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Antico Forno a Testaccio

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Via Amerigo Vespucci 28, 00153 Rome, Italy
+39 06 574 6280
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Monday
Closed
Hours:
Wed - Mon 12:00 - 15:30
19:30 - 00:00
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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed yesterday NEW

My girlfriend and I stumbled in here by sheer chance when the restaurant we intended to go to was closed. It is a classic Italian restaurant serving authentic Italian cuisine, which seems to be frequented mostly by locals. Service was warm and welcoming. Our waiter recommended the day's special - home made lasagna - which was absolutely brilliant. Unbelievable flavours.... More 

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Thank ConorMcGrace
Copenhagen, Denmark
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60 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This humble place just across the Tiber from Trastevere is really worth the walk. Classic italian cuisine with anti pasti, pasta, seafood, meats and pizza...and then that special ingredient, that is fast becoming more and more rare wherever you travel these days. Authenticity. The food is simple, yet so full of taste. The people are local, but greet you like... More 

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Thank thomasroger
1 review
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

Our local friend took us here on sat nite. Traditional Roman restaurant. Really full, but we got a table after 30min. Nice wines and beer. The service was good and the food..loved it! We ate stuffed deepfried olives, deepfried zuccini flowers, prosciutto, mozzarellla and ricotta with honey. All 10+! Foor the mains we had cacio i pepe, pizza with 4cheeses... More 

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Thank anu m
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

My husband and I wanted a traditional non touristy trattoria and this place was just perfect! We were warmly welcomed and given a plate of thin and crispy bread with ricotta cheese and honey to nibble whilst we looked at the menu. The house red was good as was the chianti that we had with the main course. All of... More 

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Thank Veronica A
Enquin-s-Baillons
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50 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

This is the type of family-run restaurant that I wish I had on my doorstep. Consistently delicious, real food, charming staff, excellent value. There is not a box it doesn't tick. My wife and I visit Rome every year for a few days and Antico Forno is like going home.

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Thank Berger843
London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Simply stunning - a hidden jewel. A lovely family run restaurant where nothing was too much trouble. Delicious and unexpected wines.

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Thank JJFG1962
Darlington, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

Three minutes from the apartment we stayed in and a great find. Fabulous ambiance and wonderful welcome. Food was great and plentiful. We enjoyed it that much we booked again for the next night despite there being many alternatives locally.

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Thank redwine16
Vancouver, Canada
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

Great service, server was super friendly, she had great recommendations. We ordered way to much food and everything was excellent!

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Thank Grant M
San Pedro Sula, Cortes, Honduras
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74 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 July 2016

We were recommended this place as we wanted an authentic Italian Restaurant that was not a tourist trap, and we got that and much more. Yes this is not the prettiest place, but it has a lot of character. Our hostess, which we assume were the owners, were just first rate as was the food. My kids had a Pizza... More 

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Thank Jose M
Tucson, Arizona
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147 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2016

This is a HUGE restaurant and is probably the oldest in Testaccio. But it really hasn't changed in 100 years and honestly there is nothing that they make here which you can't get better within 100 meters. The food isn't bad, but it's just really, really dull. If you have been eating here for 3 generations---which, trust me, most of... More 

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Thank jms-on-the-road

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 15:30
19:30 - 00:00
Monday
12:00 - 15:30
19:30 - 00:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 15:30
19:30 - 00:00
Thursday
12:00 - 15:30
19:30 - 00:00
Friday
12:00 - 15:30
19:30 - 00:00
Saturday
12:00 - 15:30
19:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Amerigo Vespucci 28, 00153 Rome, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lazio  >  Rome>  > Testaccio
  • Neighbourhood: Testaccio
  • Phone Number: +39 06 574 6280

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

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Testaccio
Put the house music on replay and you have Testaccio, an ancient Roman port and former working class neighbourhood where the bass is set to high almost every night of the week. Its collection of discoteche (nightclubs), street parties, and crowded restaurants give it its well-deserved party reputation. During the daytime, Testaccio is more easy listening than club hit, the area is full of locally owned small businesses and has one of the city's larger produce markets.
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