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“Fantastic artichokes!”
Review of Piperno

Piperno
Ranked #589 of 12,764 Restaurants in Rome
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, After-hours, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Navona / Pantheon / Campo de’ Fiori
Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

We had a delicious meal here on our second night in Rome. The restaurant is on a secluded alley, and sitting outside gave us a great atmosphere. We had the fried appetizer sampler, and the artichokes were so good we had to order another round! The steak, pasta, and wine were all very delicious as well. We will be back on our next trip to Rome!

Thank Jessie S
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Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

Every time I am in Rome a visit at Piperno is a must - authentic, delicious, great setting - luckely well hidden (otherwise would be totally impossible to get a table) - and great staff (although in all honesty some italian language skills will go a long way with the waiters ;) - insomma, il top a Roma un vero piacere andarci ogni volta , grazie mille

Thank Danny V
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Reviewed 24 September 2017

Situated just outside of the Jewish Ghetto in a little alley that opens to a lovely outdoor dining space. The evening we dined here, the clientele was weighted toward locals out with their families. We had a leisurely dinner that included veal milanese and sweet breads. The staff couldn't have been more welcoming. The food was delicious. Nothing modern about this restaurant but that is what makes it so special.

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Thank nbtorch
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Reviewed 20 September 2017

Thank "EatItaly" I suppose, but if Romans dined here once, as they did in the Tabernae and Triclinia of Nero's day, the New Goths from New York appear to have driven them off. It's like an NYU alumni getaway, a room full of New Yorkers nattering about their insular concerns. One tries in vain to ignore the fragments of their discourse, Natalie's periodontist, Audrey's plans for Madison's bat-mitzvah, but really it's just de trop. Back in the 60s, Clay Felker ruined many a decent little eatery by giving it a review in New York Magazine's Underground Gourmet column. Now this.

In fairness to Piperno, what could they do but embrace this development and adapt to it. The restaurant, situated in a tiny alcove among the back alleys of the former Jewish Ghetto, is a little jewel. Clean, traditional, the kind of joint that once fed the Roman haute bourgeoisie, you know Senators and the kind of wealthy widows who dine with their little dogs. But now...

Service is speedy, one might just say "rushed", appetizers appear like magic. And they are good, the food is at the appropriate level for the price point and although the consensus here is a $$$$ level, it's really not that pricey. Lots of decent wines for as little as EUR 20-30 per bottle, entrees in the EUR 15-25 range. Cheaper than a mid-market bistro where I come from. And bear in mind, these prices include the tip. So no, it won't break your bankroll to join all the New Yorkers present in Rome.

So, I had no complaints other than being hustled a bit, and the setting was really nice with real tablecloths and linen napkins, but it felt like I had crashed a dinner party at Goldman Sachs. Take this for what it's worth, if you want to dine with Romans, look elsewhere or perhaps book late, after 9:30.

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3  Thank buybeach
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Reviewed 10 September 2017

It took us some time to find this place, but with a little persistence and the help of a kind local we succeeded. The food and service were both good, but expensive.

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Thank Alan E
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