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Trattoria: Il Ponentino

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Neighbourhood:
Trastevere
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Piazza del Drago 10 | Trastevere, 00153 Rome, Italy
390658301939
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Today
12:00 - 00:00
19:00 - 00:00
11:30 - 16:00
Open now
All hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 - 00:00
19:00 - 00:00
Tue - Sun 11:30 - 16:00
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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I loved the restaurant quikly we saw it..very pleasnt place ..you feel a warm athmosfer,welcomed and rustic a little..but in the same time very clean and chic. In the first we took bruschetti ..was so good...and 'supli' magnificent..and finish with the pizza..bonissima...the waiterss are so gentil and nice....i just can t wait to turn there..!!!

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Thank Ciui S
Byron Bay, Australia
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate here on our first night in Rome, I was disappointed. The service was ok, if not a little wierd. The food was average, but came out of the microwave which was in the main dining area of the restaurant amongst all the decorations. My veal saltibocca was full of toothpick pieces - if you order this dish beware!... More 

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Walnut Creek, California
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were actually heading for another restaurant that had been recommended to us by a local guide, but by the time we got there, the wait was more than we were willing to do. So we walked around and found this little diamond in the rough! A quaint little place off the main drag. Ample outside seating....it was a bit... More 

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Pine Island, Minnesota
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28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Sorry to hear about the terrible service that some endured. We had a little of that, with difficulty getting our waiters attention a number of times as he seemed to ignore us, but at other times was very nice. We thought our pizzas were great, bruschetta very good. My brother in law and I are not "foodies", but we enjoyed... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a lovely traditional Italian experience, which was a busy Monday night. Service was just perfect, not pushy just good recommendations of wine & dishes. Following bruschetta with crushed olives, antichovies and traditional tomatoes to share. We had spaghetti with lobster and spaghetti bolognese followed by tiramisu with a bottle of Chantali red wine. Great value 3 course meal with... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The place is stunning, such a lovely outdoor sitting area! We sat down last night to kill the last 2 hours before we headed to the airport. I loved it, and I am surprised reading the reviews, but we only had coffee and wine... We were sat down right away, and served immediately. Wine was great (and so was the... More 

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2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

Travelers, do not get close to this restaurant. The service is terrible and the owner is even worse. When I politely asked him for a bit more meat in my "pasta nel sugo della coda", he very impolitely asked me if I would pay for it of if the waiter who would bring me another piece of tail (a part... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

On arrival we were shrugged off by the waiters, then when we tried to order, the waiter wouldn't accept my wife's order of the cheapest drink, and argued for some time before forcing her to order a more expensive alternative. He wouldn't take our food order. Our mistake was to not leave at that moment. When we eventually managed to... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Chose this restaurant after arriving too early to visit a well known one nearby. We were quickly sat down and then forgotten. 3-4 other tables that arrived after us, had their order taken before us. After several attempts to gain the waiters attention, we finally placed our order. The mains arrived without our side dish. It arrived several minutes later... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Service takes way too long, order came wrong, unfriendly staff, bad taste of the pizza (and not typical Italian). Will not be coming back

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$19 - US$30
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, European
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Cheap Eats, Romantic, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 00:00
19:00 - 00:00
11:30 - 16:00
Monday
12:00 - 00:00
19:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 00:00
19:00 - 00:00
11:30 - 16:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 00:00
19:00 - 00:00
11:30 - 16:00
Thursday
12:00 - 00:00
19:00 - 00:00
11:30 - 16:00
Friday
12:00 - 00:00
19:00 - 00:00
11:30 - 16:00
Saturday
12:00 - 00:00
19:00 - 00:00
11:30 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Piazza del Drago 10 | Trastevere, 00153 Rome, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lazio  >  Rome>  > Trastevere
  • Neighbourhood: Trastevere
  • Phone Number: 390658301939

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