Osteria St. Ana has been located at this address since 1968 in a 16th century building that once served as a storage house for the Borghese family and then later as a convent,
The restaurant presents an intimate and interesting set piece for dining in Rome, particularly with the newly inaugurated Piano Bar Zazà.
St. Ana is located on a quiet street off Piazza del Popolo, the end point of Rome's most fashionable shopping district that peaks at Piazza di Spagna and spills out onto the fingers of streets such as Via Condotti.
The walls are adorned with photos of celebrities from the world of sports, entertainment, and politics and including the main resident of the Vatican.
The main characters are brothers Luigi and Roberto, grandsons and sons of Roman restaurateurs, charming and full of brio, along with their mother Antoinetta and an exuberant staff.
Please note that Osteria St. Ana likes to keep the menu fresh with food in season and of a high quality, so the menu may be subject to changes to give customers the best dining experience possible!!
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St. Ana is a restaurant that takes it reputation for classic Roman food very seriously, but that still leaves room for some creative touches.
One is an antipasto assortment that includes slivers of pungent 'formaggio di fossa' drizzled with honey, 'prosciutto' and melon, sage flavored 'borlotti' beans and seasonal grilled vegetables.
A delectable first course is the 'lasagna' with truffle sauce and 'porcini' mushrooms, a tantalizing blend of two very seductive tastes, or the home cooking flavor of 'gnocchetti' (little potato dumplings) with tomato, eggplant and mozzarella.
Fish is excellent here, but a special treat awaits the meat lover - pezza di manzo all erbe, prime beef rolled with fresh herbs, marinaded in extra virgin olive oil and then grilled to perfection.
The grand finale could be 'gelato di marron glaces al cognac,' chestnut 'gelato' with cognac.
The extensive wine list at St. Ana averages about $16.00 a bottle and includes some of Italy's best labels.