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Il bar sotto il mare

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Via Tunisi 27, 00192 Rome, Italy
+39 06 3972 8413
19:30 - 23:00
12:30 - 14:30
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Sun - Sat 19:30 - 23:00
Tue - Sun 12:30 - 14:30
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Probably one of the best offers around the Vatican Museums. Don't expect anything special in terms of specialties and price but it is better than any of alternatives nearby.

Thank Marcello B
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63 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 December 2016

Came in here because we walked past it on the way to our hotel. Lovely fish specialities, cute decor. Service was quite brusque but not unfriendly. Would recommend it if you're near the Vatican.

Thank Brother T
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 November 2016

Heard so much about this resturant. Booked way in advance. Food was good. Service was rude, rude and rude.

Thank padragain
New York City, New York
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207 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 October 2016

As the name indicates, it is a fish restaurant. It has a totally assuming decor and few tables. Reservation is a must. Once you sit, you forget everything else and the different ways they serve fish and frutta di mare sends you to a level of enjoyment rarely felt .

Thank Gugeux
London, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 October 2016

We came here for a midweek dinner and had an excellent meal. Smallish restaurant, full of locals, close to the Vatican. The Tuna tartare and Carpaccio of fish were very good (€13-18 for starters) as were the main courses (€15+) of fresh fish or fish with pasta. Nice interior and seating outside. We were being treated by a friend who... More 

Thank francis w
Seattle, Washington
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200 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 October 2016

A local recommended this restaurant to us and it was great. All of the main dishes are sea food. If you like sea food, this is the place. The restaurant is filled with locals and a few tourists. The staff is friendly. Wine list is good. It is busy, so reservations are a good idea.

Thank KAOSeattle
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3 reviews
Reviewed 22 June 2016

Excellent tuna, scampi, oysters, you name it. Plain grilled, lemon and olive oil. The best. We had the mixed fish plate and the grilled tuna, and Tuna tartare. Highly recommend.

Thank Jennifer B
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 12 June 2016

Probably one of the best fish restaurants in Rome. Just outside the turistic area, minutes away from Cipro metro station. Everything was perfect would highly recommend it. Tip: if you want to taste the real Tiramisu whilst in Rome, have one at `Pompi` instead.

1 Thank hjadam
Royse City, Texas
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 June 2016

I was not expecting much, my father is from the Island of Elba and the seafood there is so amazing. I was very pleasantly surprised with the quality and taste of all of the seafood dishes. Expensive but a great meal in Rome is going to cost you.

1 Thank Marcus P
Olathe, Kansas
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 June 2016

We were told to look for a restaurant a few blocks from the Vatican but not to go to any restaurant where they were begging you to come in and to look for one that was crowded. This one fit the bill. Very crowded and yet, they welcomed our family of six with open arms. The food was quick and... More 

1 Thank AWP985

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
19:30 - 23:00
12:30 - 14:30
19:30 - 23:00
19:30 - 23:00
12:30 - 14:30
19:30 - 23:00
12:30 - 14:30
19:30 - 23:00
12:30 - 14:30
19:30 - 23:00
12:30 - 14:30
19:30 - 23:00
12:30 - 14:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Tunisi 27, 00192 Rome, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lazio  >  Rome
  • Phone Number: +39 06 3972 8413

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