Set within the central courtyard of the 17th century Palazzo, Piazzetta Ripetta at the new 5* Palazzo Ripetta in Rome is a hidden retreat from the fast-paced city life. The terracotta brickwork is contrasted by the rich greenery with splashes of yellow from the lemon trees. As the sun beams in from above, escape the heat of the day under a parasol. The trickling of water from fountains formed of ancient Roman troughs provides a backdrop to any occasion, from long lunches, a coffee break, to dinner on a warm summer evening. The menu at Piazzetta Ripetta changes throughout the day. This includes light lunches with crisp salads, fresh seafood and bakery dishes from the acclaimed Chef Giuseppe Solfrizzi, patron of Rome’s Le Levain. As the evening draws in, ‘cicchetti’ are the perfect partner to an aperitif. Tuck into a classic ‘Polpetta alla romana’, try a ‘seabream tartare’ or pick up a ‘Pallotta “cacio e ova”.

Sunday brunches offer the perfect chance to slow down and reconnect with loved ones. The broad menu of ready-prepared plates includes the most artful of pastry dishes. 

Piazzetta Ripetta is also fast developing a reputation for its beverages and mixology thanks to the al fresco bar. Inspired by the great classics of Italian aperitifs, these are revisited in exciting ways thanks to collaboration with the acclaimed Jerry Thomas Project speakeasy in the city. The signature menu is embellished by the quality of ingredients, imaginative flavors and the mastery of the bartenders. Formed with Italian classics, guests may try drinks such as the ‘Shakerato Perfetto’, with Campari, Doragrossa mint & rhubarb liqueur and bergamot bitter, to ‘Bouquet’ with Aperol, rose buds, ibiscus, geranium and sparkling wine. Our favorite one is ‘Mandarin Tea’.