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La Cantinola

Via Calabria | 16/18, Rome, Italy
+39 06 4282 0519
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good25%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“garlic bread” (10 reviews)
“tiramisu” (22 reviews)
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Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Via Calabria | 16/18, Rome, Italy
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1 - 10 of 170 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Loved this little restaurant. In Rome for 4 nights looking for a place like this and the last night I found it. Proper Italian food, authentic experience. The people were friendly and enhanced the Italian atmosphere. Much recommended!

Thank Ailie T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I still dream about the clams spaghetti I had here!! Everywhere else that I've had them doesn't seem to compare!

Thank Nat N
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Grabbed a beer here coz we didn't wanna pay €15 for a pint at piazza del popolo! Friendly staff and we paid €4,50 for a pint! Cheers to that!!

Thank Leah M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Dined here at around 7pm, resteraunt was fairly busy but nothing too hectic. We were greated by friendly hosts (presumably the owners) and the menu was full of great choices of itialian dishes. We had two pasta dishes, both of which were very tasty and...More

Thank Jakecs296
Reviewed 23 June 2017 via mobile

The Taxi driver who took us to our hotel which was opposite La Cantinola recommended this Restaurant. Olivio the owner and his staff welcomed us and he was delighted that we followed the recommendation. We had the mixed veg starter, Carbonari and the house seafood...More

Thank Roger748
Reviewed 22 June 2017

I love this place and it hasn't really changed over the years. Fresh fish from Sardinia arrives every day. My favorite dish is the scampi risotto but everything is just delicious. They have an incredible antipasto with myriad seafood selections to choose from and are...More

Thank slimK
Reviewed 22 June 2017 via mobile

Best food and service we had in Italy! We ate there all three nights we were in Rome! The food was great and the service was too!

Thank VE O
Reviewed 9 June 2017 via mobile

have followed the Fourchette opinions... and it was a disaster... people are nice and speak a lot of languages... useful because only lost tourists arrive here... food is cheap but very very average... probably my worst meal in Roma ever.. to avoid !!!

1  Thank christosal
Reviewed 7 June 2017 via mobile

Following trip advisor we chose this family run restaurant to celebrate our time in Rome. A short walk from our hotel and found it welcoming, had ravioli pasta, clams, garlic bread, then the sole and sea bream, then tiramisu - best in Italy!! House wine...More

2  Thank Gemma S
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

Fantastic family run restaurant out of the tourist area. Reasonable prices, great fresh seafood and friendly service. Definitely would visit again if we were staying longer.

Thank Madeleine S
Ludovisi / Via Veneto
Thanks to Fellini and La Dolce Vita, the Ludovisi and
Via Veneto neighbourhood earned its reputation as a
posh area where gorgeous Marcellos wooed actresses and
models while bored housewives hung out in streetside
cafes. The cafes are still there, and so are the
cocktails, but the neighbourhood is now home to
five-star businesses including hotels, banks, law
firms, and embassies. The area is also right next to
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5 October 2016|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from Enoe L | Property representative | Reviewed this property |
Prices are reasonable and the ingredient were authentic. Nice portions as well
2 February 2015|
Response from Enoe L | Property representative |
Yes he owns the restaurant since 1988..
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
12:15 - 15:15
18:15 - 23:30
12:15 - 15:30
18:15 - 23:45
12:15 - 15:30
18:15 - 23:45
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12:15 - 15:30
18:15 - 23:45
12:15 - 15:30
18:15 - 23:45
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Calabria | 16/18, Rome, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lazio  >  Rome>  > Ludovisi / Via Veneto
  • Neighbourhood: Ludovisi / Via Veneto
  • Phone Number: +39 06 4282 0519
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