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La Grotta Amatriciana

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Via Principe Amadeo, 1/C, 00100 Rome, Italy
+39 06 488 2853
12:00 - 00:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Just steps away from The Best western Universo Literally 40 feet from the entrance My wife and I spotted this location after a long day walking the exhibits, the trattoria located under the city street level was an automatic attraction, once we stepped inside we were immediately drawn to the quaint quiet yet inviting atmosphere. The server was very quick... More 

Thank Wilfred M
London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017

I had scampi risotto which consisted of one full intact prawn, and a bowl of rice. My husband had sea bass which was served whole, very small fish but he said it was tasty. Potatoes hard and not cooked, very plain salad, very large bill for not a lot, would not recommend.

Thank Karen A
Appleton, Wisconsin
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017

We went here because it was nearby the hotel and my friend wanted to go. I ordered some soup, which was very blan. She ordered pasta, which looked like it had been sitting out for quite awhile, and didn't taste as if it had been freshly cooked, but maybe reheated. They put a bread charge on our bill (pano), which... More 

Thank Sarah M
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

My hubby had the worst Risotto ever in his life - I had a bite and couldn't swallow. The rice was half raw, the mushroom is straight from cans and couldn't be bothered to drain properly - very sour. No source pretty much - uneatable. My veal was not bad - tender and the source was good. I guess the... More 

Thank qingzz
Las Vegas
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

Friendly, Cosy Restaurant, food is great and fresh. Owner very friendly, its like Mama's cooking. Service is great.

Thank Beckypatterson
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

Great place to eat at, we just visited the restaurant in January 2017, every time we are in Italy the is must a Go Place, just like Moms home cooking, and very fairly priced.Excellent place.

Thank John P
Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

Went as a party of four with friends. Neat little basement restaurant with very nice staff. We tried a variety of traditional Italian dishes which were well prepared and delicious. Prices were reasonable mid-range and good value. Recommend for a very casual dinner when you want more than pizza.

Thank Walter W
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

I go to this restaurant every time I ma in Rome. Salvatore (Sam) the owner is extremely nice, the food is great. They have excellent home made house wine and lemoncello. Get the Bucatini!

Thank f w
Paris, France
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3 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

Huge disappointment. Regretting that we entered this place. Too expensive, very bad food and not the best service.

Redmond, Oregon, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

We stumbled upon this restaurant just walking around Rome. Antonio stopped us on the street promising a good meal with the guarantee if we didn't like it we wouldn't have to pay AND free Limoncello. Sam was a wonderful waiter. We didn't just have a meal but a dining experience. We visited again the night before leaving Rome. It was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Mediterranean
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Open Hours
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Principe Amadeo, 1/C, 00100 Rome, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lazio  >  Rome>  > Esquilino
  • Neighbourhood: Esquilino
  • Phone Number: +39 06 488 2853

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

Staying in Esquilino

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Old school vibe from the very beginning is the only way to describe the Esquilino neighbourhood. The Esquilino takes pride in being one of the oldest areas in Rome for its key location on one of the city’s famous seven hills. From an ancient neighbourhood to its modern incarnation as a multicultural hub, Esquilino always has something going on—polyglot vendors debate street artists while kids play pick-up basketball games. Look around you: this area isn’t like the historic centre. Liberty architecture, large piazzas, and long boulevards mix with archaic arches, secret side alleys, and beautiful churches like Santa Maria Maggiore.
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