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Checchino Dal 1887

Via di Monte Testaccio, 30, Rome, Italy
+39 06 574 6318
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  • Excellent27%
  • Very good34%
  • Average18%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible7%
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“offal” (12 reviews)
“oxtail” (8 reviews)
All hours
Italian, Mediterranean
$$ - $$$
Via di Monte Testaccio, 30, Rome, Italy
Neighbourhood: Testaccio
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant is really strange. In the menu, there are really typical old fashion Roman dishes, we loved the idea that you can still eat "tongue" in a restaurant as 50 years ago. If you are new on these dishes we suggest to be open...More

Thank cccpiero
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We wandered into this restaurant located in Testaccio... not typical for us since we like to read reviews ahead. We ate lunch in the lovely patio, little traffic on the nearby street, and a beautiful setting with vegetation. Our four entrees were excellent and the...More

Thank leisurebug2016
Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

Great service and friendly management. Excellent wines and wide selection of favorite roman dishes and some surprises you dont find at home. Very reasonable pricing. Cool area if you keep an open mind.

Thank CarstenDK
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

Spent a 45-min walk from the Colosseo, to this over 130-year old resto. Nice decorations & walls of awarded certificates, but poor service, and food only so-so, have no reason or impulse for a 2nd visit & highly NOT recommended!! We ordered cold cut (nothing...More

2  Thank Irene L
Reviewed 25 March 2017

A legendary Roman Restaurant located nearby Monte Testaccio, serving Roman traditional cuisine. A long menue and wine list served in a nice Ambiente. Here you can find authentic bucatini, Spaghetti carbonara, saltimbocca, using ingredients and making them lighter on the plate, also vegetarian is available....More

Thank Herbert B
Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

Do not expect fancy modern restaurant - this is all about tradition and history. Perfect service, great traditional roma cuisine - do not forget to try pajala, coda and trippa.

Thank Katerina A
Reviewed 8 February 2017

Good but dated food and presentation .The restaurant is crowded and service is average for Rome.Try another restaurant if your idea of a good meal has moved into the 21ST century.

Thank gareth47
Reviewed 5 February 2017

I'm from Rome and I live in the US. My wife and I recently visited Rome and had dinner at the Checchino Dal 1887 restaurant. The food was precooked, the wine was OK, but overpriced. For the wine, water, two pasta entrees and a second...More

1  Thank Robertogenn2017
Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

I should say that Checchino maintains the highest standard in the Roman cuisine tradition. La coda alla Vaccinara (cow tail) has been simply amazing, really cooked at the perfection. Extremely tasteful. The pasta alla Carbonara (as well as Amatriciana and Gricia) are always a great...More

Thank Alessandro d
Reviewed 6 January 2017

If you are searching for fancy stuff like air of lime, soy sprouts or de-structured dishes, this is not the place for you; but if you are searching for some traditional regional food, with intense tastes, you will not be disappointed. The restaurant is elegant,...More

Thank rickypickyricky
Put the house music on replay and you have Testaccio,
an ancient Roman port and former working class
neighbourhood where the bass is set to high almost
every night of the week. Its collection of discoteche
(nightclubs), street parties, and crowded restaurants
give it its well-deserved party reputation. During the
daytime, Testaccio is more easy listening than club
hit, the area is full of locally owned small
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How difficult it is to get a table in this place?
13 February 2016|
Response from Manuele F |
You must reserve
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Response from simbadilmarinaio2015 | Reviewed this property |
Nello specifico: Antipasti tra i 7-20 euro. Primi che comprendono tutte le specialità tradizionali (9-16 euro); secondi sulla stessa linea (12-27 euro).
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
12:30 - 15:00
20:00 - 00:00
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12:30 - 15:00
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12:30 - 15:00
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via di Monte Testaccio, 30, Rome, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lazio  >  Rome>  > Testaccio
  • Neighbourhood: Testaccio
  • Phone Number: +39 06 574 6318
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