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Cecilia Metella

Via Appia Antica 125- 129, Rome, Italy
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Ranked #3,506 of 8,259 restaurants in Rome
Cuisines: European, Italian
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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57% Recommend
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English first
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

After visiting the Catacombes, this was an ideal place to have lunch. Despite there being a large wedding party, we were made to feel welcome, and service was efficient. It was most enjoyable sitting under the vines, and the two children in our party enjoyed the food as much as the adults did.

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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58 reviews 58 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

Touring the eternal city can be hectic and tiring, so this tranquil terrace restaurant on the Appian Way overlooking the San Sebastian Catacomb entrance offered a welcome respite from the crowds and noise. Our group had lunch there in March, and the restaurant was pleasantly uncrowded. Their signature baked pasta dish was delicious, followed by a tender roast with potatoes.... More

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Haywards heath
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

Overall a six out of ten the ravioli was spectacular but the service was extremely disappointing it's a great place to go for the appian way so I would recommend to go except from Sunday because it's packed unless you book !!!!!!!!

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Bland, MO
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60 reviews 60 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

special green noodle pasta excellent. Nice menu, wide selection. Very cheap... 6 of us ate for 115 euro. Right accross from catacombs. Secluded. Well please. fast service

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2013

This is the BEST place to stop and eat or get a drink on your Appia Antica adventure. It is set on a hill top along the Appian Way. Prices are very reasonable and their food is EXCELLENT!

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Rome, Italy
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013

Like many of the Roman restaurants, service is starting to be missing, probably due to the money crisis. You can't beat the al fresco dining, and the food is excellent. But the service is extremely slow for a Sunday, and if you should book, be sure there isn't a party going on with someone shouting through a microphone with loud,... More

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Paris, France
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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2013

Finding this restaurant is the main problem ! Ignore the street number. It is up an incline opposite the St Sebastiani church and catacombs, next to the place where the coaches park. Go up the hill until you find the restaurant. We came upon it on May 1st after several hours walking along the Via Appia. It overlooks the road... More

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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40 reviews 40 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2013

Great location near the Catacombs, and sitting outside near the fountain is lovely, but the food is only so-so and bears the dreaded mark of the microwave. Service is somewhat slow and indifferent, though if you're known to them, you will be treated much better. Dismal bathrooms and annoying 'parking' charge as you leave.

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Edinburgh, Scotland
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134 reviews 134 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2013

We had just been on the guided tour of the must-see Catacombs and decided to take the chance of lunch in this restaurant. They are obviously used to feeding large crowds, especially in the summer when I imagine there would be outside tables. The antipasti were all laid out in a buffet display and far too tempting to pass by,... More

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Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2012 via mobile

We made the mistake of arriving at the catacombs at 12.30 not realizing they would be closed until 2pm. We decided to try and get some luch and we didn't really expect much as we thought we were in rhe middle of nowhere. Luckily I had the tripadvisor app on my phone and we found Cecilia Metella about 5-10min walk... More

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