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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
$$ - $$$
Piazza del Colosseo n. 1 | Hotel Royal House, 00184 Rome, Italy
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Reviewed today via mobile

It is ok nothing special. Staff unpolite. We ordered some bruschetta bit it was not so good. If you want a good picture of colloseum then ot is ok.

Thank Branimir L
Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed 14 February 2018 via mobile

We came here for dinner and sat outside at the front, this restaurant is right infront of the colosseum so gorg views! Food and service were excellent. Staff were friendly. The dessert was amazing! (Can't remember what it was called) it was a choc cake...More

Thank JadieLou
Reviewed yesterday

Superb location, food, service!!! The views are to die for. Being a veggie I was well looked after, but the meaties weren’t disappointed by any means!! Book on the roof terrace.

Thank JayNW
Reviewed 2 days ago

We ate lunch here just before our tour of the Colosseum. We asked for a rooftop table and the spectacular view did not disappoint. It was just across the street from the Colosseum, simply stunning! It wasn't too crowded, we got a table right away...More

Thank Pamela P
Reviewed 3 days ago

Usually this view would mean high prices and not so good food. This is really nice view of the Colosseum, and nice priced big sandwiches/burgers! recommend burger or BLT!

Thank Bjørnar T
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I had my wedding anniversary dinner here and we ordered their steak and risotto. The steak was perfectly cooked as well as the risotto! We were very lucky to be leaded by the owner of this restaurant which makes the entire services outstanding. Moreover, the...More

Thank Kirsten W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Loved it here! Lovely staff and fab location. Greeted with bubbly and shared a lovely bottle of wine

Thank Jazzie012
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This chic cafe is situated right across from the colosseum! It looks absolutely unreal, what a view. What more could you ask for. Fine dining with a view! Great service. Friendly staff. Clean. Food was tasty. There wasn’t great options for vegetarians however. Non the...More

Thank zarab26
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the Colosseum and went here before we went in. Our waiter- a more senior gentleman was a lovely chap. Welcoming, friendly, great personality. The food was really very good- great bruschetta, lovely pizza Calabrese, super-tasty lobster spaghetti and carbonara. Yummy desserts- especially the...More

Thank Weathered83
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped in for a late lunch. Liked their menu better than the others along the street. Started with the bruschetta with the toasted bread, a little more but absolutely delicious. Mozzarella cheese was so fresh as were the tomatoes. Included a picture. I had...More

Thank AllOver1
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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, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Bar Scene, View, Child-friendly, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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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