The Restaurant

Da Fortunato, situated right in the heart of Rome and just a stone’s throw from the Pantheon, cherishes a long tradition of hospitality, passion and professionalism in the art of offering the warmest of receptions and excellent food.

It was back in the 1950s that Fortunato Baldassarri moved to Rome from Terracino, a small village close to Amatrice in the north of the Lazio region, and started gaining work experience in some of the prestigious eating places in the city, such as Il Circolo della Caccia and La Taverna Flavia, regularly waiting on celebrities of international renown from the likes of Liz Taylor to Alberto Sordi.

He launched his own restaurant in January 1975 when the restaurant Da Fortunato opened its doors for business on the premises of an old Roman hostelry at number 55, Via del Pantheon, continuing a gastronomic tradition on the site which dated back to the eighteenth century.

Over the years, Fortunato transmitted his immense passion and wealth of experience to his son, Jason, who today continues to run this hugely successful family business.

The architectural layout of the premises offers an ideal location for corporate events, group dinners, weddings and birthday celebrations.



Quality, product research, simplicity and the exaltation of raw materials.
Our creative menu, unpretentious yet sophisticated and offering a wealth of products typical of both local Roman and national cuisine, provides our clientele with a cuisine of the very highest level and truly representative of the best in Italian culinary traditions.

Our fish is sourced at its very freshest from the nearby fishing ports of Anzio and Civitavecchia and three times a week our trusty fisherman from Sardinia, Alessandro, makes a special delivery.

Our highly experienced chefs will tempt you with delicious dishes all carefully prepared by hand and making use of seasonal ingredients and products, such as wild porcini mushrooms, white Alba truffles or black truffles from Norcia. An impressive wine list offers around 450 labels and a wide selection of Italian and international spirits and liquors.

Food, art, hospitality, quality and aesthetics continue to come together in a perfect combination in the fulfilment of our single objective, namely offering our valued customers the most pleasurable of times and the most exquisite, intense culinary experience.

The Team

Our kitchen is manned by a team of local Romans, all under 40 years of age, a dynamic and skilled staff capable of combining tradition and innovation whilst working under the direction of head chefs Massimiliano Ginnetti and Daniele Pasquali, pasta chef Luca Vetturini and second course chef Luca Cicchinelli.

We bake all our own bread and cakes under the direction of chef Umberto Fioravanti. Our specialities include a raspberry mille feuille and strawberry tiramisu.

Thanks to a meticulous evaluation of the very best raw materials and an ongoing exploration of innovations in culinary techniques, our chef proposes both seafood and meat-based gastronomic creations which are totally unique and inimitable.

A sensational gastronomic experience where colours, flavours and smells conjoin in the creation of dishes which are intense in flavour and inebriating in smell, satisfying to both heart and eye.


Our wine

With the Enomatic Machine our Wine Bar Proposes 90 wine by the glass between Red, Rosè and White for a wine pairing with ours dishes.

There are small winemakers and Italian's grapes selection, them represent the incredible richness of the italian's biodiversity, with of course the Must of the Italian's wine scene (SuperTuscan, Barolo, Brunello).

Our selection is continuosly looking for news product, ask and follow our Sommelier for discover Italian's wine!