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Ristorante da Cencia

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Via della Lungaretta 67, 00153 Rome, Italy
+39 06 581 8434
12:00 - 23:30
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We had been here last August by chance and had had an excellent lunch so sought it out on our return to Rome. This is a wonderful restaurant in the heart of the Trastevere serving traditional Roman food. It makes no compromises to tourist menus and yet is very friendly and welcoming towards foreign visitors. I had the best coda... More 

Thank Graham H
Oslo, Norway
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This used to be one of my favourite. This restaurant has gone to a foreign owner who knows nothing about Italian cuisine. Tourists, keep away!! The food was awful – pasta had no taste, the muscles were floating in GRAY water! The service was even worse – they forgot to bring spoons and other things. The place is dirty. The... More 

Thank elisabetta c
Rauma, Finland
1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Extremely SLOW service, just to get regular lunch took over two hours. Fat and root man waitress and lousy food, italian strike but full price charged. Any where but not here....

Thank Kai T
Bristol, United Kingdom
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96 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ate here our first night in Rome and we had real feast. The food was super tasty and the staff were friendly and courteous. My only advice here is that if you do decide to sit outside sit towards the restaurant rather than the street because otherwise you'll get hassled by street sellers.

Thank Mara C
Seevetal, Germany
2 reviews
Reviewed 5 April 2017 via mobile

Unfriendly, bad food, pass bye and look for a better restaurant! We hat bruschetta, bread was old. Pizza was small, hard and Bad Taste!

Thank frankS8429HD
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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168 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2017

We were wandering round looking for somewhere to eat, the waiter spotted us and convinced us to go into this restaurant, nice and friendly service, but the food and wine left a lot to be desired. We only ordered antipasto, so if you can't get this right, can't imagine the main meals are any better. The mozzarella and proscuitto sharing... More 

Thank Cheesy30
Level Contributor
14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2016

We were walking around Trastevere and stumbled upon this trattoria that somehow looked like a tourist trap from outside. Actually, it turned out to be a great and cozy place where locals had gathered for Christmas lunch. Just don't order the set menus that are cheap but don't look appetizing. Go for a la carte items and try out traditional... More 

Thank Nickoftime915
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

The waitress was yelling at the customers. We were afraid to ask for anything. The food was not bad but certainly not special.

1 Thank Dilara D
Worcestershire, United Kingdom
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133 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 163 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 October 2016

Large table for 8, good food and service all round. We had an enjoyable night and food was pretty good, plenty of it. Price was not cheap but reasonable!!

Thank Lisa W
San Antonio, Texas
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 31 July 2016

I also lived 50 meters from this place. Tried it once, food was quite poor. prices were moderate. Crowded and low appeal. Don't waste your time.

Thank TravelwithDoctorT

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$39
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via della Lungaretta 67, 00153 Rome, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lazio  >  Rome>  > Trastevere
  • Neighbourhood: Trastevere
  • Phone Number: +39 06 581 8434

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Trastevere

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Trastevere ("beyond the Tiber") is like a faded postcard, a little worn around the edges but still charming. With its wide-open piazzas, meandering streets, weathered Renaissance buildings, and overgrown personality, it's become an irresistible mecca for visitors. Trastevere is an enclave of entertainment - a rotating set of street performers entertains almost every night, and unforgettable eateries and bars pepper its piazzas and side streets. For a trip to the past, visit the southern and western flanks of Trastevere for pockets of yesteryear, less traversed areas with a residual 1960s and 70s Roman vibe.
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