La Quintessa

Italian in Castelli Romani

A far cry from the traditional eateries that dominate on Lago Albano's shore, this lakeside restaurant-lounge bar boasts a cluttered-chic look that wouldn’t seem out of place in central Rome, with wine glass chandeliers, tailor's dummies and other studiously selected bric-a-brac. The food is modern Italian with everything from steak tartare to risottos and pizzas.