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“Hidden gem and great for vegetarians, too.”

La Tenuta di Rocca Bruna
Ranked #42 of 243 Restaurants in Tivoli
Price range: US$35 - US$45
Cuisines: European, Italian, International, Wine Bar
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Good for: Child-friendly, Groups
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed June 19, 2016

A lovely, and sprawling, family run restaurant tucked away down a lane off the main road near Villa Adriana. It looks quite impressive because of its size, but in fact has a lovely, casual atmosphere with locals dressed in anything from jeans to more formal dresses. We ate here twice while staying near Tivoli. On the first occasion we arrived very late for a Sunday lunch due to flight delays, but the staff were very accommodating and friendly, especially as they had to rustle up something vegetarian. In fact we had the best fettuccine con funghi porcini that I have ever tasted, and some delicious home-made ice-cream for dessert. We were so impressed that we made a return visit a few days later for an evening meal. The place was buzzing even though it was mid week. Nevertheless the service was prompt, the staff attentive and helpful, taking time to explain the various dishes and suggesting choices. We had a delicious grilled veg starter and a superb ravioli dish for main. I was still undecided on which dessert to choose even after a long explanation from the owner's daughter as they all sounded so delicious. In the end, she brought us our choice and a second desert on the house to try. All of which, I might add, were delicious.
We were very impressed with our meal, the staff and the surroundings. The meal was great value for money and would have cost at least 25% more in the UK. Needless to say they received a generous tip.
I would thoroughly recommend a visit.
Thank you Rocca Bruna from Signora Bianca :-) and Mother.

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Reviewed January 22, 2015

By "classy" I don't mean intimidating. I went in jeans and a sweater and felt right at home. It's at the end of a narrow road, a most unlikely location for a really nice restaurant. Real roses on the table, linen tablecloth, the works. They pour a glass of champagne as you are seated. The menu is all in Italian and when they noticed us struggling with it, they sent over an English speaking person to explain. The food was very good, the wine great. We had two antipasti, a main course of pasta with meat (unsure of the source), desert, wine and an after dinner drink for 58 euros.

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Reviewed October 6, 2014

Around the corner a 5 minute walk from Villa Adriano is this glorious restaurant, from the moment you come upon it after passing these beautiful manicured ivy gates you think oh my it is way too fancy and too expensive to eat here. Wonderously they are a very casual family and welcome you like a guest in their elegant home. It is a very elegant restaurant, but the menu is authentic rustic Italian, with all home-made pastas, pizzas and hearty main dishes and sides. The food is one of the best meals ever eaten in Italy, we had home-made pasta with raddichio, bacon and almond pesto, nothing ever tasted like this, and the pizzas are as good if not better than Napoli. The owners speak great English and the service is very attentive and formal, but you can wear jeans as the many patrons do. The wine is awesome and the best is the prices are totoally reasonable, less than Tivoli areas and not touristy at all. You will find this a very special place to enjoy an excellent meal.

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