We stumbled upon this place after the one we were looking for was closed and lucky we did!
The pasta was the best we have had in Roma. We ordered the Lasagna and gnocchi - both of which were exceptional! My partner then decided as the first meal was so good he would have another and ordered the carbonara. The penne was a little hard but the sauce was rich and had great flavor.
House wine was great and we even got a smile from our waiter which we have found is hard to come by here!
If we were staying longer would definitely come back. Great experience and a great location also.
I DON'T KNOW HOW THIS PLACE ISN'T A 5 ***** RESTAURANT!!!!
Fresh+Simple= Ridiculously Delizioso
Came back to the States and could never eat at Olive Garden, Macaroni Grill, etc...ever again
Real Italian food has ruined me forever, but it was so worth it.
And I had amazing service the 2 times I was here =]
There are much better options in the neighborhood. Food was below average, service was okay.
We ordered a good bottle of wine, the wine glasses smelled like food (eggs). They exchanged the glasses twice and both times the glasses smelled like food.
Go to Da Francesco which is around the corner! Highly recommended.
We stopped in here to grab a couple of beers as we were out walking for a long time and I sporadically decided to order a dessert (hey, I'm on vacation!)
They served me the best pie I have ever had in my life - ricotta with chocolate chips. The crust was light and flaky, the filling was not too sweet, and fresh whipped cream decorated the plate. SO DAMN GOOD.
Looks cozy and nice but it isn't. Food tastes great - we both had pasta - but everything else isn't what we expect from a restaurant where you feel comfortable. Staff isn't unfriendly but there is nothing personal that makes you come back.
Best place I have eaten so far in Rome, excellent food and service and good prices. We went a Friday night, at around 11:00 pm, starving, after going to the summer nights event at Castel Sant'Angelo. I had rabbit and my wife was dying for a steak. Both were well made and tasty, and they have a ton of menu choices.
This was the only place we went to that had a line of people waiting to get in, those without reservations....and the waiters would go outside to bring them drinks and snacks while they waited. I ate the best carbonara of my life at this place. I tasted the lamb dish as well and it was tender and juicy. My second plate was a very Roman dish, veal meatballs and white beans in a tomato sauce - so good and garlicy - I loved it. The red table wine was delicious as well. I highly recommend this place in Rome.
Antica Taverna is one of my favorites in Roma. Paolo, the owner is simply one of the nicest person I know, always ensuring you get an outstanding experience.
Food is delicious and very affordable. During the summer, I go there to simply get an antipasto misto della casa, which is just a feast of its own. Fagioli, spinaci, verdure, zucchini, mozzarella di buffala, prosciutto, and it goes on and on. Top it with some fresh white wine from Napoli or Puglia and your set for less than 10 euro a person. You can just seat, relax and enjoy one of these warm spring summer evenings where Rome is just magical.
Three stars with an extra one for being open on Christmas night, as well as open more hours than many other places in the neighborhood that open for dinner at 7PM. Always good to have a go-to restaurant for any time, not just "official meal times." Ate here twice and food was very tasty Italian fare. Nothing beyond just "very good" but at these low prices it really did exceed my expectations. Nice location at a quaint intersection (one of about 100 quaint intersections in the area) not too far from Campo d'Fiori and Piazza Navona. Clearly popular... had mostly reserved tables one night we were there.
The best spaghetti bolognese ever! The tomato sauce was really rich and the pasta was cooked perfectly. I could taste fresh parmigiano-reggiano or pecorino cheese throughout the dish. It was impeccable. Also had a delightful appetizer of garlic butter cauliflower and clams with white wine, garlic and parsley. God, I love this place!!!
What a disappointment after reading all the good reviews. This is the first time I've read good reviews on qype and had a bad experience.
For starters we had fried cod and fried zucchini flowers stuffed w anchovies and cheese. The batter was really thick and greasy. It tasted ok but was way too greasy.
Mains were spaghetti bolognese and 4 cheese pizza. the spaghetti was well seasoned but not much meat in it. The pizza came swimming in grease from the cheese. The cheeses were all mixed up and nice. The base was thin and crispy BUT not cooked through properly. IT WAs LIKE EATING raw pasta! I tried to peel the cheese off and as it was too salty to eat on it's own, I had it w the bread that we got w our meal.
The dessert was nt any better. We shared a 'homemade' tiramisu. It was a 5x5cm square of sponge fingers and tasteless cream served w 2 giant blobs of more tasteless cream. The whipped cream was like shaving foam. Thick and fluffy but not tasting of either cream or mascarpone. Just really thick like it had some kind of stiffener in it.
Wine was ok, not that great. Staff was quite friendly. But more attentive to customers that had just arrived. We were ignored when we wanted to pay.
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