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Ristorante Da Giovanni

Via Antonio Salandra, 1A, 00187 Rome, Italy
+39 06 485950
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Ranked #2,237 of 8,465 Restaurants in Rome
Hours:
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:15 pm
Cuisines: Italian
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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San Jose, California
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

We came here twice during our trip to Rome last spring. We were served well both times, and the host recognized us the second time and sat us at the same table, which was fine by us. The first time I had pasta pomodoro, a green salad and breaded chicken. All of it was good, but the chicken was all... More

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Tucson, Arizona
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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

We discovered this restaurant on our first trip to Rome in 1990 based on a Rick Steves Guide 24 years ago. In the interim we have been to Rome many times, and Da Giovanni has never failed to delight us. It is simple Roman cooking and the prices are great. We have had many excellent meals there and despite our... More

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Look no further - this is the place. A wonderful family atmosphere, great Roman dishes at reasonable prices. I had the Pasta a la Da Giovanni and it was so good I ordered a second one ! The tagliatelle was fantastic.

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Auckland.
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Hunted this restaurant out on the recommendation of Rick Steves Guide to Rome, and we were certainly glad we did. Dined there every night we were in Rome, and would recommend anyone staying near the Termini or Via Nationale to eat there. Reading some of the negative reviews, I can understand why certain visitors from the USA don't relate to... More

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Tampa, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

This restaurant needs a good general manager, wait staff, and a new chef. I made reservations for a large family party of all ages, bambinos included. I was assured they had adequate seating including high chairs. I confirmed our reservation. When our party arrived (on time) the tables were not set up. There seemed to be a total lack of... More

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Seattle
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19 reviews 19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Of the diners in this restaurant on a week night around 8, all were tourists. It must be hard to be fresh and original when you are not serving many return customers. Our whole meal, from antipasto and soup to the main course, was a bit tasteless and ordinary. Nothing was bad, but nothing knocked our socks off.

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Bristol, RI
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

This was a place that was recommended to us, and in the end we enjoyed it. We went without reservations, and were seated - alone - in their basement dining room. I even asked (in Italian) why we were all alone and was told not to worry, people would be coming. Which they did, eventually....but we felt sort of out... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

Da Giovanni is your basic family owned restaurant. The food is well prepared, the ambience warm. It is a terrific value and the waitstaff is old fashioned courteous And Fabrizio a delightful host. The cuisine is classic Roman. I especially enjoyed the cannelloni and the saltimbocca alla romana. The fresh fruit is a welcome dessert, especially when strawberries are in... More

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Houston, Texas
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26 reviews 26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

Wish we had discovered this place earlier in our trip as we would have eaten here many times. They have a varied regular menu and then a daily menu. Very reasonable prices---as a family of four we spent $120 USD for wine, water, apps, first, second, and dessert for all. Old school, as in waiters in white jackets. Speak mostly... More

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Rome, Italy
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

After another day sightseeing we felt we could not walk too far that evening and so we went to this restaurant, which was just across the road from our hotel. What a gem! The host Fabrizio, was welcoming and the waiters were also. We had vegetable soup for starters which was bellisma and my main of pork chops and potatoes... More

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