludovisi / Via Veneto
Description: Mirabelle restaurant in Rome is a Michelin-starred, gloriously lavish, exceeds-all-expectations superstar. The mirrored seventh-floor dining room with its sumptuous pale gold d��cor and elegant crystal and china frames a magical rooftop view of the Eternal City. Chef Stefano Marzetti uses superbly-sourced ingredients for haute cuisine dishes like artfully-presented seabass tartare with fennel salad and orange, oven-baked rack of lamb pre-sale with rosemary, and the famous Settimo Cielo ��� ���Seventh Heaven��� ��� dessert. The excellent wine list is mostly Italian with some heavy hitters from beyond. Manager Bruno Borghesi, formerly of The Ritz, leads formal, friendly service, attracting jet setters, politicians and other beautiful people. Wear a jacket and be ready to have your senses ravished.
sydney, australia
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55 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
“Sunk by a soufflé!”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 12, 2013

I have just reviewed the Hotel Splendide Royal where this restaurant is located and given it top marks. Given this, and given we visited Mirabelle on Christmas day for dinner our expectations were high. On the positive side the restaurant has a beautiful location with commanding views over Rome. This is especially the case during the day and early evening when you can watch the sunset. It is a lovely space, although the tables a little close for this type of restaurant, and beautifully decorated with fresh flowers, and on this occasions elegant Christmas decorations.

The quality of the courses varied and unfortunately the soufflés were a disaster - even though we had waited about 40 minutes after our main course. We did not mind the wait, but we thought the result was something that one would not even serve at home to family and friends. How this was allowed to leave the kitchen I do not know. This is not the quality of cuisine that will earn a star! The hotel concierge did report this to the restaurant manager who sent his apologies. But too late!

The other negative was the staff's failure to enforce a perfectly reasonable dress code for this style of restaurant. Why bother with a dress code if it's not going to be enforced? This can only mean that the $$$ is seen by management as more important than the reputation of the restaurant.

I don't wish to leave the reader with a totally negative view, but given the prices, I think Mirabelle needs to lift its game. I would be prepared to give it a second shot some time - maybe when there is less pressure on them to meet the demand of festive celebrations.

  • Visited December 2012
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London, United Kingdom
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“Excellent!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2013

I cannot fault any aspect of this restaurant, the cappellotti pasta was the best we have ever tasted and the elegant decor with just the right level of interaction with the staff made for a perfect luncheon. Visited to celebrate a birthday and absolutely bowled over by the cuisine and exemplary service. First time at Mirabelle and it will not be the last!

  • Visited November 2012
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USA
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“Drinks on the terrace”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2013

This restaurant is on the seventh floor of the Hotel Splendide Royal. We went for drinks on the terrace overlooking Rome.
The drinks were served with beautiful appetizers. This place is not inexpensive...but the ambience is amazing.

Visited December 2012
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Rome, Italy
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“The good experience is an invesment....”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2012 via mobile

It one of the best eating experience i had in my own city.
The restaurant is located at the top floar of an ancient building. From the balcony you can see most part of Rome especially Villa borghese which is closely under the building.
The view can be tased also from the interior because of the large windows and very few tables in front of them.
The menu is very rich, the service is costumer oriented, the list of wines unended, the athmosfere........unique.

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Skelmersdale, United Kingdom
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“Ambience is worth it”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2012

Brilliant meal, service second to none. Ambience is worth the money - we had our Pearl Anniversary here - the photo's of the view over the gardens with the Rome sky line in the background created some special souvenirs

  • Visited October 2012
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