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Da Gemma alla Lupa

#5,624 of 8,609 Restaurants in Rome
#6,270 of 9,378 Places to Eat in Rome
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Esquilino
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Via Marghera 39, Rome, Italy
06-491-230
Today
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 37
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    Very good
  • 35
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  • 30
    Poor
  • 44
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
disappointing

we visited this restaurant on our first night in Rome during a four day visit. It appeared to be a typical roman restaurant of a rustic nature and we were welcomed by the owner. However the meal was disappointing as the fried potatoes that we had ordered were lukewarm and there was a lack of... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed September 14, 2014
James G
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dumfries
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

YIKES. if you sort by the one(1) score and read the comments you will find they are true. Avoid this place as it will tarnish your Rome experience.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Value budget affordable. I have dined at this restaurant with a pasta carbonara and a trippa alla romana and after a long day of walking and visiting in Rome I can say that the portions were plentiful and of good quality.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Cute little place. My husband liked the carbonara and the minestrone I had tasted like a vegetable stew-- I enjoyed it immensely!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

First impression of this place as we'd walked past a few times, were not great, but our hotel had recommended it. It was our last evening in Rome & round the corner from our hotel, so we decided to go. We were welcomed and sat all together, but then they let in a toothless, gormless man serenading the tables &... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

We had very nice time in this restaurant! Food, drinks and services was perfect ! The waiter was speaking English ! He was friendly and recommending the best meals for the evening! The price was really normal and if we had one more evening in Rome we would go there again!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Went here for a friends birthday, ordered overpriced wine, simple meals but they came out wrong. All our food came out and then the owner who looks like he wants to fight you, told the birthday boy "no potatoes". He didn't even get any food. The waiter then walked away and didn't care. The restuarant is grubby, the owner looks... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

we visited this restaurant on our first night in Rome during a four day visit. It appeared to be a typical roman restaurant of a rustic nature and we were welcomed by the owner. However the meal was disappointing as the fried potatoes that we had ordered were lukewarm and there was a lack of atmosphere. Would not recommend as... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

It was a big deception. We waited for a long time, only to be served wrong and cold meals. Lot of customers had the same issue when we were there. Servant seemed to be lost between tables and ordered meals. Also, pasta were not cooked enough. We almost left the restaurant but it was late and we were hungry (and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Just arrived late into Rome and was located right near our hotel. We walked on in and from the start we were welcomed and made feel at home. Deborah the host was exceptional and good to practice our Italian with.. In all the place had a homely feel with authentic Italian food. A must if staying near the station.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We went along for a drink and a little bite. My wife got an cold red wine, normally it's om chamber temparature. The beer was on chamber temparature. The servant didn't speek English and she wore short shorts. There was a awfull fish smell on the terasse.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Via Marghera 39, Rome, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lazio  >  Rome>  > Esquilino
  • Neighborhood: Esquilino
  • Phone Number: 06-491-230

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean, European

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 11:30 pm

Questions & Answers

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Esquilino

Neighborhood Profile
Esquilino
Old school vibe from the very beginning is the only way to describe the Esquilino neighborhood. The Esquilino takes pride in being one of the oldest areas in Rome for its key location on one of the city’s famous seven hills. From an ancient neighborhood to its modern incarnation as a multicultural hub, Esquilino always has something going on—polyglot vendors debate street artists while kids play pick-up basketball games. Look around you: this area isn’t like the historic center. Liberty architecture, large piazzas, and long boulevards mix with archaic arches, secret side alleys, and beautiful churches like Santa Maria Maggiore.
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