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Vicolo del Duomo 49, 00036 Palestrina, Italy
+39 06 9527 0920
18:00 - 02:00
Closed now
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Sun 12:00 - 02:00
13:00 - 02:00
Tue - Sat 18:00 - 02:00
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

We had all starters on the menu, they where all good. The mains however where very average. The pepper sauce that came with the steaks was very poor, the pasta with vongole was very bland. Very nice staff so almost feel guilty writing this review but not worth a visit

Thank Irisisabelle
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2015 via mobile

Particular place and structure of the restaurant, high quality food, great choice of beers and a interesting kind of kitchen. Enjoy this place!

Thank Simone M
Gold Coast
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187 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2015

We had heard very good things about this restaurant but have to admit to being a little disappointed. Although the antipasto platter was interesting, the pasta was average - surely this is almost a crime in Italy! We were the first customers of the night so perhaps the chef hadn't got into the swing of things at that stage. We... More 

Thank luciafrancesca
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2014 via mobile

Very cool interior. Friendly personnel. We went there two nights. The first night we had young rooster marinated in beer and then grilled, which was more innovative than good.the second night we had the best canneloni we have tasted. Good wines although Taberna is more specialised in beer.

Thank Anders N
Belo Horizonte, MG
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2014

Taberna is one of those places you won't forget. The restaurant is small and well decorated with nice pictures. The music is very well selected, the wine is fine but the food is awesome! Forget the traditional Italian cousine and try the Taberna!

Thank Rodrigo A
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2014

I ran into this restaurant in Palestrina by chance, as I was attempting to find my way uphill to the archaeological museum. Actually, it was the smell of the food from the outside that attracted me. So we decided to make an unplanned stop, also because it was actually lunch time and the visit to the museum could wait an... More 

Thank mauouo
Inverness, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2014

We sought the restaurant out after reading reviews onTA and were not disappointed! It's up a little alley, somewhat tucked awAy and it's a real surprise whne you go in! Very modern, tasteful decor and nice ambience. Just what you need after a day in Rome with lots of waiters trying to entice you in to their restaurant for yet... More 

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Tubingen, Germany
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19 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2013

Without our gracious hosts at Villa Finzi (a definitely commendable B & B just outside of Palestrina), we'd never have chanced upon Taberna in the little (and in truth, not very fetching) side alley of Corso Pierluigi. However, what a find! Young, ambitious, welcoming chef and service, shaping up traditional regional dishes, without any pretention, just honestly and seriously. Extremely... More 

Thank Gerhard1945
Rome, Lazio, Italy
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2013

My wife and I found this restaurant thanks to Trip Advisor when we discovered that our original choice and one of our previous favourites in Palestrina had closed down. The very good reviews and high ranking in TA convinced us to give it a try and we we're glad we did. The restaurant is in a small but cleanly decorated... More 

Thank Apicius98
Brooklyn, New York, United States
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2013

Maybe I'm exaggerating, but it is certainly one of the best restaurants in the world! Marco and Irma do an amazing job of creating a menu that is both traditional and experimental, which is a rare treat in Italy. The menu is season, so there is very little use in me telling you what I like specifically as it is... More 

Thank Amanda P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 02:00
13:00 - 02:00
18:00 - 02:00
18:00 - 02:00
18:00 - 02:00
18:00 - 02:00
18:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Vicolo del Duomo 49, 00036 Palestrina, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lazio  >  Province of Rome  >  Palestrina
  • Phone Number: +39 06 9527 0920

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