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La Tavernetta

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Colonna
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Via Sistina 147, 00187 Rome, Italy
+39 06 474 1939
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

After our flight from US and train ride to Rome it was no surprised to find us hungry and looking forward for our 1st meal in Italy. We walked around our hotel and the owner of the restaurant was outside inviting people in (not uncommon in Rome). They talk a good game but I beg you, run away from these... More 

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Thank Valnice S
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

Misleading menu, average food, charged 2 EUR each person for handkerchief and 12% service fees added in the end.

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Highland, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

Filling, but nothing special. Conveniently open late with tables in the back, so do not be fooled if it looks crowded through the window. Rather pricey for the food as they charge for everything – bread and cover charge. My pasta with porcini was well prepared, but the portion is not as generous as other restaurants. Service was good, but... More 

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Thank GB2016a
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44 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

Randomly walked into this place for lunch. The food was decent but we have had many better meals other places. This was probably our least favorite. Plus it was expensive in comparison to other restaurants

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Thank espejo25
Charleston, South Carolina
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40 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

Just like the other reviewers, we were charged for bread...but this was the case at EVERY MEAL we had while in Rome. The prices here were great, about half the cost from around the corner. The staff was very helpful, friendly and social. I'm sure there was a service charge, as there was almost everywhere we ate on our trip.... More 

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Thank Sarah H
Dublin
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

Ate here on our first night after landing, hadn't a chance to read reviews so chanced the first nice looking place we found.. Agree with the other reviews, cheekily charged for bread and huge tax! The food was really lovely though so it's a pity they are greedy with the bill as it's affecting their reviews!

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Thank Ciara D
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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61 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

Our experience seem to have been somewhat different to other who have left a write up on this restaurant. We found the food to be excellent the service prompt and courteous the atmosphere what I would expect from a small Italian restaurant although yes there was a television on near the cash point but this was not a problem. The... More 

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Thank John B
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

The bill had €4 for bread and €6 for cover added to the bill for two people. The food was poor. This restaurant had no redeeming features! I saw other diners questioning and arguing over their bills! I will never go blindly into a restaurant again. Shame on them!!!!!!!!!

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28 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

We were advised before went to Rome to "avoid any restaurant where someone is outside trying to get you to come in" and failed to heed it with regard to this place but in our defence our chosen restaurant was fully booked and then it started raining so our guard was down when we chose to eat here following our... More 

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Palm Springs, California
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16 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

Pasta was fine and fairly priced, but they added 12% onto our bill under the guise of TAX. When I complained, the waiter said it was their system. I still argued, but for 6 Euro, just wanted to leave. Plus they charged 4 Euro for stale bread. Apparently it is now illegal in Lazio (of which Rome is part of)... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    2 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    1.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    2 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Mediterranean
Meals
After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Sistina 147, 00187 Rome, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lazio  >  Rome>  > Colonna
  • Neighbourhood: Colonna
  • Phone Number: +39 06 474 1939

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Colonna
Frantic fashionistas, pedicured politicos, goal-oriented tourists, and on-the-go locals cross paths every day in Colonna, a delightful chaos in the very centre of the city. Even though it has some of the city’s loveliest sites—a 2nd century column, Belle Epoque shopping centre, and a magnificent Baroque parliament building—Colonna is not just another pretty face, but the cosmopolitan eye of Rome’s cultural storm. Colonna can safely say it has the best of Rome: museums, boutiques, window displays, restaurants, cafes, and people watching.
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