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Osteria Pistoia

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Monteverde
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Piazza Madonna delle Salette, 13-14 | Incrocio Via Balestra, 00152 Rome, Italy
390658203381
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12:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 12:00 am - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 50
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  • 60
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  • 27
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  • 13
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Good food - lousy service for non locals

Great food but the service was very poor. I'm hoping that this had nothing to do with the fact that we were not locals but it certainly came across that way. It took someone close to 10 mins to come and take our drinks order even when it wasnt particularly busy, and especially considering that the... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 15, 2015
Shyam K
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015 via mobile

by accident I entered this restaurant and I was impressed. The waiter recommended the beef and it was perfect. The potatoes were delicious. The chef came to the table to ask. I didn't order a dessert just because I didn't want to spoil the beef experience. But I did order a grappa, a white one, and it was really great.

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Thank strikingamazing
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Great food but the service was very poor. I'm hoping that this had nothing to do with the fact that we were not locals but it certainly came across that way. It took someone close to 10 mins to come and take our drinks order even when it wasnt particularly busy, and especially considering that the party next to us... More 

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Thank Shyam K
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

We, my girlfriend and i, were for 5 days im Rome. We were living in a hotel in Trastevere near to the Osteria Pistoia. We chose the Pistoia because it was the nearest Restaurant to us and it's appearance was very appealing. We then didn't know how good we would eat there. Not only that the dishes were delicious but... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

Whilst In Rome for 4 days we we're sick of the main plazas fighting for your custom to serve below average food. And then just off the main drag this place. Refreshing menu,good staff and no hassle. Perfect

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Thank Dion B
Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2013

We arrived very early for dinner, and they accommodated us with charm and grace. The menu was interesting and varied, with great options in all courses, and many specials. The service was helpful and pleasant, and the food beautifully presented with a delicate simplicity of flavours to match. A carpaccio of raw fish was wafer thin and dressed so that... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013

After a couple of years we came back to this neighborhood restaurant and we were still very happy with what we ate. The beef carpaccio is excellent, if a bit salty, and the pasta cacio e pepe very tasy. Service is also a plus with very friendly staff.

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Thank Zia_Angelina
Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013

I visited this place several times ove the last couple of years. At the beginnig I was skeptical about the possibility of finding such a restaurant in such a place... too much off the beaten track... but there it is... excellent.They prepare different dishes from teh traditional Roman Osteria and with great succes.

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Thank Gianni966
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2012 via mobile

We enjoyed everything we had here, it was all delicious and very elegantly presented. Recommend especially the mixed starter based on meat, spinach and mayo, the anchovy tagliolini, the pineapple tiramisu and the dessert with salted chocolate and ginger icecream. The place is clean and modern and the service friendly and attentive. And they seem to have to more places... More 

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Thank PickyTrippers
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

Just a half-block away from Piazza Navona, I stumbled on this little gem. Casual dining with a great menu, I was able to sit outside and enjoy the hub-bub without feeling overwhelmed by tourists.

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Thank onlyonelife99
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2012

It's worth making the effort to find this place, not that it's hard to find. It is very close to Piazza Navona but away from all the "traditional" trattorie, ristoranti, and pizzeria. It's modern inside and the food has a slightly modern twist but is still very Italian. Carbonara con carciofi was amazing. Reasonably priced, and an added bonus... the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Piazza Madonna delle Salette, 13-14 | Incrocio Via Balestra, 00152 Rome, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lazio  >  Rome>  > Monteverde
  • Neighborhood: Monteverde
  • Phone Number: 390658203381

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 23 - 28
  • Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean, Wine Bar, Delicatessen

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friday
12:00 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 am - 3:00 pm

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

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Monteverde
Above the city on the Janiculum hill, Monteverde is Rome’s popular "getaway" neighborhood, coveted for its greenery. Rome's largest urban park, Villa Pamphili, is the area's centerpiece with affordable prices and peace and quiet. Monteverde is just far enough away from the center to feel like you’re on a Roman holiday and close enough to feel the lure of Rome's chaos. Though its downside is the lack of scheduled public transport, this family-oriented area is literally a well-deserved walk in the park.
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