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Cul de Sac

#543 of 9,545 Restaurants in Rome
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Navona / Pantheon / Campo de’ Fiori
As featured in A Few Days in Rome
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Piazza di Pasquino 73, 00186 Rome, Italy
+39 06 6880 1094
12:00 - 00:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 00:00
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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168 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a small and narrow restaurant close to the Piazza Navona. It serves very good food, just a bit different from the standard fare. We enjoyed it a lot. It is obviously a popular destination so it was crowded. We were asked to share a table with another couple, which for us was not a problem at all. Good... More 

Thank JMEdQ
Moscow, Russia
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fast and good service, a great list of wines. Crowded, lots of tourists. Reasonable prices and good food. Nice pit stop in Rome for tourists on the run to a next point of the route

Thank Lev_Big_Muzzy
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came here after good reviews from Lonely Planet and Trip Advisor. Wine was good, but food terrible - heated up and blunt.

Thank Filip R
Hudson, New Hampshire
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217 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The owner of the apartment I was renting recommended this place as giving an authentic Roman experience. The service was excellent, the wines very nice and the food was perfect. I had the oxtail and thoroughly enjoyed it. Great place to stop for a nice lunch in the heart of Rome.

Thank BoilerDaveNH
Madrid, Spain
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our food guide told us it was the restaurant he liked most close to our hotel. So I went while my wife was in a cooking class. The portions are very large, I left feeling like a pig but a very well fed one. The wine by the glass was a good option and tried 3 different ones - they... More 

Thank lorenzosanman
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35 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Venue is tight. Seats are tight. Food is average. Lights are super bright. You can't make a reservation and I waited more than 1 hour lately after getting the ticket. Only good thing is the wine choice and outdoor space for summer time. Maybe better for aperitivo

Thank Giacomo P
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Love this wine bar--it's a temple to Italian wine and the list is just fabulous. So much variety and depth with a ton of steals. I think the wine list is the best deal in the city. Charcuterie and cheese is amazing as well as the bread. Service is excellent and attentive. Was our favorite when we were here in... More 

Thank Shgim
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80 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Please don't be put-off by the "disinterest" of the waiters... we had to wait to be seated and the waiter that greeted us wasn't that friendly, however after we were sat at our table that all changed. We asked for recommendations to eat and drink, and were very happy with the selection of meat, cheese, bread and wines that were... More 

Thank Peter G
Athens, Greece
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I went because I have heard so much for it from friends living in Rome. The place is very small and feels cosy. Ususally there is a long line of people waiting outside, so go early. They have excellent selection of wines and I enjoyed so much the fact that they gave me to sample some and when I didn't... More 

Thank G P
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I was expecting much better from this place after reading many opinions on a a tripadvisor. From all dishes we ordered, only "antipasti starter" and "ravioli" made a good impression on us. Chosing a wine was a real challenge!!!

Thank Magdalena M

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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
Italian, Mediterranean, European, Wine Bar, Soups
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Piazza di Pasquino 73, 00186 Rome, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lazio  >  Rome>  > Navona / Pantheon / Campo de’ Fiori
  • Neighbourhood: Navona / Pantheon / Campo de’ Fiori
  • Phone Number: +39 06 6880 1094

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Navona / Pantheon / Campo de’ Fiori
With three of Rome’s most beloved piazzas within a five-minute walk of each other, the Navona/Pantheon/Campo area may be the prettiest and most picturesque area of the city. Join the beautiful throngs hanging out in cafes, boutiques, art galleries, and wine bars, or peek at a neighbourhood museum or monument. If you want nonstop movida, the streets here are busy with chic bicyclists and Vespa drivers, street vendors, merchants, and locals. There is no rhyme or reason to its winding streets and there's something to see around every corner, so take pleasure in a spontaneous wander.
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