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Royal Art Cafe

Piazza del Colosseo n. 1 | Hotel Royal House, 00184 Rome, Italy
+39 06 7759 0270
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  • Excellent28%
  • Very good31%
  • Average15%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible15%
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“lasagna” (20 reviews)
“salads” (8 reviews)
“sat upstairs” (5 reviews)
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Italian, Mediterranean, European, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Piazza del Colosseo n. 1 | Hotel Royal House, 00184 Rome, Italy
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We had a great time at the restaurant, we ate inside with a big window open , enjoying the Colosseo view with AC ( of course we r from Miami , we need AC ) It was very hot in Rome Food was delicious ,...More

Thank Lrodri1498
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Felt very looked after with very good customer service for dinner and lunch over several days. Amazing views of the colloseum (as shown in attached picture!). Not a huge food selection, especially at breakfast but all of good quality and didn't leave hungry. Would recommend.

Thank Kristian R
Reviewed 4 days ago

Would I go again - absolutley So I thought this place may have been a tourist trap, especially when they had people outside pulling in customers....but it was hot so we gave it a go. The staff were really friendly and sat us on the...More

Thank Marc S
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Let's start with the good. The food was amazing. Hands down the best pasta I had in Rome. I ordered the spaghetti with tomato sauce and the noodles were perfectly cooked and the sauce was perfectly spiced. Literally mouthwatering just thinking about it. Another in...More

Thank mopu1988
Reviewed 1 week ago

Thinking this restaurant might be a tourist trap being situated just across the street from the Colosseum, we didn't expect that much. How pleasantly surprised we were! The service was great, the food excellent and the views simply stunning! I had one of the best...More

Thank Louise J
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great view, good food, okay service. I had been here in the off season before and didn't need a reservation for the balcony, so I didn't even think about it when returning with my husband. I was disappointed not to get the balcony, but we...More

Thank jessmarieschne
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a welcome relief from the hot sun of Rome. A two night whistle stop tour of Rome. This bar/cafe was amazing. A chilled bottle of 'Chardonnay ' (22euros - I thought a really good price for a city centre) & a club sandwich (absolutely...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Restaurant is opposite the Colosseum and can get very busy. It is also used by Italians so that say a lot about the food. We ate there twice in one day. I told the staff I was a vegetarian no problem. The young woman...More

Thank James46172
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Located opposite the Colosseum, it's a perfect to have lunch or dinner while admiring the Colosseum. The food is delicious and the employees friendly. They also have wifi.

Thank Ravika M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant seems to be puttng the cart before the horse. There were at least a couple of people we had spoken to who recommended this place, so it seems that the restaurant owner is trying to generate business through word-of-mouth advertising. However, the service...More

Thank Gringombiano
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14 June 2017|
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Response from Tori R | Reviewed this property |
We just walked up both times, for lunch and dinner, and they had a table available. I would call personally though, the staff doesn't seem too intuitive.
Kacey B
5 January 2017|
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Response from Lauren S | Reviewed this property |
Hi kacey, We just walked in and got a table but we went around 1pm in august. You could ring them and find out or email, but I am not sure about reserving tables.
20 November 2015|
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Response from Claire J | Reviewed this property |
I don't know what this place would be like on New Year's Eve but if is anything like the experience I had there, I would consider trying somewhere else.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$34 - US$136
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
View, Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
08:00 - 02:00
08:00 - 02:00
08:00 - 02:00
08:00 - 02:00
08:00 - 02:00
08:00 - 02:00
08:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Piazza del Colosseo n. 1 | Hotel Royal House, 00184 Rome, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lazio  >  Rome>  > Monti
  • Neighbourhood: Monti
  • Phone Number: +39 06 7759 0270
  • E-mail
  • This restaurant is at Hotel Royal House
Royal Art Cafe, situated in a marvelous setting right in front of the Coliseum, represents the perfect place for lunches and dinners, business meetings, corporate events, or just for a fun night out with your friends. The cuisine proposes meat or fish menus (a la carte or fixed-price menu), paying particular attention to the traditional Roman dishes. A long list of great desserts and Italian wines is available. The venue, situated in an historic building in the hearth of Rome, features a large roof terrace overlooking the Anfiteatro Flavio. The roof garden represents, during the summer months, the best place to enjoy a unique view of the Eternal city. Royal Art Cafe is a modern multipurpose facility that offers great entertainment. The aim is to create great guest experiences, combing a great atmosphere and traditional Italian food. During the weekends there is always something going on at Royal Art Cafe: piano bar, cabaret, DJ set etc..Open every day for lunch and dinner.
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