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#161 of 9,041 Restaurants in Rome
Travellers' Choice2023
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Crispi 19 is a cosy and romantic restaurant in the historical center of Rome, between the Spanish Steps and the Trevi Fountain. The Mediterranean Gourmet Cuisine is characterized by fresh seafood, with daily arrivals, traditional meat dishes and a great variety of vegetables all cooked with extra virgin olive oil and seasonal fruits. Bread, pasta, sauces, decorations and desserts are all homemade by our chef Fabio Mancuso with fresh products combining ancient recipes, traditional ingredients and imaginative innovations. In our wine cellar you can find the best labels of Italian wine and a wide selection of spirits. For the more demanding guests: lobsters, crab, shrimp and oysters,beautifully
PRICE RANGE
C$74 - C$148
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Healthy, Contemporary
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Street Parking, Wine and Beer
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent and refined fish restaurant with friendly and knowledgeable staff. We had a great experience and would definitely recommend it.

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed April 14, 2024

Food was just ok. The place was entirely empty except for us. There are hundreds of better places to eat in Rome. The service was great, but the food was overpriced and pretentious.

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed April 6, 2024

I had dinner at Crispi 19 while I was on holiday in Rome in March 2024. I made a reservation for 13 March knowing that I was going to have the Catalana Style Lobster. My experience at Crispi 19 had both pros and cons. Pro:...My server was very friendly and attentive, his suggestions for wine was spot-on, the amuse bouche was delectable, and the Catalana Style Lobster was delicious. Con: For 120€ I expected more than four small pieces of lobster and the meat of one claw along with the vegetables on top of the hollowed-out shell of an entire lobster. I did let my server know that the overall meal itself was delicious, but I was extremely disappointed with the amount of lobster I received for 120€. Given the small about of lobster, I find it odd that claw crackers and a meat pick were brought to my table before my meal arrived. Neither of which were needed. When the check arrived the total of 166€ was crossed out and a new total of 150€ was written in ink. My server must have informed the son of the owner that I was extremely disappointed as he spoke with me as I was leaving and offered to refund me an additional 50€, which I did accept as four small pieces of lobster and the meat of one claw does not warrant being charged 120€. The son of the owner also offered me a complimentary tasting menu for the next evening, as nice as the offer was I declined. As of the writing of this review on 5 April, the price for Catalana Style Lobster on their website menu is now 80€.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed April 1, 2024

The seven course tasting menu is excellent. They will make changes if you have food allergies or certain food preferences. Wine pairing was perfect. This experience takes time to enjoy, so plan on spending a few hours at least. All of the courses were very...delicious. The staff are professional, kind and polite. Make a reservation in advance but they do accept walk ins. Most enjoyable meal I've had in Rome. You must try!More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed March 30, 2024

The service was quite fast and the dishes were fine but we expected something capable of really catch the soul of italian's seafood cuisine...

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed January 15, 2024 via mobile

Okay so while I loved the vast expanse of inexpensive wine pairings at restaurants in Rome I wanted something a little more elevated. The wine pairings and the food were absolutely impeccable. I had the tasting menu and I was traveling solo and they did...not care I was ordering it by myself. The service staff and owner were all absolutely incredible. This was one of my favorite restaurants in my trip all over Italy. I would highly recommend coming here as it was an amazing and extremely delicious time :)More

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed October 24, 2023

We tried the 7 course seafood tasting menu. They modified the menu for a family member with food allergies, and offered equally delicious versions that were gluten and peanut free. They also accommodated a restriction of another food allergen that is uncommon, and outside the...top 9 in the U.S. It was a memorable experience with each course artfully presented and delicious. We really appreciated their inclusive and easy-going approach to modifying the menu for food allergies. That way we all could enjoy the meal. This is probably obvious, but fyi the seven course menu is an experience that requires more time than the average meal. I am glad we took the time for the experience. We went to the restaurant without a reservation, and I explained that I requested a reservation via email a few days before but hadn't heard back. They explained that their reservation request emails do not come directly to them. They were gracious and kind, and immediately found us a table. We recommend you call the restaurant or just show up and see if they can fit you in.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed October 17, 2023

Delicious, imaginative, well cooked and presented 7 course fish tasting menu. After the amuse bouche and home baked bread (3 different varieties), there were tasting versions of 2 starters, 2 pasta dishes, 2 main courses and a dessert. My favourite was the tuna main course....No complaints at all about the food or food service. The restaurant is not easy to find, a small nondescript door inbetween 2 lively restaurant/bars with outside terrace service. On a warm night, the restaurant is a little too warm and stifling as there are no windows, and the decor felt a little sterile. The toilet facilities are well below the standard you would expect from the prices that are charged, and the cubicle doors were not able to be locked obviously. We love good food that is original and well cooked as this was, but we are not big wine drinkers or connoisseurs, so we felt a bit patronised when it came to ordering the wine and found the wine waiter a little condescending when we didn't want to follow his suggestions.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed October 15, 2023 via mobile

