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La Cicala e La Formica

Via Leonina | 17, Rome, Italy
+39 06 481 7490
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good44%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible6%
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“pasta dishes” (5 reviews)
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Italian, European, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Via Leonina | 17, Rome, Italy
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Amazing service. The food was soooo good. The whole menu sounded amazing it was so hard to narrow it down to what we wanted to eat.

Thank kelsB29
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Meh all around. Spinach side dish was cold, tasteless and mushy. Two different pasta dishes were mediocre - the carbonara and the zucchini. The pork cutlet serving size was small even for Rome. And their only credit card machine broke so we had to pay...More

Thank acuity008
Lacicala L, Proprietario at La Cicala e La Formica, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago


Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a Greek salad and the house made ravioli with mushrooms for lunch. The taste of the food was very nice & ravioli were al dente. However they serve small portions. There were only six ravioli on the plate. Also the salad was not...More

Thank PassionFLY_00
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

Amazing service from the waitress they make you feel at home. Food very delicious. Italian beer very good. Amazing special cheese we tried, wrapped on Castaña's leaves.

Thank Pam C
Reviewed 9 August 2017

Last July my husband and I had an amazing lunch here on their patio. Testaroli with Pesto (the pasta is made in house) and the best eggplant parmigiana I'd ever had, on their sunny little patio in a quiet neighborhood within walking distance of the...More

Thank Maria B
Reviewed 1 August 2017

We've eaten here on prior visits (first time was w/ 2 locals who liked to go there) but last visit was 2013. And I gave the place high marks. Not this time.Food and service was just mediocre. Not bad, not great. Place is not that...More

Thank sccrref
Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

My husband and I loved the cute little courtyard dining area. Homemade pasta was yummy, tiramisu was to-die-for, and price was great. Highly recommend!

Thank Andrea E
Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

I booked a table! At 8 o'clock! Telling them that I'm waiting just around the corner! In the pub! They gave that away! Ok. Booked another one. As I was hungry. He gave that away too. I was so hungry . The food is average....More

Thank lumi m
Reviewed 30 June 2017 via mobile

Great little restaurant near Hotel Palantino in Rome. Had lovely dinner here. Food quality was excellent, service courteous and prompt, great value for your budget. We received 20 percent off our bill as we reserved a table through "the fork" website online. Wouldn't hesitate to...More

Thank Christine D
Reviewed 29 June 2017 via mobile

My husband spotted this little corner restaurant as we were coming around the bend and he thought it looked "cute" (yeah, my husband totally said that). So we stopped by to have a glass of wine and then checked out the menu and decided to...More

Thank Littlewinelova
Monti is Rome’s rebel yell. This neighbourhood just
west of Termini train station mixes grit with fun as
it continues to fight for its reputation as a magnet
for the artsy, alternative, and hipster. Every season,
quirky boutiques and food spots sprout up on its
cobblestone streets. The neighbourhood supports unique
and homegrown businesses that cater to its longtime
residents as well as hipsters on the hunt. Hang out at
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
US$18 - US$36
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Leonina | 17, Rome, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lazio  >  Rome>  > Monti
  • Neighbourhood: Monti
  • Phone Number: +39 06 481 7490
Andrea is the owner of a small restaurant, a restaurant in the historic center of Rome, Rione Monti, the oldest neighborhood where there are monuments of Roman, Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque, a succession of styles that covers 2500 years of history. Frequented by both tourists and Romans from seeking certain atmosphere and authenticity, Monti is experiencing a new period of cultural ferment and trade that led to the opening of new workshops, small eateries and street food, studies and workshops artists in search of visibility. Andrea pampers guests with its traditional Mediterranean cuisine with some delights of the Tuscan tradition and ligure.Il its environment is informal and friendly. The kitchen is typical and regional level, with pasta, bread and homemade cakes with the flavor of the dishes from our childhood. Lunigiana has a place of honor in this kitchen where you can sample some typical products of lunigianense: testaroli pesto, lard IGP, porcini mushrooms, pie erbi, panigacci.La feeling is to go into a dining room family, his customers feel at home. The walls of his restaurant welcome paintings by emerging artists and exhibitions rotate periodically always creating new atmospheres. The dining room staff is young, friendly and professional, able to accompany the customer in the right choice of the dish and the wine. The Cicada and the Ant enjoys a strategic position in the district, is open for lunch and dinner and has an outdoor area where you can have a meal or a drink and one inside with 40 seats arranged in two rows with a central corridor leading to the kitchen.
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