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20 Via Magenta, 00185 Rome, Italy
+39 390 649 1868
12:00 - 16:00
18:00 - 23:00
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18:00 - 23:00
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Farnham, United Kingdom
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72 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Ate outside in the sunshine on our last day to Rome. This was the best restaurant out of all. The menu had a good selection to choose from and is not badly priced. We found the staff very helpful to all they met. Yes you will charged for the bread that you did not ask for but this is the... More 

Thank Mandy_Main
Level Contributor
47 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A family restaurant. Very popular the food is excellent. The Pizza (sea food in particular) delicious. Very good service. All fresh. We ate there 3 times (family trip) and it became our favorite place.

Thank EAC-TourismExpert
Miami, Florida
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71 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I'd eat here again! Great service from start to finish. Family owned restaurant so they definitely are on top of their quality! Owners are very friendly and work hard clearing tables and greeting guests. Great food! The spaghetti carbonara was the best I've eaten in Rome! Great bruschetta and calamari. Great prices too! Definitely don't miss dining here if you're... More 

Thank cberru
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There was a lovely warm welcome the first night we went and the second time we were remembered and made to feel very welcome. We were persuaded to have the bruchetta to start with - and were very glad we did as it was delicious. My husband very much enjoyed his steak with tomato sauce and my lasagne was lovely.... More 

Thank Moira R
1 review
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fresh and delicious food,kindly people and nice hospitality,must eat there once again,best pizza and seafood

Thank Jinet B
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26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

Just know that if you eat the table bread they will charge you...and assume the change is a tip despite tipping not being customary. Good experience up till the end when it sunk. Will not return.

1 Thank Andrewchedore
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

Having been recommended this place by our hotel receptionist, we went for dinner around 6:30pm on a Sunday night and got a table for two immediately, no reservation needed. The waiter who served us was very friendly (the others weren't as smiley!) and he served us efficiently. We got a basket of bread and breadsticks once we'd sat down, and... More 

Thank SamT5
County Armagh, United Kingdom
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106 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017

Great value and great food is a very pleasant setting.Staff very attentive. It is in a good location near Termini and has a very welcomimg atmosphere

Thank IrelandEamonn
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2017

After a 4.5 hour train ride in, we were very hungry! This risto came highly recommended by the receptionists at our hotel (Venetia Palace). We walked in, and were greeted and seated immediately. Our waiter explained the specials, and quickly took care of our drink orders. About 15minutes later, we had our delicious first courses, and once we finished the... More 

Thank ChefTai
1 review
Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

Tasty italian cuisine, very good house white wine. Helpful host and staff. grilled dorata or squids worth trying.

Thank Artur M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Mediterranean, European, Soups
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 - 16:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 16:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 16:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 16:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 16:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 16:00
18:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 20 Via Magenta, 00185 Rome, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lazio  >  Rome>  > Esquilino
  • Neighbourhood: Esquilino
  • Phone Number: +39 390 649 1868

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Esquilino

Neighbourhood Profile
Old school vibe from the very beginning is the only way to describe the Esquilino neighbourhood. The Esquilino takes pride in being one of the oldest areas in Rome for its key location on one of the city’s famous seven hills. From an ancient neighbourhood to its modern incarnation as a multicultural hub, Esquilino always has something going on—polyglot vendors debate street artists while kids play pick-up basketball games. Look around you: this area isn’t like the historic centre. Liberty architecture, large piazzas, and long boulevards mix with archaic arches, secret side alleys, and beautiful churches like Santa Maria Maggiore.
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