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Canova

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Piazza del Popolo 16-17, 00187 Rome, Italy
+39 06 361 2231
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12:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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Villach, Karnten, Austria
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29 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The location might be good, but the food and drinks are overpriced. 20 € for 2 cappuccino and a (bad tasting) homade tiramisu. Never again.

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Thank Martin S
Level Contributor
20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ok, you pay for the prime location. But the view on piazza del popole at sunset is stunning. We had a large glass of wine served with chips and olives. 7 euros per glass. Worth it.

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Thank Lidwien S
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice place for coffee or glass of wine, average food, fantastic view. Fine place for stop after long walking try Rome.

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Thank Milos M
New Orleans, Louisiana
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140 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The food and service were good, considering how insanely busy this place was. We had wine & pizza & pasta (of course) and thoroughly enjoyed people-watching. Thanks to our server Rentao for his hospitality & patience with our attempts at the Italian language!

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Thank Susan K
Bolton, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just returned back to uk today. Walked past the Canova during the day. Liked the look of the restaurant and the staff where all dressed professionally. Decided to visit there for our last evening before coming home, as a treat. Went last night on the 5th March. Arrived circa 9pm was far busier earlier in the day and early evening.... More 

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Thank 031070StephRobinson
Rome, Italy
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40 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Many thanks to one of the world's greatest waiters Angelo ! Every year we look forward to seeing him. He is cool. It takes a great deal of patience and good character to work here among the unrelenting hordes of tourists. The swordfish was excellent when we were there. Congratulations to the hardworking cooks . Viva Angelo ! Viva Cafe... More 

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Thank TheRomanWarrior
North Eastham, Massachusetts
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41 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our apartment was just down the street from this Piazza and we were lucky to find it. We were in the same location in 2015 and missed this gem. We had breakfast at Canova one morning and it was a perfect location to sit outside and enjoy the scenery. We also went back for lunch. Food was very good and... More 

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Thank Jim D
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505 reviews
335 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

After a long day of walking , Canova was a good place to have a light supper. Food was ok. The wait staff were willing to share the wifi password for the restaurant. Wine list was reasonably priced. Food was ok - catering to tourists, but good place to relax and soak in the heat of the "torch heaters".

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Thank mcsc-squared
Torquay, United Kingdom
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226 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017

Great situation on a lovely piazza, but you'll pay for it both in terms of cost and poor service (another "no tip" which is not us). Toilets could do with a good clean too. Don't bother...

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Thank Neil D
Gothenburg, Sweden
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44 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

Looks like the perfect tourist trap - but actually perfomed really well! Almost only cafe/restaurant at Piazza del Popolo with afternoon sun and the tables fills up fast outside. We had an house salad (Canova) and a vegetable pizza. Both were amazing. Did not really expect that from this kind of place that benefits so much from the location. Next... More 

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Thank Christer1

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Bar, Cafe, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 23:00
Monday
12:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 23:00
Thursday
12:00 - 23:00
Friday
12:00 - 23:00
Saturday
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Piazza del Popolo 16-17, 00187 Rome, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lazio  >  Rome>  > Campo Marzio
  • Neighbourhood: Campo Marzio
  • Phone Number: +39 06 361 2231
Description
Canova - The salon of Piazza del Popolo - Restaurant, cafe, bar, happy hour - everything in the square, sitting at the tables of a comfortable and exclusive 'salon'. Here every occasion for refreshment during the day is a unique occasion, because you are surrounded by some of the most impressive works of art in Rome, and because you are immersed in a truly magical atmosphere. Coming to Canova means experiencing the 'piazza' as if it belonged to you.

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