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The Library Romantic

Vicolo della Cancelleria 7 | off Corso Vittorio Emanuele II TURN right at number 199, 00186 Rome, Italy
+39 334 806 1200
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good14%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible6%
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Italian, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly
Vicolo della Cancelleria 7 | off Corso Vittorio Emanuele II TURN right at number 199, 00186 Rome, Italy
Neighbourhood: Navona / Pantheon / Campo de’ Fiori
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went there for dinner one night on our honeymoon, the waiter was wonderful, indulged us in a aperitif with beautiful food to follow. We are vegetarian and were well catered for. I would love to visit again!

Thank Molly V
Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

Great place to go and really romantic. Recommendable to go with your better half;-) Long time ago I went but still remember this place! Higher price but worth it!

Thank Maarten P
Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

Never even get there. I've talked to Dana and she promised to book me a place for 2 on my girlfriend's birthday. We were in Rome for a weekend only, tourists from another country. We came on time,a place was closed!!! On my girlfriend's birthday!!!...More

Thank Vladislav K
Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

Despite all good comments the restaurant was a disaster for me and my girlfriend on 15Sep16. There is only one non English speaking waiter (Achmed) - he also help the cook out in the kitchen. Probably that's why the service was so slow and wrong....More

2  Thank anıl m
danaRoma, Proprietario at The Library Romantic, responded to this review
Google Translation

Mi spiace molto per la vostra serata, il locale sta ancora risentendo della gestione negativa del passato. Il cameriere ci...More

Reviewed 7 September 2016

Idyllic Italian restaurant with tables in the middle of cobbled street. Food is great, it's hard to find bad food in Rome, but it's the ambience that makes all the difference. If you want to surprise our significant other with a romantic evening to remember,...More

Thank Unmapped
danaRoma, Proprietario at The Library Romantic, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your experience. Regards dana

Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

We visited The Library on our trip in Rome. My partner booked it as a surprise. When we got there it was really quiet and we were the only ones there but to us that was better. I think its quite due to being out...More

Thank Nicola F
Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

Yes, getting hold of this restaurant is difficult, yes it is hard to find and yes, there are cheaper options available. But if it is a romantic dinner you want this is the place. It really is worth the effort getting hold of Dana and...More

Thank David L
Reviewed 5 August 2016

Based on a recommendation from a friend and a newspaper article from 2014 online we visiting the library on our last night in Rome. The front room of the restaurant is very misleading and not all attractive. We were shown into the back room which...More

2  Thank cbf88
Reviewed 25 July 2016

The Library will forever be ingrained in my memory, as this is the place that I said yes to my best friend. Everything about this place was so magical, so special, that I couldn't have imagined getting engaged anywhere else. Completely lit by candlelight, The...More

1  Thank Abby P
Reviewed 10 July 2016

We went here based on a recommendation from a friend and based on the mostly positive reviews we saw on here, we gave it a shot since it was only a few blocks from our place. Unfortunately, we were sadly disappointed. We were a bit...More

Thank Brian C
danaRoma, General Manager at The Library Romantic, responded to this review

Dear Brian, I apologize for your recent experience, unfortunately we had given the management of the place to a person which did not take care of the customers and did not fulfill the expectation. He has been removed from his place and we have now...More

Navona / Pantheon / Campo de’ Fiori
With three of Rome’s most beloved piazzas within a
five-minute walk of each other, the
Navona/Pantheon/Campo area may be the prettiest and
most picturesque area of the city. Join the beautiful
throngs hanging out in cafes, boutiques, art
galleries, and wine bars, or peek at a neighbourhood
museum or monument. If you want nonstop movida, the
streets here are busy with chic bicyclists and Vespa
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Joe K
Does anyone have any advice on how to book a reservation? I have tried through email and Facebook and gotten nothing. Thanks.
4 March 2017|
Response from Maarten P | Reviewed this property |
Hi Joe, Did you try to call them? I think that works most effective: +39 334 8061200 Enjoy!
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Can anyone tell me how to book this restaurant please? All the numbers on the website seem to be wrong or out of use.... Thank you A
17 November 2015|
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Response from danaRoma | Property representative |
dear guest, sorry about the delay on answering, we have been closed for a period and just now in march opened again. we had not date of opening and for this we did not answer to anybody. please accept our apologies. kind... More
Google Translation
Is this Restaurant still active? Ive sent several e-mails and facebook messages to book a table but no replies. Very Strange. Not exactly inspiring confidence in the place.
12 October 2015|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$45 - US$110
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
18:00 - 23:30
18:00 - 23:30
18:00 - 23:30
18:00 - 23:30
18:00 - 23:30
18:00 - 23:30
18:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Vicolo della Cancelleria 7 | off Corso Vittorio Emanuele II TURN right at number 199, 00186 Rome, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lazio  >  Rome>  > Navona / Pantheon / Campo de’ Fiori
  • Neighbourhood: Navona / Pantheon / Campo de’ Fiori
  • Phone Number: +39 334 806 1200
  • E-mail
The Library Romantic: its intimate candlelit setting is an ideal location for a romantic evening with your significant other, or dinner with close friends.
Ideal for marriage proposals,anniversaries, celebration.
Here you will find all the Roman hospitality, together with a homely feeling, a wonderful cosy setting and great food.