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Checchino Dal 1887

Via di Monte Testaccio, 30, Rome, Italy
+39 06 574 6318
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  • Excellent28%
  • Very good36%
  • Average18%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible7%
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Italian, Mediterranean
$$ - $$$
Via di Monte Testaccio, 30, Rome, Italy
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Understated, classic decor, excellent service, delicious food, nice wine list. The meal lacked nothing! Plus, I love the Buon Ricordo plate.

Thank Cleo L
Reviewed 26 June 2017 via mobile

Introduced by locals to the place. The owner and staff are surely very pleasant and welcoming! We really wanted to like this place. However, the food was among the most regretful things we have eaten in Rome. This is a primarily food review platform so...More

Thank GiovaDiova
Reviewed 22 June 2017

Been a client for decades, was back in the city after a few years and found the food, the wines, the courtesy at Checchino still top level. I strongly suggest it and, if possible, ask to see their Cave, inside Monte dei Cocci....

1  Thank lemeni58
Reviewed 7 June 2017

This restaurant was recommended by an Italian colleague from Rome... We booked for 25 people. Indeed old style and traditional but we paid a ridiculous amount of money for what we ate (brushettas and one dish of pasta per person). Wine was excellent and reasonable...More

2  Thank nathkingcole
Reviewed 4 May 2017

This restaurant is really strange. In the menu, there are really typical old fashion Roman dishes, we loved the idea that you can still eat "tongue" in a restaurant as 50 years ago. If you are new on these dishes we suggest to be open...More

Thank cccpiero
Reviewed 3 May 2017

We wandered into this restaurant located in Testaccio... not typical for us since we like to read reviews ahead. We ate lunch in the lovely patio, little traffic on the nearby street, and a beautiful setting with vegetation. Our four entrees were excellent and the...More

Thank leisurebug2016
Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

Great service and friendly management. Excellent wines and wide selection of favorite roman dishes and some surprises you dont find at home. Very reasonable pricing. Cool area if you keep an open mind.

Thank CarstenDK
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

Spent a 45-min walk from the Colosseo, to this over 130-year old resto. Nice decorations & walls of awarded certificates, but poor service, and food only so-so, have no reason or impulse for a 2nd visit & highly NOT recommended!! We ordered cold cut (nothing...More

2  Thank Irene L
Reviewed 25 March 2017

A legendary Roman Restaurant located nearby Monte Testaccio, serving Roman traditional cuisine. A long menue and wine list served in a nice Ambiente. Here you can find authentic bucatini, Spaghetti carbonara, saltimbocca, using ingredients and making them lighter on the plate, also vegetarian is available....More

Thank Herbert B
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Do not expect fancy modern restaurant - this is all about tradition and history. Perfect service, great traditional roma cuisine - do not forget to try pajala, coda and trippa.

Thank Katerina A
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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:30 - 15:00
20:00 - 00:00
12:30 - 15:00
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12:30 - 15:00
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12:30 - 15:00
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12:30 - 15:00
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via di Monte Testaccio, 30, Rome, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lazio  >  Rome>  > Testaccio
  • Neighbourhood: Testaccio
  • Phone Number: +39 06 574 6318
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