Glass Hostaria

TripExpert Score based on reviews in 8 publications
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8 expert recommendations



This place is not only design-heavy, with a shadowy mezzanine, pebble-filled floor cutouts, and dramatic lighting, it is also gastronomically innovative.


Condé Nast Traveler

Chef Cristina Bowerman spent 14 years in Austin, Texas, before returning to Rome and earning a Michelin star at the high-flying Glass, whose menu is a bible of surprising combinations. Full review →


Fodor's Tick Choice

Her cooking is as innovative as the building she works in‰ÛÓwhich has received numerous recognitions for its architecture and design since opening in 2004‰ÛÓbut Bowerman still abides by some cardinal Italian kitchen rules, such as the use of fresh, local, and seasonal ingredients. Full review →


Frommer's 34

Some of our favorite bite-downs include gnocchi made with red turnips and served with pecorino, crisp anchovies, and tuna. Full review →


Lonely Planet

Trastevere’s foremost foodie address, the Glass is a modernist-styled, sophisticated setting with cooking to match. Full review →


Michelin Guide 53

Situated in the heart of Trastevere, this restaurant boasts an ultra-modern design with an interesting play of light and a slightly unsettling atmosphere. Full review →


Time Out

Despite being ultra-modern and kicking against the trad Trastevere dining scene, Glass Hostaria offers surprisingly warm service, a very interesting wine list, and pan-Italian food. Full review →


Zagat 3.8

Owner-chef Cristina Bowerman dishes out “inventive” ‘New Italian’ cuisine to “delight the finest palates” at this “not-to-be-missed” Trastavere venue. Full review →

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