Not Too Far From Shore

Rome is just 30 km from the Mediterranean, but if you believed most guidebooks, you'd think it was 300 — it's hard to find a tip for a great seafood restaurant in the Italian capital. But a Roman friend told me about Il Tempio di Iside shortly after it opened in 1999 near the Coliseum, and it has become a can't-miss stop on my dining itinerary with visiting friends and family.

After a taste of complimentary Prosecco, Italy's gently sparkling white wine, Tempio's affable owner Francesco Tripodi arrives at the table to list the evening's market-fresh offerings in...

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