We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.


#109 of 9,739 Restaurants in Rome
Certificate of Excellence
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Via della Vite 29, 00186 Rome, Italy
+39 06 6938 0948
12:00 - 23:45
Closed now
See all hours
Mon 17:00 - 23:45
Tue - Sun 12:00 - 23:45
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

3,009 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 1,734: English reviews
A TripAdvisor Member
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

One of the best dining experiences while in Rome. Superb food and wine. Definitely recommend this to anyone who wants a fantastic dinner with a modern feel.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Level Contributor
17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I booked this upon recommendation about three weeks before a surprise trip to celebrate my girlfriends birthday. I told them the reason for the trip and within 24 hours I'd received confirmation and it was then largely forgotten about till our trip. On Friday 17th February, the evening of the meal were slightly late for our booking but this wasn't... More 

Thank osteo1
Zuidlaren, The Netherlands
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Outstanding food with great service. The menu's are amazing. And even in february, eating outside is no problem. The waiters are realy nice too.

Thank usbsisgaiwjb91538261
Level Contributor
95 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Coming here based on Tripadvisor reviews, we were severely disappointed with the quality of the food. Being vegetarians, we ordered most vegetarian dishes (not many) available: Egg and burrata in crispy pasta: The flavor combination of (fried) egg and burratta didn't work at all. The burrata itself was devoid of taste and stringy, unlike the creamy, rich and flavorful burrata... More 

Thank Tony M
Level Contributor
132 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We had been three timed before when visiting Rome for the Rugby and have had such good meals kept going back. This time as there were 10 of us sort of forced into Truffle or Lobster tasting menu's. Food was ok but would not choose again , too self indulgent and a typical chef choice, starters in particular were strange.... More 

Thank Badgersteve
Dorchester, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Booked for my partners birthday upon reading the reviews here. Sent one email in which I mentioned it was her birthday and table confirmed. Chose the tasting menu with wine which was fantastic quality. Staff were very attentive and helpful, other customers around us friendly and had all been on many occasions to this restaurant and could not recommend enough.... More 

2 Thank Tim B
Level Contributor
6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We didnt book a table but the waiter could find us a table which is very good. But it seemed like he was stressed and wanted to rush us out of the restaurant. We felt like we didn't get the service that we as customers should get. The food was ok. Would not go back here

1 Thank Danielle D
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped in here our last time in Rome after going down the Spanish Steps and stumbled on Life. We ended up staying for 3 hours enjoying a fantastic lunch with a bottle of Barolo. If you're near this area, you wont be disappointed. Ask for the burrata pastry for an appetizer, it was absolutely fantastic!

Thank Mike L
Level Contributor
38 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were recommended this restaurant by our hotel and was not disappointed. The service is amazing , food is fabulous & good value for money. I had the seafood bread crumb pasta which was extremely tasty & my husband had a lobster type pasta meal. The restaurant is a boutique style restaurant and well presented, if looking for something different... More 

1 Thank LondonNewlyweds-2007
Leicester, England
Level Contributor
35 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great food, amazing service, very good value wine. The truffle fish carpaccio was outstanding . Very friendly and outstanding service !

Thank Ansteytraveller1

Been to Life? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$32 - US$85
Seafood, Italian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:45
17:00 - 23:45
12:00 - 23:45
12:00 - 23:45
12:00 - 23:45
12:00 - 23:45
12:00 - 23:45
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via della Vite 29, 00186 Rome, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lazio  >  Rome>  > Colonna
  • Neighbourhood: Colonna
  • Phone Number: +39 06 6938 0948
ITA - ENG Express Cuisine where tradition meets new trends in gastronomy, selected season ingredients and home made bread, pasta and desserts. Light and gourmet lunch menu, elegant and sophisticated dinner menu. Professional personnel with a special regard for customer service with a welcoming external space that is both ample and comfortable. Special events and corporate dinner services available as well as exclusive wine and food tastings.

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Life and other visitors
6 questions
Ask a question
London, United Kingdom

See all questions (6)

Questions? Get answers from Life staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Colonna

Neighbourhood Profile
Frantic fashionistas, pedicured politicos, goal-oriented tourists, and on-the-go locals cross paths every day in Colonna, a delightful chaos in the very centre of the city. Even though it has some of the city’s loveliest sites—a 2nd century column, Belle Epoque shopping centre, and a magnificent Baroque parliament building—Colonna is not just another pretty face, but the cosmopolitan eye of Rome’s cultural storm. Colonna can safely say it has the best of Rome: museums, boutiques, window displays, restaurants, cafes, and people watching.
Explore this neighbourhood