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Romolo

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Trastevere
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Via di Porta Settimiana, 8, 00153 Rome, Italy
+39 06 581 8284
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Closed
Hours:
Tue - Sun 00:00 - 23:00
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San Francisco, California
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I went here once when we were able to sit out in the garden and it was lovely, it is very nice out there. The second time however, the garden was closed. The inside is very unattractive. The first time I got the Cacio e pepe which was tasty; the second time I got the lamb chops. They were very... More 

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Thank torimethod
Vittoria B, Proprietario at Romolo, responded to this review

Dear Sir... Of course the garden is so enchanting that you could to image inside more attractive.. we're going to make it better, ma it's a very ancient building ( Renaissance walls) and many guests prefer to have dinner in a traditional place...I hope to receive next time in our romantic courtyard where you can taste pasta and a different... More 

Holyoke MA
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a great meal here outside on the terrace. The staff was very friendly. We enjoyed our limoncello after the meal. It seems everyone is given it after dinner if they want it.

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New Jersey
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful location to spend with family and friends dining in a courtyard away from the traffic and noise of Rome - located on the edge of Trastevere at the base of via Garibaldi - everything was tasty!

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Province of Rome, Italy
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

Seven of us spent last evening in the beautiful, interior garden of Romolo. The atmosphere was delightful, the food was delicious and the wine was perfect. The servers were attentive and our after dinner limoncello shots were on the house.

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Thank Patsy14220
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

My partner and I just had dinner at Romolo and we had such a wonderful experience that I wanted to write a review straight away while it was fresh in my mind. The food was lovely. I had simple pasta, pecorino and black pepper and my partner had spaghetti puttanesca. Both were perfectly cooked and seasoned and came out at... More 

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Paris, France
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

A wonderful place, with a super staff ! We asked them to organize at last minute a birthday, and they did for us a wonderful moment . Thank you so much ! I recommend ! Super terrace and nice food

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Montreal, Canada
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37 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

This ristorante was well rated on this website but I ended up being quite disappointed. My dish was overcooked and not tasty at all. The decor was pleasant and the staff was very polite. It was of last night in Rome and in Italy, we decided to spend it in Trestevere. I would have wished for something more memorable.

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Thank Robert L
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016

One of my favorites restaurants in Rome and I mean restaurant and not pizzeria. The service is very polite and respectful but not stiff. Excellent pasta, and grill. The interior has been refurbish respecting the rustic origine of the building. I recommend it for dinner in the terrace "giardino" if the weather is favorable. Perfect for couples but also small... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

This restaurant has the most romantic courtyard setting, fabulous food and fantastic service. A little more expensive than surrounding restaurants (126E for 5 with proseco, wine, mains and dessert) but well worth the extra.

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Thank danielle f
Ottawa, Canada
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178 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016

The setting makes for an enchanting evening in the charming courtyard, reminiscing of Rafael's love affair with the beautiful baker's daughter. Unfortunately, the evening was ruined by the superior attitude of the waiters who probably did not find our informal tourist attires to meet the house's criteria. The food was good but very average. In summary, a great place to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$27 - US$43
Cuisine
Italian, Mediterranean
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
00:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
00:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
00:00 - 23:00
Thursday
00:00 - 23:00
Friday
00:00 - 23:00
Saturday
00:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via di Porta Settimiana, 8, 00153 Rome, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lazio  >  Rome>  > Trastevere
  • Neighbourhood: Trastevere
  • Phone Number: +39 06 581 8284
Description
Since 1930s the Restaurant, located in the heart of Trastevere, offers the traditional Roman Cuisine combining it with overnice innovations and creative recipes for local produce.
The famous Garden is a place with historical value in Rome. In the enchanted courtyard, where Raffaello used to flirt with and portray the lovely 'Fornarina', you can dine in a relaxing atmosphere renowned for its magical silence and rich artistic heritage.
Special menu for events and meetings to take care of your every need.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Trastevere

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Trastevere
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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