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Ristorante Passetto

$$ - $$$
Navona / Pantheon / Campo de’ Fiori
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Via Giuseppe Zanardelli 14 | Piazza di St Apollinare 39-40-41, 00186 Rome, Italy
+39 06 6880 3696
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
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31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 July 2016

The ristorante is next door to where we stayed in Rome, and was a wonderful choice for our first night there. We were unwilling to look through nearby restaurant choices, and were enticed by the facade and outdoor seating area. We ate inside, which is lovely. Our food and service were both very good, and we enjoyed our evening there... More 

7 Thank Judy M
Boston, Massachusetts
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129 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2016

We purposely asked the waiter to take time between courses and so our lunch lasted more than 2 hours. It was perfect. The antipasto selections are great and the pasta was exquisite.

6 Thank tj0nesbari
Launceston, Australia
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 June 2016

Ristorante Passetto was recommended to us by staff at our B&B, Residenza Ave Roma, and we were so glad we asked "Dove si mangia bene qui vicino?" It was so much to our liking that we kept going back for the 5 nights we were in Rome. the Passetto is just a minute walk from Piazza Navona and not much... More 

7 Thank jacas4652
Achill Island, Ireland
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150 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 May 2016

Sometimes restaurants around the tourist centres of Rome can be a hit or a miss. This place bucks that trend - it was simply fantastic! We had a couple of main courses - bacon, tomato and chilli spaghetti and tagliatelle bolognese. Both were superb. The base tomato sauce was bursting with flavour and had a taste that could only mean... More 

5 Thank Brendan M
North Vancouver, Canada
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68 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 April 2016

Most tourists at this and other restaurants in Italy seem to usually order pizza. But I strongly advise moving beyond these major course. Obviously you also have to try the pizza. But there are so many other fine tasting meals as well. Of the various types of risotto that I have tried result of pistachio is definitely my favorite. It... More 

Thank Gerardo O
Seattle, Washington
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2016

We stopped in here with some local friends on their recommendation. The service was just right, the wine was outstanding and I splurged and got the lobster pasta (can't remember if it was a ravioli tho, I should have done this review right away) and it was literally one of the best pasta experiences of my life! My vegetarian wife... More 

4 Thank Kerby K
Swindon, United Kingdom
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130 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 146 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2016 via mobile

Came here as it was a large restaurant and we had two buggy's service very slow. Ordered a coke light they brought a coke zero which is totally different, ordered a fresh orange juice €6 and they brought out half a glass?? I said where is the rest of it? Ordered Lasagne next to no meat, they added parmesan cheese... More 

1 Thank north12345john
Los Angeles, California
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2016

My husband and I discovered Passetto after hours of walking around Rome searching for a place for dinner. At the time, we were haunted by the recent memory of a terrible dining experience in the Monti neighborhood of Rome, so we were cautious in our hunt. Upon looking at the Passetto menu, we were impressed by the variety of dishes,... More 

6 Thank lfierro417
New York City, New York
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284 reviews
184 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 227 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2016

This restaurant was close to our hotel and we went there right after arriving about 9pm. The inside of the place is amazing, so much bigger than you would think. The decor brings you back to a different time. I think people sit outside and miss the beauty. We did sit outside in November, but made sure to check it... More 

5 Thank alish2006
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50 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2016 via mobile

We just came across this place, while having a walk and we decided to choose it. Altogether it was a mistake. The place looks authentic and for sure it is a long standing establishment, but just not good enough. We went for pizzas and lasagna again. The service was good, nothing outstanding, basic attentiveness. The pizza was more or less... 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$27 - US$55
Italian, Mediterranean
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Giuseppe Zanardelli 14 | Piazza di St Apollinare 39-40-41, 00186 Rome, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lazio  >  Rome>  > Navona / Pantheon / Campo de’ Fiori
  • Neighbourhood: Navona / Pantheon / Campo de’ Fiori
  • Phone Number: +39 06 6880 3696
La storia Nel cuore della citta eterna, tre le magie della Roma Rinascimentale, nasce nel 1860 il Ristorante il Passetto. Fin da subito, il locale diviene il luogo d' incontro della vita del Rione Ponte, tanto che la sua storia e riportata in documento datato 1855 custodito nell' Archivio di Stato. Inizialmente sita in Piazza di Tor Sanguigna, la storica trattoria romana, permetteva grazie ad un ingresso secondario, il passaggio in Piazza Agonale (poi Navona). "Il passetto", appunto, permetteva di transitare tra le meraviglie di Roma. Nel 1912 "il Passetto" si trasferisce il via Zanardelli dove continua la sua tradizione di ottima cucina e cura della clientela . Grazie alla lunga tradizione di cui gode il locale ha saputo conservare la ricchezza della vera cucina di qualita e al tempo stesso ha creato un ambiente salottiero elegante e raffinato. Il locale e affascinante, soffitti alti e lampadari di cristallo, "il Passetto" ha saputo unire il piacere estetico a quello del palato. Di fondamentale importanza e il trattamento che tutti i giorni riserva ai numerosi clienti che scelgono di fargli visita , " Il Passetto" offre cortesia e disponibilita e sorriso. Grazie a tutti questi elementi, nella sua lunga storia "Il passetto" ha avuto il privilegio di deliziare il palato di numerose personalita di spicco, oltre ai tanti politici, si ricordano la Regina Elisabetta d'Inghilterra, Charlie Chaplin, Arthur Rubistein, il Principe Ranieri di Monaco e la consorte Grace Kelly, Salvador Dali, Ava Gardner, Gary Cooper, Tyron Power, Clark Gable, Liz Taylor, Vittorio Gassman, Gina Lollobrigida, Vittorio De Sica. Sica per arrivare alla clientela dei giorni nostri tra cui Massimo Troisi, il premio Nobel Prof. Carlo Rubbia, Gigi Proietti, Alessandro Gassman, Harrison Ford, Sylvester Stallone, Leonardo Di Caprio, Claudia Koll, Milva ecc... Suggestivo pensare di poter cenare dove piu di qualcuno e passato alla storia.

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