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Royal Art Cafe

Piazza del Colosseo n. 1 | Hotel Royal House, 00184 Rome, Italy
+39 06 7759 0270
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  • Excellent28%
  • Very good31%
  • Average15%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible15%
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Italian, Mediterranean, European, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Piazza del Colosseo n. 1 | Hotel Royal House, 00184 Rome, Italy
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really, what more could you ask for? The food is good, the staff are great and you can relax while gazing at one of the coolest structures on the planet. I tried the gnocchi and hubby had the flat bread. Both were good.

Thank Rebecca T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a nice brunch here, pizza, lattes and some red wine. The staff made it special for us and we would go back. It’s a little pricey but you’re right outside the colosseum! We sat outside all cosy by the fire heater. A pizza...More

Thank SUN_SUN_SUN247
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a wonderful place to eat before or after your Colosseum tour. My daughter and I had lunch there our very first day in Rome. It was a nice day so we were able to get a table on the outside rooftop setting. We...More

Thank Mary A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food is lovely, all tastes freshly prepared. Bearing in mind we did only have a pizza! Was great we sat outside opposite the colosseum of a night whilst it’s lights are on and it was an amazing sight. Would definitely eat here again however...More

Thank Bhar97
Reviewed 5 November 2017

Chose this place for a special dinner on our anniversary and were not disappointed. Made reservations in person two nights prior for the terrace on the first floor. When we arrived, we were seated promptly and had a wonderful backdrop of the Colosseo. Our waiter...More

Thank Angelo S
Reviewed 4 November 2017 via mobile

We thought for our final night of what was an amazing city break that we would go here for dinner, as the view is amazing of the colosseum. However what a bad decision that turned out to be. I will start with the staff- unbelievably...More

Thank Will P
Reviewed 3 November 2017 via mobile

LOVED this place! I went with my mom and my sister and all of our food was amazing. We got a table as soon as we showed up but it was relatively late. Staff was amazing and friendly to us. We was in no rush...More

Thank Kaitlyn E
Reviewed 31 October 2017 via mobile

After long walk to see Colosseum, Roma Forum and etc. We decide to sit here for short break and lunch. Big mistake! As restaurant near the Colosseum we expect to be middle quality but this was terrible. I ordered Greek salad and Carbonara, my husband...More

Thank Didone84
Reviewed 19 October 2017 via mobile

I truly dislike writing a negative review, but feel it is justified in this case. Had 7:45pm reservations. It took until 11:00pm to complete our meal. Three plus hours is ridiculous. We did place our complete order early on. The felt ignored by the wait...More

Thank Bill M
Reviewed 18 October 2017 via mobile

Beautiful spot overlooking the colosseum which is lit up beautifully at night . Booked a table for dinner on the terrace and got a written confirmation thankfully I did. When we arrived for dinner they claimed that we ha no booking and no room for...More

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Kate S
6 September 2017|
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Response from lilix95 | Reviewed this property |
When I been there I wasn't look busy , but to be sure definitely makes reservations, like that you won't be surpris cause we never know specially at this beautiful place
1 September 2017|
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Response from Ken R | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I think it's the same menu as we sat outside the first time we went and upstairs the second. The view from upstairs is astounding as long as you get one of the roadside tables. Good luck, Ken
14 June 2017|
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Response from Tori R | Reviewed this property |
We just walked up both times, for lunch and dinner, and they had a table available. I would call personally though, the staff doesn't seem too intuitive.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$34 - US$136
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, View, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 2:00 AM
8:00 AM - 2:00 AM
8:00 AM - 2:00 AM
8:00 AM - 2:00 AM
8:00 AM - 2:00 AM
8:00 AM - 2:00 AM
8:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Piazza del Colosseo n. 1 | Hotel Royal House, 00184 Rome, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lazio  >  Rome>  > Monti
  • Neighbourhood: Monti
  • Phone Number: +39 06 7759 0270
  • E-mail
  • This restaurant is at Hotel Royal House
Royal Art Cafe, situated in a marvelous setting right in front of the Coliseum, represents the perfect place for lunches and dinners, business meetings, corporate events, or just for a fun night out with your friends. The cuisine proposes meat or fish menus (a la carte or fixed-price menu), paying particular attention to the traditional Roman dishes. A long list of great desserts and Italian wines is available. The venue, situated in an historic building in the hearth of Rome, features a large roof terrace overlooking the Anfiteatro Flavio. The roof garden represents, during the summer months, the best place to enjoy a unique view of the Eternal city. Royal Art Cafe is a modern multipurpose facility that offers great entertainment. The aim is to create great guest experiences, combing a great atmosphere and traditional Italian food. During the weekends there is always something going on at Royal Art Cafe: piano bar, cabaret, DJ set etc..Open every day for lunch and dinner.
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