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“Great food and great service”
Review of Colline Emiliane

Colline Emiliane
Ranked #212 of 12,896 Restaurants in Rome
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Lunch, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Centro
Reviewed September 19, 2019 via mobile

We discovered Colline Emiliane Ristorante through Italy Magazine, a free guide we received from purchasing TrenItalia train tickets.

Located along Via degli Avignonesi and near to Trevi Fountain off a quiet alley this is a cozy place to enjoy a meal.

They make their own pasta on site. You can watch the chefs through the glass windows preparing the pastas.

We arrived with no reservations, however this was not a problem and we were guided to our table in the front room. Our server was friendly and spoke English which helped make the communication easier. We started off with a refreshing mushroom salad with celery. Nicely presented, the flavour of the mushrooms were complimented by the celery.

We ordered Tagliatelle alla Bolognese (homemade tagliatelle in a ragu sauce) and Polpette di Manzo Fritte con Purea (Fried meat balls with mashed potatoes).

Our respective dishes were delicious. My meat balls were nicely flavoured and crumbled apart quite easily. A balsamic drizzle and three different dipping splashes provided some extra flavouring. Fig was pretty good but I liked the balsamic drizzle the best. The mashed potato was very soft and creamy.

We finished our meal with an espresso and shared a Torta Meringata al Limone (Lemon meringue pie).

This Torta Meringata al Limone was the best we ever had. The crust was like a cookie. The lemon custard was very thick. The meringue had a very crispy outer shell while fluffy the n the inside. Outstanding!!

We enjoyed this experience so much we returned the next day for lunch again. This time we made reservations. We started out with a platter of assorted meats with crackers and fried porcini mushrooms with basil mayo dip.

Both of these dishes were delicious! What stood out most for us, though was the basil mayo dip. This was outstanding! The refreshing flavour of basil in a creamy dip was amazing and complimented the fried porcini mushrooms so well.

For our meal, we ordered a porcini mushroom pasta plate from the daily specials menu and Taglioni con Culatello (Homemade thin tagliatelle with cured ham). This was my favourite dish of the entire trip. The pasta was nicely al dente. The cured ham meaty and was a generous portion. Together, very delicious!!
We finished things off with the Torta Meringata al Limone again. I miss this already.

With delicious homemade pasta, friendly service and a delicious menu, we highly recommend Colline Emiliane Ristorante when visiting Rome.


Date of visit: September 2019
3  Thank touchaku
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Reviewed September 19, 2019 via mobile

Came here as we were looking for somewhere close to dine by our hotel.

Service was not very friendly - our waiter was cold and snobby. He seemed to be very chatty with the only Italian table he was serving, but with everyone else he was not very warm.

The food was okay - not great but not bad. The pasta itself was good - was light and fresh. But everything else was mediocre and lacking flavour. The bolognese sauce was quite plain, the milk braised veal needed more salt, the orange sauce for the duck was over powering, and the chocolate dessert was too dry.

Date of visit: September 2019
1  Thank seedlessgrape
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Reviewed September 17, 2019 via mobile

We had a wonderful dinner at Colline Emiliane. The pasta was fresh and well cooked, ingredients were tasty and dessert was as delicious as the entrees. This is not a secret food spot for locals - the majority of the patrons were tourists - but that doesn’t prevent it from having fantastic food. One of our best dinners in Rome, would recommend, be sure to make a reservation!

Date of visit: September 2019
1  Thank flyinryan19
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Reviewed September 5, 2019

The food was incredible especially for how touristy the area is. The pasta is fresh and flavoursome, and the staff are attentive and helpful. Dinner for two (two courses including wine) was 75 euros.
Reservations are required which can be made via phone or in person. I highly recommend this place.

Date of visit: July 2019
1  Thank Luke S
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Reviewed August 16, 2019 via mobile

Authentic Italian food in a very small restaurant just off piazza barberini. Excellent food, service, and wine. Not to be missed

Date of visit: September 2018
3  Thank 26DPA
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