El Paraguas is the restaurant group behind this Italian restaurant, which has a beautiful terrace right in the heart of Madrid's Salamanca district. It offers delicious Italian cuisine that steers clear of the typical pasta and pizza we are used to.
Located in Calle Velázquez, this restaurant, named after the second King of Rome, is lavishly decorated in a style reminiscent of classical baroque Italy, with frescos painted on the walls, plants and mirrors. In the open kitchen, customers can see the dough being prepared in a traditional artisan way. Diners can sample more refined Italian dishes, such as poached gilt-head bream ('al acqua pazza'), seafood guazzetto with rosemary focaccina, orecchioni di elefante, smoked venison carpaccio with Roman pecorino and marsala, and vitello tonnato with a Zahara tuna sauce and pickles, among many other dishes.
The wine menu, endorsed by the award-winner sommelier, Juanma Galán, includes over 150 Italian wines, as well as other Spanish and international wines.