We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Trattoria Giovanni di Valentino

Via Filippo Turati 36, Rome, Italy
+39 06 446 4989
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent43%
  • Very good32%
  • Average14%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“tiramisu” (6 reviews)
“potatoes” (3 reviews)
“chicken” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Via Filippo Turati 36, Rome, Italy
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (336)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 85 reviews

Reviewed 22 January 2018

This restaurant is a must to visit ,the owners were so friendly and funny there menus were amazing all the food is prepared in there little kitchen all very fresh and tasty the wine selection was good then you get serenaded with a guitar by...More

Thank Margaret P
Reviewed 27 December 2017 via mobile

The place looks pretty authentic and the food served is simple rustic dishes. The aubergines in the parmigiana were slightly undercooked and the Gorgonzola came as three tiny pieces. Except for that the food was ok.

Thank lindalottis
Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

This restaurant was close to our hotel and was busy every time we passed by. Most tables were inside with several on the pavement. We chose to eat inside and were immediately seated next to Giovanni’s guitar. He promptly picked it up and serenaded the...More

Thank kennet
Reviewed 12 October 2017

Excellent trattoria, family style, superb collection of wines. So good we ate here three times. Cash only though.

Thank jmedardo
Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

We stayed at the hotel above this restaurant and loved coming down for meals. Not only was the food amazing but the family that ran and worked at the hotel and restaurant we exceptional! Great entertainment too!

Thank Amanda W
Reviewed 19 September 2017

Small and friendly restaurant with the apparent family owners fully on display. The family were very exuberant . Food varied and good served in good time. I had a mixed grill and there was amply for me.

Thank robins_den
Reviewed 26 July 2017 via mobile

Went with the family and have to say it is a proper trattoria Italian owned and hosted and nice range of Italian dishes. We had lasagne, pizza and chicken with potatoes and mixed salad (best mozzarella I have ever had anywhere!). The guitar playing host...More

Thank Outdoor-Eater
Reviewed 18 May 2017 via mobile

I stumbled upon this family run Trattoria in Rome and was very impressed. The host has an exuberance about him, so much so you would love to take him home. It has a wonderful ambience about it with chatter and simplicity, and then three gentlemen...More

Thank Craig H
Reviewed 12 April 2017

After our night time Vatican museum visit, we took a bus back to Hotel Morgana. Fortunately, Giovanni restaurant was still open. We needed a good dinner after doing a virtual whole day Catholic pilgrimage. We were the only customers at that time. The waiters were...More

Thank GreenThumb331
Reviewed 3 April 2017

Arrived late in the evening and made very welcome . Enjoyed great steaksuperb. Loved the atmosphere which was buzzing made special by the owner playing guitar

Thank JETHampshire
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
Nearby HotelsSee all 1,273 hotels in Rome
Hotel Morgana
1,500 reviews
.02 km away
Es.sere Spa by Cipriani
1 review
.02 km away
Hotel Quisisana
376 reviews
.03 km away
La casa dell'arte
87 reviews
.04 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Trattoria Cecio
1,492 reviews
.08 km away
Mercato Centrale Roma
1,305 reviews
.15 km away
1,183 reviews
.14 km away
272 reviews
.05 km away
Nearby Attractions
Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore
12,012 reviews
.28 km away
Chiesa di Santa Bibiana
18 reviews
.18 km away
Arco di Gallieno
17 reviews
.35 km away
Chiesa dei Santi Vito e Modesto
9 reviews
.32 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Dan F
12 June 2017|
Response from ATDECullen | Reviewed this property |
I believe it is.
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Filippo Turati 36, Rome, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lazio  >  Rome>  > Esquilino
  • Neighbourhood: Esquilino
  • Phone Number: +39 06 446 4989
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing