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La Pergola

Gestim - Rome

At the top of the Monte Mario

Perched atop the verdant hill of Monte Mario, the Rome Cavalieri, inaugurated in 1963, offers a panoramic view of the Eternal City. The restaurant La Pergola, located at the pinnacle of this iconic establishment, is distinguished by its three Michelin stars, a rarity in Rome.

From the restaurant, the entire city unfolds before us. To the east, the first rays of sunlight illuminate the domes and bell towers emerging from a sea of red-tiled roofs, with the green Apennines as a backdrop. To the south, the historic heart reveals itself with the imposing silhouette of the Colosseum and the gardens of Villa Borghese. To the west, the view is dominated by the Vatican and St. Peter's Basilica, where the sun sets in a golden glow. Finally, to the north, the wooded hills of Monte Mario offer a refreshing contrast to the bustling city.
This is not an ordinary setting; it is almost surreal, like a postcard of Rome. Yet, we are not in a postcard; we are just above the city, or rather, we weren’t there yet…. We wanted to invite the essence of Rome inside the restaurant, to offer diners a culinary experience enhanced by an uninterrupted view of the city, where the tangible and intangible blend in a unique place.
"For some, Rome evokes the paintings of Piazza Navona by Canaletto or the terracotta hues of its architecture; for others, it’s the parasol pines against a summer sky, the Dolce Vita, or Nanni Moretti's scooter rides. All of this is condensed, distilled, and becomes the foundation of our project, in parallel with the work of the starred German Chef, Heinz Beck, who uses the traditions of Italian culture with new techniques to present classic flavors in a different light. Our project follows a similar philosophy, staying true to the emotional and historical essence of Rome while reinterpreting it.

Patrick Jouin & Sanjit Manku

In figures

Area: 330 Sqm for the Interior spaces and 335 Sqm for the exterior’s one
Capacity:approx. 62 places


Tetto dell'Hotel Cavalieri Waldorf Astoria, Via Alberto Cadlolo, 101, 00136 Roma RM, Italia

Jouin Manku 
Patrick Jouin
Sanjit Manku
Jacques Goubin
Bénédicte Bonnefoi
Daniela Coppolecchia
Bruno Pimpanini
Luciano Bon
Maxime Jouet

Architect of record

Lighting designer
Voyons Voir

General Outfitter

Bussiness, craftmens, suppliers
MONTEX (embroidered alcoves)
HUNAT (crystal lighting)
RIMALCUOIO (Dining chair and dining outdoor chair, outdoor geridon) / designed for the Pergola, but will not be available exclusively.
STARSET (indoor geridon)
ARTCO (rugs)

GIOVANNOZZI (stone flooring)

Patrick Jouin iD furniture prescription
PEDRALI (Reva twist, Reva cocoon and Ester)
COLOMBO (handle Peak)

Materials used
Travertino, Terracotta, Crystal.
ALCANTATA (walls and ceiling)
BUISSON BRUNEEL (glass sandwich and fabric)
LISTONE GIORDANO (parquet flooring)
MIRAGE (exterior flooring)
BRASS (custom bronze grilles)
LUC DRUEZ (metal fabric)

MOLTENI (outdoor coffee table)
KETAAL (outdoor table)
FLOSCATTELLANI & SMITH (decorative lamps)
PEDRALI (outdoor tables)

Date of delivery