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Trattoria Il Ponentino

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Piazza del Drago 10, 00153 Rome, Italy
+39 06 5830 1939
12:00 - 00:00
19:00 - 00:00
11:30 - 16:00
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 00:00
19:00 - 00:00
Tue - Sun 11:30 - 16:00
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The only good thing about the restaurant is its locacion and the nice terrace. But don't be fooled by appearances. Walk on! The waiter was extremely unfriendly. The food very very average. We had pasta and it was far so undercooked, covered in oil and sloppy. A disgrace to the italian cuisine.

Thank Paolo G
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64 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Unfriendly staff. Ordered wine and a bottle of water, bruschetta, cold meat platter and pasta. Drinks arrived after about 40 mins and twice asking for them. Meat platter arrived soon after. Then bruschetta after we had been then about an hour and a half, after asking loads of time, each of the 3 useless waiters. Then we ate it and... More 

Thank em_2832
Dublin, Ireland
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50 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Menu looks good but that's where it ends. Worse restaurant we ate in Rome. My steak was way overcooked, other dishes blant. My wife's pizza was kind of a joke if you compare to other places(with half of hotdog, one asparagus and few porcini.) Many way better places, avoid at all cost!!

Thank gigisulivan
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wonderful looking restaurant, more pleasant staff selling selfie sticks at the Colloseum. MEAT WAS RAW AND REFUSED TO ACKNOWLEDGE. AVOID unless you like to dice with death eating pork that wouldnt look out of place at the curbside.

Thank Andy P
Staplehurst, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This restaurant appears to have a front of house staff of 3. One smooths tablecloths only. One brings the food out from the kitchen and distributes to the tables only. And one (the boss) takes orders and occasionally gets the bill ( we had to go wait by the till to get ours) only. However as a team they all... More 

Thank Rich G
The Hague, The Netherlands
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29 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Buffet with Starters looks very nice, and I let the waiter choose. What came was a sad, and very limited choice of the display. Followed by a unspectacular pizza, all served as if you as a customer are not existing. I was presented the check without a word by the cashier, while he talked on the phone. This was once... More 

Thank Christofer A
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Worst dining experience by far in Rome, a valuable lesson learned for me. Looks amazing from the outside which immediately draws you in. You are then left sitting for about 30 mins and completely ignored before ur order is taken by very unfriendly staff. Then after waiting again, for way too long you are served a poor attempt at a... More 

Thank Jenny C
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

The restaurant is beautiful but the food is not tasty. The employees are not very friendly. Restaurant with many tourists.

Thank Sofia L
Torquay, United Kingdom
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226 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

...evening meal here and another lesson to look at TA b4 dining anywhere. Average food at best (most disappointing risotto ever) but more than that the service was the worst I have come across for many years and NO TIP in protest. Avoid!!!!

Thank Neil D
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3 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

THE SERVICE WAS THE WORST I HAVE EVER SEEN. The waiter who served us could not look into our eyes, he made grimaces when we could not decide what to order in 5 minutes, did not allow me to order the food in the order I wanted. I tried to order a gnocchi alla bolognese and tiramisu in the same... More 

Thank András H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$30
Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, European
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Cheap Eats, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 00:00
19:00 - 00:00
11:30 - 16:00
12:00 - 00:00
19:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
19:00 - 00:00
11:30 - 16:00
12:00 - 00:00
19:00 - 00:00
11:30 - 16:00
12:00 - 00:00
19:00 - 00:00
11:30 - 16:00
12:00 - 00:00
19:00 - 00:00
11:30 - 16:00
12:00 - 00:00
19:00 - 00:00
11:30 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Piazza del Drago 10, 00153 Rome, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lazio  >  Rome>  > Trastevere
  • Neighbourhood: Trastevere
  • Phone Number: +39 06 5830 1939

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