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Glass Hostaria

Vicolo del Cinque 58, 00153 Rome, Italy
+39 06 5833 5903
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good21%
  • Average8%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“tasting menu” (100 reviews)
“beef tartare” (28 reviews)
“petit fours” (19 reviews)
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Italian, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Vicolo del Cinque 58, 00153 Rome, Italy
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I went here a couple of weeks ago to celebrate my birthday - I was looking for a special meal and I was not disappointed. We ordered a la carte: two appetizers, one pasta, two mains, one dessert. For two people with reasonable appetites, that...More

Thank Jon C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our only must do restaurant on our trip to Rome and it didn't disappoint. We opted for a la carte rather than the tasting menu ordering different dishes so we saw a good cross section of what was on offer. Almost uniformly memorable. The lamb...More

1  Thank ted m
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The meal started off ok. Great presentation. Interesting and tasty take on a pisco sour. We did the smaller tasting menu. Beef tartare was high quality in terms of ingredients but was missing a crescendo while dining. But maybe hat wasn’t the point. I noticed...More

Thank James A
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We had an excellent meal at Glass Hostaria on our visit to Rome. It's an oasis amidst the hustle and bustle of Vicolo de Cinque and the surrounding area. The service was very friendly, professional and not rushed. The food was generally excellent (in particular...More

Thank hwilson012
Reviewed 14 November 2017 via mobile

Was expecting this very much. Terible food!!! Stay away. 200 euro for nothing. Lousy lousy food!!! Re1uested a glass of water after 3 botels of san pelgrino ans was told we only serve botels...

Thank Shai K
Reviewed 25 October 2017

Hands down the best meal we had on our 10 day Italy adventure. Excellent food, vibe and service. Be ready for a dining experience and a personal greeting from Chef Bowerman!

1  Thank maxkelsey
Reviewed 28 September 2017

On our third visit to Rome we scheduled our third visit to Glass Osteria to celebrate my birthday. Once again we wer warmly greeted and seated and even remembered from our past visits. We again opted for Chef Bowermans creative and delicious tasting menu...the smaller...More

Thank rovingcarole
Reviewed 28 September 2017

We didn't order the full tasting menu because there were several items on the tasting menu my husband didn't like, so we went with an appetizer, main course, and dessert. I had the duck breast prosciutto, lamb, and condensed milk with espresso jelly and Baileys...More

Thank 504
Reviewed 25 September 2017

Modern, light-filled, lots of glass in evidence. Wine range is European, not just Italian. Some expensive wines , but most reasonably priced The Foie Gras ravioli was the best pasta dish I have ever eaten . Octopus with apple was well presented and cooked perfectly....More

Thank hem0116
Reviewed 24 September 2017

In our six days in Rome, Glass Hostaria was our only "fine" dining experience. Glass lived up to its hype. The interiors are modern but comfortable. And I would describe the food similarly. We had the 9 course tasting menu and it was well worth...More

Thank nbtorch
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
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14 February 2015|
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Response from Maria P P | Reviewed this property |
Smart casual is the go. Locals all dressed elegant but not overdressed.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$61 - US$86
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
7:30 PM - 11:00 PM
7:30 PM - 11:00 PM
7:30 PM - 11:00 PM
7:30 PM - 11:00 PM
7:30 PM - 11:00 PM
7:30 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Vicolo del Cinque 58, 00153 Rome, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lazio  >  Rome>  > Trastevere
  • Neighbourhood: Trastevere
  • Phone Number: +39 06 5833 5903
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Glass Hostaria restaurant in Rome’s Trastevere quarter is an eye-full for lovers of superhot modern design. Set in one of Rome’s oldest, most atmospheric neighbourhoods, Glass Hostaria’s fabulous high-concept dining space with its soaring ceilings, open staircase, part-glass floor, sleek seating and stunning gold-filled niches contrasted with raw brick pillars and original beamed ceiling has won accolades and international attention. The Italian menu under the direction of Cristina Bowerman is an inventive balance of then and now, with dishes like starter of foie gras with caramelized bananas (yes, that’s right) and brioche, first course of risotto with oysters, crème fraîche and crunchy artichokes, second course of pork filet with quinoa, smoked tomatoes and orange sauce, and dessert of chocolate cake with rosemary ice cream. The tasting menus are good value and the wine list has over six hundred labels on offer. Hire of this venue would make a superb site for stylish launches or sophisticated parties. The service is excellent and, after dinner, Glass Hostaria turns into a wine bar, so you can linger on and on.
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