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#280 of 9,782 Restaurants in Rome
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Via del Tempio di Diana 15 | Aventine, 00153 Rome, Italy
+39 06 5728 9229
12:30 - 14:00
20:00 - 22:30
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Mon - Sat 20:00 - 22:30
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New York City
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89 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Have passed this place for years and decided to eat there. A very limited menu, heavy on fish and elaborate descriptions. Three of us were there, and very little appealed to us. In the end we each ordered a pasta. I was served al dente (fine: it's Rome) past swimming in red sauce. It was drowning the pasta. Eventually, I... More 

Thank happytrails555
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I had booked a table for our anniversary on our trip to Rome, this was based on reviews seen. It was perfect from start to finish, very pleasant staff, delicious food! Complimentary prosecco and bread. Definitely fine dining/classic Italian feel to the restaurant which made it special for the occasion Great value for money €76 for 3 courses and 2... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2017 via mobile

My wife and I went here for our anniversary meal. Food was great and service was good. Good value for money too. Would go again!

1 Thank nrivy
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

No way to have anything else than real Italian food, sometimes it will look unusual and never seen before in touristic Italian restaurant, but it's Italian!

2 Thank Serge d
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

We visited here while staying at hotel san Anselmo. Staff are very welcoming and informative. The menu is in English and Italian. The restaurant itself is beautiful and spacious. The food was amazing, our bill for 2 starters, 2 mains, 2 desserts, a bottle of water and a bottle of wine was 100 euro; which is very reasonable for the... More 

2 Thank Jayne A
Tucson, Arizona
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

4th time here, still the best food, service, and atmosphere you can for find. Each time try something different and have them choose the wine. You will not disappointed.

Thank KRG22
County Dublin, Ireland
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

We were surprised to find such a high-end restaurant on a residential street near our hotel (Villa San Pio). We found it by accident on the way back to our hotel. The staff were very friendly and the ones who didn't have much English were happy to confer with their colleagues. The menu was in both Italian and English. The... More 

Thank ECSCarraig
Geneva, Switzerland
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21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

We were a family of 7 and had a great dinner. The restaurant is close to the hotel Villa San Pio ( 5 mns walk) where we were staying. Excellent service, great food and delicious wines. We were 7 and our total bill was EUR 400, which is very decent considering the quality of what is available in this restaurant... More 

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Medan, France
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20 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

A terrific meal for a reasonable price, in an upscale, intimate atmosphere full of locals rather than tourists. The food was lovely and delicious, as was the wine, a local recommendation. Excellent service.

Thank Ellen_France
Troy, Michigan
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

This restaurant is Rome. It embodies everything about Rome. It's a small, subtle restaurant on the side of the road, has a hostess that is the waiter to every table, and is also the owner. The nicest and most interesting man i have ever talked to. And if that wasn't enough, i had the best meal i have ever had... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$29 - US$65
Italian, Mediterranean, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:30 - 14:00
20:00 - 22:30
12:30 - 14:00
20:00 - 22:30
12:30 - 14:00
20:00 - 22:30
12:30 - 14:00
20:00 - 22:30
12:30 - 14:00
20:00 - 22:30
20:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via del Tempio di Diana 15 | Aventine, 00153 Rome, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lazio  >  Rome>  > Aventine
  • Neighbourhood: Aventine
  • Phone Number: +39 06 5728 9229

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Aventine

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Contrary to the chaos of the city, the Aventine is Rome’s oasis. A neighbourhood made up of a patchwork of ancient churches, hidden gardens, private homes and embassies, peace and quiet is top priority and the vibe definitely friends and family. Take a walk around the Aventine and you’ll find a treasure hunt of surprises like the clever little keyhole at the Knights of Malta entrance (the only place you’ll find a line) along with Parco Savello (Giardino degli Aranci) next to the ancient Santa Sabina church. Keep your eyes on the 1960s architecture, several modern buildings are built atop Rome’s original 4th century BC wall.
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