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L'Eau Vive

Via Monterone 85, Rome, Italy
+39 06 6880 1095
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good35%
  • Average15%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“onion soup” (2 reviews)
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Opens in 9 min
French, European, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Via Monterone 85, Rome, Italy
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

L'Eau Vive is my favorite French restaurant in Rome. It is located in the historical center of the city not very far from the famous Sant'Eustachio cafe. The main entrance is very unassuming. It's quite small and unless you look for the restaurant itself, you'd...More

Thank CzarEmmanuel
Reviewed 19 October 2017 via mobile

We found this using trip advisor, and what a great find! The staff were very friendly, in particular the ladies from Burkino Faso and Vietnam. The menu was extensive enough that we all had difficulty choosing as there were so many great choices! The daily...More

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Reviewed 23 July 2017

We discovered this place through meeting a Dutch gentleman after Mass in St. Peter's Basilica one Saturday evening. He raved about it, and since we're all adventurous souls, we walked and found it. For us, walking is the preferred mode in Rome, Florence, Siena, etc....More

Thank NickAnna G
Reviewed 24 April 2017

Imagine you came here with colleagues for a business dinner. You show up and it's totally empty, and a girl asks where you'd like to sit. You choose a table... and suddenly this older woman appears out of nowhere and announces that you will sit...More

Thank Marie W
Reviewed 13 April 2017

I ate here in 2000 and, again, in 2005 and visiting Rome again I booked a table. It was a special meal, the night before my partner's birthday (which was on a Sunday when the Restaurant is closed!). The ascent to the dining room was...More

Thank DrSL
Reviewed 9 April 2017

In a palazzo, built for a Borgia, near the Pantheon, the lay sisters of an international religious order serve French cuisine. The regional French food is quite good and the service is excellent. Near the end of the meal, the sisters will perform: sometimes they...More

Thank SanPietro V
Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

We booked a reservation with this restaurant because it was recommended to us. We got a confirmation e-mail and were all set. We walked 1.5 miles to get there and it was CLOSED!! They confirmed our reservation but were actually closed. I emailed them back...More

2  Thank GlendaTGood
Reviewed 12 January 2017

This French restaurant is situated behind the Pantheon and is run by nuns. A friendly greeting and then led upstairs to a dining room with the typical painted ceiling of Rome. Service by the " sisters " was a joy, the menu surprisingly extensive and...More

2  Thank Roddyshoddy
Reviewed 4 January 2017

My parents loved to come to this restaurant when they visited Rome. So, we decided to make a reservation before we left the United States for New Year’s Eve for 8:00 PM. Let me explain that this restaurant is run by nuns of the order...More

2  Thank Maggi713
Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

Managed by nuns, this French restaurant has two rooms, a top priced a la carte room and another one where a fixed menu is served. At lunch service stops when nuns and clients stand up and sing Ave Maria in French. Obviously singing is not...More

Thank MaxBerardi
Navona / Pantheon / Campo de’ Fiori
With three of Rome’s most beloved piazzas within a
five-minute walk of each other, the
Navona/Pantheon/Campo area may be the prettiest and
most picturesque area of the city. Join the beautiful
throngs hanging out in cafes, boutiques, art
galleries, and wine bars, or peek at a neighbourhood
museum or monument. If you want nonstop movida, the
streets here are busy with chic bicyclists and Vespa
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3 July 2015|
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Response from Mario44globetrotter | Reviewed this property |
I was at Eau vive always at lunch time and the nuns never were singing the prayers. I know that they are doing this in the evening. I was at the Eau Vive in Burkina Faso (in the capital Ouogadougou and Bobo Dioulasso) and I... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
7:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Monterone 85, Rome, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lazio  >  Rome>  > Navona / Pantheon / Campo de’ Fiori
  • Neighbourhood: Navona / Pantheon / Campo de’ Fiori
  • Phone Number: +39 06 6880 1095
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