We were anxious to dine at Crispi again since we had last year and were bringing friends. It was a bit disappointing this time. The room was very still and hot. We were presented with a starter that was tasty. We decided on the tasting...menu since everything sounded so good. The ravioli were a bit dry and hard even though they were in sauce. The next course with rare tuna, broccoli and a potato cake was acceptable. the dessert, a molten lava cake had no lava. It too was dry. The delight of the meal was our wine, a Venica Colle Sauvignon. Of course, the little music I boxes with the bill is a cute touch. But all in all a bit of a disappointment.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed October 13, 2023

The door to Ristorante Crispi 19 is right next to a restaurant that has a large deck the extends into the sidewalk. We arrived early on the street and did not immediately see Crispi 19 but verified by asking nearby shops and carefully looked for...the address. Based on the number of excellent reviews on Trip Advisor, we made on line reservations at Ristorante Crispi 19 to celebrate my wife's birthday and our anniversary. Ristorante Crispi 19 is a cozy, classic and comfortable restaurant. Tables were spaced for privacy and there were nice murals on the wall. The owner of the restaurant is on site and he explained the menu to us, made wine suggestions and directed servers. The menu has a focus on seafood with Mediterranean and regional flavors. We chose items al la carte and all were excellently prepared. We followed the owner's advice in terms of a wine selection that paired perfectly with the meal. I wrote that we were celebrating a birthday and an anniversary when I made the reservation months ago. The owner apparently noticed and had kitchen staff decorate our dessert plate with Happy Birthday for my wife and Happy Anniversary for us. He toasted us with Limoncello and it was all so genuine. Weeks later and thousands of miles, we still talk about those gestures of kindness and have fond memories of Ristorante Crispi 19.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed September 29, 2023

AVOID!!! Upon waiting 1 hour for our food, of which 1 out of the 2 meals did not arrive (and one meal was taken from our table and given to someone else) we were confronted with hostile waiters of whom could not seem to even...be bothered to give us the bill! Instead we were ushered by the waiters into paying €50 for 1 meal and a drink! We ended up in McDonald’s down the road after. AVOID!!! Plenty more friendlier places for better food!More

Date of visit: September 2023
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eugenio giovannetti, Proprietario at Crispi 19, responded to this reviewResponded October 1, 2023
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Gentile signore lei non ha mangiato al nostro ristorante che svolge attività esclusivamente nella sala interna al civico 19 e...More

Reviewed August 30, 2023

Amazing restaurant. We met the owner who was super attentive and helpful along with our waiter. The food is incredible. So delicious. Excellent flavours and attention to detail. Loved it!

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed August 25, 2023 via mobile

Food quality is great!!! But expensive!!! The waiter/owner is nice and tried to adhere to all of our allergy needs. The wine selection is not vast and it is as served a room temp wine. I think it should’ve been chilled for a little bit...before. Otherwise, all the food we tried to as good and the ambience is elegant. Not overcrowded and there’s air conditioning inside.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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eugenio giovannetti, Proprietario at Crispi 19, responded to this reviewResponded August 26, 2023
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Gentile cliente la ringraziamo della sua visita ; la materia prima che acquistiamo ha un alto costo all’origine , i...More

Reviewed August 8, 2023 via mobile

We had a lovely dinner at Crispi. Kenzo was our waiter. He was excellent. Very attentive. The food was so creative and had such depth with each dish we tried. The combination of flavors really was a unique treat. The owner came by several times...and was a delight. You can tell he cares what his customers want and that they enjoy the food. I had the sea bass which they baked covered in salt. Then Kenzo deboned it. But the best was the Prosecco sauce, which I’ve never had before, and was amazing. My husband got the tuna, which also was exceptional. After eating several heavy hearty meals throughout Rome, it was wonderful to go to a restaurant that specializes in seafood. This will not disappoint, a must try!More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed August 3, 2023

Crispi 19 is a charming local gem featuring fresh farm to table food. We were referred by our hotels concierge and this restaurant did not disappoint. We had one of the best meals of our lives here. We ordered the chefs seafood tasting menu. Each...course was more delicious than the next. The seafood is sourced from a local coastal fisherman daily, it was incredible. You could taste the freshness in ever bite. The waitstaff was impeccable, anticipating our needs before we could ask for things. And the owner is incredibly charming. He engaged with us making sure that we had a wonderful experience. He even gave us a nightcap and bottle of olive oil to remember the restaurant by. 10/10 I would highly recommend this restaurant. It was worth every penny. Next time we are in Rome we will visit again!More

Date of visit: August 2023
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This is an expensive restaurant but well worth it. Children might find it a little stuffy .
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Il crispi e' un ristorante non un bar ; Abbiamo vino champagne spumanti prosecco birra liquori ,distillati ; per i nostri clienti a cena possiamo preparare cocktail secondo i desideri ; non serviamo solo bevande senza... More
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Ristorante Crispi 19 is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5