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La Cantinola

Via Calabria | 16/18, Rome, Italy
+39 06 4282 0519
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good25%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“garlic bread” (11 reviews)
“tiramisu” (23 reviews)
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Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Via Calabria | 16/18, Rome, Italy
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a meal here on our last night, wish we had popped in sooner. The staff were really friendly and lovely without being in your face. Really enjoyed the meal and my wife and daughter really appreciated the rose. Thank you for a lovely time.

Thank niannorth
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

La Cantinola was recommended by staff at our Rome hotel. Don't be fooled by exterior or interior appearances. It's not spiffy in either case but, as you will find, these only add to its charm. The evening we were there - from 9:30 to 11:00pm...More

Thank lindrein
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I went here for dinner our last night in Rome. Dinner started with bread, garlic bread, and olives. We both ordered pasta for our first courses, both of which were delicious. Then we shared the sea bass as the second course, which...More

1  Thank Alison F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Loved this little restaurant. In Rome for 4 nights looking for a place like this and the last night I found it. Proper Italian food, authentic experience. The people were friendly and enhanced the Italian atmosphere. Much recommended!

1  Thank Ailie T
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I still dream about the clams spaghetti I had here!! Everywhere else that I've had them doesn't seem to compare!

1  Thank Nat N
Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

Grabbed a beer here coz we didn't wanna pay €15 for a pint at piazza del popolo! Friendly staff and we paid €4,50 for a pint! Cheers to that!!

1  Thank Leah M
Reviewed 26 June 2017 via mobile

Dined here at around 7pm, resteraunt was fairly busy but nothing too hectic. We were greated by friendly hosts (presumably the owners) and the menu was full of great choices of itialian dishes. We had two pasta dishes, both of which were very tasty and...More

1  Thank Jakecs296
Reviewed 23 June 2017 via mobile

The Taxi driver who took us to our hotel which was opposite La Cantinola recommended this Restaurant. Olivio the owner and his staff welcomed us and he was delighted that we followed the recommendation. We had the mixed veg starter, Carbonari and the house seafood...More

1  Thank Roger748
Reviewed 22 June 2017

I love this place and it hasn't really changed over the years. Fresh fish from Sardinia arrives every day. My favorite dish is the scampi risotto but everything is just delicious. They have an incredible antipasto with myriad seafood selections to choose from and are...More

Thank slimK
Reviewed 22 June 2017 via mobile

Best food and service we had in Italy! We ate there all three nights we were in Rome! The food was great and the service was too!

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Ludovisi / Via Veneto
Thanks to Fellini and La Dolce Vita, the Ludovisi and
Via Veneto neighbourhood earned its reputation as a
posh area where gorgeous Marcellos wooed actresses and
models while bored housewives hung out in streetside
cafes. The cafes are still there, and so are the
cocktails, but the neighbourhood is now home to
five-star businesses including hotels, banks, law
firms, and embassies. The area is also right next to
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Questions & Answers
5 October 2016|
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Response from Enoe L | Property representative | Reviewed this property |
Prices are reasonable and the ingredient were authentic. Nice portions as well
2 February 2015|
Response from Enoe L | Property representative |
Yes he owns the restaurant since 1988..
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:15 - 15:15
18:15 - 23:30
12:15 - 15:30
18:15 - 23:45
12:15 - 15:30
18:15 - 23:45
12:15 - 15:30
18:15 - 23:45
12:15 - 15:30
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12:15 - 15:30
18:15 - 23:45
12:15 - 15:30
18:15 - 23:45
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Calabria | 16/18, Rome, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lazio  >  Rome>  > Ludovisi / Via Veneto
  • Neighbourhood: Ludovisi / Via Veneto
  • Phone Number: +39 06 4282 0519
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