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Ristorante Roma Sparita

#435 of 9,829 Restaurants in Rome
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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Piazza di Santa Cecila, 24, 00153 Rome, Italy
+39 06 580 0757
12:30 - 14:30
19:30 - 23:30
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Tue - Sun 12:30 - 14:30
Tue - Sat 19:30 - 23:30
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Anthony Bourdain wasn't overselling this little gem of a restaurant at all. It really is that good. It's tucked away in a little side street in the Trastevere area, just off a main road. But just follow the smell of fresh bread and cacio e pepe and you can't miss it. We arrived for a relatively early dinner time and... More 

Thank TravelingBrony
Stamford CT
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91 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Located in a quieter section in the eastern part of Trastevere and a little hard to find, this place ranked towards the top of the restaurants we visited. As the evening progressed, the place filled mostly with Italians. Service was great - the waiter was very friendly and made us feel welcome. Great menu and excellent food, including the cacio... More 

Thank NaplesVisitor
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant was recommended to us. It was supposed to open at 12.30pm and so I booked an outside table for my family of 5 at 12.30pm on our last day in Rome. We were under some time pressure as we fly out that evening. Upon arriving at the empty restaurant a 12.30pm we were told it was not open... More 

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192 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

simple but delicious. If you want to sit outside you need a reservation. And don't forget to order the cacio e pepe

Thank Frits1945
St Helens, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We arrived late and they were shutting up so were happy to go with the recommended dishes which were the specialities. The artichoke and stuffed courgette flowers for the 1st plate and then the cacao e pepe which is outstanding! The extra touch v's anywhere else we tried it was the cheese bowl. More expensive than many others in the... More 

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Santa Barbara, California
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29 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My former boss recommended this place when she and her husband visited a few years ago. They actually played detective and sought it out from an Anthony Bourdain show that would not name it by name. Whenever someone raves about a place, you have to be a bit apprehensive but Roma Sparita totally lived up to the raves. Each dish... More 

Thank inozjeff
1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good food at reasonable priced. We paid 58€ for 3 with 2 glasses of house wine. Nice ! Ron't get tricked by the smaller quantity this will get you full in no time. Recommended

Thank Romain T
San Francisco, California
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26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wow wow wow. The cacio e Pepe is amazing served in the cheese crust bowls takes it to a new level. The textures were quite phenomenal. With every bite you get the crispy cheese bowl, the savory of the pasta and the pepper was perfect. We also had the fried artichoke which was also amazing, and the zucchini flower n... More 

Thank Roth S
Lausanne, Switzerland
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36 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Ideally located an a quiet piazza, outside the rush and noise of the streets, we enjoyed a delicious meal on their cozy terrace. The waiters were funny, and caring, offering nice tips about the specialties of the menu. We enjoyed very much the pasta "cacio e pepe ", served in a crust of parmigiano. Prices were absolutely compared to the... More 

Thank hanami2
Belleville, United States
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017

We arrived at opening time-12:30-and were quickly seated outside. We ordered appetizers (stuffed olives, rice balls), pasta and wine. Food was excellent and service was very professional. This is a very comfortable place for lunch in Rome and prices are very reasonable. I think we would not have been seated quickly if we had come later.

Thank Mary W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$21 - US$43
Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Romantic
Open Hours
12:30 - 14:30
12:30 - 14:30
19:30 - 23:30
12:30 - 14:30
19:30 - 23:30
12:30 - 14:30
19:30 - 23:30
12:30 - 14:30
19:30 - 23:30
12:30 - 14:30
19:30 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Piazza di Santa Cecila, 24, 00153 Rome, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lazio  >  Rome>  > Trastevere
  • Neighbourhood: Trastevere
  • Phone Number: +39 06 580 0757
Good food is served in a comfortable environment.
The outdoor space in the main square is really unique in Rome and can take place about 90 people.
The inside spaces are two very welcoming hall: the entrance hall of about 30/35 people and the other room can accommodate more than 60 others.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Trastevere

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Trastevere ("beyond the Tiber") is like a faded postcard, a little worn around the edges but still charming. With its wide-open piazzas, meandering streets, weathered Renaissance buildings, and overgrown personality, it's become an irresistible mecca for visitors. Trastevere is an enclave of entertainment - a rotating set of street performers entertains almost every night, and unforgettable eateries and bars pepper its piazzas and side streets. For a trip to the past, visit the southern and western flanks of Trastevere for pockets of yesteryear, less traversed areas with a residual 1960s and 70s Roman vibe.
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