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Il Focolare

Via Gabriele Rossetti 40/42 | Monteverde Vecchio, 00152 Rome, Italy
+39 06 581 8395
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good38%
  • Average14%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“zabaione” (2 reviews)
“seafood” (3 reviews)
“tiramisu” (3 reviews)
Italian, Pizza, Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Via Gabriele Rossetti 40/42 | Monteverde Vecchio, 00152 Rome, Italy
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I will start with our food... We ordered their marinated zucchini which was served cold. Maybe this is the norm - but every where else, it was served warm. My main pasta dish was drowned in oil. The pizzas were good and the meat in...More

Thank Dionysus2018
Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

Fantastic seafood, reasonable prices. Zabaione preparation show. One waiter speaks English. Lots of local people esp after 8 pm, also open for lunch on Saturdays. Families, casual. Great tiramisu. One of my favorites during our holiday in Rome.

Thank AnneK12345
Reviewed 30 July 2017

I rarely experienced such a great balance of international innovation and Italian traditions. Carefully selected ingredients, skillful preparation and elegant dishing. Very attentive service, friendly without any excess. Zabajone with strawberries is a milestone... don't let it go. We were ten very happy customers, to...More

Thank BlitzSaigon
Reviewed 27 July 2017

In the Monteverde area of Rome and out of the touristic circuit. Nice atmosphere, friendly service. Excellent pizza in a traditional wood burning oven. They make amazing traditional "pinsa" the antique version of pizza with dough has been left to rise for over 24 hrs,...More

Thank demarchiss
Reviewed 28 April 2017

Il Focolare is a popular neighborhood restaurant with really, really good food. The most outstanding dish was the pasta carbonara which was very rich and creamy. We also had the bolognese - also excellent.

Thank Barbara M
Reviewed 20 April 2017

I had dinner twice here with my family and the food was really excellent ! The fish, the vegetables,pasta and even pizzas are all very good and all under one roof, which is rare as the best pizzerias usually only do pizzas. There are almost...More

Thank Franklin C
Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

For the past 6 years I've experienced the pleasure of dining at IL Fool are in the Monteverde neighborhood of Rome. This area is not immediately by major tourist spots, but up the hill from Trastevere and just south of the Gianicolo. Upon entry you...More

Thank Danno753
Reviewed 10 April 2017

We had dinner at Il Focolare several times last March since our house was accidentally close to this fine restaurant. So we ended up having quite a few dishes, as well from antipasti and primi piatti, or piatti del giorno (today's portions) as well as...More

Thank Pylssy
Reviewed 13 February 2017

The secret: for a good dinner at a reasonable price in Rome, start by learning to navigate the public transportation system. Then go in any direction, but at least 5 bus stops from the touristy areas. Of course, you can cheat and take a cab....More

Thank Karl_from_Flanders
Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

This restaurant is just excellent and our favorite in Rome. It is a local restaurant outside the tourist traps with mainly Italian customers. The pizzas are great, the seafood is great, actually all meals are great. Just go.

Thank JKristian
Above the city on the Janiculum hill, Monteverde is
Rome’s popular "getaway" neighbourhood, coveted for
its greenery. Rome's largest urban park, Villa
Pamphili, is the area's centrepiece with affordable
prices and peace and quiet. Monteverde is just far
enough away from the centre to feel like you’re on a
Roman holiday and close enough to feel the lure of
Rome's chaos. Though its downside is the lack of
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$35 - US$46
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:30 PM - 11:30 PM
12:30 PM - 11:30 PM
12:30 PM - 11:30 PM
12:30 PM - 11:30 PM
12:30 PM - 11:30 PM
12:30 PM - 11:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Gabriele Rossetti 40/42 | Monteverde Vecchio, 00152 Rome, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lazio  >  Rome>  > Monteverde
  • Neighbourhood: Monteverde
  • Phone Number: +39 06 581 8395
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